Class Schedule

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Course Description
This three-phase program consists of 12 weeks of classroom training in the EMS Learning Resources Center (EMSLRC). The course is offered online, with skills laboratory and simulation sessions held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Additionally, there are clinical rotations at the University of Iowa Hospitals and other locations that start in the fifth week of the classroom phase,  and precepted 8-week field internship after the online and skills lab training and completion of clinical skills. 

Program Overview

Clinical and field shifts are scheduled outside of class time based on the student's schedule.  Field internships are available at several approved sites throughout Iowa.  Upon completion, students are eligible to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians written and psychomotor exams for Advanced EMT national certification.

Eligibility Requirements

  • You must have an active Iowa EMT certification to apply.
  • Submit completed online application.
  • Submit evidence of high school graduation or its equivalent.
  • Be physically capable of performing the duties of an Advanced EMT and complete a health screening.

Application Process

You may apply for admission into the AEMT Training Program by completing the online application. The application deadline is four weeks prior to the start of the course and a maximum of 8 students will be accepted on a first come-first served basis.

Program Tuition

The tuition for the full-time AEMT Training Program is $2,100.00 which includes the course texts and a uniform shirt.  All tuition must be paid in full two weeks prior to the first day of class and is subject to change.  The NREMT Advanced Psychomotor examination is included in the course tuition if the exam is taken at the EMSLRC.

Testing/Certification

Upon successful completion of the course, student candidates will be eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians advanced psychomotor and written examinations leading to National Registry of Emergency Meidcal Technicians and State of Iowa certification as an AEMT.  Out-of-state applicants should check with their state regarding requirements for reciprocity or recognition of training received at the EMSLRC.

Financial Assistance

The AEMT Education Program offerend by the EMS Learning Resources Center at UI Hospitals & Clinics has been approved for private student loans.  You are not required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Please visit the website for the University of Iowa Office of Student Financial Aid for more information.  Short-term secured loans may be available through local lending institutions to assist qualified applicants.

HeartCode ACLS is the AHA’s blended learning delivery method for the ACLS Course. Blended learning is a combination of eLearning, in which a student completes part of the course in a self-directed manner, followed by a hands-on session. HeartCode ACLS is a self-directed, comprehensive eLearning program that uses eSimulation technology to allow students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. To enter the course, students must complete the ACLS Precourse Self-assessment. Students will then be presented with a team dynamics lesson and 10 In-hospital patient cases, including a BLS case and 2 megacode cases. The cases may be repeated as many times as necessary to pass. There are a variety of additional videos as well as the ACLS Provider Manual and the 2015 Handbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care to enhance learning and facilitate successful completion of the patient cases. Upon successful completion of all the patient cases, students will take a multiple choice exam and must pass with a minimum score of 84%. After successfully completing of the online portion, student must attend an Instructor-led hands-on session with an AHA ACLS Instructor where they will practice and test skills to demonstrate proficiency. Where available, students may also complete the hands-on portion with a voice-assisted manikin.

The 2020 American Heart Association Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Provider Course is designed for health care providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient, whether in or out of hospital. In this course, you will enhance your skills in the treatment of arrest and peri-arrest patients through active participation in a series of simulated cardiopulmonary cases.

The goal of ACLS is to improve the quality of care provided to adult victims of cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies.

This is a 12-hour course. You must attend all sessions to meet the educational requirements established by the American Heart Association.

The duration of this course is one session. You must attend the complete session to meet the educational requirements established by the American Heart Association.

The 2020 American Heart Association Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Provider Renewal Course is designed for health care providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient, whether in or out of hospital. In this course, you will enhance your skills in the treatment of arrest and peri-arrest patients through active participation in a series of simulated cardiopulmonary cases.

The goal of ACLS is to improve the quality of care provided to adult victims of cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies.

***IF YOU ARE UIHC STAFF AND ATTEMPTING TO REGISTER FOR A BLS CLASS, PLEASE REGISTER IN ERMA!! REGISTERING THROUGH THIS SITE WILL RESULT IN YOU RECEIVING AN INVOICE FOR THIS CLASS.

These courses, developed by the American Heart Association (AHA), are open to anyone who wishes to obtain a BLS Healthcare Provider (CPR) course completion card. These courses are designed to provide a wide variety of health care professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely, and effective manner.

