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BLS Provider Course

 

**Please Read**

 

2020 BLS PROVIDER MANUAL:


The American Heart Association requires ALL students to bring the 2020 AHA BLS Provider Manual to class. 

There are NO EXCEPTIONS.

If you would like to purchase a book directly from Defib This, you may stop by our student store and purchase it here. Books are limited, therefore first come first served and may not be available the day of your class.

 You can also purchase the physical copy or eBook at WorldPoint.

We understand these manuals are an added expense.  
They are an AHA requirement that allows us to provide you with a valid AHA card at the end of your course.  We encourage you to shop around for the best value.


We cannot offer loaner books on site.

 

SCHEDULING POLICIES:


Per the Terms and Conditions on the course registration page:

 

Late Policy:

 Please be on time: It’s good karma!  We ask all students to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to class. If you are more than 15 minutes late from the start of class, you will have to reschedule.  
You will not be permitted to attend the class already in session and are considered a "No-Show." We cannot provide refunds.

 

Rescheduling Policy:

You may reschedule one time with no penalty as long as you give us 48-hour notice. If you need to reschedule more than once, there is a rescheduling fee of $15 per reschedule.
If you reschedule with less than 48-hour notice, the rescheduling fee is one-half the course fee. We cannot provide refunds

 

No-Show Policy

Failure to appear in class or day-of-class notice will result in forfeiture of your entire course fee
We cannot provide any refunds.

 

Cancellation Policy:

You may cancel your registration within 24-hours of class. If you do not reschedule at time of cancelation, we will keep your payment on file for 2 years from date of registration. This credit may be used toward any course or product that we offer within that timeframe. 

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS:

*NURSES ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS FOR BLS*
  
We are a CE Provider for the BRN & EMS and charge $2 per CE hour. 

VIRTUAL CLASSROOM BLS UPDATE AHA

THIS COURSE IS HELD IN A VIRTUAL CLASSROOM.

YOU WILL BE TAUGHT BY A DEFIB THIS INSTRUCTOR AS YOU RELAX IN YOUR OWN HOME. Pajamas welcome!

Upon registration, you will receive instructions on preparation for class and how to log in to the Defib This This Virtual classroom on the day of class.

 

 

**Please Read**

 

Thank you for registering for the BLS Update course. Here are a few notes to assist you in receiving the best experience possible at Defib This:

 Please have your ID available at check in. If you signed up using a promo code, we also require verification of employment.

 

2020 BLS PROVIDER MANUAL:

The American Heart Association requires ALL students to have the 2020 AHA BLS Provider Manual.

There are NO EXCEPTIONS.

If you would like to purchase a book directly from Defib This, you may stop by our student store and purchase it here. Books are limited, therefore first come first served and may not be available the day of your class.

 You can also purchase the physical copy or eBook at WorldPoint.

We understand these manuals are an added expense.  
They are an AHA requirement that allows us to provide you with a valid AHA card at the end of your course.  We encourage you to shop around for the best value.


We cannot offer loaner books.

 

SCHEDULING POLICIES:

Per the Terms and Conditions on the course registration page:

 

Late Policy:

 Please be on time: It’s good karma!  We ask all students to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to class. If you are more than 15 minutes late from the start of class, you will have to reschedule.  
You will not be permitted to attend the class already in session and are considered a "No-Show." We cannot provide refunds.

 

Rescheduling Policy:

You may reschedule one time with no penalty as long as you give us 48-hour notice. If you need to reschedule more than once, there is a rescheduling fee of $15 per reschedule. 
If you reschedule with less than 48-hour notice, the rescheduling fee is one-half the course fee. We cannot provide refunds

No-Show Policy: 

Failure to appear in class or day-of-class notice will result in forfeiture of your entire course fee
We cannot provide any refunds.

 

Cancellation Policy:

You may cancel your registration within 24-hours of class. If you do not reschedule at time of cancelation, we will keep your payment on file for 2 years from date of registration. This credit may be used toward any course or product that we offer within that timeframe. 

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS:

We are a CE Provider for the BRN & EMS and charge $2 per CE hour. Nurses do not qualify for BLS CEus.

 

We can’t wait to "see" you in class!

This is not a full BLS Provider course; this is the skills testing portion of the the Online Heart Code course for BLS. You must complete the online Heart Code course, print the completion certificate and bring it with you to your skills session.

Please note, it can take up to 48 hours to receive your access code to take the online course.

This is a three part process:

1) Register here for the skills portion ( BLS Heart Code part 2 & 3)

2) Purchase the heart code BLS Heart Code  

part 1 here: https://elearning.heart.org/course/437

3) Print the completion certificate and bring it with you to your scheduled Heart Code part 2&3 session

ACLS Provider AHA 2 Day Course

 

**Please Read**

 

Thank you for registering for the ACLS Provider AHA 2 Day course. Here are a few notes to assist you in receiving the best experience possible at Defib This:

 Please have your ID available at check in. If you signed up using a promo code, we also require verification of employment.

