EMS Training

Pre Hospital Care- Alphabet Courses (scroll to locate your class)

Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)

Also known as a First Responder, EMR’s comprise the vast majority of pre hospital providers.  In fact a large percentage of volunteer EMS agencies respond at the EMR level.  EMR’s could be your mechanic, insurance agent, or even the farmer you waved at on the way to work.  EMR’s are trained to perform specific skills that preserve life in emergency situations until more advanced levels of care arrive on scene.  EMR’s are a vital piece of the EMS System.

PAEMS offers their students a hybrid EMR course designed to fit into today’s busy life.  There will be 56 hours of online lectures, videos, quizzes, and exams along with 24 hours of in class skills mastery.

Anyone interested in this level of practice must be at least 16 years of age, if they are between 16 and 18 years of age they would be a Provisional EMR and must respond with a licensed EMR until they turn 18 years of age.  This is a great level for those interested yet apprehensive about becoming an EMT.

The EMR course is 3 consecutive Saturdays for 8 hours each for skills mastery.  The lessons are online and the student must complete them prior to the in person classes.  These classes are in January and July.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

The face of pre hospital emergency care, the EMT has the knowledge and skills to care for and transport the critically ill and injured.  The EMT has a vast array of medications and treatments that they can perform in an emergency situation that save lives.  EMT’s may be a part of a volunteer and/or paid Ambulance and Fire Department.

PAEMS offers their students a hybrid EMT course designed to fit into today’s busy life.  There will be 120 hours of online lectures, videos, quizzes, and exams along with 80 hours of in class skills mastery. One night per week for 20 weeks.This class allows for far more hands on mastery of skills and performance of assessments.

Anyone interested in this level of practice must be at least 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or equivalent, and a clean felony record.

Paramedic

The Paramedic is the highest level of pre hospital care.  A paramedic is a highly trained healthcare professional who responds to emergency calls for medical help in the field. Paramedics mainly work as part of the emergency medical services (EMS), most often in ambulances or on fire apparatus. The Paramedic is an autonomous provider who has a complex set of protocols to follow. 

PAEMS offers their students a hybrid Paramedic course designed to fit into today’s busy life.  Online lectures, videos, quizzes, and high stakes exams along with one day per week in class skills mastery.  The Paramedic student will attend Anatomy and Physiology, ACLS, PALS, and ITLS courses during their didactic portion of the course.  This course is in person on Fridays from 8am-4pm each week.

The Paramedic student has in hospital clinical rotations in the ED, OB, Surgery, and other areas designed to allow them to perform skills in a supervised setting on live patients.  Once the Paramedic student becomes competent in performing their skills they will master them on an ambulance treating real patients in an emergent situation under the watchful eye of one of our Field Training Instructors.  Once all aspects of the course are complete the student will meet with the Medical Director to be approved to sit for the NREMT examinations.

“The Peoria Area EMS/ OSF St. Francis Medical Paramedic Program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).  This letter is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, it is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation Standards through the Letter of Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation.  Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT’s Paramedic credentialing examinations.  However, it is Not a guarantee of eventual accreditation.” To contact CoAEMSP Executive Offices: 8301 Lakeview Pkwy Suite 111-312 Rowlett, TX 75088  coaemsp.org    (214)703-8445 

 

Alphabet Classes

American Heart Association BLS, ACLS, and PALS

These AHA courses are either a 1 day renewal or a 1 day initial provider course held here at our office.  These courses are taught in accordance with the AHA curriculum in both lecture and video formats with hands on skills stations.  The student may have a pre course test that must be completed and brought with them to class.  AHA BLS, ACLS, and PALS are required for all ALS pre hospital providers in order to practice within the PAEMS system.  AHA BLS is required for all EMR and EMT level pre hospital providers within the PAEMS system.

International Trauma Life Support

ITLS is taught as a 1 day renewal and 2 day initial provider course held here at our office.  This class is taught according to the curriculum set forth by the American College of Surgeons and is lecture, video, and hands on skills based.  The student will have a pre course test that they must complete and bring in the day of the class. ITLS is required for all ALS providers within the PAEMS system.

Course Schedules        

    Course                                                                   Date                                                           Time                     
ACLS Renewal and Initial Provider       Wed January 5, 2022                         0800-1700
ACLS Renewal and Initial Provider       Wed May 4, 2022                                 0800-1700
ACLS Renewal and Initial Provider       Wed September 7, 2022                  0800-1700
         
PALS Renewal and Initial Provider         Wed March 2, 2022                          0800-1700
PALS Renewal and Initial Provider         Wed July 6, 2022                                0800-1700
PALS Renewal and Initial Provider         Wed November 2, 2022                   0800-1700
        
ITLS 1 day Renewal                        Tues February 1, 2022                                        0800-1700
ITLS 1 day Renewal                        Tues June 7, 2022                                                  0800-1700
ITLS 1 day Renewal                        Tues October 11, 2022                                       0800-1700
        
ITLS 2 day Initial Provider           Wed/Thurs February 2-3, 2022                   0800-1700
ITLS 2 day Initial Provider           Wed/Thurs June 8-9, 2022                             0800-1700
ITLS 2 day Initial Provider           Wed/Thurs October 12-13, 2022                0800-1700
        
EMT Course Thursday Evenings    January 15, 2022 - June 30,2022            1800-2200
                                                           August 11, 2022 - February 9, 2023                      1800-2200
        
Paramedic Course Fridays         February 22, 2022 - October 25, 2022         0800-1700

                                                      September 2, 2022 - May 12, 2023                               0800-1700   

                   

Course Registration Submission

 

2022 PAEMS Registration Form (PDF - 136.9 KB)

 

Fill out the above PDF and return to our office ASAP.

PAEMS registration forms may be submitted via: Fax, USPS, or email 2 weeks prior to the start of class NO PERSONAL CHECKS PLEASE!!!

 

Mail Fax Email
Peoria Area EMS System
Attn:  Danelle Geraci
304 E. Illinois Ave.
Peoria, IL 61603      (309)624-4638
(309) 655-2090 danelle.a.geraci@osfhealthcare.org