EMERGENCY TRAINING COURSES
Our continuing education classes are designed primarily for healthcare providers, especially emergency responders: paramedics & EMTs, nurses and nurse practitioners, physician assistants, respiratory therapists, and physicians. A few of our courses are suitable for those who, although not licensed as healthcare providers, have responsibilities that require them to act emergently to ensure public safety.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT HOURS
All our courses are approved by the Florida Bureau of Emergency Medical Services for continuing education credit for prehospital providers. Our division is also an approved provider of nurses contact hours by the Florida Board of Nursing, #50-329. On the national level, we are an accredited organization of the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS), provider number UMIA0005.
All classes take place at the Gordon Center for Simulation and Innovation in Medical Education, on the first floor of the Clinical Research Building, 1120 N.W. 14th Street, run from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., and include course materials, unless indicated otherwise. Materials for American Heart Association courses may be picked up in advance; shipping charges are additional. See the links below the course menu on the left to download an entire 6-month term schedule.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
- ACLS 1-day Renewal
- ACLS/BLS 2-day Combination
- ACLS Skills Verification only
- ACLS e-Course and Skills Verificati
- Airway Management
- Rapid Sequence Intubation
Basic Life Support
- BLS Skills Verification Only
- BLS e-Course and Skills Verificatio
Disaster Preparedness & MCI
- Emerg. Response to Terrorism 2-Day
- ERT Web & Skills
- ERT 8-Hour Web Refresher
- Emergency Triage Web Course
- Tact-Med Response to ASHE
Acute Coronary Syndromes
- ACS & 12-Lead Interpretation Prov.
- Continuing Education for CHS
- Ross U Students
- Class of UM MD-MPH Students
- Class of UM MD 1st yr. Students
- UM Pre-med Students
- Angels Initiative
- PALS 1-day Refresher
- Pediatric Trauma eLearning
- ASLS P/H Provider
- ASLS-I P/H Instructor
- ESLS Provider
- Adv. Trauma Life Support Refresher
- Adv. Trauma Life Support Provider
- Adv. Trauma Life Support Instructor
- EMS Point of Care Ultrasound
MOBILE SIMULATION UNIT
Highly realistic treatment bays inside the Gordon Center's mobile simulation unit make it a classroom-on-wheels for offering skills training away from the medical campus, such as at hospitals, where personnel can be scheduled by appointment with minimal time away from clinical service. The air-conditioned, 20-foot trailer is fully outfitted with the same equipment as within our facility's simulation training areas : crash carts, patient simulators, computer monitors, video-recording capability. Curricula particularly suited to this venue are First 5 Minutes and Rapid Response Team Training, both found in our menu of courses under Other. Contact us for more information or to request training at your site.
AT FLORIDA COLLEGES
Gordon Center curricula in acute coronary syndromes, stroke, and airway management are taught to paramedic students at most of Florida's state-funded training programs. Some of those colleges offer classes in our Emergency Response to Terrorism and make available continuing education classes in one or more of the curricula for practicing paramedics. Community and state colleges and vocational-technical institutes across Florida also host trainings that are conducted by our faculty and presented at no charge as part of an ongoing commitment to improving prehospital provider education statewide.
TRAINING YOUR INSTRUCTORS
Curricula developed by the Gordon Center are available to hospitals, EMS agencies, fire rescue departments, and educational institutions for their instructors to utilize for in-house training. Become a TC to learn how you can obtain one or more of our programs, including Advanced Stroke Life Support® for trained instructors to teach at your facility and explore the option of our faculty conducting instructor training at your location.
Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support taught at the Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education are approved American Heart Association courses. The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS and PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association, and any fees charged for such a course do not represent income to the Association.