 This course has a few precourse requirements that MUST be done 48 hours before your class - if these are not done you will not be permitted to attend the course.

Before Day 1 of class, you will need to set aside at least 4 hours to complete the online portion of the course. 

2020 ACLS PROVIDER MANUAL:

The American Heart Association requires ALL students to bring the 2020 AHA ACLS Provider Manual to class. 

There are NO EXCEPTIONS.

If you would like to purchase a book directly from Defib This, you may stop by our student store and purchase it here. Books are limited, therefore first come first served and may not be available the day of your class.

 You can also purchase the physical copy or eBook at WorldPoint.

We understand these manuals are an added expense.  
They are an AHA requirement that allows us to provide you with a valid AHA card at the end of your course.  We encourage you to shop around for the best value.


We cannot offer loaner books on site.

 

SCHEDULING POLICIES:

Per the Terms and Conditions on the course registration page:

 

Late Policy:

 Please be on time: It’s good karma!  We ask all students to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to class. If you are more than 15 minutes late from the start of class, you will have to reschedule.  
You will not be permitted to attend the class already in session and are considered a "No-Show." We cannot provide refunds.

 

Rescheduling Policy:

You may reschedule one time with no penalty as long as you give us 48-hour notice. If you need to reschedule more than once, there is a rescheduling fee of $15 per reschedule. 
If you reschedule with less than 48-hour notice, the rescheduling fee is one-half the course fee. We cannot provide refunds

No-Show Policy: 

Failure to appear in class or day-of-class notice will result in forfeiture of your entire course fee
We cannot provide any refunds.

 

Cancellation Policy:

You may cancel your registration within 24-hours of class. If you do not reschedule at time of cancelation, we will keep your payment on file for 2 years from date of registration. This credit may be used toward any course or product that we offer within that timeframe. 

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS:

We are a CE Provider for the BRN & EMS and charge $2 per CE hour. 

 

PET POLICY: 

We are a dog-friendly business. Well-behaved doggos are welcome, just ask to sign the dog waiver when you arrive.

If having dogs at your class presents a challenge for you, please notify our office by phone 831.426.9111 so we can make accommodations. We want everyone to be comfortable at Defib This  

We can’t wait to see you in class!

ACLS Update

 

**Please Read**

 

Thank you for registering for the ACLS Update course. Here are a few notes to assist you in receiving the best experience possible at Defib This:

 Please have your ID available at check in. If you signed up using a promo code, we also require verification of employment.

 

2020 ACLS PROVIDER MANUAL:

The American Heart Association requires ALL students to bring the 2020 AHA ACLS Provider Manual to class. 

There are NO EXCEPTIONS.

If you would like to purchase a book directly from Defib This, you may stop by our student store and purchase it here. Books are limited, therefore first come first served and may not be available the day of your class.

 You can also purchase the physical copy or eBook at WorldPoint.

We understand these manuals are an added expense.  
They are an AHA requirement that allows us to provide you with a valid AHA card at the end of your course.  We encourage you to shop around for the best value.


We cannot offer loaner books on site.

 

SCHEDULING POLICIES:

Per the Terms and Conditions on the course registration page:

 

Late Policy:

 Please be on time: It’s good karma!  We ask all students to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to class. If you are more than 15 minutes late from the start of class, you will have to reschedule.  
You will not be permitted to attend the class already in session and are considered a "No-Show." We cannot provide refunds.

 

Rescheduling Policy:

You may reschedule one time with no penalty as long as you give us 48-hour notice. If you need to reschedule more than once, there is a rescheduling fee of $15 per reschedule. 
If you reschedule with less than 48-hour notice, the rescheduling fee is one-half the course fee. We cannot provide refunds

No-Show Policy: 

Failure to appear in class or day-of-class notice will result in forfeiture of your entire course fee
We cannot provide any refunds.

 

Cancellation Policy:

You may cancel your registration within 24-hours of class. If you do not reschedule at time of cancelation, we will keep your payment on file for 2 years from date of registration. This credit may be used toward any course or product that we offer within that timeframe. 

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS:

We are a CE Provider for the BRN & EMS and charge $2 per CE hour. 

 

The entrance to our building can be found on Cedar Street, not on Pacific Ave.

 When you arrive please check in with reception to get signed in and we will direct you to the proper classroom. Once you’re checked-in feel free to grab a cup of coffee and find a comfy spot in the classroom while you wait for the class to start. 

We strongly encourage our students to arrive early to allow for time to find parking. 
There are a couple of lots available; a free 3-hour public parking lot in front of our building (the large ungated lot) or the Locust Street Parking Garage. We do not validate parking.

 Please do not park in the small gated lot outside of the building marked “Tenants Parking Only” or “Loading Zone.” Thank you. 

 

PET POLICY: 

We are a dog-friendly business. Well-behaved doggos are welcome, just ask to sign the dog waiver when you arrive.

