Class Schedule

THE DREXEL UNIVERSITY EMS TRAINING CENTER HAS STARTED THE RETURN TO NORMAL CLASS OPERATIONS. WE ARE IN A MULTI-STAGE RETURN TO BUSINESS AND ARE FOLLOWING GUIDANCE FROM DREXEL UNIVERSITY  Please visit this site for information from Drexel University regarding their response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING ALL CLASSES:

We have added new AHA courses to our calendar and are in the process of returning to in-person operations.

ALL ENROLLED EMS CLASSES are currently being held online in a "LIVE INSTRUCTOR FORMAT". These classes will also attend in-person skills training using STRICT PHYSICAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES approved by Drexel University. These classes will finish and be evaluated using guidelines and direction provided by the NREMT and PROEMS. ALL EMS CLASSES scheduled for the Spring and Summer of 2021 are scheduled to take place and will be held following all current CDC guidelines. Many portions will take place online via "LIVE INSTRUCTOR FORMAT".

 

PLEASE CONTACT (215) 762-3732 with pressing questions or for refunds.

 

PROMO CODE INFORMATION:

If you are a Drexel affiliate and a promo code or discount for your group has been pre-arranged, please ensure that your discount is applied before or during registration. 

  • If you have any questions please call us directly at (215) 762-3732.
  • Promo codes MUST be used at time of registration.
    • DISCOUNTS and PROMO CODES will not be applied after a student has registered for a class.
    • REFUNDS OF PROMO CODE DISCOUNTS WILL NOT BE PROVIDED IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCE.

 

CLASS POLICIES

NEED HELP CLAIMING AN AHA eCard?

PLEASE CLICK HERE AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS IN ORDER TO CLAIM AN AHA eCard.

 

COVID GUIDELINES

Due to the Covid pandemic there are certain guidelines that must be followed while attending any in-person class at our Training Center. 

  1. FACE MASK: Please wear a face mask to the New College Building for any Department of EMS or AHA Training Center course. You should wear your mask at all times while in the building.
  2. FACE SHIELD or EYE PROTECTION: Please wear a face shield or eye protection while completing any in-person skills portion of any EMS or AHA course at Drexel.
  3. EXAM GLOVES: Exam gloves will need to be worn at all times when interacting with other students, class instructors or faculty and shared mannequins or task trainers. Mannequins and task trainers will be cleaned between student use or contact.
  4. DREXEL HEALTH TRACKER APP and WEBSITE
    • DREXEL UNIVERSITY AFFILIATES (students, staff and faculty): All Drexel affiliates entering a Drexel facility will need to download the Drexel Health Tracker application onto your personal device. You will need to create an account using your Drexel University email address and enter in any symptoms that you are experiencing two hours before visiting the campus. While staff will not be allowed to view your personal data, we may ask to see the screen announcement showing verification that your health screening has been completed for the day that you wish to visit the campus.
    • NON-DREXEL PERSONNEL: All those without a Drexel email account will have to visit the DREXEL HEALTHCHECKER SITE and complete the online form two (2) hours before visiting the campus. While staff will not be allowed to view your personal data, we may ask to see the screen announcement showing verification that your health screening has been completed for the day that you wish to visit the campus.
  5. BOOK PURCHASES: All text book purchases are final and books may not be returned to the Department of EMS for refund at this time.

PLEASE NOTE: THERE HAS BEEN A PRICE CHANGE FOR ALL PURCHASED AHA ECARDS:

BLS CARDS $10.00

HEARTSAVER CARDS $20.00

ACLS AND PALS CARDS $20.00

The AHA has recently changed the way that they charge for Heartsaver cards. They have reduced the materials costs for the Heartsaver discipline classes but they have made their cards MORE EXPENSIVE. The amount that you charge for classes should/could stay the same depending on whether or not you were including class materials (Heartsaver textbooks).

Please select this item to pay for AHA cards.

We have offered this item in order to facilitate the option to our instructors to pay for AHA cards when teaching an outside class. Additionally, this item has been offered as a direct link for outside entities that wish to pay for cards when on-site classes have been provided to a client/entity.

This inexpensive fee assists us in processing a credit card payment. It is also intended to help cover the administrative costs of processing the AHA cards/eCards while also allowing our clients and instructors the opportunity to arrange payment from any location. As always, feel free to contact us at (215) 762-1801 if you would like to pay over the phone or to arrange payment by check.

PLEASE NOTE: AHA eCard and traditional AHA card distribution will be delayed until payment for AHA cards/eCards has been received. Once payment has been received we will ensure that your AHA cards/eCards are distributed in accordance with AHA policies and procedures. We strive to provide ALL AHA cards/eCards in a minumum of time.

When paying for cards, please enter YOUR information (the Lead Instructor OR the organization purchasing cards) in the "Student Information" field as well as the "Comments or Special Requests" field.

