Certification Courses for ems & healthcare providers

Life EMS Ambulance Education Centre is a State of Michigan licensed Proprietary School and is fully certified by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to instruct EMS certification and recertification courses. These include Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS), Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC), and Basic Life Support (BLS) classes. Our courses are comprehensive as-is and can also be tailored to your local EMS protocols. Contact us for details.

Be Ready to Help | First Aid / CPR Training

 Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

The AHA’s ACLS course builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR, reflecting science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC). This course is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies and for personnel in emergency response.

 

If your provider license is expired, or this is your first time taking the course, please email education@lifeems.com prior to enrolling for ACLS. 

Upcoming Classes:

 

  • August 2, 2024 9:00am – Grand Rapids
  • September 6, 2024 9:00am – Kalamazoo
  • October 4, 2024 9:00am – Grand Rapids
  • November 1, 2024 9:00am – Grand Rapids
  • December 6, 2024 9:00am – Kalamazoo

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Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC)

Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC) is an educational program developed by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT). This course is available to all medically licensed personnel (MFR, EMT, Paramedic, Nurse, Physician Assistant, and Physician) working in or with the EMS profession. All Advanced EMT and Paramedics that register for this course are eligible to participate in the CE practical for Pediatric Medication Administration to receive one practical credit.  This portion is at the end of the EPC course and has no extra fees associated with it.

Life EMS offers a hybrid EPC course. At your convenience you will complete about 8 hours of online (didactic) training, then come in for an eight hour skills day to complete the course. This hybrid course requires that you have a computer and internet access.

 
Upcoming Classes:

 

  • July 12, 2024 9:00am – Grand Rapids *This class is full*
  • August 9, 2024 9:00am – Kalamazoo *This class is full*
  • September 13, 2024 9:00am – Grand Rapids *This class is full*
  • October 11, 2024 9:00am – Grand Rapids
  • November 8, 2024 9:00am – Grand Rapids
  • December 13, 2024 9:00am – Grand Rapids

 

Be Ready to Help | First Aid / CPR Training
PHTLS

Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)

PHTLS courses provide a prehospital trauma care philosophy, stressing the need to treat 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 courses are based on Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), a course for physicians developed by the American College of Surgeons-Committee on Trauma. More importantly, the PHTLS course follows the principles of care of trauma patients as developed by the Committee on Trauma.

Life EMS offers a hybrid PHTLS course. At your convenience you will complete about 8 hours of online (didactic) training, then come in for an eight-hour skills day to complete the course. This hybrid course requires that you have a computer and internet access.

Upcoming Classes:

 

  • June 21, 2024 9:00am – Grand Rapids *This class is full*
  • July 19, 2024 9:00am – Grand Rapids *This class is full*
  • August 16, 2024 9:00am – Grand Rapids *This class is full*
  • September 20, 2024 9:00am – Kalamazoo
  • October 18, 2024 9:00am – Grand Rapids
  • November 15, 2024 9:00am – Grand Rapids
  • December 20, 2024 9:00am -Grand Rapids

 

 

ACLS Instructor Course

​The ACLS Instructor Course certifies the participant upon completion to teach AHA Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) courses in both instructor-led and blended-learning course formats.

This Instructor Essentials course educates participants on how to adequately use instructor teaching materials, ensure that students meet learning objectives, offer student coaching skills, provide an objective skills performance evaluation, and follow AHA Instructor and course policies. Interested students must hold a current ACLS provider card.

Upcoming Classes:

  • TBD, 9am – Grand Rapids
PHTLS

Advanced Stroke Life Support (ASLS)

The AHA’s ASLS course builds on the foundation of lifesaving skills; aiming to educate prehospital and in hospital healthcare providers to optimize the identification, evaluation and treatment of patients with acute stroke, and identify the five main stroke syndromes and relate them to pathophysiology and clinical signs. The course objective is to explain the importance of an organized approach to treating patients with stroke for improved patient outcomes, and describe the management goals also.

This course meets the education requirements for Stroke Center Certification.

The course is divided into two sections: eLearning modules and an in person skills evaluation. Life EMS offers a blended learning ASLS course. At your convenience you will complete about 8 hours of online (didactic) training, then come in for a skills day to complete the course. This hybrid course requires that you have a computer and internet access.

Upcoming Classes:

  • TBD