If having dogs at your class presents a challenge for you, please notify our office by phone 831.426.9111 so we can make accommodations. We want everyone to be comfortable at Defib This  

We can’t wait to see you in class!

Welcome to the ACLS Virtual Class!

 

This course has a few precourse requirements that MUST be done 24 hours before  your class - if these are not done you will not be permitted to attend the course. 

 

Your ACLS card must be current/unexpired!

  

Before class you will need to set aside at least 4 hours to complete the online portion of the course. You will receive a link to that course in your confirmation email.

If you do not currently have an AHA log in, you will be prompted to create one.

Upon compeltion you will receive a certificate stating your completed your -

ACLS Precourse Self-Assessment 

ACLS Precourse Work


What you will need:

1. Current ACLS 2020 manual. This is an AHA requirement. We offer books on site. You can also purchase the physical copy or eBook at WorldPoint.

2. Certificate of completion from the online portion.

ACLS Precourse Self-Assessment 

ACLS Precourse Work

 

This class does not cover BLS, but you are eligable to take the BLS Challenge - but, only if your BLS card is current/unexpired. You will need to present this at check in if you choose this option.

 

How Does this Course Work?

The ACLS Precourse Self-Assessment is an online tool that evaluates a student’s knowledge before the course to evaluate their proficiency and determine the need for additional review and practice in 3 sections: rhythm recognition, pharmacology, and practical application.

The student must complete the Precourse Self-Assessment and achieve a score of at least 70% before taking the ACLS Course. The student must email their successful completion certificate prior to class.

The ACLS Precourse Work involves a student reviewing course content through online videos before entering the classroom. The video lessons cover multiple medical subjects and each lesson includes questions to engage the student.

Your ACLS card must be current/unexpired!

 

 

2020 ACLS PROVIDER MANUAL:

The American Heart Association requires ALL students to have the 2020 AHA ACLS Provider Manual.

There are NO EXCEPTIONS.

If you would like to purchase a book directly from Defib This, you may stop by our student store and purchase it here. Books are limited, therefore first come first served and may not be available the day of your class.

 You can also purchase the physical copy or eBook at WorldPoint.

We understand these manuals are an added expense.  
They are an AHA requirement that allows us to provide you with a valid AHA card at the end of your course.  We encourage you to shop around for the best value.


We cannot offer loaner books.

 

 

This is not a full ACLS Provider course; this is the skills testing portion of the the Online Heart Code course for ACLS. You must complete the online Heart Code course, print the completion certificate and bring it with you to your skills session.

Please note, it can take up to 48 hours to receive your access code to take the online course.

This is a three part process:

1) Register here for the skills portion ( ACLS Heart Code part 2 & 3)

2) Purchase the heart code ACLS Heart Code  

part 1 here: learning.heart.org/course/438

3) Print the completion certificate and bring it with you to your scheduled Heart Code part 2&3 session

PALS Provider AHA 2 Day Course

 

**Please Read**

 

Thank you for registering for the PALS Provider AHA 2 Day course. Here are a few notes to assist you in receiving the best experience possible at Defib This:

 Please have your ID available at check in. If you signed up using a promo code, we also require verification of employment.

This course has a few precourse requirements that MUST be done 48 hours before  your class - if these are not done you will not be permitted to attend the course.

Before Day 1 of class you will need to set aside at least 4 hours to complete the online portion of the course. 

2020 PALS PROVIDER MANUAL:

The American Heart Association requires ALL students to bring the 2020 AHA PALS Provider Manual to class. 

There are NO EXCEPTIONS.

If you would like to purchase a book directly from Defib This, you may stop by our student store and purchase it here. Books are limited, therefore first come first served and may not be available the day of your class.

 You can also purchase the physical copy or eBook at WorldPoint.

We understand these manuals are an added expense.  
They are an AHA requirement that allows us to provide you with a valid AHA card at the end of your course.  We encourage you to shop around for the best value.


We cannot offer loaner books on site.

 

SCHEDULING POLICIES:

Per the Terms and Conditions on the course registration page:

 

Late Policy:

 Please be on time: It’s good karma!  We ask all students to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to class. If you are more than 15 minutes late from the start of class, you will have to reschedule.  
You will not be permitted to attend the class already in session and are considered a "No-Show." We cannot provide refunds.

 

Rescheduling Policy:

You may reschedule one time with no penalty as long as you give us 48-hour notice. If you need to reschedule more than once, there is a rescheduling fee of $15 per reschedule. 
If you reschedule with less than 48-hour notice, the rescheduling fee is one-half the course fee. We cannot provide refunds

No-Show Policy: 

Failure to appear in class or day-of-class notice will result in forfeiture of your entire course fee
We cannot provide any refunds.

 

Cancellation Policy:

You may cancel your registration within 24-hours of class. If you do not reschedule at time of cancelation, we will keep your payment on file for 2 years from date of registration. This credit may be used toward any course or product that we offer within that timeframe. 

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS:

We are a CE Provider for the BRN & EMS and charge $2 per CE hour. 

