Training In Emergency

TRAINING DIVISIONS:

Our training divisions cover programs for Medical and Non-Medicals.

Training Program for Health Professionals
The training  programs for the health professionals cover continued medical education with CPD points as accredited by the Medical and Dental Council, Nursing Council and other regulatory bodies. It also involves the training and certification of Pre-hospital Emergency Professionals in the Government approved college of Pre Hospital Emergency Medicine leading to National Diploma (OND), Higher National Diploma (HND), EMT-Basic fast tract, EMT-1 and EMT P fast tracks. The division also coordinates some external programs in Emergency Medicine.

 

Our training facilities comprise highly renowned experts in various medical disciplines, including Emergency physicians, Anesthetists, trauma/orthopedic surgeons, cardiologists, public health physicians, nursing and paramedic professionals and a host of others. We also have visiting foreign faculties from many countries.
Faculties attend various annual conferences and updates to ensure programs are of current international standard.
This obviously accounts for our wide international and national recognition/accreditations.

 

Being the first and leading Emergency Management organization in West and Central Africa, we are expected to always set the pace which we do.
Our training centers showcase consortium of latest training manikins and simulation equipment unequalled anywhere in Africa.
This is because our educational methodology is based on the great educationists methodology Howski who opined the hearing, seeing and doing training methodology. Hence, as much as possible, every training participant is given his own hands-on equipment to ensure long hands on for utmost learning and to avoid cross-infections.
College of Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine (Pre Hospital Emergency College)

 

Advanced Resuscitation Academy: This institution trains healthcare providers in the current international resuscitation programs. In majority of the cases, the programs were imported into the country by Emergency Response International, a non-profit, non governmental and a medical foundation of the ERS Group. This therefore means that we work directly under the supervision and collaboration of the International Superintending bodies of these programs. This also means the participants should expect the best, having attended the best and premier institution in the country.

Programs available:-
-    American Heart Association Program
-    Basic Life Support (BLS)
-    Advanced cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
-    Paediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

These programs have become mandatory for doctors, nurses and paramedics in most parts of the world. In Nigeria, it has become mandatory for all those who wish to work in the medical units of oil and various multinational companies.
Certification is from the AHA, valid for 2 years. These courses are available throughout our centers in Lagos, port Harcourt, Abuja, and Warri except PALS in Port Harcourt only.
Other AHA programs available or soon to be available include:-

PEARS:
Basic Pediatric Emergency course for nurses and Paramedics.

 

BASIC LIFE SUPPPORT FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS (BLS-HCP):  
For all cadre of healthcare providers: Doctors, Nurses, Pharmacists, Lab. Scientists, Physiotherapists, Radiographer, Nurse Assistant etc.
Duration- 1 day. Manuals to be read thoroughly at least one week to the course date. A minimum of 84% is the required pass mark in the written test. It is largely hands on course with skills test at the end of the course. The course could be done at any of our sites. It is a prerequisite for all advanced life support programs. The course is administered by current American Heart Association certified instructors properly aligned with a training center.
For more details, please call: 08035455784, 07046344220, 07046344222
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ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR LIFE SUPPORT FOR EXPERIENCED PROVIDERS (ACLS-EXP):
This is a more intensive course covering extensive areas in emergency medicine such as toxicological emergencies, anaphylaxis, asthma etc. The course is for experienced cardiologists, internal medicine, anesthetists and other experienced doctors. For now, the course comes up on popular request by organization and individuals.
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AIRWAY MANAGEMENT COURSE:
 This is an AHA course and teaches airways management especially difficult airways and ventilation techniques. It teaches how to intubate and use of other airway adjuncts.
1 day course: For more details, please call: 08035455784, 07046344220, and 07046344222 OR Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

ECG IN EMERGENCY(ACLS):
This is a one day course for all doctors and nurses. The course is to enable them identify life threatening arrhythmias and their immediate management, electrical therapies.
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DRUGS IN EMERGENCY (PHARMACOLOGY IN ACLS)
This is a 1 day course that teaches drugs used in ECC emergencies. The course is for doctors and nurses who attend to emergency cases
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ADVANCED TRAUMA LIFE SUPPORT (ATLS)
This program was brought into the country by the combined effort of the Emergency Response International and Nigerian Orthopedic Association (NOA) under the sponsorship of Emergency Response Group. Nigeria became the second in Africa to promulgate ATLS. It is owned and exported by the American College of Surgeons.
ATLS is the current global gold stand in trauma management training and has reduced mortality associated with Trauma by as much as 30%. ATLS is for only doctors especially those who attend to emergencies. Port Harcourt is currently the only available training center in West Africa. Lagos city and Abuja centers will soon be revalidated.

