The BLS Education division of ATC offers a wide variety of EMT and CEU programs, with our primary audience being EMS personnel from area agencies. Some examples are:
The EMT initial education is a 220-hour course designed to train individuals to provide comprehensive emergency medical care at the basic life-support level to victims of illness or injury. The course is a combination of classroom, skills session, and clinical time. Upon completion of the course, students are able to assess and appropriately treat conditions ranging from simple fractures, stroke, and chest pain to critical trauma, cardiac arrest, and childbirth.
ATC offers EMT initial certification courses at multiple locations in northern NJ. Weekday, weekend, and evening courses are available.
The course is $1100 and textbooks must be purchased by the student. We ARE accepting New Jersey EMT Training Fund as payment for the EMT Initial Education course if you are affiliated with a volunteer EMS agency.
To attend the EMT initial certification course hosted by ATC, the following must be completed:
- Minimum age of 16 years old
- Valid CPR card
- Form of payment
- Clean criminal history
- Up to date immunization history including Tb testing within 1 year
The EMT-Refresher course is a review of the skills and knowledge covered in the EMT-Basic course.
In 2012 the state of New Jersey made changes to the EMT program including the refresher programs. Along with your 24 elective CEUs you must also complete the three EMT refresher Assessment and Management programs: Airway, Medical, and Trauma. Each course is worth 8 Core CEUs and may be taken in any order.
ATC holds EMT refreshers at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy and at the Atlantic Training Center in Livingston.
The Atlantic Training Center is accepting New Jersey Training Fund for the Core Refreshers. If you are participating with the New Jersey EMT Training Fund, all forms must be received by the ATC office one week prior to the course starting. We only accept NJ Training Fund forms with original signatures from your squad officer. No copies or faxes will be accepted.
All of our EMS Education programs are approved for CEUs by the New Jersey Department of Health Office of Emergency Medical Services. All course fees are to be paid prior to attending the course.
We offer a variety of continuing education courses to suit your agency’s needs, including regional and on-site programs for your convenience.
The ALS Education division of ATC offers educational opportunities for Paramedics, nurses, physicians, and other advanced life-support providers. Our course offerings include Paramedic refreshers, airway courses and other continuing education opportunities.
American Heart Association Training
ATC is an Authorized Training Center for the American Heart Association (AHA).
We provide AHA courses for healthcare providers in:
ATC offers AHA CPR training for healthcare providers, businesses, community groups and the general public.
Course offerings include:
- BLS for the Health Care Provider (initial and renewal courses)
- CPR for Family & Friends
- Heart Saver CPR (adult and/or pediatric)
- Heart Saver AED
- American Heart Association First Aid
- Pediatric “First Five Minutes” (babysitting)
- Blood-Borne Pathogens
- Oxygen Administration
- Instructor Courses
This course is designed for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient, whether in or out of a hospital. Through the ACLS course, providers will enhance their skills in the treatment of the adult victim of 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.
ACLS is based on simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active, hands-on participation through learning stations where students will practice essential skills individually, as part of a team, and as team leader. Realistic simulations reinforce the following key concepts: proficiency in basic life support care; recognizing and initiating early management of peri-arrest conditions; managing cardiac arrest; identifying and treating ischemic chest pain and acute coronary syndromes; recognizing other life-threatening clinical situations (such as stroke) and providing initial care; ACLS algorithms; and effective resuscitation team dynamics.
Intended Audience: The course is designed for healthcare providers such as physicians, nurses, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and other professionals who may respond to a cardiovascular emergency.
The goal of the PALS course is to aid the healthcare provider in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to efficiently and effectively manage critically ill infants and children, resulting in improved outcomes. Skills taught include recognition and treatment of infants and children at risk for cardiopulmonary arrest; the systematic approach to pediatric assessment; effective respiratory management; defibrillation and synchronized cardioversion; intraosseous access and fluid bolus administration; and effective resuscitation team dynamics.
Intended Audience: For pediatricians, emergency physicians, family physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, Paramedics, respiratory therapists, and other healthcare providers who direct or provide advanced life support in pediatric emergencies.
Textbooks: Access to a current ACLS or PALS textbook is required before and during the course. Students may purchase a textbook through ATC upon registration. All students must complete the pre-test prior to attending either ACLS/PALS courses with a minimum score of 70 and bring proof to class. Employees may also borrow a textbook from their facility’s Medical Library.