 

PET POLICY: 

We are a dog-friendly business. Well-behaved doggos are welcome, just ask to sign the dog waiver when you arrive.

If having dogs at your class presents a challenge for you, please notify our office by phone 831.426.9111 so we can make accommodations. We want everyone to be comfortable at Defib This  

We can’t wait to see you in class!

 

 

 

**Please Read**

 

Thank you for registering for the PALS Update AHA course. Here are a few notes to assist you in receiving the best experience possible at Defib This:

 Please have your ID available at check in. If you signed up using a promo code, we also require verification of employment.

 

2020 PALS PROVIDER MANUAL:

The American Heart Association requires ALL students to bring the 2020 AHA PALS Provider Manual to class. 

There are NO EXCEPTIONS.

If you would like to purchase a book directly from Defib This, you may stop by our student store and purchase it here. Books are limited, therefore first come first served and may not be available the day of your class.

 You can also purchase the physical copy or eBook at WorldPoint.

We understand these manuals are an added expense.  
They are an AHA requirement that allows us to provide you with a valid AHA card at the end of your course.  We encourage you to shop around for the best value.


We cannot offer loaner books on site.

 

2020 PALS Study Guide: CLICK HERE

 

SCHEDULING POLICIES:

Per the Terms and Conditions on the course registration page:

 

Late Policy:

 Please be on time: It’s good karma!  We ask all students to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to class. If you are more than 15 minutes late from the start of class, you will have to reschedule.  
You will not be permitted to attend the class already in session and are considered a "No-Show." We cannot provide refunds.

 

Rescheduling Policy:

You may reschedule one time with no penalty as long as you give us 48-hour notice. If you need to reschedule more than once, there is a rescheduling fee of $15 per reschedule. 
If you reschedule with less than 48-hour notice, the rescheduling fee is one-half the course fee. We cannot provide refunds

No-Show Policy: 

Failure to appear in class or day-of-class notice will result in forfeiture of your entire course fee
We cannot provide any refunds.

 

Cancellation Policy:

You may cancel your registration within 24-hours of class. If you do not reschedule at time of cancelation, we will keep your payment on file for 2 years from date of registration. This credit may be used toward any course or product that we offer within that timeframe. 

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS:

We are a CE Provider for the BRN & EMS and charge $2 per CE hour. 

 

 

PET POLICY: 

We are a dog-friendly business. Well-behaved doggos are welcome, just ask to sign the dog waiver when you arrive.

If having dogs at your class presents a challenge for you, please notify our office by phone 831.426.9111 so we can make accommodations. We want everyone to be comfortable at Defib This  

We can’t wait to see you in class!

 

Welcome to the PALS Virtual Class!

 

This course has a few precourse requirements that MUST be done 24 hours before  your class - if these are not done you will not be permitted to attend the course. 

 

Your PALS card must be current/unexpired!

  

Before class you will need to set aside at least 4 hours to complete the online portion of the course. You will receive a link to that course in your confirmation email.

If you do not currently have an AHA log in, you will be prompted to create one.

Upon compeltion you will receive two (2) certificates -

PALS Precourse Self-Assessment 

PALS Precourse Work


What you will need:

1. Current PALS 2020 manual. This is an AHA requirement. We offer books on site. You can also purchase the physical copy or eBook at WorldPoint.

2. Two certificates of completion from the online portion.

PALS Precourse Self-Assessment 

PALS Precourse Work

 

This class does not cover BLS, but you are eligable to take the BLS Challenge - but, only if your BLS card is current/unexpired. You will need to present this at check in if you choose this option.

 

How Does this Course Work?

The PALS Precourse Self-Assessment is an online tool that evaluates a student’s knowledge before the course to evaluate their proficiency and determine the need for additional review and practice in 3 sections: rhythm recognition, pharmacology, and practical application.

The student must complete the Precourse Self-Assessment and achieve a score of at least 70% before taking the PALS Course. The student must email their successful completion certificate prior to class.

The PALS Precourse Work involves a student reviewing course content through online videos before entering the classroom. The video lessons cover multiple medical subjects and each lesson includes questions to engage the student.

Your PALS card must be current/unexpired!

 

 

2020 PALS PROVIDER MANUAL:

The American Heart Association requires ALL students to have the 2020 AHA PALS Provider Manual.

There are NO EXCEPTIONS.

If you would like to purchase a book directly from Defib This, you may stop by our student store and purchase it here. Books are limited, therefore first come first served and may not be available the day of your class. We understand these manuals are an added expense.  

They are an AHA requirement that allows us to provide you with a valid AHA card at the end of your course.  We encourage you to shop around for the best value.


We cannot offer loaner books.

 

 

This is not a full PALS Provider course; this is the skills testing portion of the the Online Heart Code course for PALS. You must complete the online Heart Code course, print the completion certificate and bring it with you to your skills session.

Please note, it can take up to 48 hours to receive your access code to take the online course.

