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THE DREXEL UNIVERSITY EMS TRAINING CENTER HAS SUSPENDED MOST IN-CLASS OPERATIONS IN OBSERVATION OF CURRENT CDC GUIDELNES AND RECOGNITION OF THE CURRENT COVID-19 HEALTH CRISIS. Please visit this site for information from Drexel University regarding their response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING ALL CLASSES:

AHA CLASSES scheduled between March 23, 2020 and September 30, 2020 will NO LONGER BE HELD. We have added new AHA courses to our calendar for October 2020 and hope to be open to in-person operations by that timeframe. THIS DATE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. IF YOU HOLD AN AHA PROVIDER OR INSTRUCTOR CARD, PLEASE SEE THIS SITE FROM THE AHA REGARDING "RENEWAL DATE" GUIDANCE: 

https://cpr.heart.org/-/media/cpr-files/resources/covid-19-resources-for-cpr-training/covid19-statement_card-extensions_update-33120.pdf 

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 Fall of 2020 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.

 

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AHA ACLS - ADVANCED CARDIAC LIFE SUPPORT

AHA’s Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. This course builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR.

This advanced course highlights the importance of high-performance team dynamics and communication, systems of care, recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes (ACS).

 
Features
  • Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills simulated clinical scenarios that encourage Active participation
  • Hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills

 

Course Content

  • Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device, and use of an AED
  • Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia
  • Airway management
  • Related pharmacology
  • Management of ACS and stroke
  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team

 

ACLS Classroom-based Course - Completion Time (instructor and video, with skills conducted throughout) 

  • Initial Provider Course requires approximately 9 hours to complete (8am - 5pm), including skills practice and skills testing.
  • Update (Renewal/Recert) Course requires approximately 5 hours (12pm - 5pm), including skills practice and skills testing.
             
 
 
 

ADVANCED CARDIAC LIFE SUPPORT (ACLS) UPDATE (Renewal)

AHA’s Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. This course builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR.

This advanced course highlights the importance of high-performance team dynamics and communication, systems of care, recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes (ACS).

 
Features
  • Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills simulated clinical scenarios that encourage Active participation
  • Hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills

 

Course Content

  • Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device, and use of an AED
  • Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia
  • Airway management
  • Related pharmacology
  • Management of ACS and stroke
  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team

 

Classroom-based Course - Completion Time (instructor and video, with skills conducted throughout) 

  • Initial Provider Course requires approximately 9-10 hours to complete, including skills practice and skills testing.
  • Update Course requires approximately 5-6 hours, including skills practice and skills testing.
               *course time based on 1 instructor: 6 student: 2 manikins
 

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.

 

 ATLS - Provider (10th Edition)

Injured patients present a wide range of complex problems. The Advanced Trauma Life Support®(ATLS®) Student Course presents a concise approach to assessing and managing multiply injured patients. The course presents Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers (Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants) with knowledge and techniques that are comprehensive and easily adapted to fit their needs. The skills described in the manual represent one safe way to perform each technique, and the American College of Surgeons (ACS) recognizes that there are other acceptable approaches. However, the knowledge and skills taught in the course are easily adapted to all venues for the care of patients.

The ACS and its Committee on Trauma (COT) have developed the ATLS program for Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers (Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants). This program provides systemic and concise training for the early care of trauma patients. The ATLS program provides participants with a safe, reliable method for immediate management of the injured patient and the basic knowledge necessary to:

  1. Assess the patient’s condition rapidly and accurately
  2. Resuscitate and stabilize the patient according to priority
  3. Determine if the patient’s needs exceed a facility’s capacity
  4. Arrange appropriately for the patient’s inter-hospital transfer (who, what, when, and how)
  5. Assure that optimum care is provided and that the level of care does not deteriorate at any point during the evaluation, resuscitation, or transfer process

For Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers (Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants) who infrequently treat trauma, the ATLS course provides an easy-to-remember method for evaluating and treating the victim of a traumatic event. For Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers who treat traumatic disease on a frequent basis, the ATLS course provides a scaffold for evaluation, treatment, education, and quality assurance. In short, ATLS is a measurable, reproducible, and comprehensive system of trauma care.