When registering you will have the option to complete either a full provider course or renewal course; the full provider course will last approximately 2 to 2.5 hours depending on participation, remediation, or additional questions and is dedicated to first time course completers or individuals that may need additional remediation. The renewal course is designed for providers that are proficient in CPR and this course will last approximately 1.5 to 2 hours depending on participation, remediation, or additional questions.

***IF YOU ARE UIHC STAFF AND ATTEMPTING TO REGISTER FOR A BLS CLASS, PLEASE REGISTER IN ERMA!! REGISTERING THROUGH THIS SITE WILL RESULT IN YOU RECEIVING AN INVOICE FOR THIS CLASS.

These courses, developed by the American Heart Association (AHA), are open to anyone who wishes to obtain a BLS Healthcare Provider (CPR) course completion card. These courses are designed to provide a wide variety of health care professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely, and effective manner.

When registering you will have the option to complete either a full provider course or renewal course; the full provider course will last approximately 2 to 2.5 hours depending on participation, remediation, or additional questions and is dedicated to first time course completers or individuals that may need additional remediation. The renewal course is designed for providers that are proficient in CPR and this course will last approximately 1.5 to 2 hours depending on participation, remediation, or additional questions.

The American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider Course is designed for health care providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of pediatric patient, whether in or out of hospital. In this course you will enhance your skills in the treatment of arrest and peri-arrest pediatric patients through active participation in a series of simulated cases.

The goal of PALS is to improve the quality of care provided to pediatric victims of cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies.

This is a 12-hour course. You must attend all sessions to meet the educational requirements established by the American Heart Association.

The American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Renewal Course is designed for health care providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of pediatric patient, whether in or out of hospital. In this course you will enhance your skills in the treatment of arrest and peri-arrest pediatric patients through active participation in a series of simulated cases.

The duration of this course is one session. You must attend the complete session to meet the educational requirements established by the American Heart Association.

The goal of PALS is to improve the quality of care provided to pediatric victims of cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies.

The course consists of online course delivery and 120 hours of classroom and skills lab time that includes skills instructions, scenarios, and simulations. The student must schedule outside of class time one in-hospital emergency department rotation and two EMS rotations where they will observe and assist with the assessment and management patients.

This course provides the basic knowledge and skills necessary for individuals to obtain certification from the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) which will lead to Iowa certification as an EMT. The EMSLRC EMT program adheres to the 2009 National EMS Education Standards.

This class will run Mondays and Wednesdays 0830-1630. 

Start Date: Monday, May 15, 2023 

End Date:  Monday, July 10th, 2023 

Orientation will be held Thursday, May 4th, 2023 0900-1630

The course consists of online course delivery and 120 hours of classroom and skills lab time that includes skills instructions, scenarios, and simulations. The student must schedule outside of class time one in-hospital emergency department rotation and two EMS rotations where they will observe and assist with the assessment and management patients.

This course provides the basic knowledge and skills necessary for individuals to obtain certification from the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) which will lead to Iowa certification as an EMT. The EMSLRC EMT program adheres to the 2009 National EMS Education Standards.

This class will run Tuesdays and Thursdays 0830-1630. 

Start Date: Tuesday, June 20, 2023 0830

End Date:  Thursday, August 15, 2023 1630

Mandatory orientation will be held Tuesday, June 6, 2022 0900-1630

The new and improved, 6th edition, Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (Provider) program is designed to provide core-level pediatric knowledge and psychomotor skills associated with professional nursing care provided to the pediatric patient. The ultimate goal of ENPC is to improve the care of the pediatric patient in the emergency care setting and increase the skill and confidence of nurses who care for children no matter the setting. 

The Emergency Nurses Association will issue a card verifying the successful completion of the ENPC course. Expiration of the verification will occur four years from issue date.  Continuing Education is provided.  

Please call 319-356-2597 to make payment arrangements.  Book will be sent when payment arrangements are received.  

The EMS Instructor course is a 40-hour course that follows the guidelines of the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Iowa Bureau of Emergency and Trauma Services (BETS) for EMS Instructor training. Completion of this course enables the successful participant to meet one of the requirements for EMS instruction and course coordination for Iowa EMS training entities.

Students who are planning to use this course towards instructor certification in another state should check with the EMS office in that state to determine transferability of the coursework. This is a non-credit, continuing education course that is offered entirely online.