This is a three part process:

1) Register here for the skills portion ( PALS Heart Code part 2 & 3)

2) Purchase the heart code PALS Heart Code  

part 1 here: https://elearning.heart.org/course/439

3) Print the completion certificate and bring it with you to your scheduled Heart Code part 2&3 session

The American Heart Association requires ALL students to bring the 2020 AHA CPR / First AId AED Provider Manual to class. There are NO EXCEPTIONS. If you would like to purchase a book directly from Defib This, you may call us at 831.426.911 to make arrangements or stop by our student store and purchase it here

 

SCHEDULING POLICIES:

Per the Terms and Conditions on the course registration page:

Late Policy: Please be on time: It’s good karma!  We ask all students to arrive 15 minutes prior to class. If you are more than 15 minutes late to class you will have to reschedule.  You will not be permitted to attend the class in session and are considered a "No-Show." There are no refunds.

Rescheduling Policy: You may reschedule one time with no penalties as long as you give us 48 hours notice. If you ask to reschedule more than once, the rescheduling fee is $15. If you reschedule with less than 48 hours notice, the rescheduling fee is one-half the course fee. There are no refunds

No-Show Policy: Failure to appear in class or day-of-class notice will result in forfeiture of your entire course fee. There are no refunds.

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel your course, you forfeit the entire course fee. We do not give any refunds. However, if applicable per above, we will keep your payment on file for 2 years, and you may use it toward any course or product that we offer within the 2-year timeframe. 

 

Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)

Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) is the world’s premier prehospital trauma education developed in cooperation with the American College of Surgeons to promote critical thinking in addressing multi-system trauma and provide the latest evidence-based treatment practices.

 

The mission of PHTLS is to promote excellence in trauma patient management by all providers involved in the delivery of prehospital care through global education.  PHTLS is developed by NAEMT in cooperation with the American College of Surgeons' Committee on Trauma. The Committee provides the medical direction and content oversight for the PHTLS program. 

 

PHTLS courses improve the quality of trauma care in your area and decrease mortality. The program is based on a prehospital trauma care philosophy, stressing the treatment of the multi-system trauma patient as a unique entity with specific needs. This may require an approach to the trauma patient that varies from traditional treatment modalities. PHTLS promotes critical thinking as the foundation for providing quality care. It is based on the belief that, given a good fund of knowledge and key principles, EMS practitioners are capable of making reasoned decisions regarding patient care. The PHTLS course is continuously updated and revised to keep up with the advances in the field, ATLS Guidelines and feedback from PHTLS participants.

 

   

 

 

EMT Skills Tutoring for NREMT recheck followed by skills testing

Tutoring: 1-2 Hours
Skills Testing: 1 Hour

 

EMT Skills Verification

This session is designed for currently certified EMTs who have already met the CEU requirements for recertification and only need to obtain skills verification.

Our scenario-based skills verification course will assess student competency in the ten required areas through successful completion of three scenarios. Each candidate will be presented with a medical patient scenario, trauma patient scenario, and childbirth scenario. Each scenario will require the candidate to perform several skills within the EMT scope of practice to an acceptable level of competency.

If a candidate fails to perform an individual skill to an appropriate level of competency, then he or she will be given one remedial attempt. Remediation is limited to one attempt per skill, and no more than 30% of the required skills. If the lead instructor is not satisfied with the candidate's competency over all ten required areas delineated by the state of California, then the candidate will not be awarded a skills competency form until he/she has successfully passed a 24-hour EMT refresher course. No refunds will be offered for partial or unsuccessful completion of skills competency verification.

After successful completion of this course, the candidate will be awarded a completed California EMT Skills Competency Verification Form (EMSA-SCV 08/10) and the appropriate skills verification for the NREMT.

PHTLS Prehospital Trauma Life Support    
1-Day Advanced Refresher Course

 

Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) is the world’s premier prehospital trauma education developed in cooperation with the American College of Surgeons to promote critical thinking in addressing multi-system trauma and provide the latest evidence-based treatment practices.

 

The mission of PHTLS is to promote excellence in trauma patient management by all providers involved in the delivery of prehospital care through global education.  PHTLS is developed by NAEMT in cooperation with the American College of Surgeons' Committee on Trauma. The Committee provides the medical direction and content oversight for the PHTLS program. 

 

PHTLS courses improve the quality of trauma care in your area and decrease mortality. The program is based on a prehospital trauma care philosophy, stressing the treatment of the multi-system trauma patient as a unique entity with specific needs. This may require an approach to the trauma patient that varies from traditional treatment modalities. PHTLS promotes critical thinking as the foundation for providing quality care. It is based on the belief that, given a good fund of knowledge and key principles, EMS practitioners are capable of making reasoned decisions regarding patient care. The PHTLS course is continuously updated and revised to keep up with the advances in the field, ATLS Guidelines and feedback from PHTLS participants.