 

ATLS Provider Course Cancellation / Refund policy: A $150.00 non-refundable processing fee is included in the course tuition. Written cancellation requests received 30 days prior to the course start date are eligible for a refund minus the $150.00 non-refundable processing fee. Cancellations less than 30 days prior to the course, or failure to attend the course will result in forfeiture of the entire course tuition.

 

 

Trauma Pic 1

 

ATLS 10th Edition Renewal Course (1 Day)

Injured patients present a wide range of complex problems. The Advanced Trauma Life Support® (ATLS®) Renewal Course presents a concise approach to assessing and managing multiply injured patients. The course presents Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers (Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants) with knowledge and techniques that are comprehensive and easily adapted to fit their needs. The skills described in the manual represent one safe way to perform each technique, and the American College of Surgeons (ACS) recognizes that there are other acceptable approaches. However, the knowledge and skills taught in the course are easily adapted to all venues for the care of patients.

The ACS and its Committee on Trauma (COT) have developed the ATLS program for Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers (Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants). This program provides systemic and concise training for the early care of trauma patients. The ATLS program provides participants with a safe, reliable method for immediate management of the injured patient and the basic knowledge necessary to:

  1. Assess the patient’s condition rapidly and accurately
  2. Resuscitate and stabilize the patient according to priority
  3. Determine if the patient’s needs exceed a facility’s capacity
  4. Arrange appropriately for the patient’s inter-hospital transfer (who, what, when, and how)
  5. Assure that optimum care is provided and that the level of care does not deteriorate at any point during the evaluation, resuscitation, or transfer process

For Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers (Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants) who infrequently treat trauma, the ATLS course provides an easy-to-remember method for evaluating and treating the victim of a traumatic event. For Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers who treat traumatic disease on a frequent basis, the ATLS course provides a scaffold for evaluation, treatment, education, and quality assurance. In short, ATLS is a measurable, reproducible, and comprehensive system of trauma care.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

An ATLS 10th Edition Textbook WILL BE INCLUDED in the price of tuition for all of our ATLS Renewal courses. 

ATLS Renewal Course Cancellation / Refund policy: A $150.00 non-refundable processing fee is included in the course tuition. Written cancellation requests received 30 days prior to the course start date are eligible for a refund minus the $150.00 non-refundable processing fee. Cancellations less than 30 days prior to the course, or failure to attend the course will result in forfeiture of the entire course tuition.

 

Trauma Pic 1

ATLS Instructor Course (10th Edition)**

** Instructor course is available to Licensed Physicians ONLY.

 The ATLS Instructor Course is a one day course. It is designed for training Physician Instructors for the ATLS® Provider Course.

The Instructor Course consists of a variety of teaching-how-to-teach components that are directly related to the ATLS® core content:

  • principles and philosophies of teaching the course;
  • management of various students behaviors;
  • techniques for giving a lecture;
  • techniques for skills-teaching;
  • techniques for leading group discussion;
  • techniques for critiquing and assessing student's performance.

There is no formal and standard assessment for a participant's ability. Instead, the performance and the attitude of the participant will be evaluated throughout the entire course. A participant with unsatisfactory performance will be requested to retake the Course later.

ELIGIBILITY FOR THE COURSE

Participants for the ATLS® Instructor Course should fulfil all the following requirements:

  • successful completion of the ATLS® Student (Provider) Course within the last three (3) years;
  • having been identified as having Instructor potential;
  • demonstrating a commitment to ATLS® philosophy; and
  • demonstrating a commitment to trauma education.
REQUIREMENTS FOR FULL INSTRUCTOR STATUS
  • After successful completion of the Instructor Course (classroom portion), an Instructor Candidate is required by the ACS to complete "teaching time" in a Student Course. Three (3) teaching assignments are required:
    • 1. Lead an Interactive Discussion (which is evaluated by a Course Director)
    • 2. a Skill Station (which is mentored by a Course Director)
    • 3. a Testing Station (also mentored by a Course Director)
  • ALL of the above noted teaching requirements MUST be completed within 12 months of the date that the Instructor Candidate completed the classroom portion of the ATLS Instructor Course.
  • If the first teaching performance is not satisfactory, the Instructor Candidate needs to teach the three (3) above noted teaching requirements during an additional ATLS Student Course for re-assessment.
  • ATLS requires Instructors to teach one (1) class per year over a four (4) year certification
BLS Provider (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
BLS 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

