Advanced Programs

 

Advanced Critical Care Paramedic 

 

This is an advanced care paramedic course open to all currently certified paramedics.

 The program will prepare paramedics to pass advanced level critical care paramedic  certification exams and lead to a sound understanding of advanced critical care in the prehosptial environment. 

Delivered online with regular weekly class meetings. The course is broken into 35 (hour) modules. A pre course evaluation prior to each module is given to determine competency.

Course cost is 495.00 USD. 1,100 MNP

 

Book cost is approx 120.00 USD from Amazon. ISBN-10:013119271X

 

A strong understanding of ECG 12 lead interpretation is required. Pre study of the following material is highly encouraged. Click here for book link.

 

 

Marine Environments Emergancy Response Technician

 

This is a comprehensive course that prepares the first responder for operation in the marine environment. It is a hybrid course with an online component. Upon successful completion of the online program the responder will move into the evolutionary phase.

This course is ideal for volunteer lifeguard programs and rescue groups in coastal areas. 

The prerequisites are a swim test, CPR and AED.

 

The responder will be required to swim above and underwater, enter and exit the open ocean through the surf at the beach and or on rocks, jetties uneven surfaces. Tie knots under pressure and or under water. Identify lights and shapes at a distance and at night. Don and doff a wet suit, mask, fins, snorkel, booties, and fins. Push, pull, tow and control persons in the water. Must have no aversion to cold environments  (55 to 75 degree Fahrenheit water temps). Paddle a rescue board under high cardiovascular demand. Ultimately have the ability to follow the training and be dedicated. 

A  good understanding of written English is required.

 

The course begins with and introduction to the ocean and marine environment. This includes basic coastal oceanography and meteorology. This course then moves into basic navigation and location assertion and reporting. 

Following the introduction phase the course moves into physiology of the underwater environment, followed by emergancy care for marine and environmental injuries. 

The third phase begins the preparation for the evolutionary phase which includes exposre to open water, mock rescues, open ocean swims, and cold water exposure in minimal thermal protection as well as the necessary understanding of equipment to be used in the course and in providing Maritime Emergency Response. Testing prior to advancement and a comprehensive written exam is given as a summnative final exam.

The course utilizes textbooks and instructor lead power points, PDFs, live video conferencing and face to face training. 

 

Upon completion the Responder will be Internationally Certified in Emergancy First Response, Emergency Oxygen Provider, Rescue Diver MEERT Tech.

 

Emergancy Medical Technician

This course follows the United States standards but is tailored to local protocols and procedures. It can be tailored to industry emergancy response teams who have the need for more advanced training in pre-hosptial care and stabilization of the sick and injured, as well as local rescue groups and teams. This course is offered in English and Spanish. 

 

Rescue Water Craft Operator/Crew

 

Personal Watercraft have become the go to option for many remote lifeguard agencies, as well as a resourse used daily by many heavliy used beach patrol and marine safety divisions. Our history with the PWC (RWC) dates back to 1996 when our lead instructor used the very popular Yamaha Waverunner for rescue operations in Southern Calfironia and Mexico.  Since the advent of the 4 storke PWC engine, use of the RWC ( Rescue Water Craft) has become popular at patroled beaches all over the world. Operating a RWC in the surf, nearshore during crowded beach activity requires training. This course provides that training. Groups and agencies requesting training can request a PMI RWC and sled depending on location. 

 

PWC (Rescue WaterCraft Tech Basic)

 

Maintenance of equipment used for rescue operations is of the highest priority for SAR, Lifeguard, EMS groups and agencies. The RWC requires maintenance on almost a weekly basis. The saltwater marine enviornment is hard duty for engines and pump systems. Rescue PWCs require regular service by a local dealer/shop or  having a tech on staff at your group. This program provides comprehensive training in two and four stroke PWC engines, basic maintenance, troubleshooting and service. Pump maintenance and service, rigging for rescue operations and parts sourcing for both newer and older RWCs. If your ready to bring you RWC service issues under your group command and control then this is the course that will allow you to do just that. Ongoing support via email, HFLM Radio or Telephone is included after course completion.