A continuing education resource that offers online, interactive courses and content for emergency medical service professionals. We are in the development phase of our LMS and are working to bring training opportunities to you as soon as possible.

EMS Stroke Training Module 2 of 2 – Case Studies

Welcome to the SF Emergency Medical Services Agency Stroke Training Module 2 Course. There are two modules in this course. Please plan to have 1 hour set aside to take this course.

Course Overview: Provides the learner with an opportunity to apply the knowledge learned from Stroke Training part one to real life case scenarios. This is part two of a two part course. You must complete both parts (Modules 1 and 2) to earn 1 hour of CE credit.

Method of Evaluation: Online 10 question test (completed in Module 1); must receive a passing score of 80% or higher to pass this course and receive your CE credits. You are permitted to retake the quiz twice (3 attempts total). If you do not pass the quiz on the third attempt, please email erin.bachus@sfgov.org AND ronald.pikejr@sfgov.org to retake the course. You also need to complete the simple Knowledge Check quiz below after completing Module 2 to receive your continuing education credits.

Learning Objectives:

  • Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:
    • Apply knowledge to stroke case studies that simulate real scenarios for EMS

After you complete the course, click here to take the Course Evaluation Survey. This survey is required in order for you to receive CEUs.

Click the Launch button below to begin the course.

IMPORTANT NOTE: After completing the training, you must return to this course page to take the Knowledge Check quiz below. You will not be able to take the quiz until after you have participated in the entire training.

Knowledge Check Quiz:Status
Stroke Training Case Studies (Module 2) QuizIncomplete

EMS Stroke Training Module 1 of 2

Welcome to the SF Emergency Medical Services Agency Stroke Training Course. There are two modules in this course. Please plan to have 1 hour set aside to take this course.

Course Overview: Provides an in-depth overview of the various types of strokes. Discusses epidemiology, risk factors, and signs and symptoms of stroke. Reviews various stroke assessment tools. Describes the stroke chain of survival and the vital role EMS plays in stroke assessment and treatment. Reviews the importance of determining the time of last known well. This is part one of a two part course. You must complete both parts (Modules 1 and 2) to earn 1 hour of CE credit.

Method of Evaluation: Online 10 question test; must receive a passing score of 80% or higher to pass this course and receive your CEU credits. You are permitted to retake the quiz twice (3 attempts total). If you do not pass the quiz on the third attempt, please email erin.bachus@sfgov.org AND ronald.pikejr@sfgov.org to retake the course.

Learning Objectives:

  • Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:
    • Describe and understand the anatomy and pathophysiology of stroke
    • Describe and understand different types of strokes and stroke risk factors
    • Be able to recognize signs and symptoms of stroke and discuss treatments for stroke
    • Apply knowledge to case studies that simulate real scenarios for EMS

After you complete the course, click here to take the Course Evaluation Survey. This survey is required in order for you to receive your CEUs.

Click the Launch button below to begin the course.

IMPORTANT NOTE: After completing the training, you must return to this course page to take the Knowledge Check quiz below. You will not be able to take the quiz until after you have participated in the entire training.

Knowledge Check Quiz:Status
Stroke Training Module 1 QuizIncomplete

Triage to Alternate Destination

Welcome to the SF Emergency Medical Services Agency Triage to Alternate Destination (TAD) Course. Please plan to have 4 hours set aside to take this course.

Course Overview: Describes Triage to Alternate Destination (TAD) in SF. Discusses Alcohol Abuse and assessing the intoxicated patient. Describes the different TAD locations within San Francisco City and County. Explains the transport requirements for TAD locations in San Francisco. This course is required for any Paramedic in San Francisco who transports a patient to an Alternate Destination (Sobering/VA). Non-Transport Paramedics (i.e. Engine Medics) and EMTs can also take the course to earn CE credits.

Method of Evaluation: Online 10 question test; must receive a passing score of 80% or higher to pass this course and receive your CEU credits. You are permitted to retake the quiz twice (3 attempts total). If you do not pass the quiz on the third attempt, please email erin.bachus@sfgov.org AND ronald.pikejr@sfgov.org to retake the course.

