Specialty Course Offerings

Hybrid Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC) Provider
43217 Th
F
12/4–12/11
12/12
Online Coursework
Classroom/Lab
OCC December 2 registration deadline
Basic Anatomy and Physiology
43218   1/8–4/30 8 a.m. –5 p.m. Online January 6 registration deadline

Course Descriptions

Escaping Violent Encounters (E.V.E.) for EMS/Fire

Registration fee exempt for qualified participants (must provide proof of affiliation)

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Approved by DT4EMS, the EVE4-EMS/Fire course is designed to protect public safety professionals in four main areas: Mental, Physical, Legal, and Media encounters when having to use force in defending themselves. After successful completion, participants will understand how to escape violent encounters they face in the prehospital environment while maintaining a professional image. For more information about this course, please visit the EVE4EMS website. 16 hours. $100.35.


Escaping Violent Encounters (E.V.E.) for Women

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While most attacks are not life-threatening, the risk of serious injury is evident and unpredictable. The EVE-4-Women™ course gives women the effective tools needed to recognize a developing threat of assault, to deflect it if possible, to escape if practical, and to defend if necessary. While other “feel-good" classes may be appealing, these systems fail conclusively in the real-world. The inevitable failure of the unrealistic training system puts lives and emotional well-being in danger. This nonviolent system of prevention and avoidance takes a realistic approach to the subject. More information about the course may be found at www.dt4ems.com. (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) 8 hours. $52


Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider (ACLS) and ACLS Refresher

PHTLS logo American Heart Association's (AHA) Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) training. allows medical providers to enhance their treatment abilities when responding to cardiovascular emergencies in and out of the hospital. Following AHA guidelines, this course allows professionals to hone their lifesaving skills, including basic life support, advanced interventions, airway management, pharmacology, and more. Through this course, physicians, nurses, paramedics, and other health care providers learn advanced management of the cardiac patient. Current ACLS textbook is required. Registration fee exempt for NC Public Safety Workers (must provide proof of affiliation). Tuition (unless fee exempt) 8 hours. $99.

Textbook: 90-1014 ACLS Provider Manual, includes ACLS Pocket Reference Card Set and 90-1012 ACLS Pocket Reference Card Set (set of 2). Purchase here


Advanced Medical Life Support Provider (AMLS)

PHTLS logoThis NAEMT course is the first EMS education program that fully addresses how to best assess and manage the most common medical crises in patients, offering a “think outside the box” methodology. It is suitable for all levels of practitioners, including first responders, EMTs, paramedics, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse anesthetists, and physicians. Current AMLS textbook is required. Registration is mandatory. Cost includes online content access and card fees. Registration fee exempt for NC Public Safety Workers (must provide proof of affiliation). 16 hours. $149

Textbook: Advanced Medical Life Support 1E (NAEMT).


Note: Additional course registration is necessary for this course. Prior to the course start date visit the NAEMT website and search for the AMLS course. Click on the "View Details" link then the "Sign up for this course" link and fill out the required form information including your state and/or national certification numbers. There is no additional charge for this process.


Basic Anatomy and Physiology

This course provides a basic study of the structure and function of the human body. Topics include a basic study of the body systems as well as an introduction to homeostasis, cells, tissues, nutrition, acid-base balance, and electrolytes. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of the fundamental principles of anatomy and physiology. This course meets the Paramedic Educational Program Requirements as established by the NC OEMS.

Textbook: Anatomy & Physiology for Emergency Care, 2nd Ed. ISBN 978-0-13-234298-8.


Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC)

PHTLS logoThis NAEMT course focuses on the care of sick and injured children, addressing a full spectrum of emergency illnesses, injuries and scenarios that an EMS practitioner might encounter. Using the Pediatric Assessment Triangle (PAT) to determine “How sick? How quick?,” this course helps EMS practitioners rapidly and accurately assess pediatric patients to determine the severity of each situation. This course incorporates family-centered care throughout all scenarios. Registration is mandatory. Cost includes online content access and card fees. Registration fee exempt for NC Public Safety Workers (must provide proof of affiliation). 16 hours. $114.


Note: Additional course registration is necessary for this course. Prior to the course start date visit the NAEMT website and search for the EPC course. Click on the "View Details" link then the "Sign up for this course" link and fill out the required form information including your state and/or national certification numbers. There is no additional charge for this process.


