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EMS/Public Safety

SafeTec Training Services is an approved Pennsylvania Department of Health/Bureau of EMS Basic Life Support Training Center. We offer Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Advanced Emergency Medical Technican (AEMT) training from our NE Philadelphia (PA) area training center. Through a partnership with Hegins Area Ambulance Association and Boyertown Lions Ambulance we offer EMT programs in Schuylkill County (PA) and Berks County (PA).

Our EMR/EMT/AEMT programs are forming regularly. In addition to EMR/EMT/AEMT training we offer continuing education courses for EMS responders of all levels. Our continuing education courses are routinely offered at our training center and other locations.

For information regarding currently scheduled courses visit our course calendar.

Scheduled Courses

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FAQ

Yes, all of our instructors are either Doctors, Registered Nurses, Paramedics, or EMT's.

Yes, SafeTec Training Services is a certified Continuing Education sponsor site for the state of Pennsylvania.

Yes, we are able to provide any "public domain" Pennsylvania approved Con Ed class. Also, certain "private domain" courses may be available.

36 Available Courses

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) training is a must have certification for any advanced level provider who is in a critical care, emergency, and/or practice where he/she will be responsible for or assist in procedure during an emergent cardiac event. This program includes all of the latest algorithm updates and focus is placed on interactive skills stations instead of traditional lectures. This program is a must for all advanced level medical providers.

The course curriculum is offered by the American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) and meets the American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines 2010 standards. ASHI certification is an acceptable alternative to AHA programs and is 50-state recognized.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) training is a must have certification for any advanced level provider who is in a critical care, emergency, and/or practice where he/she will be responsible for or assist in procedure during an emergent cardiac event. This program includes all of the latest algorithm updates and focus is placed on interactive skills stations instead of traditional lectures. This program is a must for all advanced level medical providers.

This is a hybrid delivery course which requires completion of both online and direct delivery components.

The course curriculum is offered by the American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) and meets the American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines 2010 standards. ASHI certification is an acceptable alternative to AHA programs and is 50-state recognized.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) training is a must have certification for any advanced level provider who is in a critical care, emergency, and/or practice where he/she will be responsible for or assist in procedure during an emergent cardiac event. This program includes all of the latest algorithm updates and focus is placed on interactive skills stations instead of traditional lectures. This program is a must for all advanced level medical providers.

The course curriculum is offered by the American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) and meets the American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines 2010 standards. ASHI certification is an acceptable alternative to AHA programs and is 50-state recognized.

This program has been designed to provide members of business and industry with a broad overview of Bio Terrorism and Anthrax as a terrorist agent.

Included in the program will be:

  • Introduction to Bio Terrorism and Bio Terrorism agents
  • Understanding Anthrax and the disease process
  • Pre-plan considerations

 

This course is modular and can be tailored to fit the individual corporation's needs.

This program introduces the student to what bloodborne pathogens are, how to reduce the risk of exposure, and precautionary practices that are recommended by OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention). This course is a must for anyone who has contact with infectious or potentially infectious bodily fluids and materials.

This program introduces the student to what bloodborne pathogens are, how to reduce the risk of exposure, and precautionary practices that are recommended by OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention). This course is a must for anyone who has contact with infectious or potentially infectious bodily fluids and materials.

This course is designed for health care personnel including EMTs Paramedics, Nurses, Physicians, Public Safety Officials (Police/Fire) and other health care personnel. This course covers techniques described in the above programs and includes AED (Automated External Defibrillator) awareness, use of barrier devices, and 2 rescuer CPR.

The course curriculum is offered by the American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) and meets the American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines 2010 standards. ASHI certification is an acceptable alternative to AHA programs and is 50-state recognized.

This course is designed for health care personnel including EMTs Paramedics, Nurses, Physicians, Public Safety Officials (Police/Fire) and other health care personnel. This course covers techniques described in the above programs and includes AED (Automated External Defibrillator) awareness, use of barrier devices, and 2 rescuer CPR.

