Center for Emergency Response Training
The Continuing Medical Education-CME Office provides non-credit training and continuing
education courses for emergency medical services (EMS) personnel, such as EMT's and
paramedics, as well as nurses, physicians, and other allied healthcare professionals
in the community.
Continuing Medical Education-CME is housed in the Department of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) on the University's Campus. The Office has been designated as an authorized training center (TC) of the American Heart Association. The Office also provides other non-credit training courses of interest to the emergency response community.
University of South Alabama
Department of EMS Education
Attention: Will Montalban, CME Program Director
600 Clinic Drive – Suite 400
Mobile, AL 36688-0002
Please call (251) 461-1832 to register for AHA and NCCP classes.
Designed for healthcare professionals whose daily occupation demands proficiency in the knowledge and skills of adult resuscitation. A current BLS card is recommended. The course is conducted in one day and approximately 8 to 10 hours in duration.
Designed for healthcare professionals whose daily occupation demands proficiency in the knowledge and skills of pediatric resuscitation. A current BLS card is recommended. Course is taught in two (2) consecutive eight (8) hour days.
Pediatric Education for Pre-hospital Professionals (PEPP) represents a complete source of pre-hospital medical information for the emergent care of infants and children. Developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, PEPP is an exciting curriculum designed specifically to teach pre-hospital professionals how to better assess and manage ill or injured children. The course is available in a one-day BLS format and a two-day ALS format. The two-day ALS format can include PALS renewal.
Designed for healthcare professionals and laypersons who may need to provide either basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or foreign body airway obstruction (FBAO) management in either children or adults, and who need the training to be able to provide two-rescuer CPR. The course is approximately 4 hours in duration.
Designed for participants from a Provider course who attain Instructor Potential (IP) status. Course is a one day, eight (8) hour course which qualifies the participant to educate students at the Provider levels. These courses are by invitation only.
Designed for laypersons who have a need to know cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and foreign body airway obstruction (FBAO) management techniques for adults. This course is useful for elementary through high school students, neighborhood groups with primarily adults and spouses caring for adults at high risk for heart attacks or strokes.
Designed to provide practicing EMT Basics, paramedics and nurses with a specific body of knowledge related to the pre-hospital assessment and care of trauma patients. Course is taught in two (2) consecutive eight (8) hour days.
A skills approach in helping the student to intervene in any medical or traumatic emergency situation before emergency personnel arrive on the scene. Emphasis is placed on care of the airway, CPR, control of bleeding, splinting and bandaging, and overall patient management. Course is typically taught in five (5) consecutive eight (8) hour days.
Designed to assist those licensed EMS personnel who are in need of a DOT National Standard EMS Refresher class for recertification purposes. Call department for availability and costs.
Classes are subject to cancellations if a minimum number of applications are not received by our office on or before the class date. All efforts will be made by our office to notify you in advance if this should occur. If you are unable to attend the class you initially registered for, we will transfer you to another class. To transfer, please notify us at least one week prior to the class you originally registered for. Our office will transfer your registration only one time, and we will be unable to issue refunds after the transfer. Registration fee will be forfeited if cancellation or transfer request is not received prior to the scheduled course.
Participants must arrange for their own meals.
The CME courses are offered at the University of South Alabama Main Campus, EOB Bldg, 600 Clinic Drive, 4th floor.