 

Become a Drexel EMS Training Center Gold Club Member today and take advantage of our most popular courses for a COMPLETE 4 year cycle at a discounted price!

This great option is perfect for new nursing graduates who need to boost their resume! 

Courses included:

  • (2) BLS Renewals (Classroom Only)
  • (2) ACLS Renewals (Classroom Only) + $50 for Provider option
  • (1) PALS Provider and (1) PALS Renewal (Classroom Only)

Gold Membership fee: $750.00

This offer excludes the textbooks for each course and credit is non-transferable. Books can be purchased at discounted rates by Gold Members. All classes must be taken within 48 calendar months of Membership purchase.

This offer cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts. This offer is only available at our Drexel University - New College Building. All courses listed above must be taken before the expiration date except for the initial PALS course. The initial PALS/ACLS Provider course must be taken within 24 months of Gold Membership purchase. Membership will expire on the last day of the 48th month starting from the day of registration. Please read our Poilicies and Procedures for more information on cancellation and rescheduling.

Become a Drexel EMS Training Center Platinum Club Member today and take advantage of our most popular courses for a COMPLETE 4 year cycle at a discounted price, INCLUDING ATLS!

This option is perfect for Physicians or Advanced Practice Clinicians (NP, PA) who need to have all of the Drexel EMS Training Center Gold Club classes, but also are in need of ATLS.

Courses included:

  • (2) BLS Renewals (Classroom Only)
  • (2) ACLS Renewals (Classroom Only)
  • (1) PALS Provider and (1) PALS Renewal (Classroom Only)
  • (1) ATLS 2 Day Provider Course (Textbook is Included)

Platinum Membership fee: $1,600.00

This offer excludes the textbooks for each course (except ATLS; an ATLS Textbook is included for this price) and credit is non-transferable. Textbooks for BLS, ACLS and PALS can be purchased at discounted rates by Platinum Members. All classes must be taken within 48 calendar months of Membership purchase.

This offer cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts. This offer is only available at our Drexel University - New College Building Campus. All courses listed above must be taken before the expiration date of your current course completion cards that you hold (except for the initial PALS course). Membership will expire on the last day of the 48th month starting from the day of registration. Please read our Poilicies and Procedures for more information on cancellation and rescheduling.

Become a Drexel EMS Training Center Silver Club Member today and take advantage of our most popular courses for a COMPLETE 2 year cycle at a discounted price!

This great option is perfect for new nursing graduates who need to boost their resume! 

Courses included:

  • (1) BLS Renewal (Classroom Only)
  • (1) ACLS Renewal (Classroom Only) ACLS Provider option - add $50
  • (1) PALS Provider (Classroom Only)

Silver Membership fee: $450.00

This offer excludes the textbooks for each course and credit is non-transferable. Books can be purchased at discounted rates by Silver Members. All classes must be taken within 24 calendar months of Membership purchase.

This offer cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts. This offer is only available at our Drexel University - New College Building. Only courses that alread exist on the EMS calendar can be attended (courses coordinated or scheduled by other entities (Drexel Nursing, Drexel Physical Therapy, Drexel CNHP cannot be used to satisfy any of the classes). All courses listed above must be taken before the expiration date of the Silver Membership. Membership will expire on the last day of the 24th month starting from the day of registration. Please read our Poilicies and Procedures for more information on cancellation and rescheduling.

BLS Provider/Renewal (CPR)
 
The BLS Course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED.

In the Instructor-led course, students participate in simulated clinical scenarios and learning stations. Students work with an AHA BLS Instructor to complete BLS skills practice and skills testing. Students also complete a written exam.
 
Features
• Updated science and education from the new 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC 
• Instructor-led, hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency 
• Emphasis on high-quality CPR including a team dynamics classroom activity 
• Video-based course with real world scenarios
 
Course Content
  • High-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants
  • The AHA Chain of Survival, specifically the BLS components
  • Use of an AED
  • Effective ventilations using a barrier device
  • Importance of teams in multirescuer resuscitation and performance as an effective team member during multirescuer CPR
  • Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants

This "course" is an option to purchase discounted parking passes for the Garteway Parking Garage. Each pass is $13.40. You have the option of purchasing up to 16 parking passes using this site. Please purchase the passes online using a credit card.

 

You will need to come to the following location to pick up the passes:

Drexel University

New College Building

Room 2108 - Second Floor

245 N 15th Street

Phila PA 19102

OUR MAIN ENTRANCE:

Main Entrance for New College Building

 

LOCATION:

We are located in the Drexel University, New College Building. The New College Building is located at 245 North 15th Street in Philadelphia, PA 19102 (Building 5 in the image below). Please be aware that we are on the same city block as Hahnemann University Hospital, but we are on the Northwest corner of the block, at 15th and Vine Streets.

