Training

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One of the goals of WEMS is to provide the community with the opportunity to learn skills that can be used in their own homes in the event of a medical emergency. Another is to offer quality Continuing Medical Education (CME) courses for already existing providers in the area.

WEMS is an American Heart Association (AHA) Certified Training Site that oversees over 200 First-Aid & CPR instructors in the area. AHA offers First-Aid & CPR courses for all levels.

At WEMS we pride ourselves on our quality of care and put that same energy into the courses we teach. In addition to First-Aid & CPR for our community, we also provide course instruction for existing providers and offer courses to go toward recertification through the Continuing Medical Education Program.

Our Certified Instructor Coordinators (CIC) have over 100 years of combined emergency medicine experience. In addition, many have taken the National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE) course, providing them with specific knowledge in how to educate EMS providers.

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Heartsaver First Aid

Heartsaver® First Aid is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Students learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies.

This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in first aid to meet job, regulatory or other requirements.

Heartsaver CPR & AED

Heartsaver® CPR AED is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches adult CPR and AED use, as well as how to relieve choking on an adult. This course teaches skills with AHA’sresearch-proven Practice-While-Watching (PWW) technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback and guide the students’ learning of skills.

This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR andAED use to meet job, regulatory or other requirements.

Heartsaver First Aid CPR & AED

Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage a first aid, choking or sudden cardiac arrest emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives.

Students learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies. This course also teaches adult CPR and AED use.

This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in first aid,CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory or other requirements.

Healthcare Provider CPR Course

This course is designed to teach skills and knowledge of adult one- and two-man CPR, pediatric CPR, AED and the management of the choking patient. This course requires the successful completion of a written and skills evaluation. This course is intended for those individuals who respond to pre-hospital situations, or any Healthcare Provider. A course completion card is issued for this course with re-certification every two-years. This course is the mandatory certification for all Delaware First Responders and EMT-Basics.

Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR & AED

The Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED Course is designed to meet the regulatory requirements for child care workers in all 50 United States. It teaches child care providers and others to respond to and manage illnesses and injuries in a child or infant in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. The course covers the Four Steps of Pediatric First Aid and modules in;

  • Pediatric First Aid
  • Child/Infant CPR AED
  • Adult CPR AED
  • Asthma Care Training

The modular classroom-based course is designed to be flexible and allow Instructors to teach either Pediatric First Aid, CPR AED or both.

Target Audience

  • Camp counselors
  • Child care workers
  • Coaches
  • Foster care workers
  • Others responsible for children including parents, grandparents, babysitters and guardians
  • Teachers
  • Youth group leaders

Simulation Manikins

An exciting new addition to WEMS are our Simulation Manikins! These Simulation Manikins allow us to design training programs and gather measurable quantitative data on the efficiency of the care being provide. Some of the features of the SimMans are:

  • The ability to start IVs
  • Perform intubations
  • CPR – with feedback on effectiveness
  • Assess lung sounds
  • Feel a realistic pulse and hear a blood pressure
  • and more...

These manikins allow us to take more of the “human factor” out of training. We no longer walk onto a training scene and ask “what do we see” or “what was their blood pressure”, the manikin provides a very realistic setting for providers to practice their skills.

Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens

Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens Course is a classroom course that teaches employees how to protect themselves and others from being exposed to blood or blood-containing materials.

This course is designed to meet Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements for bloodborne pathogens training when paired with site-specific instruction.  

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