The course curriculum is offered by the American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) and meets the American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines 2010 standards. ASHI certification is an acceptable alternative to AHA programs and is 50-state recognized.

This course is designed for health care personnel including EMTs Paramedics, Nurses, Physicians, Public Safety Officials (Police/Fire) and other health care personnel. This course covers techniques described in the above programs and includes AED (Automated External Defibrillator) awareness, use of barrier devices, and 2 rescuer CPR.

The course curriculum is offered by the American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) and meets the American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines 2010 standards. ASHI certification is an acceptable alternative to AHA programs and is 50-state recognized.

SafeTec Training Services offers a 200 hour initial EMT training. In this course the student will obtain knowledge and skills to become an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Upon successful completion the student will be prepared to sit for certification as an EMT. SafeTec Training Services is approved by the Pennsylvania Bureau of EMS/Pennsylvania Department of Health.

For a complete listing of all of programs being offered please visit our  Course Calendar


 

The Emergency Vehicle Driver Training course provides emergency vehicle operators with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely operate an emergency vehicle in emergency and non-emergency mode. The Pennsylvania Department of Health requires that all EMS operators take a DOH-approved course prior to operating an emergency vehicle. Topics covered include legal aspects of emergency vehicle operations, navigation and route mapping, driver roles and responsibilities, basic driving skills, and proper driving procedures. The first day of class is conducted in the classroom. The second day of class includes a hands-on practical in which participants will have to drive an emergency vehicle through a competency course.

This program outlines common ballistic injuries.

The purpose of this EMS continuing education session is to briefly review airway anatomy and describe basic difficult airway indicators and airway management.

This program provides a review of practical guidelines to proper EMS/inter-facility transportation documentation.

The effective and systematic delivery of care during a cardiac arrest in the prehospital environment can be challenging. These incidents tend to be manpower intensive and at times chaotic. This program, "Engine Company Operations for Cardiac Arrest" specifically addresses these concerns. This course was built out of necessity with a focus on crew resource management and the assignment of equipment and roles and responsibilities of personnel to streamline the delivery of care and limit confusion and redundancies. Emphasis is placed upon the delivery of high quality CPR throughout, optimized delivery of BLS airway management, AED operation, patient management and transfer. This course will address the needs for your personnel and any assisting ancillary agencies to effectively come together and work cohesively as a single team focused on the delivery of optimal patient care. If any units (engine companies, truck companies, rescue companies, etc.) respond to assist with the management of a code, this course is for you.

This is not your typical CPR class!

There is a widely recognized but little acknowledged problem threatening fire and emergency medical service personnel:  injury through assault.  The frequency of assault on our Fire and EMS providers is alarming. Many EMS/Fire providers have anecdotal stories of how they were attacked by a violent patient, an angry bystander or upset family member. While most attacks are not life threatening, the risk of serious injury is evident and unpredictable. EMS providers need an effective and reasonable plan on how to avoid an attack, and also know how to defend themselves once attacked. Your emergency medical services staff requires a reasonable, liability-conscious, effective means of preventing and avoiding assault by patients, their family or bystanders.

Real-World Application

Our E.V.E.-4-EMS/Fire courses give the EMS provider the options needed to recognize a developing threat of assault, deflect it if possible, escape if practicable, and to defend if necessary.  This non-violent system of prevention and avoidance takes a realistic approach to the subject, eschewing “idealistic” training concepts and methods providing your practitioner with concepts that work in the classroom with cooperative subjects following a script.  While “easy-to-sell, feel-good” classes may appeal to many, these systems fail conclusively in the real-world where crisis creates rage, diabetic reaction overcomes reason, the mentally disabled act upon their delusions, those under the influence act with superhuman strength, and the career criminal lashes out at first responders and ER personnel even as they are engaged in life-saving efforts.  The inevitable failures of the non-realistic, idealistic training system puts careers at risk and creates liability when your employee attempts the trained-for methods but founders, leaving no alternative other than to go “primitive” in a bid to survive uninjured.  The common advice to many EMTs in the back of an ambulance to “hit ‘em with the O2 bottle” is something that this training will help to prevent.

