Paramedic Classes and Certification Breakdown

What

Where

Cost

When

Notes

Casper College Distance
Learning, online

$75 book + $333 credits +
fees = approx $450

June 7th-July 30th

pre-req for some medic
schools

Must be
Medic to
take?

Class/Cert
NEED FOR
MEDIC
Medical Terminology
A&P I

Anatomy & Physiology I

no
no

A&P II

Anatomy & Physiology II

no

Phlebotomy

Phlebotomy Technician

Bay Area Medical, SF

$2500

5 weekends, 2 weeks Nationally certified, city
days + externship of college has cheaper class
40 hours, NCCT test with 2 yr wait list

EKG Tech

Electrocardiogram Technician

Bay Area Medical, SF

$1250

5 weekends or 2
weeks days

NOT nationally certificed
but certified in state of CA

EKG Basic

ECG/EKG BASIC
ARRHYTHMIA

Fast Response, Berkeley

$250 + book $70 = $320
total

2 days of 6 hours a
day

12 CE hours

ECG 12 lead

ECG Recognition

Fast Response, Berkeley

$112 + book $50 = 165

1 day course 6 hours 6 Ces

PHTLS

Pre-Hospital Trauma Life
Support

SFPA, Berkeley

$240 + book of $60 = $300
total
April 20 & 21st

will help with working on
ALS rig

ACLS Prep Course

Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Prep
SFPA, SF

$70 + book $30 = $100

1 day, all day

7 Ces

ACLS
PALS

Advanced Cardiac Life Support SFPA, SF
Pediatric Advanced Life Support SFPA, SF

$230 + book $30 = $260
$230 + book $35 = $265

2 days, all day

14 Ces, good for 2 yrs

BLS for HCP
AMLS
NALS

Basic Life Support for
Healthcare Provider
SFPA, SF
Advanced Medical Life Support SFPA, SF
Neonatal advanced life support

$60 + book $11 = $70
$225 + book $70 = $300

1 day, 4 hours
2 days, all day

PEPP
ASLS

Pediatric Education for
Prehospital Professionals
Advanced Stroke Life Support

SFPA, SF

$185 + book $44 = 230

2 days, all day

BTLS aka ITLS?

Basic Trauma Life Support

California EMS Academy,
Redwood City

$250

2 day course

ITLS aka BTLS?

International Trauma Life
Support

ABLS

Advanced Burn Life Support

no

EKG
Basic
prereq

AFTER MEDIC

maybe contact St. Francis?

no

have to pass AMLS pretest

16 hours Ces

ATLS

through the American College
of Physicians, see
http://web2.facs.org/atls/ATL
Advanced Trauma Life Support SCourseSearch_Result.cfm email to get price

NRP

Neonatal Resuscitation
Certification Program

STABLE

Sugar, Temperature, Airway,
Blood pressure, Lab work, and
Emotional support

CCP-C

Critical Care Paramedic
Certified

BCCTPC Board for Critical
Care Transport Paramedic
Certification

yes!

FP-C

Flight Paramedic

BCCTPC Board for Critical
Care Transport Paramedic
Certification

yes!

TNCC

Trauma Nursing Course
Certified

TNATC

Transport Nurses Advanced
Trauma Course

C3/IFT
RSI

Class 3 Interfacility Transport
Rapid sequence intubation

yes
yes

EVOC

Emergency Vehicle Operators

no

NIMS - 100, 200, 700, 800

National Incident Management
System

ILS

Intermediate Life Support (??)

seems like I don't have to
take it if I do EMT-P

PPC

???

seems like the same as
PALS and PEPP?

EMT-B Refresher

EMT Refresher course

NERT
BCLS

Neighborhood Emergency
Response Team
Basic Cardiac Life Support

Fast Response, Berkeley

$195

8 hours

6 Ces, good for 2 yrs

n/a for
nurses?

Stanford, Sandy Correia

3 days

http://www.flightweb.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=78

OTHER/MISC

CIC
FF 1
FF 2
68W
ER Experience
ICU Experience

Certified Instructor Coordinator
Firefighter 1
Combat Medic (army)
Volunteer or ER Tech
volunteer or get a job in ICU

FEMA

SFPA, SF

SFFD

free?

can do 100, 200, 700, 800

$370

3 days, 24 hours

free

20 hours, 3 hours a
day for 6 weeks OR
two day intensive

NREMT guidelines to
recert, has skills testing

same as BLS?

CCSF
join the army

1 yr, 19.5 credits

no

WEMT-B

OEC
pharmacology
microbiology
pathophysiology
WEMT-P
Ventilators
IABP
LVAD and other VADs
12-lead ECG interpretation
Hemodynamics
Lab values
Various venous access
devices
Arterial lines and PA catheters
Chest tubes
Formulas to anything from gas
laws to gas exchange and acidbase correction

Wilderness EMT

Outdoor Emergency Care
SFSU or Berkeley
SFSU or Berkeley
SFSU or Berkeley

Intra-aortic balloon pump
left ventricular assist device/
ventricular assist device
study of blood circulation
laboratory data

180 hours - April 1June 6th Tues &
Wilderness Emergency Care, $25 for Ces, + $20 for book Thurs nights plus 2
through SFPA in Piedmont
+ $460 for class = $505
Saturdays all days

can buy Ces

no
EMT can
challeng
e

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