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Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team management of a cardiac arrest, team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. Specific skills in airway management and related pharmacology are also featured. Skills are taught through discussion and group learning, while testing stations offer case-based scenarios using simulators.


Pediatric Advanced Life Support

The Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider course enables health-care professionals to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to better recognize and treat critically ill infants and children. The course materials are scenario-based, and a team approach is used to teach emergency management of pediatric patients approaching or already in respiratory or cardiac arrest, from the early minutes through patient stabilization and/or the transport phases of a pediatric emergency, in or out of the hospital.

Basic Life Support Instructor

This course is designed for those people who are in the healthcare and healthcare related fields as well as lifeguards. This course teaches one and two rescuer CPR for the adult, child and infant victims, rescue breathing, obstructed airways, barrier devices, airway adjuncts (Bag Valve Mask, Pocket mask) and AED. There is a written examination at the conclusion of this class.


Emergency Vehicle Operations Certification

The Emergency Vehicle Driver Training course provides emergency vehicle operators with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely operate an emergency vehicle in emergency and non-emergency mode. The Pennsylvania Department of Health requires that all EMS operators take a DOH-approved course prior to operating an emergency vehicle. Topics covered include legal aspects of emergency vehicle operations, navigation and route mapping, driver roles and responsibilities, basic driving skills, and proper driving procedures. The first day of class is conducted in the classroom. The second day of class includes a hands-on practical in which participants will have to drive an emergency vehicle through a competency course. Participants will receive 12.5 hours of Pennsylvania continuing education credits upon successful completion of the the course. This course has been produced by VFIS.


Emergency Medical Technician

MRTSA is a training site for the Community College of Allegheny County- Public Safety Institute. For more information, please visit: CCAC

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