 

Course Format / Time

  • Provider course requires approximately 4 hours to complete
  • Time includes skills practice and skills testing
  • Course time is based on 1 instructor: 6 student: 2 manikins

 

FAQ's - http://cpr.heart.org/idc/groups/ahaecc-public/@wcm/@ecc/documents/downloadable/ucm_483579.pdf

 

 

 

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

Pennsylvania Department of Health EMS Instructor Certification Course

This class offers the learner the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to provide quality instruction to the EMS providers in the state of Pennsylvania.

This class also covers many topics that will help you be a great educator.

Topics covered include:

  • Components of the learning process
  • Adult learning theory
  • How to deal with difficult students
  • Methods of teaching (teaching theory and teaching skills)
  • Preparation for education
  • How to use and master a variety of media and materials
  • Purpose of evaluation and how to use different methods of evaluation

In order to take this class, you must:

  • Provide proof that you are at least 18 years old.
  • Posess current certification in CPR or current certifications a CPR instructor.
  • Posess current certification as an EMT or higher-level EMS provider.
  • Have at least one year of experience in providing EMS as an EMT or higher-level EMS provider.
  • Provide documentation of at least 20 hours of instructional time. Time must be for the EMS certification program within the last 1 year.
  • Supply a letter of recommendation from either a PA Department of Health Accredited Training Institute Director/Administrator or an EMS Certification Coordinator.

COVID-19 INFORMATION (as of April 2, 2020):

Drexel University continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. We will provide continued updates from Drexel University. Please visit https://drexel.edu/now/coronavirus/reponse/ for messages, updates and information.

THIS CLASS IS CURRENTLY ENROLLING. We will continue to enroll this class until further notice. If SOCIAL DISTANCING/ISOLATION/QUARANTINE practices remain in use past JULY 1, 2020, we will contact all class registrants and inform of procedure. Ultimately, the Department of EMS is under the guidelines set forth by the NREMT office, the Pennsylvania DOH and Philadelphia Regional Office of EMS (PROEMS).

Please call (215) 762-3732 with pressing matters or questions.

Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training program is uniquely crafted for the adult learner. Our program highlights hands-on practical experience and offers both online and weekly traditional lectures in the classroom. Outside of the weekly face-to-face interaction, students will have access to interactive lectures, readings, and practice assignments allowing them to study in the comfort of their own home. Online quizzes and interactive lectures are the only portions of this class that must be done online. Tests, skills practice and skills preparation are in-person and moderated by an EMS Instructor. NOTE: Our unique class design allows our students to apply for reciprocity in states requiring in-person EMT classes for certification/licensure. 

Graduates are eligible to test and become both a Nationally Registered EMT (NREMT) and PA Department of Health EMT.

This program will prepare students to work for private or emergency ambulance services, as well as in-hospital and other health care settings. EMT training is beneficial for individuals looking to further enhance their education in fields such as nursing, physical therapy, physician assistant and medical school. EMT’s are not only employed by ambulance services, but they also function in dual roles for fire and police departments.

Drexel University Department of Emergency Medical Services educators are experienced instructors who are working EMS professionals and health care providers. Their valuable life experiences are brought into the classroom to give students a stronger understanding of the field.
Classes take place at Drexel’s Center City campus located on North 15th Street in Philadelphia. The ten hours of required clinical experience will take place in a local Emergency Room and/or local ambulances.

Drexel’s Department of Emergency Medical Services has a strong and long-standing working relationship with the City of Philadelphia’s Fire Department as well as local emergency departments. The EMS Training Center continues in the path of prior Drexel programs.

 

EMS EDUCATION AT DREXEL COVERS:
EMS Operations
Pharmacology
Patient Assessment
Airway Management
Shock and Resuscitation
Medical Emergencies
Traumatic Emergencies
Techniques for assisting Advanced Life Support (ALS) providers in performing ALS interventions

Please download our EMS Admission policies here.

