University of Vermont

College of Nursing and Health Sciences


EMS Education

In addition to EMT and Wilderness Emergency Medicine training, the REMS Training Program hosts the following continuing education opportunities throughout the year:

  • Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)

    This course equips students with the basic knowledge and skills to provide immediate lifesaving interventions in situations before additional EMS support arrives, and assist higher level care givers at the scene and during transport of the patient. EMRs function as part of a comprehensive EMS response and under medical oversight.

    At successful completion of the course, the student will be capable of performing basic interventions with minimal equipment and will eligible to apply for licensure.

  • EMS Instructor/Coordinator

    EMS Instructor/Coordinator courses are scheduled and delivered as needed. For more information, please contact us.

  • EMS Management

    The New England Council for EMS (NECEMS) EMS Managers Program is a 40-hour module course focused on issues surrounding management and leadership of an EMS organization. Participants are trained on topics of recruitment and retention, policies and procedures, human resources, budgeting, and leadership.

    EMS Management training is typically offered on an annual basis. For more information, please contact us.

  • Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS)

    The course discusses common medical crises, introduces the AMLS Assessment Pathway, and presents specific cases and differential diagnoses and management strategies for each. The course includes lecture, discussion and skills stations, so students leave with thorough knowledge and hands on skills to perform accurate physical examinations and provide best treatment to patients.

  • Pediatric Education For Prehospital Professionals (PEPP) - ALS

    PEPP represents a comprehensive source of prehospital medical information for the emergent care of infants and children. It will teach prehospital professionals how to better assess and manage ill or injured children.

  • Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)

    The course builds upon each participant's current knowledge base and skills to enhance their critical thinking and problem-solving skills, stresses teamwork between providers with diverse levels of knowledge, skills, and resources, and offers a safe environment in which students can practice trauma assessment and treatment skills.