NAEMT EDUCATION

ANZCP is the national coordinating organisation for NAEMT education in Australia and New Zealand.

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EDUCATION COURSES

PreHospital Trauma Life Support

NAEMT's Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) is recognised around the world as the leading continuing education program for prehospital emergency trauma care. The mission of PHTLS is to promote excellence in trauma patient management by all providers involved in the delivery of prehospital care.  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 and decrease mortality. The program is based on a philosophy stressing the treatment of the multi-system trauma patient as a unique entity with specific needs. 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, Paramedic practitioners are capable of making reasoned decisions regarding patient care. The course utilises the internationally recognised PHTLS textbook and covers the following topics:

  • Physiology of life and death
  • Scene assessment
  • Patient assessment
  • Airway
  • Breathing, ventilation and oxygenation
  • Circulation, hemorrhage and shock
  • Patients with disabilities
  • Patient simulations

PHTLS is the global gold standard in prehospital trauma education and is taught in 64 countries. PHTLS is appropriate for EMTs, paramedics, nurses, physician assistants, physicians, and other prehospital providers.

The PHTLS course have been modified for the Australian and New Zealand context. A localised PHTLS textbook should be available from 2019.

See below PHTLS training centres to find a course.

Emergency Paediatric Care

The Emergency Paediatric Care (EPC) course focuses on critical paediatric physiology, illnesses, injuries and interventions to help Paramedic practitioners provide the best treatment for sick and injured children in the field.  The course stresses critical thinking skills to help practitioners make the best decisions for their young patients.

Topics covered include:

  • The pathophysiology of the most common critical paediatric emergency issues, and critical thinking skills to help practitioners make the best decisions for their patients.
  • Application of the Paediatric Assessment Triangle (PAT), a tool to help practitioners rapidly and accurately assess paediatric patients.
  • The importance of family-centered care.
  • Understanding and communicating with children.
  • Airway management, breathing and oxygenation.
  • Cardiac emergencies.
  • Recognizing child abuse and neglect.
  • Hypoperfusion and shock.
  • Newborn resuscitation.

EPC is appropriate for EMTs, paramedics, emergency medical responders, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and physicians.

Training centres have plans to deliver the EPC course in Australia and New Zealand from late 2018.

Advanced Medical Life Support

Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) is the gold standard of education for emergency medical assessment and treatment. Endorsed by the National Association of EMS Physicians, AMLS emphasizes the use of the AMLS Assessment Pathway, a systematic tool for assessing and managing common medical conditions with urgent accuracy.

Students learn to recognise and manage common medical crises through realistic case-based scenarios that challenge students to apply their knowledge to highly critical patients.  The course emphasises the use of scene size-up, history, interactive group discussion on potential treatment strategies, and physical exam to systematically rule out and consider possibilities and probabilities in treating patients’ medical crises.

Topics include:

  • Respiratory disorders
  • Cardiovascular disorders
  • Shock
  • Altered mental status
  • Neurological disorders
  • Endocrine/Metabolic disorders
  • Environmental emergencies
  • Infectious disease
  • Abdominal disorders
  • Toxicological emergencies
  • Exposure to hazardous materials

AMLS is appropriate for EMTs, paramedics, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse anesthetists and physicians.

Training centres have plans to deliver the AMLS course in Australia and New Zealand from 2019.

Geriatric Education for EMS

GEMS provides Paramedic practitioners at all levels with the skills and knowledge to address the unique medical, social, environmental and communications challenges of older adults. Developed by NAEMT, in partnership with the American Geriatrics Society, GEMS empowers practitioners to help improve medical outcomes and quality of life for geriatric patients.

GEMS features case-based lectures, live action video, hands-on skill stations, simulation and small group scenarios to fully engage students in the learning experience. GEMS covers the following topics:

  • Changes with age
  • Assessment of older adults
  • Pharmacology and medication toxicity
  • Psycho-social emergencies
  • Elder abuse
  • End-of-life care issues
  • Cardiovascular and respiratory emergencies
  • Trauma
  • Neurological emergencies and altered mental status
  • Mobile integrated healthcare
  • Special considerations for older adults in disaster response
  • Skin and wound care
  • Medical devices frequently used by older adults

Two GEMS courses are offered - a core and advanced course.  They may be offered separately or sequentially.  Both courses are appropriate for EMTs, paramedics, emergency medical responders, nurses, physician assistants and physicians.

Training centres have plans to deliver the GEMS course in Australia and New Zealand from 2019.

TRAINING CENTRES

The following training centres have been approved to deliver PHTLS.

A number of them are also be working towards delivering EPC, AMLS and GEMS.

QLD

QLD

CLINICAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT SERVICE

NZ

NZ

IMMEDIATE CARE PARAMEDICS

 

NSW

NSW

EMERGENCY MEDICAL TRAINING AUSTRALASIA

WA

WA

SAFETY DIRECT SOLUTIONS

 

VIC

VIC

EMERGENCY MEDICAL TRAINING AUSTRALASIA

ACT

ACT

EMERGENCY MEDICAL TRAINING AUSTRALASIA

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