 

EMT Course Entry Requirements

Students entering the Drexel University EMT program must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years of age at class orientation or first class event
  • Be able to read and write English
  • Review and be able to perform the functional job description for EMT
  • Not have a criminal history
    • Applicant will provide a PA State Police Criminal History Check (Patch program) and may be asked to provide an FBI Criminal History Summary Check
    • Applicants coming from out of state must also provide a criminal background check from the state where they last resided
    • If applicant has a positive history, PA-DOH approval will be required for continued course attendance
  • Provide proof of a Child Abuse Clearance Check from the state or national level
  • Complete a "New Provider Application" on the Pennsylvania EMS Registry System website. The link for a NEW PROVIDER APPLICATION is in the left margin of this page. Ensure that your "pop-up blocker" is disabled. Enter accurate information and PLEASE SELECT THE CORRECT CLASS THAT YOU WISH TO ATTEND.

Please email these items to EMScompliance@drexel.edu or bring to EMT class orientation:

  • PATCH Criminal Background Check
  • Child Abuse Clearance Check
  • Immunization paperwork/documentation
  • FEMA Online Class (NIMS 100.c and 700.b) Certificates
  • Hazmat (Safe Response) class certiticate 

The PENNSYLVANIA EMSRS New Provider Application must be submitted online PRIOR TO EMT class orientation.

 

Tuition and Fees

The following fee schedule shall apply for the 2019-2020 Academic Year. The academic year is defined as any course, beginning on or after August I, through July 31 of the following year. Financial Aid is NOT AVAILABLE.

Drexel EMS Training Center Registration Fee

NOTE: THIS IS A NON-REFUNDABLE FEE.

This fee covers your EMT equipment, book, EMT online curriculum and uniform shirt.

$350

 

 

Drexel Tuition:

     EMT Program

 

$1850

Drexel ID Fee (for non-Drexel University students): $20

                        FEES NOT PAID TO DREXEL:

PA State Police Criminal Check:

Child Abuse Clearance:

NREMT EMT Exam per attempt:

$20

$8

$85

Replacement fee for Clinical Uniform Shirt (if needed): $20

 

COVID-19 INFORMATION (as of April 2, 2020):

Drexel University continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. We will provide continued updates from Drexel University. Please visit https://drexel.edu/now/coronavirus/reponse/ for messages, updates and information.

THIS CLASS IS CURRENTLY ENROLLING. We will continue to enroll this class until further notice. If SOCIAL DISTANCING/ISOLATION/QUARANTINE practices remain in use past JULY 1, 2020, we will contact all class registrants and inform of procedure. The first two weeks of this class MAY be held online, with a live EMS Instructor and attendance/participation will be mandatory. Ultimately, the Department of EMS is under the guidelines set forth by the NREMT office, the Pennsylvania DOH and Philadelphia Regional Office of EMS (PROEMS).

Please call (215) 762-3732 with pressing matters or questions.

 

Drexel University's Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training program (summer accelerated) is uniquely crafted for the college-aged and adult learner. Our program highlights hands-on practical experience and offers traditional lectures in the classroom, thress days per week. Skill sessions take place throughout the classtime. Class will meet on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00am until 5:00pm. This class is perfect for the learner looking for an accelerated EMT between school sessions. Students will have access to online interactive lectures, readings, and practice assignments allowing them to study in the comfort of their own home.Graduates are eligible to test and become both a Nationally Registered EMT (NREMT) and PA Department of Health EMT.

This program will prepare students to work for private or emergency ambulance services, as well as in-hospital and other health care settings. EMT training is beneficial for individuals looking to further enhance their education in fields such as nursing, physical therapy, physician assistant and medical school. EMT’s are not only employed by ambulance services, but they also function in dual roles for fire and police departments.

Drexel University's Department of Emergency Medical Services EMS educators are experienced instructors who are working EMS professionals and health care providers. Their valuable life experiences are brought into the classroom to give students a stronger understanding of the field.
Classes take place at Drexel’s Center City campus located on North 15th Street in Philadelphia. The ten hours of required clinical experience will take place in a local Emergency Room and/or local ambulances.

Drexel’s Department of Emergency Medical Services has a strong and long-standing working relationship with the City of Philadelphia’s Fire Department as well as local emergency departments. The EMS Training Center continues in the path of prior Drexel programs.

