Less Stress Instructional Services - Emergency Medical Technician CEU's (New Jersey)

NOTE: These are not open-programs – this is a menu of courses that organizations can request to have presented at their site.  For open registration programs, click here.

New Jersey EMT-Basics must accrue 48 continuing education units (CEUs) within 3 years to recertify. 24 of those electives are a refresher program in which EMT's review basic topics they learned in EMT school (CORE courses). The other 24 CEUs can be taken in elective topics of the EMT's choosing, as long as the programs have been approved by the NJ Dept. of Health. All NJ EMT's expire either on June 30th or Dec 31st of the respective year - check your certification card and make sure you take all your necessary courses. Don't wait until the last minute!

 Elective Programs:

Name:

Hours:

Credits:

Description:

Compliance / Regulatory / Mandatory Programs

Bloodborne / RTK / Resp

3

3

This basic compliance program satisfies 29 CFR 1910.1030 and 29 CFR 1910.1200. It is a discussion of fluidborne disease and how to avoid it, as well as Hazard Communication and Respiratory Protection / TB awareness.


Bloodborne Pathogens is required OSHA compliance for EMS every year!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CPR for Healthcare Providers (Renewal)

3

2

This is the required cardiopulmonary resuscitation program for Emergency Medical Technicians.

National Registry Review Night

3

3

This program discusses the details of the National Registry Test and discusses specific strategies for performing well on it.  Along with general study tips and focus areas, the program covers a wealth of self-test questions that students will find helpful in taking the National Registry Test or simply becoming more familiar with NJ’s testing standard.


Excellent Drill Night Program!

Driving / Safety Programs

CEVO (Lecture)

8

8

This is the National Safety Council's Coaching the Emergency Vehicle Operator program. It discusses common ambulance operations, driving under lights and sirens, and EMS accident avoidance.

 

CEVO (Practical)

4

4

This is the National Safety Council's Coaching the Emergency Vehicle Operator program. In the hands-on session, participants drive a rig in a series of simulated exercises.

 

Defensive Driving Course 6

6

6

This program is a civilian defensive driving program focusing on accident avoidance techniques and general awareness. Popular with EMT's, the program grants a 2 point reduction on one's NJ DMV license and a mandatory 5% auto insurance rebate for three years.

 

EMS Roadside Incident Safety

3

3

This program discusses common causes of injury and death in EMS workers, and describes ways of preventing injury.  Video clips of ambulance collisions and accidents are shown, and a complete fire safety – extinguisher training is conducted with practical session involving a digital fire extinguisher simulator is conducted.

 

Excellent Drill Night Program!

Homeland Defense Mandatories

NIMS (IS-700)

2.5

2.5

This is the introductory program for National Incident Management System (NIMS) required for all emergency responders.  Provides insight into the federal system for structuring incident response and introduces the responder to his/her roles in that system. Excellent Drill Night Program!

ICS – 100

2

2

This is the introductory level command structure program required for all emergency responders.  It defines the individual’s roles and responsibilities of the individual, identifies the various required functions of a response.

 

Excellent Drill Night Program!

CBRNE
(was Weapons of Mass Destruction)

4

4

This program introduces the student to the definition of CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosive) events.  It also describes some common mechanisms used in the past (or theorized to be possible future attacks) as CBRNE attacks.  This is program is slated as a future requirement for EMT recertification (although it is currently not a requirement).

Hazardous Materials Awareness

4

4

This program introduces the student to Hazardous Materials and provides simple recommendations for dealing with potentially dangerous substances at the awareness level.  OSHA currently requires this program for emergency responders.

Medical/Clinical Topics

Pandemic Influenza for EMT’s

2

2

This program provides background on influenza transmission, provides details about H5N1 and H1N1, and describes the methods of transmission of influenza, as well as protective equipment for preventing infection. 

Excellent Drill Night Program!

Diabetes Review

2

2

This program discusses in detail metabolic sugar disturbances and highlights assessment and treatment of hypo and hyperglycemia.

 

Excellent Drill Night Program!

Summer Emergencies

2

2

This program discusses common summer time EMS situations such as sports injuries, heat emergencies, muscular-skeletal trauma, and helmet removal. 

 

Excellent Drill Night Program!

Winter Emergencies 2 2

This program discusses common winter conditions such as frostbite, hypothermia, and recreational events such as skiing injuries, and other winter-related emergencies.

 

Excellent Drill Night Program!

