NAEMT Courses

The mission of NAEMT education is to improve patient care through high quality, cost effective, evidence-based education that strengthens and enhances the knowledge and skills of EMS practitioners.

NAEMT education emphasizes critical thinking skills to obtain the best outcomes for patients. They believe that EMS practitioners make the best decisions on behalf of their patients when given a sound foundation of key principles and evidence-based knowledge.

NAEMT education programs are developed by collaborative teams of clinicians, EMS educators, and medical directors. Their teams review current publications relevant to our course content and incorporate the latest research, newest techniques, and innovative teaching approaches to provide our students with the best possible learning experience.

New programs and major revisions of current programs are field tested to ensure their relevancy and appropriateness. All course content is reviewed and updated at least once every four years to keep up with advances in the field and feedback from participants.

NAEMT is committed to this philosophy in developing and implementing all of our education programs. NAEMT education courses are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for PreHospital Continuing Education (CAPCE). They also are recognized for recertification requirements by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT).

All students attending an NAEMT course are offered a one-year introductory membership into NAEMT.

NAEMT Courses Include:

Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) remains the gold standard of education for emergency medical assessment and treatment. 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.
NAEMT’s EMS Safety course teaches students how to protect themselves and their patients while on the job. It promotes a culture of safety and helps reduce the number of on-the-job fatalities and injuries. EMS Safety is the only national, comprehensive safety course for EMS practitioners.
NAEMT’s EMS Vehicle Operator Safety (EVOS) course addresses the knowledge gap that leads to injuries and deaths, and focuses on the specific behaviors that need to be changed to create a culture of safe driving. Drawing on the most current research about the behaviors and other hazards that lead to crashes,
GEMS provides EMS practitioners at all levels with the skills and knowledge to address the unique medical, social, environmental and communications challenges of older adults. Developed by NAEMT, in partnership with the American Geriatrics Society, GEMS empowers EMS practitioners to help improve medical outcomes and quality of life for geriatric patients.
PTEP educates EMS practitioners about the biological underpinnings of psychological trauma, the short and long-term impact on the brain and body, and warning signs that a patient is experiencing extreme psychological distress. EMS practitioners are also taught strategies and techniques to alleviate patients’ distress and help patients cope with what they’re experiencing to ward off lingering effects.
The 2nd edition of NAEMT’s Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) course teaches EMS practitioners and other prehospital providers how to respond to and care for patients in a civilian tactical environment.
The course presents the three phases of tactical care and integrates parallel EMS nomenclature:
The All Hazards Disaster Response (AHDR) course teaches students how to respond to the many types of disaster scenarios they may encounter, including natural disasters and infrastructure failings, fires and radiological events, pandemics, active shooter incidents, and other mass casualty events. A
NAEMT’s Community Paramedicine course series focuses on the knowledge and skills that paramedics need to succeed as community paramedics. As paramedics are increasingly depended upon to provide preventive as well as emergent and urgent care, these courses are outstanding education for all paramedics
The Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC) course focuses on critical pediatric physiology, illnesses, injuries and interventions to help EMS practitioners provide the best treatment for sick and injured children in the field.  The course stresses critical thinking skills to help practitioners make the best decisions for their young patients.