 

EMS EDUCATION AT DREXEL COVERS:
EMS Operations
Pharmacology
Patient Assessment
Airway Management
Shock and Resuscitation
Medical Emergencies
Traumatic Emergencies
Techniques for assisting Advanced Life Support (ALS) providers in performing ALS interventions

Please download our EMS Admission policies here.

 

EMT Course Entry Requirements

Students entering the Drexel University EMT program must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years of age at class orientation or first class event
  • Be able to read and write English
  • Review and be able to perform the functional job description for EMT
  • Not have a criminal history
    • Applicant will provide a PA State Police Criminal History Check (Patch program) and may be asked to provide an FBI Criminal History Summary Check
    • Applicants coming from out of state must also provide a criminal background check from the state where they last resided
    • If applicant has a positive history, PA-DOH approval will be required for continued course attendance
  • Provide proof of a Child Abuse Clearance Check from the state or national level
  • Complete a "New Provider Application" on the Pennsylvania EMS Registry System website. The link for a NEW PROVIDER APPLICATION is in the left margin of this page. Ensure that your "pop-up blocker" is disabled. Enter accurate information and PLEASE SELECT THE CORRECT CLASS THAT YOU WISH TO ATTEND.

Please bring these items to EMT class orientation:

  • PATCH Criminal Background Check
  • Child Abuse Clearance Check
  • Immunization paperwork/documentation
  • FEMA Online Class (NIMS 100.c and 700.b) Certificates
  • Hazmat (Safe Ressponse) class certiticate 

The PENNSYLVANIA EMSRS New Provider Application must be submitted online PRIOR TO EMT class orientation.

 

Tuition and Fees

The following fee schedule shall apply for the 2020-2021 Academic Year. The academic year is defined as any course, beginning on or after August I, through July 31 of the following year. Financial Aid is NOT AVAILABLE.

Drexel EMS Training Center Registration Fee

NOTE: THIS IS A NON-REFUNDABLE FEE.

This fee covers your EMT equipment, book, EMT online curriculum and uniform shirt.

$350

 

 

Drexel Tuition:

     EMT Program

 

$1850

Drexel ID Fee (for non-Drexel University students): $20

                        FEES NOT PAID TO DREXEL:

PA State Police Criminal Check:

Child Abuse Clearance:

NREMT EMT Exam per attempt:

$20

$8

$85

Replacement fee for Clinical Uniform Shirt (if needed): $20

 

COVID-19 INFORMATION (as of April 2, 2020):

Drexel University continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. We will provide continued updates from Drexel University. Please visit https://drexel.edu/now/coronavirus/reponse/ for messages, updates and information.

THIS CLASS IS CURRENTLY ENROLLING. We will continue to enroll this class until further notice. If SOCIAL DISTANCING/ISOLATION/QUARANTINE practices remain in use past JULY 1, 2020, we will contact all class registrants and inform of procedure. The first two weeks of this class MAY be held online, with a live EMS Instructor and attendance/participation will be mandatory. Ultimately, the Department of EMS is under the guidelines set forth by the NREMT office, the Pennsylvania DOH and Philadelphia Regional Office of EMS (PROEMS).

Please call (215) 762-3732 with pressing matters or questions.

Drexel University's EMT training program is uniquely crafted for the traditional learner. Our program offers in-person lectures in the classroom (2-3 times per week) and highlights hands-on practical experience throughout the class lectures. Outside of the face-to-face interaction with our excellent EMS instructors and industry specialists, students will have access to a complete online EMT curriculum, readings, quizzes and practice assignments allowing them to study in the comfort of their own home. Quizzes are the ONLY mandatory ONLINE portion of the traditional EMT program.

Graduates are eligible to test and become both a Nationally Registered EMT (NREMT) and PA Department of Health EMT.

This program will prepare students to work for private or emergency ambulance services, as well as in-hospital and other health care settings. EMT training is beneficial for individuals looking to further enhance their education in fields such as nursing, physical therapy, physician assistant and medical school. EMT’s are not only employed by ambulance services, but they also function in dual roles for fire and police departments.

Drexel University College of Medicine’s Department of Emergency Medicine EMS educators are experienced instructors who are working EMS professionals and health care providers. Their valuable life experiences are brought into the classroom to give students a stronger understanding of the field.
Classes take place at Drexel’s Center City campus located on North 15th Street in Philadelphia. The ten hours of required clinical experience will take place in a local Emergency Room and/or local ambulances.