Program Overview:

This is a 100% online, asynchronous course meaning that the students and instructors may not be online at the same time. The program is divided into ten modules with each module lasting one week. Each week will start at 12:00 a.m. on Monday and end at 11:59 p.m. on the following Sunday Central Standard Time. Students should expect to spend at least four to six hours-per-week on the required readings, research, and course assignments.

This course does not cover any clinical content related to the practice of EMS professionals. Each applicant to the EMS Instructor program must be currently licensed or certified as an EMS provider (EMT, AEMT, Paramedic), RN, PA, or physician. A minimum of two years of experience in prehospital or emergency medicine is recommended.

Admission Requirements:

All applicants must:

  • Be currently certified as an EMT, AEMT, or Paramedic and/or
  • Be a currently licensed physician, registered nurse, or physician assistant
  • Submit a completed online application and pay the $75 non-refundable registration fee
  • Be proficient in speaking, reading, and writing the English language
  • Have a computer and internet access

Projected Expenses:

The tuition for the EMS Instructor program is $425.00 which includes the course text and access to the learning management system.  All tuition must be paid in full two weeks prior to the first day of class.

Testing/Certification:

The program will culminate with a peer-reviewed capstone project presentation and a final written examination. Students will be required to complete a monitored and evaluated student teaching assignment arranged through a state-approved initial training program of their choice.

Sponsorship by an Iowa EMS training program and completion of an IDPH BETS state-conducted instructor workshop will be required to gain state endorsement as an EMS Instructor. Enrollment in the EMS Instructor program does not imply that the EMSLRC will provide sponsorship for IDPH endorsement.

The duration of this course is a four-hour classroom session and a course monitoring session to be scheduled within six months of the classroom session with EMSLRC Training Center Faculty for NEW instructors only. You must attend the classroom session and monitoring session to meet the educational requirements established by the American Heart Association.

Registration for this course must be completed 3 weeks prior to course start date. 

The American Heart Association Instructor Course is designed to prepare you to teach American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) courses.

This course is designed for NEW American Heart Association Basic Life Support for the Health Care Provider or HeartSaver Instructors. During this course you will understand the key components of teaching the American Heart Association course. You will be expected to take and pass the written exam for the course you teach and to monitored teaching within 6 months of this class.

Registration for this course must be completed 3 weeks prior to course start date. 

The duration of this course is a four-hour classroom session and a course monitoring session to be scheduled within six months of the classroom session with EMSLRC Training Center Faculty for NEW instructors. You must attend the classroom session and monitoring session to meet the educational requirements established by the American Heart Association.

Registration for this course must be completed 3 weeks prior to course start date. 

The American Heart Association Instructor Course is designed to prepare you to teach American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) courses.

In order to register for an Advanced Level Psychomotor Examination, you must first obtain a Psychomotor Authorization to Test (PATT) letter. Candidates will be required to provide their PATT number to reservation coordinators instead of their Social Security number. Candidates will also need to bring their PATT letter with them on the day of their examination to be admitted to the examination site.

Prior to obtaining a PATT, your program director must either:

  1. Verify that you have completed an approved advanced level program
  2. Attest that you have early psychomotor eligibility following the completion of the didactic and laboratory portions of an approved program (if permitted by the program director and the State EMS Licensing Agency)

We recommend that candidates follow these steps at least six to eight weeks in advance of the anticipated psychomotor exam date. For additional assistance, please contact the National Registry at 614-888-4484.

If needing to cancel please inform us immediatley so we are able to provide the NREMT a correct roster.

You may bring your own equipment although equipment will be provided by UIHC-EMSLRC.

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 (Advanced EMT and Paramedic) are authorized and monitored by an official National Registry Exam Representative.

This session is to go through each skill station and become familiar with the equipment used.

This is the two-day, 8th Edition TNCC Provider course. This course is intended for licensed RNs who work in the emergency care setting (at least six months of experience recommended).

Widely recognized by hospitals and trauma centers worldwide, this course taught by qualified emergency nurses, delivers the knowledge, critical thinking skills and hands-on training needed to keep trauma patients safe and improve outcomes, including:

  • The latest trauma nursing practice recommendations
  • Systematic assessment and application of care
  • Rapid identification of life-threatening injuries

The Emergency Nurses Association will issue a card verifying the successful completion of the TNCC course. Expiration of the verification will occur four years from issue date.