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ADVANCED MEDICAL LIFE SUPPORT (AMLS) COURSE

Feb 11,2019 - Feb 12,2019    Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

The Metropolitan Emergency Services Board-Metro Region EMS System is excited to host an Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) course, February 11-12, 2019!

The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians’ (NAEMT) Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) course is the most comprehensive EMS continuing education course. Endorsed by the National Association of EMS Physicians, AMLS emphasizes the use of the AMLS Assessment Pathway, a systematic tool for assessing and managing common medical conditions with urgent accuracy. It provides an in-depth study of the typical medical emergencies that affect the adult patient. The course also evaluates situational and environmental factors affecting patient care. AMLS is accredited by CAPCE. It is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) and by the Continuing Education Certification Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS). AMLS is appropriate for paramedics, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse anesthetists and physicians

Course Content:

  • Identify and manage life-threatening patients
  • Toxicological emergencies
  • Altered mental status and neurological emergencies
  • Endocrine/Metabolic disorders
  • Airway and respiratory emergencies
  • Shock and infectious disease
  • Hazardous materials and weapons of mass destruction

 Approximate Length: 16 hours (Full Course)

Class size limited to 24 students.

Successful performance of both a written exam and a skills exam are required for a completion card.

 ***Participation in this class is limited to only students from the metro region-based EMS services, and two (2) students per agency ***

When: February 11-12, 2019 (Monday-Tuesday) 0800-1630 daily

Where: MESB, 2099 University Ave. W, St. Paul, MN

Cost: $75.00 per student (covers the textbook/materials and AMLS

certification) The MESB must receive check payment prior to the class.

Make checks payable to: 

Metropolitan Emergency Services Board
       2099 University Services Board
                 St. Paul, Mn 55104

                 Attn: AMLS Class

***Please note that the cost of this class is typically $300-350/student! ***

 To register, go to http://emsmn.org/event-registration/


Location

Metro Counties Government Center
2099 Univerity Avenue West
St. Paul, 55104

Event Fees:

AMLS Course $ 75.00

CERTIFIED AMBULANCE DOCUMENTATION SPECIALIST EDINA

Feb 19,2019 -     Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

The Metropolitan Emergency Services Board-Metro Region EMS System is happy to announce that the National Academy of Ambulance Coding’s Certified Ambulance Documentation Specialist (CADS) class is coming to the metro area February 19th and 20th, 2019. The CADS class is a 7-8-hour course (just one full day) and we have at least 50 seats each day.

By the way, at NO COST to the students or their agency and we will even provide snacks, beverages, and lunch!

This class is intended for EMS providers from the metro region only. Online class registration will begin December 17th at http://emsmn.org/event-registration/  Outside the metro providers will be able to register for any unfilled seats beginning February 11th.

  • Tuesday, February 19th    0830-1630 

South Metro Public Safety Training Facility

7525 Braemar Blvd

Edina, MN

 Wednesday, February 20th   0830-1630

 Woodbury Public Safety

2100 Radio Drive

Woodbury, MN

So why a class on EMS clinical documentation?

Kuhn, et al (2015) concluded “clinical documentation was developed to track a patient's condition and communicate the author's actions and thoughts to other members of the care team. Over time, other stakeholders have placed additional requirements on the clinical documentation process for purposes other than direct care of the patient. More recently, new information technologies, such as electronic health record (EHR) systems, have led to further changes in the clinical documentation process. Although computers and EHRs can facilitate and even improve clinical documentation, their use can also add complexities; new challenges; and, in the eyes of some, an increase in inappropriate or even fraudulent documentation.”

Complete and accurate EMS patient record documentation fosters quality and continuity of care.

A recent CADS student from the metro region stated, “While the content of the course is well in line with the materials that we have been teaching, I believe the legitimacy of a well renowned national training group from outside MN and the quality of the course material creates a high level of motivation to improve documentation performance. The course also provides a solid platform for the QA committee members to conduct their reviews.  The class covers documentation framework, fundamentals, special situations, narrative improvement, CMS compliance, medical necessity and signature requirements all designed to protect providers and agencies (including medical directors).”

All metro EMS providers are encouraged to attend!

Excellence in EMS documentation nurtures a means of communication between providers and between providers and patients about health status, treatment, planning, and delivery of care. Likewise, improved EMS documentation and narrative skills enhance the quality of clinical data used for process improvement (improved outcomes), research, and even risk management initiatives.

The Certified Ambulance Documentation Specialist (CADS) training is also for ambulance billing personnel - anyone involved in the ambulance revenue cycle.

CADS certification is recommended for billing office supervisors and managers, compliance officers, QA coordinators and upper level management in an ambulance service, billing company or any other entity involved in ambulance billing or reimbursement.   

Such as those involved in:

  • Reviewing patient care reports
  • QA/performance improvement
  • Research
  • Selecting procedure codes, diagnosis/condition codes and modifiers
  • Filing ambulance claims
  • Payment, follow-up, appeals and review processes
  • Internal claims auditing


Location

South Metro public Safety Training Facility
7525 Braemer Boulevard
Edina, 55439

Event Fees:

CAD Specialist - Edina $ 0.00

CERTIFIED AMBULANCE DOCUMENTATION SPECIALIST WOODBURY

Feb 20,2019 -     Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

The Metropolitan Emergency Services Board-Metro Region EMS System is happy to announce that the National Academy of Ambulance Coding’s Certified Ambulance Documentation Specialist (CADS) class is coming to the metro area February 19th and 20th, 2019. The CADS class is a 7-8-hour course (just one full day) and we have at least 50 seats each day.

By the way, at NO COST to the students or their agency and we will even provide snacks, beverages, and lunch!