Drexel’s Department of Emergency Medical Services has a strong and long-standing working relationship with the City of Philadelphia’s Fire Department as well as local emergency departments. The EMS Training Center continues in the path of prior Drexel programs.

 

EMS EDUCATION AT DREXEL COVERS:
EMS Operations
Pharmacology
Patient Assessment
Airway Management
Shock and Resuscitation
Medical Emergencies
Traumatic Emergencies
Techniques for assisting Advanced Life Support (ALS) providers in performing ALS interventions

Please download our EMS Admission policies here.

 

EMT Course Entry Requirements

Students entering the Drexel University EMT program must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years of age at class orientation or first class event
  • Be able to read and write English
  • Review and be able to perform the functional job description for EMT
  • Not have a criminal history
    • Applicant will provide a PA State Police Criminal History Check (Patch program) and may be asked to provide an FBI Criminal History Summary Check
    • Applicants coming from out of state must also provide a criminal background check from the state where they last resided
    • If applicant has a positive history, PA-DOH approval will be required for continued course attendance
  • Provide proof of a Child Abuse Clearance Check from the state or national level
  • Complete a "New Provider Application" on the Pennsylvania EMS Registry System website. The link for a NEW PROVIDER APPLICATION is in the left margin of this page. Ensure that your "pop-up blocker" is disabled. Enter accurate information and PLEASE SELECT THE CORRECT CLASS THAT YOU WISH TO ATTEND.

Please bring these items to EMT class orientation:

  • PATCH Criminal Background Check
  • Child Abuse Clearance Check
  • Immunization paperwork/documentation
  • FEMA Online Class (NIMS 100.c and 700.b) Certificates
  • Hazmat (Safe Ressponse) class certiticate 

The PENNSYLVANIA EMSRS New Provider Application must be submitted online PRIOR TO EMT class orientation.

 

Tuition and Fees

The following fee schedule shall apply for the 2019-2020 Academic Year. The academic year is defined as any course, beginning on or after August I, through July 31 of the following year. Financial Aid is NOT AVAILABLE.

Drexel EMS Training Center Registration Fee

NOTE: THIS IS A NON-REFUNDABLE FEE.

This fee covers your EMT equipment, book, EMT online curriculum and uniform shirt.

$350

 

 

Drexel Tuition:

     EMT Program

 

$1850

Drexel ID Fee (for non-Drexel University students): $20

                        FEES NOT PAID TO DREXEL:

PA State Police Criminal Check:

Child Abuse Clearance:

NREMT EMT Exam per attempt:

$20

$8

$85

Replacement fee for Clinical Uniform Shirt (if needed): $20

 

A Heartcode skills session is the hands-on portion of an AHA eLearning course and includes Parts 2 and 3—skills practice and testing. It is conducted in-person after a student completes Part 1 online. Please complete the online learning portion, select this class, complete registration and pay for the appropriate level of skills evaluation for which you wish to be evaluated.

Prior to arriving to the class, please print out your HeartCode Part 1 completion certificate and bring it with you. Follow the directions below to print out your certificate:

Log in to your OnlineAHA account

  1. Click My Courses
  2. Select Print Certificate under your Completed Courses

After selecting a day to come in and complete your skills practice and evaluation, complete your registration and arrange payment. In the Comments or Special Requests section of your registration, please note which time you would like to select to come in and be evaluated. Three time slots exist. Time slots start at 8:00, 9:00 and 10:00. They are 15-45 minutes long and end promptly at 8:45, 9:45 and 10:45. If extra time is needed to complete AHA HeartCode Parts 2 and 3 then the student will be billed $15 in fifteen minute increments. Please arrive on time and prepared for your skills evaluation.

CURRENT PRICES FOR AHA HEARTCODE SKILLS EVALUATIONS:

BLS - $50.00

ACLS - $100.00

PALS - $200.00

After you pay for your AHA Heartcode skills evaluation, PLEASE call Stacey Wigent (EMS Clinical Coordinator) at 215-762-1963 to secure an appropriate time slot. We will typically group similar Heartcodes together for team-building practice. Once this step is complete, please prepare for the skills portion and remember to show up on time. Our normal AHA Course Policies and Procedures apply. We look forward to seeing you in our training center!