 

Pharmacology Review

2

2

This program discusses pharmacology in general, and elaborates on both EMS-carried medications, patient assistance drugs, and commonly encountered drugs that patients are on. 

 

Excellent Drill Night Program!

Respiratory Emergencies  2 2 This program discusses respiratory conditions that make common EMS calls.  Reviews of inhaler protocol, oxygen administration, and ventilation are provided.  Newer interventions such as CPAP are also discussed.

Excellent Drill Night Program!

Acute Stroke for EMS 2 2 This program walks EMS providers through a stroke case, from initial recognition of signs and symptoms, to administration of thrombolytics and neurological recovery.  Key assessments and interventions are highlighted.

Excellent Drill Night Program!

Head and Spine Injuries 2 2 This program discusses common injuries to the head and spine, such as vertebral fracture, concussion, cerebral bleed, and other injuries.

Excellent Drill Night Program!

Patient Assessment Review 3 3 This program provides a review of patient assessment.  It teaches common EMT-Basic procedure for assessing patients, discusses common assessment pitfalls, and challenges students with obscure assessment scenarios.

Excellent Drill Night Program!

Emergency Incident Rehab

3

3

This program discusses setting up and running a fire/emergency incident rehabilitation operation.  Procedures, logistics, and sample patients are presented.

 

Excellent Drill Night Program!

Documentation Review

3

3

This program discusses the basics of charting.  It discusses common errors and omissions from medical charts, provides advice on solid documentation, and provides practice documentation exercises.

 

Excellent Drill Night Program!

Medical Ethics in EMS

3

3

This program discusses the Medical Society of NJ's out of hospital Do-Not-Resuscitate (DNR) program and the relevant EMS protocol. Other ethical/legal concepts are also discussed.


Excellent Drill Night Program!

BLS Megacode

3

3

This program is a brief lecture and review of Basic Life Support with a practical cardiac arrest exercise.  Participants work on a full size manikin to perform airway maintenance, compressions, defibrillation, etc as they transport the patient around the site.

 

Excellent Drill Night Program!

Burn Review

3

3

This program reviews basic anatomy & physiology of burns and discusses ideal prehospital treatment. Powerpoint® displays illustrate vivid clinical photography and interactive scenarios. Use of specific burn treatment tools such as burn sheets and commercial burn dressings are discussed.


Excellent Drill Night Program!

Body Modification

3

3

This program discusses modifications people make to their bodies such as piercings, tattoos, and other alterations.  Vivid clinical photography as well as video of piercing procedures are shown.  Concerns for EMS personnel are discussed, and body jewelry removal is practices from a pierced manikin.


Excellent Drill Night Program!

Triage Review

3

3

This program discusses use of the S.T.A.R.T. triage system through the use of Powerpoint presentation, computer-based scenarios, and tabletop scenarios using miniature figures and vehicles.


Excellent Drill Night Program!

Childbirth Review

3

3

This program details the process of interviewing the expectant mother, performing normal delivery, managing delivery complications, and resuscitating the newborn.

 

Excellent Drill Night Program!

Cardiovascular Emergencies

3

3

This program discusses common cardiovascular conditions (which are responsible for more American deaths than any other condition) such as MI, Angina, CVA and CHF.  An excellent video segment along with a scenario-based exercise portion makes this course very popular. 

 

Excellent Drill Night Program!

Resuscitation 2000

3

3

This program discusses the new technologies involved in BLS resuscitation, such as defibrillation waveforms, seldom-used techniques, and equipment such as Thumper®, CPR Plus®, ResqPOD®, and AutoPulse®.


Excellent Drill Night Program!

Street Drugs I

3

3

This program details common presentations of opiates (heroin), hallucinogenic(LSD), and hyperactive drugs(cocaine, meth). 

 

Excellent Drill Night Program!

Abuse Awareness for EMS

3

3

This program discusses social abuse situations such as Spousal Abuse, Child Abuse, and Elder Abuse.  Ethical scenarios and proper reporting procedure are discussed. 

 

Excellent Drill Night Program!

Sport Injuries 3 3 This program discusses common EMS events that result from sporting injuries.  Specific discussions of helmet removal, heat emergencies, and ethical/legal issues at EMS standby events are covered.

Excellent Drill Night Program!

EPI-PEN 3 3 This is the required training for registered EPI-PEN delivery agencies.  This training details indications, administration, and general guidelines regarding use of an epinephrine auto-injector on a NJ EMS agency.

