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CCE - Public Safety



Public Safety students

 The Public Safety Advanced Education and Training at Palm Beach State College provides courses for certified emergency services professionals designed to improve and expand their level of knowledge and skills as well as coursework needed to maintain their certification. The College also offers:
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Basic Life Support
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • Trauma training classes
  • EMT and Paramedic Refresher classes
  • Basic Community Emergency Response Team training
  • Child Care First Aid & CPR

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) 

Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider - AHO0033

The ACLS Provider course is designed for health care providers who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies. EKG recognition is an essential element of the ACLS course, and participants will be responsible for the identification and interpretation of EKG rhythms. Prerequisites: Participants must be proficient in performing high-quality BLS skills, reading and interpreting electrocardiograms, understanding ACLS drugs, and bag-mask ventilations. Participants must complete and pass the Pre-course Self-Assessment with a score of 70% or higher.


ACLS Renewal - AHO0032

This course will update and renew qualified providers in ACLS. Your BLS skills and knowledge must also be current, and you must bring your current ACLS card to class. Textbook is mandatory.


Basic Life Support (BLS-CPR)

BLS (CPR) Provider - AHO0123

The BLS for Healthcare Provider course is designed to train participants to recognize cardiac arrest, provide high-quality CPR for victims of all ages, and to provide early use of an AED. The class also teaches how to relieve choking.


BLS (CPR) Renewal - AHO0124

This course is designed to update and renew health professionals in BLS. You must have a current American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers card and bring it with you to class. Current textbook is required for this class.


Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider - AHO0481

Prerequisites: Students must be proficient in performing child and infant BLS skills using current AHA guidelines, reading and interpreting ECG rhythm strips and knowing basic resuscitation pharmacology. Participants must complete and pass the Precourse Self-Assessment with a score of 70% or higher.

Via didactic and experiential teaching methods, students learn to recognize and provide emergency care for respiratory failure, shock and cardiopulmonary arrest. Students rotate through BLS, advanced airway, vascular access, fluid therapy, medication and rhythm disturbance and management stations.

Palm Beach State College offers both the EMT Basic Refresher course and the Paramedic Refresher course every two years (even years).

EMT Basic Refresher - EMO0381

This course is designed to meet the re-certification needs of the EMT-Basic who is currently certified by the State of Florida. The course length is 32 hours and includes a minimum of 2 hours in Pediatric/SUIDS education. Updates on current trends in pre-hospital care will be covered. Participants must be currently Basic Life Support Provider certified.



Paramedic Refresher - EMO0170

This 32-hour course provides a review of critical issues and topics for the paramedic currently certified by the State of Florida. All materials presented follow the EMT-Paramedic Refresher Training program set forth by the U.S. DOT at the time of the course.


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