National Center for Medical Readiness

Rufus Smith, M.S.A., Director

Courses Offered by the National Center for Medical Readiness

The National Center for Medical Readiness currently offers the following training courses. Custom training programs can be created to meet specific training objectives.


Trauma Care Courses

Lifesaving 101: Beyond First Aid

Course Code: TC-101

Ordinary people with little medical training — teachers, utility workers, industrial workers, transportation workers — may find themselves in an emergency or disastersituation in which people around them have suffered traumatic injuries. The goal of this course is teach people with no medical background, who face the potential of being in a lifesaving situation, some basic lifesaving interventions and techniques so they can take action necessary to save a life at the point of wounding.

This course is based on current science and actual experience specific to the unique environments and resources of operational and emergency response units. The course builds on students’ previous non-medical training to powerfully outline and train students to a measurable standard so that members of a team or organization can understand and take “right action” in any trauma response situation.

Participants will leave this course with skills in:

  • Managing Blood Loss
  • Airway Management
  • Respiratory Injury Management
  • Circulation Shock Management
  • Casualty Assessment
  • Dealing with blast or burn injuries
  • Prolonged Care (when an ambulance is hours away)
  • Basic Wound Care Management
  • Basic Pain Management
  • Field Training Exercises also available
Basic Trauma Training for Medical Personnel

Course Code: TC-BTTMP

The Basic Trauma Training for Medical Providers (BTTMP) is a dynamic, high stress course designed for students with medical backgrounds. The BTTMP program of instruction is designed to meet the basic training criteria outlined in Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) and Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) programs. However, our training programs are carefully reinforced with practical skills exercises and a variety of field training exercises.

NCMR builds on your previous baseline medical training, to powerfully outline and train to a measurable standard so that your team’s medical responders can understand and take, “right action” in any trauma response situation.

Topics include:

  • Managing Blood Loss
  • Airway Management
  • Respiratory Injury Management
  • Circulation Shock Management
  • Casualty Assessment
  • Medical Ramifications of Blast Injury
  • Operational Burn Injury Management
  • Prolonged Care
  • Basic Wound Care Management
  • Basic Pain Management
  • How to Maximize Operational Performance
Advanced Trauma Training for Medical Personnel

Course Code: TC-ATTMP

ATTMP is designed to prepare medical personnel with the knowledge and skills necessary to treat the severely wounded or injured patient. Advancing the life-saving interventions of the M.A.R.C.H. +P algorithm found in Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) and Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) doctrine, this course will expose the student professional to highly advanced, state-of-the-art, and current trauma care approaches.

Course content will be presented in both didactic and scenario-driven contexts where the challenges of massive hemorrhage, airway maintenance, and other advanced patient management modalities will be taught in proven and memorable
environments. The use of advanced patient simulation models will further enhance the training value of this course.

Training topics will include:

  • Advanced casualty survival concepts
  • TCCC phases of care concepts
  • Application of the M.A.R.C.H. +P algorithm:
    • Massive hemmorrhage
    • Airway
    • Respiration
    • Circulation
    • Head-to-toe hypothermia and pain management
  • Advanced pain management
  • Fracture management
  • Additional topics (advanced wound care, mass casualty, blast injury, advanced casualty triage and wound ballistics, bandaging, etc.)<//li>
Airway Adjuncts for Medical Personnel

Course Code: TC-AAMP

The Airway Adjuncts for Medical Providers (AAMP) is a dynamic, high stress course of instruction designed for students with medical backgrounds. The Airway Adjuncts program of instruction is designed to exceed the basic training criteria outlined in Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) and Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) programs; providing the student with an in-depth academic exposure to the latest in airway management science, tools and procedures.

NCMR builds on your previous baseline medical training to powerfully outline and train to a measurable standard so that your team’s medical responders can understand and take “right action” in any trauma response situation.

