Continuing Education Courses

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)



AHA’s ACLS Course has been updated to reflect new  science in the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR  and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. This course builds on the foundation  of lifesaving BLS skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous,  high-quality CPR.

This advanced course highlights the importance  of high-performance team dynamics and communication, systems of care,  recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate  post-cardiac arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary  syndromes (ACS).

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)


The AHA’s PALS Course has been updated to reflect science in the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC.  This classroom, Instructor-led course uses a series of videos and  simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a  systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS  treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation, and team dynamics. The  goal of the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to  seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.

Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)



NAEMT's Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) is recognized around  the world as the leading continuing education program for pre-hospital  emergency trauma care. The mission of PHTLS is to promote excellence in trauma patient management by all providers involved in the delivery of prehospital care.   PHTLS is developed by NAEMT in cooperation with the American College of  Surgeons' Committee on Trauma. The Committee provides the medical  direction and content oversight for the PHTLS program.  

PHTLS  courses improve the quality of trauma care and decrease mortality. The  program is based on a philosophy stressing the treatment of the  multi-system trauma patient as a unique entity with specific needs.  PHTLS promotes critical thinking as the foundation for providing quality  care. It is based on the belief that, given a good fund of knowledge  and key principles, EMS practitioners are capable of making reasoned  decisions regarding patient care. 

Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS)



Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) is 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.

Students  learn to recognize and manage common medical crises through realistic  case-based scenarios that challenge students to apply their knowledge to  highly critical patients.  The course emphasizes the use of scene  size-up, history, interactive group discussion on potential treatment  strategies, and physical exam to systematically rule out and consider  possibilities and probabilities in treating patients’ medical crises. 

Geriatric Education for EMS (GEMS)


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.  

Florida EMS Instructor Level A and B


Are you ready to teach EMS?  SEMA offers the EMS Instructor Level A Course (40 hours) completely online. The Level B is a 16-hour course with the majority of content offered online and the instructor-candidate is required to submit video of the teaching platform.  YOU DO NOT NEED TO WAIT TO START THE PROGRAM BASED ON YOUR APPOINTMENT TIME. This is an online class. Once you receive your email confirmation and course invite you can begin your course. Please allow up to 24 hours to receive your email course invite after registration.