For more on ATLS and for registration
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INTERNATIONAL TRAUMA LIFE SUPPORT (ITLS)
This is a Pre-hospital emergency management program for paramedics, doctors, nurses. Nigeria chapter is about to be inaugurated Advanced Resuscitation Academy which will be the first training center in the country.
ITLS is superintended/owned by the American College of Emergency Physician (ACEP)

 

ADVANCED MEDICAL LIFE SUPPORT (AMLS) AND PRE-HOSPITAL TRAUMA LIFE SUPPORT (PHTLS)
These two are owned and superintended by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) of USA in collaboration with the American College of Surgeons(ACS).
These Pre-Hospital training programs are for doctors, nurses, paramedics and others who work in the Pre-Hospital environment. ERI has concluded arrangements for the take off in Nigeria, expected in 2015.

 

ADVANCED STROKE LIFE SUPPORT
Produced and superintended by the University of Miami, Florida. For doctors, nurses, paramedics and medical students, residents etc.  Now in Nigeria.
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Other programs include:

ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT OBSTETRICS by American College of Family Physicians and National Post Graduate Medical College (NPGMC)

 

BASIC AND ADVANCED DISASTER LIFE SUPPORT.

 

PEDIATRIC ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT (PALS)
This course teaches evidence based current methods of management of pediatric emergencies especially those that easily deteriorate to cardio respiratory compromise or arrest.
The course is for pediatricians, all nurses and any other healthcare provider who treats pediatric cases at the emergency room, OPD, wards, theater etc.
It is a 2-day course. A one day pre course program will soon be introduced. Books must be collected at least two weeks to course day and thoroughly read to be able to score a minimum of 84% at the post test. The certification is from American Heart Association (AHA) and accepted all over the world.
See course schedule for date, venue and other details you may need.
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EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIANS (EMT):
This is an accredited EMT training under the Australasian EMT registry for doctors, nurses, experienced rescue officers, Red Cross officials and other health care providers who wish to make carrier in pre-hospital emergency care or may want to work in oil industry, road safety, construction companies, NEMA and other high risk areas.
It is one month course, involving two weeks of didactic and two weeks of emergency room/ambulance exposure. The training faculty consists of national and international professionals
Prospective candidate are expected to read their materials well in advance before attending the course. Much time will be utilized in practical simulations.
This program is offered by the Advanced Resuscitation Academy, a subsidiary of Emergency Response Group.
For more details, please call 08035455784, 07046344220, 07046344222 OR Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NON HEALTH CARE EMERGENCY RESPONSE TRAINING:
Bystanders and members of the community likely to witness emergency situations have become a very important link in the chain of efforts to resuscitate the victim of emergency condition. It is known fact that most life threatening emergencies occur outside the hospital environment, including disasters. Since healthcare providers are not usually around the scene and since the victim must be brought alive to the hospital before healthcare professionals can start their actions then the link between the victim and the hospital is the bystander. These may be relations, colleagues or passerby. The more these bystanders are capable of effective intervention including initiating the call on the EMS, the greater the chances of the victims survival.
Consequently, our group has many intervention programs from many superintending bodies for the non healthcare personnel.

BASIC EMERGENCY RESPONSE TRAINING (BERT)
These are the various Emergency Response Training Programs for the non-healthcare persons:
•    BERT 1A
•    BERT 1B
•    BERT 1C
•    BLS-PRO/ADVANCED MEDIC FIRST AID
•    FIRST RESPONDERS COURSE
•    SPORTS BERT
•    PEDIATRIC BERT
•    AMBULANCE DRIVERS TRAINING /DEFENSIVE DRIVING

 

SPECIAL COURSES;
•    STUDENT EMERGENCY RESPONSE TRAINING (SERT)
•    COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TRAINING (CERT)
•    WORKERS EMERGENCY RESPONSE TRAINING (WERT)
•    GENERAL BYSTANDER COURSES.