Please come inside and speak to a security guard (let them know you are coming to the second floor - Room 2105). After being cleared to enter the building, please proceed to the second floor, Room 2105 (Training Center) or Rm 2108 (EMS Division Administrative offices).

We are a division of the Drexel University College of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine.

 

TRANSPORTATION and PARKING:

  • We are accessible by Septa Bus routes 2, 4, 16, and 27. We are also accessible by the Broad Street Subway line, just north and west of the Race-Vine Station.
  • If you drive, there is minimal parking available but you may be able to find parking at:

            Gateway Parking Garage managed by the PPA

            1540 Vine Street (Entrances on Spring and 16th Streets - Vehicle Clearance: 6’10”)

            Philadelphia, PA 19102

            http://www.philapark.org/gateway-parking-garage/

 

 

HOTEL INFORMATION:

Please visit the site below to search for local hotels that offer discounts to Drexel affiliates. Please select the appropriate discounted rate associated with Drexel University.

https://www.campustravel.com/university/drexel/visit_drexel.html

Drexel Hotels

 

Four hotels are very close to our training center at Drexel and offer discounts to our learners:

  • Philadelphia 201 Hotel - 201 North 17th Street Phila PA 19103
  • Le Meridien Philadelphia - 1421 Arch Street Phila PA 19102
  • Embassy Suites by Hilton Philadelphia Center City - 1776 Ben Franklin Pkwy  Phila PA 19103
  • Aloft Philadelphia Downtown - 101 N Broad Street  Philadelphia PA 19107

COVID GUIDELINES

Due to the Covid pandemic there are certain guidelines that must be followed while attending any in-person class at our Training Center. 

  1. FACE MASK: Please wear a face mask to the New College Building for any Department of EMS or AHA Training Center course. You should wear your mask at all times while in the building.
  2. FACE SHIELD or EYE PROTECTION: Please wear a face shield or eye protection while completing any in-person skills portion of any EMS or AHA course at Drexel.
  3. EXAM GLOVES: Exam gloves will need to be worn at all times when interacting with other students, class instructors or faculty and shared mannequins or task trainers. Mannequins and task trainers will be cleaned between student use or contact.
  4. DREXEL HEALTH TRACKER APP and WEBSITE
    • DREXEL UNIVERSITY AFFILIATES (students, staff and faculty): All Drexel affiliates entering a Drexel facility will need to download the Drexel Health Tracker application onto your personal device. You will need to create an account using your Drexel University email address and enter in any symptoms that you are experiencing two hours before visiting the campus. While staff will not be allowed to view your personal data, we may ask to see the screen announcement showing verification that your health screening has been completed for the day that you wish to visit the campus.
    • NON-DREXEL PERSONNEL: All those without a Drexel email account will have to visit the DREXEL HEALTHCHECKER SITE and complete the online form two (2) hours before visiting the campus. While staff will not be allowed to view your personal data, we may ask to see the screen announcement showing verification that your health screening has been completed for the day that you wish to visit the campus.
  5. BOOK PURCHASES: All text book purchases are final and books may not be returned to the Department of EMS for refund at this time.

 

Please contact us, before purchase, if you have any questions. We can be reached at (215) 762-1801.

Please select this course if you have lost your card or need a reprint. If you took a class since May of 2015, we have most likely processed an eCard for you. Please look for an email from "no-eccreply@heart.org" or from another similar email address from the AHA. This may help you find your card. If you are unable to locate your card and need assistance, please purchase this service. PLEASE ALLOW 3-5 business days to process your request. If you need a card sooner, please contact us at (215) 762-3732.

If you took an AHA course with us prior to May of 2015, we can offer you a copy of your card for $10.00 or a reprint of your card for $20.00. We will email you a copy of your card or we will mail, via USPS, a reprint of your card. Please provide a valid email or mailing address in either case.

NOTE: This service is only for those that need access to a card or certificate that has already been issued. PLEASE DO NOT SELECT THIS SERVICE IF YOU HAVE JUST RECENTLY TAKEN A CLASS WITH US. We offer free assistance in attaining your course completion card if you have taken your course within the last 90 days. If you need help locating your card and YOU HAVE RECEIVED an email from the AHA, please see this guide and follow the instructions.

Click below to order a textbook without signing up for a course.

Please choose the book that would like to order.
 
If you need the book in less than 10 days, please choose the "pickup" option or call (215) 762-3732.
 
 

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PLEASE NOTE: If you pay or have paid for a class or created a registration using a Credit Card or Debit Card, "DUCOM EMERGENCY MEDICINE" will appear as the entity that has charged you for class registration. Please feel free to contact us with any questions regarding your SECURE CREDIT CARD or DEBIT CARD payment.

 

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.