 

 

24-Hour EMT Refresher

Course Description: The 24-hour EMT Renewal Continuing Education course is a review of the skills and knowledge covered in the EMT-Basic course. 24 hours of continuing education and successful completion of practical testing every two years is required by the state to maintain EMT certification. In addition to reviewing core curriculum, the EMT Renewal course is designed to inform participants of changes in emergency care such as new equipment, current research, or issues of general concern to EMS providers.

Intended Audience: This course is for currently certified and/or previously certified (not more than 2 years expired) EMTs who need to complete their 24 hours of EMT continuing education training. This course meets local and state requirements for California. In addition, this course applies to the National Registry for EMT-B's. For more information on the NREMT requirements go to www.nremt.org

Course Length: Three-day course from 9:00AM to 5:00PM.   

Continuing Education: This course is approved for 24 hours of continuing education by an authorized California EMS CE Provider (CE Provider # 44-0009). 

Student Materials: Course handouts provided.

EMT Skills Verification

This session is designed for currently certified EMTs who have already met the CEU requirements for recertification and only need to obtain skills verification.

Our scenario-based skills verification course will assess student competency in the ten required areas through successful completion of three scenarios. Each candidate will be presented with a medical patient scenario, trauma patient scenario, and childbirth scenario. Each scenario will require the candidate to perform several skills within the EMT scope of practice to an acceptable level of competency.

If a candidate fails to perform an individual skill to an appropriate level of competency, then he or she will be given one remedial attempt. Remediation is limited to one attempt per skill, and no more than 30% of the required skills. If the lead instructor is not satisfied with the candidate's competency over all ten required areas delineated by the state of California, then the candidate will not be awarded a skills competency form until he/she has successfully passed a 24-hour EMT refresher course. No refunds will be offered for partial or unsuccessful completion of skills competency verification.

After successful completion of this course, the candidate will be awarded a completed California EMT Skills Competency Verification Form (EMSA-SCV 08/10) and the appropriate skills verification for the NREMT.

Approx. 1 Hour 

 

 

EMT Tutoring

 

This one-on-one EMT Tutoring Course is offered to Defib This and Bear EMT Students ONLY.  It is an excellent option if you need some extra help with Skills or Theory, and to prepare you for the Midterm and Final Exam. 

 

* Be sure to come with specific questions to best utilize your 2 to 3 hours of time *

 

PLEASE NOTE: EMT Tutoring Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance!

 

(We also offer private EMT tutoring for the public.  Call us for details: 831.426.9111)

5-week Class meets:

First day of Class Orientation : Saturday 9/10 10am - 12pm

8:30am-4:30pm Monday-Thursday 

Final Testing day: Friday 10/14/2022

PREREQUISITES!  

The documents listed below will need to be provided to us BEFORE the class starts. Yes, we really mean it, BEFORE the course begins 

Email prerequisites to admin@defibthis.com with the subject line "Defib EMT Fall 5wk 2022” and your name

Immunizations

•1 Negative TB Test  Results within the last 18 months

•MMR

•TDAP within the past 10 years

•HepB

•Varicella or Titres

• Flu Shot 

• Covid Vaccine

Live Scan Report

  • A Live Scan Report is an in-depth background check in which applicants will need to submit the above form to a Live Scan location and be fingerprinted. 
  • Please keep in mind that a Live Scan report takes roughly ONE WEEK to process, to be sure to start this process early. 

 EMT Student Insurance

In the event that we are able to offer Ride-Alongs with an Ambulance company each student will be required to purchase personal liability insurance in order to participate. 

•Laptop, iPad or Tablet (All students must possess a laptop, iPad or tablet to complete assignments)

•BLS (Basic Life Support Certification) 

        1. Go to http://defibthis.enrollware.com/calendar

        2. Click on a BLS class that works for your schedule

        3. Click on “Continue with Registration”

        4. Every student MUST bring the 2020 BLS Manual to class! See registration page for details. 

 

Uniform

•EMT Patch - You will receive this on the 1st day of class

•EMS Shirt - Navy Blue Short-Sleeve Button Up

•Undershirt - Navy Blue 

•EMS Pants - Navy Blue 

•EMS Boots - Black 

•Black Belt

•7.5 Trauma Shears

•Stethoscope

•Blood Pressure Cuff

•Pen Light

•Wrist Watch (with a second hand)

 

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out. We are here to help!


Defib This - Admin@defibthis.com - 831.426.9111 - 1543 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

10-week A Class:

First day of Class Orientation : Saturday 9/10 1pm – 3pm

5:30pm-9:30pm Monday/Wednesday (lecture)

9am-5:30pm Saturday (skills)

PREREQUISITES!  

The documents listed below will need to be provided to us BEFORE the class starts. Yes, we really mean it, BEFORE the course begins 

Email prerequisites to admin@defibthis.com with the subject line "Defib EMT FALL10A 2022” and your name

Immunizations

•1 Negative TB Test  Results within the last 18 months

•MMR

•TDAP within the past 10 years

•HepB

•Varicella or Titres

• Flu Shot 

• Covid Vaccine

Live Scan Report

  • A Live Scan Report is an in-depth background check in which applicants will need to submit the above form to a Live Scan location and be fingerprinted. 
  • Please keep in mind that a Live Scan report takes roughly ONE WEEK to process, to be sure to start this process early. 