1.    BERT 1A: (Industrial First Aid)-
This is a more advanced, more focused program for staff of corporate bodies especially industries who have high risk exposure. The course involves CPR, First Aid/AED, and management of environmental and industrial emergencies. The course it done either at our BERT training centres or in the client’s facility. Our BERT programs use programs and certifications of American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI), National Safety Council (NSC) of US, Medic First Aid International or AHA Heart Saver Programs.
For more details, please call: 08035455784, 08033107241
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This is a compressed 2 days program but could still be compressed to one day course or expanded to 3-4 days course depending on location, urgency and logistic involvement.
BERT 1A is also called Industrial First Aid/CPR/AED. In many communities, especially in the oil industry in Nigeria, it has become mandatory for every staff to become certified in the Basic Emergency Care/Safety. These are expected to sustain the life of an emergency victim until the health professionals arrive and take over. They are also expected to call in the EMS or health professionals.

2.    BERT 1B:
This is mainly CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation), choking, bleeding arrest and basic accident rescue. The course is for the general public as the most likely persons that might be presence at the scene of an emergency. It is expected that when trained, such individuals will be able to initiate the bystander intervention, call the necessary emergency responder and ensure no further harm is done until the first responders or ambulance group takes over.
For more details, please call: 08035455784, 08033107241
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3.    BERT 1C – This Is First Aid Alone:
Our usual class is 30 and with a minimum of 3 instructors/demonstrators.
Our certifications are international from American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI), MEDIC First Aid International, National Safety Council of USA. Clients decide the type of program they want, considering their time and budget. They also select the awarding body they want and the training location of their choice.

 

4.    BLS-PRO/ADVANCED MEDIC FIRST AID:
 This is an intensive 3 days program for non-healthcare providers who have done their first aid courses and who are expected to respond to emergencies in their place of work. They are expected to rescue, resuscitate and appropriately handle the patient till first responders or healthcare providers arrive. The course is highly hands-on and instills an irresistible urge to intervene in an emergency. They are also introduced to the use of basic adjuncts in first aid care. The course usually starts with basic physiology and anatomy tailored to the lay person’s level.

Such procedures as loading into an ambulance, emergency oxygen administrations etc are introduced. In the absence of a first responder and professionally hand over to emergency medical technicians or other healthcare providers.
    For more details, please call: 08035455784, 08033107241
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5.    PEDIATRIC BERT:
 This is the training course for mothers, nanny’s child care personnel, pre-school centres, primary and secondary school teachers and all others who are likely to witness medical emergencies of infants and children.
Pediatric BERT like all other training programs of Emergency Response Services Group instills confidence, knowledge and skill to rescue, resuscitate, stabilize and hand over to the healthcare provider.
For more details, please call: 08035455784, 08033107241
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6.    SPORT BERT:
 It is often a heart rending situation when sports men and women collapse in the fields, at gym house, at sports clubs etc and those around them are helpless and confused. A trained mind and hands can intervene within this critical period and save the victim or sustain the life pending when the healthcare providers could take over.
Sports BERT is an ideal confidence building emergency response course for anybody who is involved in both field and in-door games. This also includes staff of sports ministries, staff and proprietors of gym houses, members of sports clubs, organizers of marathon/cross country races etc.

For more details, please call: 08035455784, 08033107241
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The clients are free to choose the program of their choice, since we represent these superintending bodies. These international organizations whose programs have been tested and found very effective are widely accepted as the global standard.
For dates, venues, methods of application, please see the yearly training schedule.

 

For more details, please call: 08035455784, 08033107241
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7.    FIRST RESPONDERS COURSE (FIRST AID  ONLY);
This is a 5 days course with detailed didactic and skills training. Participants are expected to receive their books well in advance and read thoroughly. First responders will include – Police, Fire Fighters, Federal Road Safety, Civil Defence, Response Team of industries etc.
This is certificate by NSC or ASHI.
For more details, please call: 08035455784, 08033107241
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8.    AMBULANCE DRIVERS/DEFENSIVE DRIVING:
The three days training involves experienced drivers who are trained in:

  •     Basic Rudiments of Emergency Care
  •     Assisting the Emergency Professional
  •     Driving an Ambulance
  •     Defensive Driving

 

Participants must be able to read and understand English.
For more details, please call: 08035455784, 08033107241
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9.    SPECIAL COURSES – SERT, CERT, WERT, CHERT, General Public (Bystander):
These are for the students in primary, secondary and higher institutions, communities and workers in non risk environment, these courses are tailored to a particular group. It is usually a one day course but those selected ad members of response team are given further 2 days practical training. These groups are essential during disasters when there is insufficient rescue and healthcare providers.
Usually the course attracts minimal fees and on many occasions is sponsored.
For more details, please call: 08035455784, 08033107241
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