Note: We can only conduct this training for agencies that are registered with the NJ Department of Health as registered EPI-PEN agencies.  If you are not a registered EPI-PEN agency, please contact us for details about how to become a registered EPI-PEN agency.

Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT) 8 8 This is a corporate emergency care program for use in workplaces.  It covers Adult CPR, AED use, Bloodborne Pathogens, emergency oxygen, and basic first aid for corporate and industrial settings, and is meant as the training program for companies using Less Stress Instructional Service's MERT equipment and response systems.

PEPP

8

8

This program, designed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, details the management of common pediatric emergencies such as respiratory distress, trauma, poisoning, etc.  Awards full color student manual and 2 year PEPP certification.

GEMS

8

8

This interactive program discusses older American’s need for EMS and through a number of simulations and exercises provides EMT’s with a first hand experience of what it’s like to have limited vision, mobility, and hearing.  Awards a full color manual and a 2 year GEMS certification.

BLS/ALS Team Treatment

12

12

This ‘paramedic assistant’ program provides the BLS provider with a greater insight into ALS procedures and ties these interventions to specific clinical cases such as chest pains, shortness of breath, cardiac arrest, and trauma.  Covered interventions include nebulization, endotracheal intubation and other advanced airways, IV therapy, and EKG monitoring. This program can be run as a long weekend program, or be broken up into 3-hour blocks for evening or drill night sessions.

 

Excellent Weekend Program!

International Trauma Life Support

16 16

This is the national trauma course from ITLS International.  Through lectures and skills stations, it details care of the trauma patient.  Discussed are various shock syndromes such as hypovolemic, obstructive, and neurogenic shocks, TBI, and special populations such as pregnant, pediatric, and geriatric patients.  Three year certification and a full color manual is included in this program.

Excellent Weekend Program!

Management Topics

Training Officer Workshop

3

3

This program provides in-depth discussion on regulatory and training issues that EMS providers have to work with.  Covered are DOH/OEMS regulations, OSHA standards, and other EMS-related laws.
Highly Recommended for Training Officers and Administrators!

Incident Command System 200

12

12

This program is the version of the national ICS program for individuals who may have to be in charge at a scene for any period of time. Lectures and group-based problem solving guide participants through several scenarios involving equipment deployment, communications, and resource allocation.


Highly Recommended for EMS Crew Chiefs, Officers, Supervisors, and Administrators!

Core Programs:

Name:

Hours:

Credits:

Description:

Core 1 -
Introductory

2

2

This program refreshes the basic ethical, legal, and background topics of EMS.

Core 2 -
Airway Lecture

2

2

This program discusses airway and breathing concepts, equipment, and procedures.

Core 3 -
Airway Skills

2

2

This program exercises the performance of vital airway and breathing skills the EMT-Basic performs.

Core 4 -
Patient Assessment

2

2

This program discusses the assessment tools and techniques used by EMT's in the field.

Core 5 -
Patient Asses. Skills

2

2

This program exercises the assessment tools and techniques used by EMT's in the field.

Core 6 -
Medical Emergencies I

2

2

This program discusses cardiac, breathing, and anaphylactic emergencies and the medications used to control them. EMT-Basic care for these disorders are also discussed.

Core 7 -
Medical Emergencies II

2

2

This program reviews procedure and protocols for behavioral emergencies, altered mental states, and poisonings.

Core 8 -
Medical Emergencies Skills

2

2

This program exercises medical patient assessment and treatment. Special emphasis is placed on patient-assistance medications such as nitroglycerin, auto-injectors, and metered dose inhalers.

Core 9 -
Trauma Lecture

2

2

This program discusses the basics of traumatic injuries and shock.

Core 10 -
Trauma Skills

2

2

This program exercises basic EMS procedures such as use of a backboard and splinting. Less common interventions such as traction splinting are also practiced.

Core 11 -
OB/Pediatrics

2

2

This program discusses pediatric emergencies and emergency childbirth.

Core 12 -
Skills Lab

2

2

This program checks the participant's core EMS skills such as oxygen administration, bandaging/splinting, and use of the Automated External Defibrillator.

Core 13 – EMT Refresher

24

24

This program is a combination of CORE’s 1-12 in one extended program.  It is commonly called “EMT Refresher” as it awards all needed 24 CORE CEU’s.

Most programs can be conducted at no cost to volunteer agencies under EMS Training Fund provisions. Contact us at (888) 277-3671 for details!

Home page