  • E.V.E.-4-EMS/Fire is a potent, effective, and ultimately practical combination of many different disciplines brought into one comprehensive training course.  The curriculum is applicable in every medical setting, from the back of an ambulance speeding at 60 mph, down a dark, dank hallway in the inner city, or in a state of the art E.R.  Rather than take a “multi-member team approach”
  • E.V.E.-4-EMS/Fire provides training in individual skills that every EMS provider should know to personally avoid assault–especially when that paramedic or EMT is working in a remote location with only his or her partner present..  This course provides training where oral and physical deflection skills are simple and easy to remember and apply.  Why?
  • E.V.E.-4-EMS/Fire is Practical.  Our system of assault avoidance and response is designed to be relevant to every member of your staff–big or small, strong or less so, male or female, trained in defense skills or not.  We not only avoid fancy techniques that are forgotten before they leave the class, we just don’t teach them at all.  Instead, we teach your personnel, who are some of the finest “problem-solvers” in our society, to problem-solve the situation confronting them through universal concepts of conflict resolution, deflection and recognition, and physical avoidance and escape that are available to everyone.
  • E.V.E.-4-EMS/Fire is Defensible.  Your personnel face the daily prospect of assault and injury.  Without training, they WILL resort to improvised methods of defense and restraint.  Their improvisation may later be found to be unreasonable, and sometimes even have criminal liability.  Additionally, as their employer, your agency or company may be subject to huge civil liability exposure as a result of their actions.  E.V.E.-4-EMS/Fire™ provides “Assault Response Guidelines” for those instances when prevention and avoidance are just not enough.
  • E.V.E.-4-EMS/Fire is Designed to be Liability Conscious.  Beyond receiving training in the limits to force and restraint by EMS personnel, participants are trained in articulation and documentation skills that will hold up to any scrutiny in any legal or ethical venue.  Sound decisions in the face of a dangerous assault by a patient, and the articulation skills to prove the reasonableness of those responses will reduce the liability exposure in any situation.

E.V.E.-4-EMS/Fire  is an 16-hour course covering the basic skills required by any EMS responder or provider when facing possible, or even imminent assault.  The course content consists of:

  • Recognizing criminal assault is not “part of the job”.
  • Understanding how good customer service can be an excellent scene safety tactic.
  • Responding to Excited Delirium
  • Differentiating between self-defense, fighting and police style control tactics/techniques
  • Recognizing the need for a culture change regarding safety in emergency medicine.
  • Dispatch-to-scene indicators (Pre- Arrival)
  • Verbal skills to diffuse potentially violent encounters.
  • Arrival-scene indicators  (Safe ambulance parking, entrance/exit plan)
  • Pre-assault indicators (crowd, body language, scene survey)
  • The 6 D’s (Drugged, Domestic, Diabetic, Deranged, Drunk, Desperate) What to look for in each
  • Various aspects of reasonable self-defense
  • Various aspects/issues of patient restraint
  • Mental Preparation (Survival Mindset, Understanding stress and it’s effects)
  • Documentation Skills (Using the DT4EMS Assault Response Form)
  • Courtroom Demeanor
  • Good Customer Service
  • Patient vs. Attacker Recognition
  • Assault Response Guidelines (levels of force)
  • Assault Response Problem-Solving
  • Physical Fitness in EMS  (Exercise, Rest and Diet tips)
  • Escapes from standing, ground and unusual positions
  • Easy to learn and retain “drills” to reinforce reaction timing


 

This program introduces students to the safe operation of fire extinguishers. Major topics include fire extinguisher ratings and proper use of a fire extinguisher.