Students will leave this course with advanced airway management skills, and experience necessary to:

  • Identify the primary causes of airway obstruction in the operational environment.
  • Discuss the signs and symptoms of airway obstruction, “the difficult airway,” oxygen use, manual methods of airway management.
  • Explain and demonstrate airway assessment, the difference between an adequate and inadequate airway and how to recognize the difference in the field, the management of conscious patients with airway obstruction, airway management techniques for casualties with altered mental status, understand tactical airway adjuncts (their pros and cons).

Sustained Austere Medical Interventions (SAMI) Courses

Complex Vehicle Course

Course Code: SAMI-CVC

Calamityville’s Sustained Austere Medical Interventions (SAMI) courses are intended to equip responders with skills for realities faced in non-traditional (worst case) scenarios, preparing responders for their potential “worst day.” The Complex Vehicle Course (CVC) will prepare responders to demonstrate special rescue techniques and lifesaving interventions in actual complex vehicular settings.

Responders will become familiar with the challenges of providing care in austere settings, learning special rescue approaches and lifesaving skills. Training is conducted in actual complex vehicular scenarios, including (but not limited to):

  • Multiple patient incidents involving industrial heavy construction equipment
  • Overturned school bus mass-casualty scenario
  • Rolled-over armored vehicle, on its side, submerged in four feet of water with several entrapped multi-system trauma patients
  • Accessing, assessing, and providing sustained care for multiple patients in austere environments
  • Patient care continuum challenges from point of injury to handoff at the Emergency Department (ED)
  • Leadership in multi-jurisdictional, civilian and military teams
  • Providing comprehensive care, while challenged with comprehensive multiple patient care situations

This course will culminate in an evaluative exercise incorporating multiple patients in actual complex vehicular settings to comprehensively challenge and evaluate their abilities to apply course material.


Wilderness and Expeditionary Medicine Courses

Prolonged Care Course for Medical Personnel

Course Code: WM-PCCMP

Initially designed for combatants who may find themselves with serious injuries but without the luxury of rapid evacuation or advanced facilities, the Prolonged Care Course takes trauma care skills and applies them in the long-duration timeframe. The National Center for Medical Readiness (NCMR) opens up this important content to all healthcare professionals who seek to prepare themselves for austere conditions for disasters or crises.


The training approach applied to this course places the student professional in a prolonged, 24-hour field environment where life-saving interventions will not only be initiated, but will also need to be sustained with scant resources and materials. Advanced patient simulation is applied to this course to further enhance the learning experience and reinforce critical skills over time. Students will encounter the challenges of physical and mental fatigue.

This course is designed to address the trauma training needs of all medical personnel. Training is based in the Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) Guidelines and the Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support Manual (military and civilian).

Topics include:

  • Advanced casualty survival science concepts
  • TCCC phases of care concepts
  • Application of the M.A.R.C.H.+P algorithm
  • Overview of trauma medicine
  • The die-off curve
  • Prolonged care concepts, including tactical field care, transport, specific injuries and prolonged care, mass casualties, TRI-AEIOU algorithm, environmental and altitude concepts, civilian and military medical support, among others.

American Heart Association Courses

AHA logoBasic Life Support (BLS) and BLS Recertification

The American Heart Association's Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers class teaches CPR skills for helping victims of all ages (including doing ventilation with a barrier device, a bag-mask device, and oxygen); use of an automated external defibrillator (AED); and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (FBAO). It's intended for participants who provide health care to patients in a wide variety of settings, including in-hospital and out-of-hospital. BLS is for certified or noncertified, licensed or non-licensed healthcare professionals.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and ACLS Re-Certification

Through the ACLS course, providers will enhance their skills in the treatment of the adult victim of a cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies. ACLS emphasizes the importance of basic life support CPR to patient survival; the integration of effective basic life support with advanced cardiovascular life support interventions; and the importance of effective team interaction and communication during resuscitation.