This class is intended for EMS providers from the metro region only. Online class registration will begin December 17th at http://emsmn.org/event-registration/  Outside the metro providers will be able to register for any unfilled seats beginning February 11th.

  • Tuesday, February 19th    0830-1630 

 South Metro Public Safety Training Facility

7525 Braemar Blvd

Edina, MN

 

  • Wednesday, February 20th   0830-1630

 Woodbury Public Safety

2100 Radio Drive

Woodbury, MN

So why a class on EMS clinical documentation?

Kuhn, et al (2015) concluded “clinical documentation was developed to track a patient's condition and communicate the author's actions and thoughts to other members of the care team. Over time, other stakeholders have placed additional requirements on the clinical documentation process for purposes other than direct care of the patient. More recently, new information technologies, such as electronic health record (EHR) systems, have led to further changes in the clinical documentation process. Although computers and EHRs can facilitate and even improve clinical documentation, their use can also add complexities; new challenges; and, in the eyes of some, an increase in inappropriate or even fraudulent documentation.”

Complete and accurate EMS patient record documentation fosters quality and continuity of care.

A recent CADS student from the metro region stated, “While the content of the course is well in line with the materials that we have been teaching, I believe the legitimacy of a well renowned national training group from outside MN and the quality of the course material creates a high level of motivation to improve documentation performance. The course also provides a solid platform for the QA committee members to conduct their reviews.  The class covers documentation framework, fundamentals, special situations, narrative improvement, CMS compliance, medical necessity and signature requirements all designed to protect providers and agencies (including medical directors).”

All metro EMS providers are encouraged to attend!

Excellence in EMS documentation nurtures a means of communication between providers and between providers and patients about health status, treatment, planning, and delivery of care. Likewise, improved EMS documentation and narrative skills enhance the quality of clinical data used for process improvement (improved outcomes), research, and even risk management initiatives.

The Certified Ambulance Documentation Specialist (CADS) training is also for ambulance billing personnel - anyone involved in the ambulance revenue cycle.

CADS certification is recommended for billing office supervisors and managers, compliance officers, QA coordinators and upper level management in an ambulance service, billing company or any other entity involved in ambulance billing or reimbursement.   

Such as those involved in:

  • Reviewing patient care reports
  • QA/performance improvement
  • Research
  • Selecting procedure codes, diagnosis/condition codes and modifiers
  • Filing ambulance claims
  • Payment, follow-up, appeals and review processes
  • Internal claims auditing


Location

Woodbury Public Safety
2100 Radio Drive
Woodbury, 55125

Event Fees:

CAD Specialist - Woodbury $ 0.00

ICS 300

Feb 25,2019 - Feb 27,2019    Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

The Metropolitan Emergency Services Board-Metro Region EMS System is privileged to host an ICS 300 training session February 25-27, 2019 (Monday-Wednesday), 0800-1630 presented by Century College.

Students will add to their knowledge base a sound understanding of ICS (NIMS).  

ICS 300 describes how the NIMS Command and Management component supports the management of expanding incidents.  Describes the incident/event management process for expanding incidents and supervisors as prescribed by the Incident Command System. 

 Note- per National Incident Management System (NIMS): All responders who may serve in command or general staff positions must have ICS-100, 200, 300, and 400 as well as IS-700 and IS-800.

 *Prerequisites: IS-100 Introduction to Incident Command; IS-200 ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents; IS700-An Introduction to National Incident Management System (NIMS); and IS-800 National Response Framework, An Introduction. 

If you have not completed these prerequisites, Independent Study (IS) Courses may be taken on-line at the Emergency Management Institute URL: http://training.fema.gov/IS/crslist.asp

 *All students MUST have a FEMA Student Identification Number (SID)

*To register for a FEMS-SID, go to: https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid/register

* REGISTER ONLINE AT www.emsmn.org

            * Registration deadline February 19, 2019

 This class is a full three-day training session.

 When:           February 25-27, 2018 (Monday-Wednesday)

 Where:          Roseville Fire Department

                       2701 Lexington Ave. N

                        Roseville, MN 55113

             SAVE THE DATE FOR ICS 400:  March 27-28, 2019

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Location

Roseville Fire Department
2701 Lexington Avenue North
Roseville, 55113

Event Fees:

ICS 300 $ 0.00

ICS 400

Mar 27,2019 - Mar 28,2019    Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

The Metropolitan Emergency Services Board-Metro Region EMS System is privileged to host an ICS 400 training session March 27-28, 2019 (Wednesday-Thursday, 0800-1630).

Students will add to their knowledge base a sound understanding of ICS (NIMS).

Per National Incident Management System (NIMS) standards, ICS 400 is required for persons who will serve as command or general staff in an ICS organization, select department heads with multi-agency coordination system responsibilities, area commanders, emergency managers, or multi-agency coordination system/emergency operations center managers.

*Prerequisites: IS-100 Introduction to Incident Command; IS-200 ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents; IS700-An Introduction to National Incident Management    System (NIMS); IS-800 National Response Framework, An Introduction; and ICS-300.

If you have not completed these IS prerequisites, Independent Study (IS) Courses may be taken on-line at the Emergency Management Institute URL:

http://training.fema.gov/IS/crslist.asp

*All students MUST have a FEMA Student Identification Number (SID)

*To register for a FEMS-SID, go to: https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid/register

 This class is a full two-day training session.

                     When:    March 27-28, 2019 (Wednesday-Thursday) 0800-1630
                     Where:   Roseville Fire Department
                                    2701 Lexington Avenue North
                                    St. Paul, MN 55113


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Location

Roseville Fire Department
2701 Lexington Avenue North
Roseville, 55113

Event Fees:

ICS 400 $ 0.00
ICS 300 $ 0.00