This course is the most authoritative program available and meets or exceeds DOT guidelines for responding to sudden illness victims and emergency scenes. This course is a must for anyone responding to emergencies. This program especially targets those who are likely to arrive on the scene of an emergency first, fire, police, emergency response teams, and athletic trainers.

OSHA Hazard Communication Standard; Encounters with hazardous materials; worker protection.

This course reviews the dangers hazardous materials present in the workplace and how employees can protect themselves against injury or illness. Also reviews the purpose and obligations of the OSHA Hazard Communication Law, how to interpret warning labels, and the use of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).

Designed for first responders who may respond to incidents involving explosives Participants will be able to identify:

  • Commercial and military explosives
  • Improvised explosive devices (IEDs)
  • Readily available explosive formulations that terrorists have or could use

This program will provide the Instructor-Candidate with the proper knowledge of adult learning, class management, testing situations, skill evaluations, and ASHI policies and procedures. Upon successful completion of this program the Instructor-Candidate will be eligible to teach American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) CPR programs.

The course curriculum is offered by the American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) and meets the American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines 2010 standards. ASHI certification is an acceptable alternative to AHA programs and is 50-state recognized.

This lecture covers latex allergies and how they effect individuals. Also covered is alternatives to latex.

Hazardous energy; devices and procedures; securing equipment.

This program provides employees with a general awareness of hazardous energy and how to control it. Lockout/Tagout refers to the specific practices and procedures that protect employees from the unexpected start-up of machinery and equipment, or the release of hazardous energy during service or maintenance activities

This well known American Safety and Health Institute program will introduce the clinician to a better understanding of advanced life support for the pediatric patient. This intensive 16 hour program will cover many aspects of pediatric care, including medication therapy, EKG rhythm disturbances, cardiopulmonary stabilization, and much more. This program is recommended for Paramedics, Nurses, Physicians, and/or any advanced care giver who may come in contact with the pediatric patient.

The course curriculum is offered by the American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) and meets the American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines 2010 standards. ASHI certification is an acceptable alternative to AHA programs and is 50-state recognized.

This well known American Safety and Health Institute program will introduce the clinician to a better understanding of advanced life support for the pediatric patient. This intensive 16 hour program will cover many aspects of pediatric care, including medication therapy, EKG rhythm disturbances, cardiopulmonary stabilization, and much more. This program is recommended for Paramedics, Nurses, Physicians, and/or any advanced care giver who may come in contact with the pediatric patient.

The course curriculum is offered by the American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) and meets the American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines 2010 standards. ASHI certification is an acceptable alternative to AHA programs and is 50-state recognized.

This brand course developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics is expertly designed to provide EMS personnel of all levels with an excellent understanding on how to provide proper emergency care for the pediatric patient. Through lecture and hands on training this course is an excellent choice for the pre-hospital provider looking to increase their knowledge level.

Workplace hazards; using PPE; wear and care of PPE.

When work practice and engineering controls are not enough to ensure a safe environment, a hazard assessment is performed to determine what personal protective equipment is required to protect a worker's health and safety. This course presents a thorough understanding of workplace PPE practices including assessment as well as selection, use, and care of the equipment.

The Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) course is a unique continuing education program created in recognition of the real need in EMS education for additional training in the handling of trauma patients. This indispensable program is designed to enhance and increase knowledge and skill in delivering critical care in the prehospital environment.

The Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) course is a unique continuing education program created in recognition of the real need in EMS education for additional training in the handling of trauma patients. This indispensable program is designed to enhance and increase knowledge and skill in delivering critical care in the prehospital environment.

This course is a hybrid delivery which includes both online and direct delivery components.

The Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) course is a unique continuing education program created in recognition of the real need in EMS education for additional training in the handling of trauma patients. This indispensable program is designed to enhance and increase knowledge and skill in delivering critical care in the prehospital environment.