AHA Course Fees & Dates
  • BLS for Healthcare Providers — WSU students: $70; Other: $75
  • BLS Recertification — WSU students: $70; Other: $75. 
  • ACLS Initial Certification — WSU students: $170; Other; $195. 
  • ACLS Recertification — WSU students: $95; Other: $110.
  • Course fees include all books and other materials required by the American Heart Association and WSU. All courses are subject to cancelation if the minimum enrollment of four participants is not met seven days prior to the scheduled course date. Participants who are enrolled in a course that is canceled will be given the opportunity to enroll in the next scheduled course or be given a refund minus the cost of course materials, unless returned unopened.

Online registration will be available on the secure NCMR U-Pay web site about 60 days before each course date.


Are You Prepared?

Are You Prepared? Are You Prepared provides a step-by-step approach to disaster preparedness by walking the participant through how to get informed about local emergency plans, how to identify hazards that affect their local area and how to develop and maintain an emergency communications plan and disaster supplies kit. Other topics covered include evacuation, emergency public shelters, animals in disaster and information specific to people with access and functional needs. Check back to see when it will be offered again .


ASHI PALS

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The goal of the ASHI PALS course is to provide healthcare professionals with didactic and psychomotor skills training in the recognition and treatment of conditions that may lead to a cardiopulmonary arrest in an infant or child. ASHI PALS incorporates both pre-hospital and hospital management of pediatric emergencies. 


Disaster Life Support Courses

The National Center for Medical Readiness is the Ohio provider of courses for the National Disaster Life Support Foundation™. It offers disaster preparedness training to emergency responders, including:

  • law enforcement officers,
  • fire fighters,
  • hazardous materials technicians,
  • bomb squads,
  • public health service workers,
  • emergency medical service personnel, and
  • other emergency management personnel.

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Core Disaster Life Support™ (CDLS)

Core Disaster Life Support™ (CDLS) is a four-hour, awareness-level course focused on the medical first responder but also useful for non-medical providers.

Basic Disaster Life Support™ (BDLS)

BDLS is delivered through in-person didactic and interactive lectures with standardized slide sets and an accompanying text. 

Advanced Disaster Life Support™(ADLS)

ADLS is a more advanced practicum course for the trained BDLS provider. It is an intensive two-day course that allows students to demonstrate competencies in casualty decontamination, essential skills, and mass casualty incident information systems/technology applications.

ADLS™ Instructor Course

The Advanced Disaster Life Support™ (ADLS) Instructor course is provided for those students of ADLS who desire to become instructors. The one-day course includes instruction in coordinating and conducting the four rotation stations of ADLS.

 
Continuing Education Credits

Basic Disaster Life Support (BDLS) and Advanced Disaster Life (ADLS) Support courses offered by the National Center for Medical Readiness qualify for continuing education credit for physicians and physician’s assistants, nurses, and EMS.

Course Fees

Course

Course Fee

CDLS

$100 per participant with CME,  $85 without CME
Maximum class size is 50
Course fee is $5 less per participant  if class size is over 50 students.

BDLS

$185 per participant with CME,  $160 without CME
Maximum class size is 50
Course fee is $5 less per participant  if class size is over 50 students.

ADLS

M.D./D.O.: $500 per participant with CME,  $450 without CME
All other healthcare personnel: $250 per participant with CME, $200 without CME
Maximum class size is 50

NDLS Instructor Course

$150 per participant
Maximum class size is 50

Course fees cover instructors, equipment and course materials. Course fees are subject to change without notice. Courses are subject to cancelation if minimum number of students are not enrolled. For information about course fees at locations outside the Dayton, Ohio, area, contact the National Center for Medical Readiness at (937) 673-4178.


 

This 30-hour refresher meets the minimum requirements set forth by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS, for EMT-Basic recertification, and includes American Heart Association Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider (CPR) recertification. Students are expected to attend all scheduled classes to receive continuing education credit.

EMT-Intermediate Refresher

This 40-hour refresher meets the minimum requirements set forth by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS, for EMT-Intermediate 99 recertification, and includes American Heart Association Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider (CPR) and ACLS recertification. Students are expected to attend all scheduled classes to receive continuing education credit.