View the NAEMT EPC website for more information.


Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and PALS Refresher

PALS training from the American Heart Association (AHA) enhances the treatment abilities of medical personnel who respond to pediatric emergencies, both in and out of the hospital. From basic life support to advanced interventions, airway management, pharmacology and more, this course follows AHA guidelines and allows professionals hone their life-saving skills. Current PALS textbook is required. Registration is mandatory. 16 hours. $99


Textbook is required: PALS Emergency Crash Cart Cards (90-1056), PALS Pocket Reference Card (90-1053), and PALS Provider Manual (90-1052) with Pocket Reference Card. Purchase here


North Carolina Ambulance Strike Team Responder (NCAST-R)

Registration fee exempt for qualified participants (must provide proof of affiliation).

This eight-hour program is targeted to individuals who respond as a member of an ambulance strike team in North Carolina and who wish to understand the associated challenges and strategies. Based on the NC Ambulance Strike Team (NCAST) Leader program, this pilot program addresses challenges, solutions, and activities necessary for participating safely and effectively. NIMS ICS 100 is a prerequisite. 8 hours. $70.


Safe Response Operations for First Responders: Meth Labs and Chemical Suicides

Registration fee exempt for qualified participants (must provide proof of affiliation).

Learn how to safely and effectively respond to chemical (detergent) suicides, meth labs, bath salts abuse, and other health and safety incidents. Public safety agency affiliation is required. NIMS ICS 100 is highly recommended, but lack of it will not prevent successful participation in group discussions. 8 hours. $70.


Prehospital Trauma Life Support Provider (PHTLS)

PHTLS logoPHTLS promotes excellence in trauma patient management through global education of all providers involved in the delivery of prehospital care. PHTLS is developed by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) in cooperation with the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. PHTLS courses improve the quality of trauma care in your area and decrease mortality. The program is based on a prehospital trauma care philosophy, stressing the treatment of the multi-system trauma patient as a unique entity with specific needs. This may require an approach to the trauma patient that varies from traditional treatment modalities. Preregistration and textbooks are required. Registration fee exempt for NC Public Safety Workers (must provide proof of affiliation). $85.


Note: Additional course registration is necessary for this course. Prior to the course start date visit the NAEMT website for the PHTLS course. Click on the "View Details" link then the "Sign up for this course" link and fill out the required form information including your state and/or national certification numbers. There is no additional charge for this process.


View the NAEMT Prehospital Trauma Life Support Provider (PHTLS) brochure.


Registration

Once the course schedule is available online, you may register at any time prior to the start of the course. Registration must be completed no later than 1 week prior to the course start. Courses failing to have 10 students enrolled by this date will be canceled.


Documentation must be submitted prior to registration to secure a permanent seat in the course. Once you complete the prerequisites, you are eligible for registration. If documentation and prerequisites are not complete prior to the registration end date, you will be removed from the course and refunded the registration fee. The courses are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.


Download the Public Safety registration form and complete as directed. Sign the form and bring it to the address below with check or credit card payment; or you may optionally mail, fax, or scan/email the form with credit card payment to:

Durham Technical Community College Orange County Campus
Attn: EMS Program Assistant
525 College Park Drive, Hillsborough, NC 27278
Fax to 919-536-7297 or scan/email to: ems@durhamtech.edu


Any form received with payment information will have all credit/debit card information destroyed upon successful payment processing.


Anyone may register for you. The Public Safety registration form must be submitted for registration. Make sure that the person registering for you has the correct registration fees.


Transcripts

A transcript does not need to be official. If you are getting a transcript from Durham Tech, please plan to receive it 48 hours before general registration. Students should be aware that official transcripts may be requested at any time during enrollment.


Course completion certificates for initial provider courses are provided to students at the time of course completion. Unofficial transcripts containing EMS courses will have the same information as individual certificates and also include previously completed courses displayed in a more condensed format.


For unofficial transcripts containing EMS courses and continuing education, please contact ems@durhamtech.edu and allow at least 48 hours lead time for the request.


Frequently Asked Questions

Also read the frequently asked questions for information about age requirements, grading, dismissal, registry exams, registration fee exemptions, other costs, and financial aid.

Program Contact Information

919-536-7200, ext. 4214
ems@durhamtech.edu