Many advanced life support agencies are now delivering rapid sequence intubation or medication assisted intubation as part of their patient care protocols. Prior to being able to deliver this therapeutic modality paramedics and PHRN's receive numerous hours of both classroom and hands-on training. This procedure is not without risk and when things don’t go as planned it is the delivery of basic life support measures that may be the only thing to keep patients alive. RSI for BLS Providers addresses this void in training for the "other half" of the team. In this series you will learn what RSI or medication assisted intubation is and when it is utilized, the equipment and steps needed for this procedure and what is expected of you during the delivery of care. Emphasis is placed on optimized and essential BLS skills and what red flags to monitor for during the sequence.

This program encompasses a presentation session and hands-on practical skills session, leading up to the execution of both complicated and uncomplicated airway management scenarios. Provide yourself and your personnel with the necessary information and knowledge to deliver high quality patient care today!

This program discusses proper house keeping and accident prevention for the workplace. OSHA standards regarding this topic is also discussed.

This program is designed to eliminate the workplace of slip, trip, and fall hazards. OSHA standards relating to this topic is also discussed.

The Definitive EMS Airway Course
 

  • Experience the only EMS airway course that is designed by the authors of the definitive airway textbook, Manual of Emergency Airway Management, 4th edition – Drs. Ron Walls, Michael Murphy and Robert Luten. Participants receive a copy of the Manual (an $84.00 value!).
  • Learn the full range of airway management techniques – including use of extraglottic devices, drug-assisted intubation and cricothyrotomy.
  • Work with expert faculty who know the unique challenges facing EMS providers. All of our faculty members perform airway management regularly in their clinical practices.
  • Use all of the airway devices in small group sessions.
  • Practice decision making and airway techniques in Code Airway Stations.
  • Face the most challenging patient scenarios in a no-risk environment. These include: elevated ICP, pulmonary edema, cardiogenic shock, status asthmaticus, foreign body in the airway, direct airway trauma, multiple trauma with shock, and many more.
  • Meet your continuing education requirements. This course is approved by CECBEMS, ASTNA and AAPA.
  • Didactic and Hands-on Training in Crucial Airway Techniques
  • Prediction of the Difficult Airway
  • Difficult airway evaluation using video laryngoscopes designed for EMS
  • Drug-assisted Intubation (including RSI)
  • Pediatric airway management
  • Laryngeal mask airways for intubation
  • Intubating stylets and advanced laryngoscopy techniques
  • Surgical Cricothyrotomy: open and percutaneous techniques
  • Extraglottic devices (supraglottic and infraglottic)
  • Digital and nasal intubation
  • End-tidal CO2 detection and capnography*
  • CPAP and BiPAP*
  • Ventilator Management*

* Denotes additional lectures that may be presented depending on local protocols and policies, time availability and request

PHTLS Trauma First Response is a one day, eight hour continuing education course designed to teach the principles of PHTLS to first responders, police officers, firefighters, rescue personnel, industrial response teams, safety officers, community emergency response teams and others in public health.

The course will prepare them to care for trauma patients, whether they serve as part of a transport team or care for patients while waiting transport providers. The core content of PHTLS is covered in a manner that is useful to those in public safety and health who have not had EMT or advanced prehospital training.

The lectures and practical stations are designed to teach the type of care first responders can render while awaiting transport and helps enable them to assist paramedics and EMTs at the trauma scene.

This course may also be used in the initial training for the immediate first response and care before EMS arrives.

This program will cover important issues relating to Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) response. Emphasis will be placed upon the following topics. Chemical agents, radiological agents, Biological agents, and others.

Upon completion of this program the student will be issued a Certificate of Completion from the United States Department of Homeland Security. Also, students who complete this program are eligible to complete the Department's H.O.T. (Hands On Training) Course at the Center in Anniston, Alabama.

The US DOJ suggests anyone who may be involved, in anyway with a WMD event attend this training. This includes, police, fire personnel, EMS, hospital staff, dispatchers, and others.

Training Today for your Safety Tomorrow!