HeartCode® BLS is a self-directed, comprehensive eLearning program.

HeartCode® BLS uses the latest eSimulation technology to enable students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. Utilizing a variety of eLearning assets such as dramatizations, eSimulations, animations, self-directed learning, and interactive activities, this course teaches BLS knowledge and skills.  This method of learning provides training consistency, adaptability to different learning styles, and flexibility for the student’s and employer’s time. Students can work at their own pace applying their knowledge to real-time decision making and skills development. Blended training also supports the need for hands-on learning of psychomotor skills. Debriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each simulation.

Once the cognitive portion of the course has been completed, students practice and test their skills with an AHA Instructor.

After successfully completing both the eLearning and hands-on session of the BLS Course, students should be able to:

  • Describe the importance of high-quality CPR and its impact on survival
  • Describe all of the steps of the Chain of Survival and apply the BLS concepts of the Chain of Survival
  • Recognize the signs of someone needing CPR
  • Perform high-quality CPR for adults, children and infants
  • Describe the importance of early use of an AED and demonstrate its use
  • Provide effective ventilations by using a barrier device
  • Describe the importance of team dynamics in multirescuer resuscitation and perform as an effective team member during multirescuer CPR
  • Describe the technique for relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants

Audience: The AHA’s BLS Course is designed for healthcare professionals and other personnel who need to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills in a wide variety of in-facility and prehospital settings. This course consists of three parts:

  • Part 1, Heartsaver CPR AED online course
  • Part 2, a hands-on skills practice session with an authorized AHA Heartsaver Instructor
  • Part 3, a hands-on skills test with an authorized AHA Heartsaver Instructor

Participants who wish to purchase and complete PARTS 1, 2 and 3 of the AHA-BLS online e-learning program coupled with the in person skills check, should choose this course. Participants must provide a print out of the Part 1 course completion certificate at the skills evaluation. An AHA eCard will be issued upon completion.

Online Training expires 30 days after first login. Please allow enough time to complete online curriculum BEFORE coming for your in-person skills evaluation.

Classroom Time:
Appx. 30 minutes or less. The skills portion must be completed at our office.

NO REFUND is allowed once KeyCode is purchased.


Please call our office at 215-762-1801 with any questions or to talk to someone regarding your Skills Test Date.

 

Technical Requirements for this course:

Browsers:

  • Internet Explorer 9+
  • Chrome (recommended)
  • Firefox
  • Safari
  • Mobile Safari
  • Mobile Chrome

Operating systems:

  • Windows XP+
  • Mac OSX 10.10+
  • iOS 8+
  • Android 4.4+

 

*Mobile devices with screens smaller than 7 inches are not supported

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

 

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.

National Registry psychomotor examinations are standardized examinations administered in a variety of locations across the United States. EMR and EMT psychomotor exams are coordinated by either the State EMS Office or by educational institutions under authority of the state. All advanced level psychomotor exams (AEMT, Paramedic, and I/99[where utilized]) are authorized and monitored by an official National Registry Exam Representative.

Candidates should begin their search for an examination site by contacting the course instructor. Instructors should be able to guide candidates to the closest recommended exam site. A current listing of scheduled Advanced Level examination sites are provided on the Find A Psychomotor Exam page. If a candidate lives in a state that offers the examination as part of their licensure process, the state may chose to close the examination to residents of other states. If examinations are listed in a state, call the state EMS office and ask them when and where you can take the next psychomotor examination. 

Note: For initial state licensure requirements, some states only accept psychomotor examinations administered in their states.

 

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.
 
 

Drexel University's Specialized Narcan Opioid Overdose Response Training (SNOORT) course for Non-Clinical Staff and Lay Responders is intended for:

  • Management and employees in workplace settings
  • Non-clinical hospital and healthcare staff
  • General public

Our two-hour course addresses the current public health emergency currently gripping our communities. Learn about the current opioid epidemic in the US and examples of prescription and illegal opioids. Identifying a possible opioid overdose and how to use naloxone to reverse an opioid overdose are also discussed in this course.

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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.