EMT-Paramedic Refresher

This 48-hour refresher meets the minimum requirements set forth by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS, for EMT-Paramedic recertification, and includes American Heart Association Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider (CPR) and ACLS recertification. Students are expected to attend all scheduled classes to receive continuing education credit. The cost is $375.


Incident Command System (ICS) Training

The complexity of incident management, coupled with the growing need for multiagency and multi-functional involvement on incidents, has increased the need for a single standard incident management system that can be used by all emergency response disciplines. This is a great opportunity for learning, team building and collaboration with other agencies.

ICS-300 provides training and resources for personnel who require advanced application of the Incident Command System (ICS). ICS-400 is the final course in the series and is designed for senior-level managers. Prerequisites for these courses include ICS-100, ICS-200 and ICS-700.

Course fees are $125 for ICS 300 and $100 for ICS 400. For more information, contact Jim Gruenberg at (937) 775-7625.


Self Aid/Buddy Aid for the Law Enforcement Officer: An OPOTA Certified Course

NCMR and the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA) presented Self Aid/Buddy Aid for the Law Enforcement Officer. Check back to see when it will be offered again.
Who should attend?

This course is designed for law enforcement personnel and special weapons and tactics operators. Registration is limited to 36.

 
Description

This eight-hour, one-day course is divided into two sections. A comprehensive classroom component describes the types of injuries associated with gunshot wounds, including the anatomy and physiology impacted by these wounds. Other topics include evaluating the nature and severity of injuries and the critical first aid steps law enforcement officers should know. Commercially available “blow-out kits” and effective medical devices for use in the field will be available for review and discussion. The second segment of the course uses a small group model and hands-on scenarios. Participants will experience scenarios that address verbal medical commands under fire, using appropriate medical equipment for themselves and others and evacuating an injured officer. Also discussed are the three tactical zones during a firefight and the appropriate medical action to take in each zone.

Participants should wear patrol uniform and body armor with duty belt and inclement cold weather gear, as some training will be outside. Alternative: SWAT uniform with full kit. Weapons to be secured in car during simulation training.

Goals

Participants will:

  • understand the anatomy and pathophysiology of penetrating trauma.
  • experience medical concepts for life threatening injuries and apply first aid treatment.
  • use these concepts, equipment and procedures in a realistic injured officer scenario.
  • translate this learning experience to the active field environment.
Self Aid Buddy Aid exerciseObjectives

Participants will:

  • describe the three zones in a tactical environment and appropriate medical care to render in each zone.
  • demonstrate the proper procedures for:
    • tourniquet use
    • chest seals
    • hemostatic agents
    • dressing and splinting trauma injuries
  • recognize the complications of penetrating trauma to the chest and abdomen regions.
  • utilize the equipment available to them to combat penetrating trauma.
  • demonstrate the multiple methods of controlling hemorrhaging.
  • correctly recognize life threatening shock and respond with appropriate medical action

Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC)

TNCC logoThe Emergency Nurses Association Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) is a two-day course designed to provide core level trauma knowledge and psychomotor skills associated with the delivery of professional nursing care to the trauma patient. Content is presented through lectures and skills stations.

TNCC provides you with cognitive, core-level trauma knowledge and psychomotor skills experience in an interactive format. The TNCC course will provide a systematic standardized approach to injured patient care. The hands-on psychomotor skill stations help you incorporate cognitive knowledge into application of skills in a safe practice environment.

Course Highlights
  • Systematic standardized approach utilizing the A-I mnemonic
  • Pediatric, pregnancy and elder trauma
  • Initial assessment and shock
  • Spinal immobilization
  • Chest and abdominal trauma
  • Offers four year verification of your knowledge and skills upon successful completion
Check back to see when it will be offered again.
Location: National Center for Medical Readiness at Calamityville, 506 East Xenia Drive, Fairborn, OH 45324