 EMT Student Insurance

In the event that we are able to offer Ride-Alongs with an Ambulance company each student will be required to purchase personal liability insurance in order to participate. 

•Laptop, iPad or Tablet (All students must possess a laptop, iPad or tablet to complete assignments)

•BLS (Basic Life Support Certification) 

        1. Go to http://defibthis.enrollware.com/calendar

        2. Click on a BLS class that works for your schedule

        3. Click on “Continue with Registration”

        4. Every student MUST bring the 2020 BLS Manual to class! See registration page for details. 

 

Uniform

•EMT Patch - You will receive this on the 1st day of class

•EMS Shirt - Navy Blue Short-Sleeve Button Up

•Undershirt - Navy Blue 

•EMS Pants - Navy Blue 

•EMS Boots - Black 

•Black Belt

•7.5 Trauma Shears

•Stethoscope

•Blood Pressure Cuff

•Pen Light

•Wrist Watch (with a second hand)

 

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out. We are here to help!


Defib This - Admin@defibthis.com - 831.426.9111 - 1543 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

10-week B Class:

First day of Class Orientation : Sunday 9/11 10am-12pm

5:30pm-10:00pm Tuesday / Thursday (lecture)

9am-5:30pm Sunday (skills)

PREREQUISITES!  

The documents listed below will need to be provided to us BEFORE the class starts. Yes, we really mean it, BEFORE the course begins 

Email prerequisites to admin@defibthis.com with the subject line "Defib EMT FALL B 2022” and your name

Immunizations

•1 Negative TB Test  Results within the last 18 months

•MMR

•TDAP within the past 10 years

•HepB

•Varicella or Titres

• Flu Shot 

• Covid Vaccine

Live Scan Report

  • A Live Scan Report is an in-depth background check in which applicants will need to submit the above form to a Live Scan location and be fingerprinted. 
  • Please keep in mind that a Live Scan report takes roughly ONE WEEK to process, to be sure to start this process early. 

 EMT Student Insurance

In the event that we are able to offer Ride-Alongs with an Ambulance company each student will be required to purchase personal liability insurance in order to participate. 

•Laptop, iPad or Tablet (All students must possess a laptop, iPad or tablet to complete assignments)

•BLS (Basic Life Support Certification) 

        1. Go to http://defibthis.enrollware.com/calendar

        2. Click on a BLS class that works for your schedule

        3. Click on “Continue with Registration”

        4. Every student MUST bring the 2020 BLS Manual to class! See registration page for details. 

 

Uniform

•EMT Patch - You will receive this on the 1st day of class

•EMS Shirt - Navy Blue Short-Sleeve Button Up

•Undershirt - Navy Blue 

•EMS Pants - Navy Blue 

•EMS Boots - Black 

•Black Belt

•7.5 Trauma Shears

•Stethoscope

•Blood Pressure Cuff

•Pen Light

•Wrist Watch (with a second hand)

 

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out. We are here to help!


Defib This - Admin@defibthis.com - 831.426.9111 - 1543 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

5-week Class meets:

First day of Class Orientation : Saturday  10am - 12pm

8:30am-4:30pm Monday-Thursday 

Final Testing day: Friday 7/22/2022

PREREQUISITES!  

The documents listed below will need to be provided to us BEFORE the class starts. Yes, we really mean it, BEFORE the course begins 

Email prerequisites to admin@defibthis.com with the subject line "Defib EMT mid Summer 5wk 2022” and your name

Immunizations

•1 Negative TB Test  Results within the last 18 months

•MMR

•TDAP within the past 10 years

•HepB

•Varicella or Titres

• Flu Shot 

• Covid Vaccine

Live Scan Report

  • A Live Scan Report is an in-depth background check in which applicants will need to submit the above form to a Live Scan location and be fingerprinted. 
  • Please keep in mind that a Live Scan report takes roughly ONE WEEK to process, to be sure to start this process early. 

 EMT Student Insurance

In the event that we are able to offer Ride-Alongs with an Ambulance company each student will be required to purchase personal liability insurance in order to participate. 

•Laptop, iPad or Tablet (All students must possess a laptop, iPad or tablet to complete assignments)

•BLS (Basic Life Support Certification) 

        1. Go to http://defibthis.enrollware.com/calendar

        2. Click on a BLS class that works for your schedule

        3. Click on “Continue with Registration”

        4. Every student MUST bring the 2020 BLS Manual to class! See registration page for details. 

 

Uniform

•EMT Patch - You will receive this on the 1st day of class

•EMS Shirt - Navy Blue Short-Sleeve Button Up

•Undershirt - Navy Blue 

•EMS Pants - Navy Blue 

•EMS Boots - Black 

•Black Belt

•7.5 Trauma Shears

•Stethoscope

•Blood Pressure Cuff

•Pen Light

•Wrist Watch (with a second hand)

 

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out. We are here to help!


Defib This - Admin@defibthis.com - 831.426.9111 - 1543 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

 

NRP 8th Edition Advanced Provider 

The Neonatal Resuscitation Program® (NRP®) course conveys an evidence-based approach to care of the newborn at birth and facilitates effective team-based care for healthcare professionals who care for newborns at the time of delivery. This course content delivers curricula for Advanced Providers who may participate in neonatal resuscitation beyond positive pressure ventilation.

AAP is currently making the transition from the 7th edition to the 8th edition (to be completed by 1/1/22). An important change that they have made is to offer two levels of NRP courses, NRP Essentials and NRP Advanced

NRP Essentials (lessons 1-4) covers topics up to and including PPV. It is NOT the equivalent to the 7th edition provider card.

NRP Advanced (lessons 1-11) covers all topics included in the 8th edition. This IS the equivalent to the 7th edition provider card.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this continuing medical education activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the physiologic changes that occur when the fetus makes the transition to extrauterine life.
  • State the steps to take when anticipating and preparing for the birth of a newborn.
  • Describe the initial steps of newborn care, including indicators for care at the radiant warmer including oxygen management and indications for CPAP.
  • State indicators for positive-pressure ventilation, signs that positive-pressure ventilation is inflating the lungs, ventilation corrective steps, and indicators for insertion of a laryngeal mask.
  • State the indicators for insertion of an endotracheal tube and the steps for preparation, insertion, securing, and assisting with this procedure.
  • State the indicators for initiating chest compressions, describe proper technique, and signs that indicate compressions may be discontinued.
  • State the indicators for epinephrine and volume expander and describe the proper techniques for administration and evaluation of this intervention.
  • State parameters for the use of post-resuscitation care.
  • Describe the strategies specific to resuscitation and stabilization of the preterm newborn.
  • Describe management of the newborn whose clinical status requires special consideration, such as airway complications and lung abnormalities, congenital anomalies, and complications due to maternal opiate or anesthesia exposure.
  • Describe the ethical principles associated with newborn resuscitation, what to do when a baby dies, and how to support parents and staff through the grieving process.
  • Recognize the principles of neonatal resuscitation.
  • Identify the need for resuscitation and how to provide initial steps of resuscitation.
  • Identify the knowledge and equipment essential to determine and provide positive pressure ventilation.
  • State the knowledge and skills essential to provide chest compressions during neonatal resuscitation.
  • Name the indications and skills needed to provide endotracheal intubation during neonatal resuscitation.
  • Define the scope and practice of use of medications during neonatal resuscitation.
  • Review special situations in neonatal resuscitation; Translate these skills & knowledge for use as needed outside the delivery room.
  • Differentiate the indications and skills required in neonatal resuscitation for a preterm delivery.

NRP 8th Edition Essentials Provider

The Neonatal Resuscitation Program® (NRP®) course conveys an evidence-based approach to care of the newborn at birth and facilitates effective team-based care for healthcare professionals who care for newborns at the time of delivery. This course content delivers curricula for Essentials Providers, which is appropriate for everyone involved in the care of a newborn and who may be called upon to initiate resuscitation including positive pressure ventilation.

AAP is currently making the transition from the 7th edition to the 8th edition (to be completed by 1/1/22). An important change that they have made is to offer two levels of NRP courses, NRP Essentials and NRP Advanced

NRP Essentials (lessons 1-4) covers topics up to and including PPV. It is NOT the equivalent to the 7th edition provider card.

NRP Advanced (lessons 1-11) covers all topics included in the 8th edition. This IS the equivalent to the 7th edition provider card. 

You must check with your employer as to which class is appropriate for your job title, skills and responsibilities during a resuscitation.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this continuing medical education activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the principles of neonatal resuscitation.
  • Identify the need for resuscitation and how to provide initial steps of resuscitation.
  • Define the practices for preparing for resuscitation.
  • State the knowledge and skills essential to provide positive-pressure ventilation during neonatal resuscitation.
  • Recognize the principles of neonatal resuscitation.
  • Identify the need for resuscitation and how to provide initial steps of resuscitation.
  • Identify the knowledge and equipment essential to determine and provide positive.

Course Preparation
This course requires significant preparation before the day of class - approximately 6 hours of online pre-course work.

 

A NOTE ABOUT THE PRE-COURSE WORK:

Upon registration you will be receiving your confirmation email with instructions on how to complete the pre-course work.  

Please follow the instructions in their entirety!

 

 

EMT PAYMENT PLAN

If you would like to apply with the payment please contact contact us at 831-426-9111 to speak with one of our enrollment specialists.  Payment Plans for eligible EMT courses only.  

 

 

The Defib This EMT Program 


This program is held at the Downtown Santa Cruz location.
Enrollment is open to the community!