Learning Objectives:

  • Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:
    • Describe Triage to Alternate Destination (TAD) in SF
    • Understand Alcohol Abuse and assessing the intoxicated patient
    • Understand the different TAD locations within San Francisco City and County
    • Understand the transport requirements for TAD locations in San Francisco

After you complete the course, click here to take the Course Evaluation Survey. This survey is required in order for you to receive your CEUs.

Click the Launch button below to begin the course.

IMPORTANT NOTE: After completing the training, you must return to this course page to take the Knowledge Check quiz below. You will not be able to take the quiz until after you have participated in the entire training.

Knowledge Check Quiz:Status
Triage to Alternate DestinationIncomplete

Immunization Skills Training for EMTs Module 2

Welcome to the SF Emergency Medical Services Agency Immunization Skills Training for EMTs Module 2. Please plan to have 1-2 hours set aside to take this course.

  • Course Overview: Discusses general principles of vaccination. Explains scope of practice for EMTs to administer COVID-19 vaccines. Describes IM injection techniques in detail, including dosing, drawing up vaccine, reconstituting vaccines (for informational purposes only), proper injection technique, and documentation.
  • Method of Evaluation: Online 20 question test; must receive a passing score of 85% or higher to be eligible to administer IM injections to patients aged 14 and older
  • Learning Objectives:
    • Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:
    • Discuss general principles of vaccination
    • Have a clear understanding of the scope of practice for EMTs to administer COVID-19 vaccines
    • Understand and be prepared to demonstrate best practices for vaccine administration
    • Understand the basics of storing and transporting refrigerated, frozen, and ultra-low temperature vaccines

After you complete the course, click here to take the Course Evaluation Survey. This survey is required in order for you to receive your CEUs.

Click the Launch button below to begin the course.

IMPORTANT NOTE: After completing the training, you must return to this course page to take the Knowledge Check quiz below. You will not be able to take the quiz until after you have participated in the entire training.

Knowledge Check Quiz:Status
Immunization Skills Training for Emergency Medical Technicians Module 2Incomplete

Paramedic Vaccination Administration Program Module 1

Welcome to the SF Emergency Medical Services Agency Paramedic Vaccination Administration Program Module 1. Please plan to have 1-2 hours set aside to take this course.

Course Overview: Discusses public health principles of infectious disease, influenza, and general principles of vaccination. Describes process for paramedics and EMTs to administer IM injections. Provides a basic understanding of vaccine storage and handling. Shares basic information about all five COVID-19 vaccines currently in Phase III US Trials with a special focus on mRNA vaccine technology.

Method of Evaluation: Online 20 question test; must receive a passing score of 85% or higher to be eligible to administer IM injections to patients aged 14 and older

Learning Objectives:

  • Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:
    • Briefly discuss public health principles for infectious disease and influenza
    • Discuss general principles of vaccination
    • Describe procedure for vaccination of EMS personnel, and high-risk populations
    • Discuss process for paramedics and EMTs to administer seasonal influenza vaccination to members of the public
    • Discuss process for paramedics and EMTs to administer COVID-19 (SARS-CoV2) vaccination to priority populations, when available
    • Understand the basics of storing and transporting refrigerated, frozen, and ultra-low temperature vaccines
    • Understand basic information about the five COVID-19 vaccine candidates, including how mRNA vaccines work to prevent COVID-19

After you complete the course, click here to take the Course Evaluation Survey. This survey is required in order for you to receive your CEUs.

Click the Launch button below to begin the course.

IMPORTANT NOTE: After completing the training, you must return to this course page to take the Knowledge Check quiz below. You will not be able to take the quiz until after you have participated in the entire training.

Knowledge Check Quiz:Status
Paramedic Vaccination Administration Training Program Module 1Incomplete

EMT Vaccination Administration Program Module 1

Welcome to the SF Emergency Medical Services Agency EMT Vaccination Administration Program Module 1. Please plan to have 1-2 hours set aside to take this course.

  • Course Overview: Discusses public health principles of infectious disease, influenza, and general principles of vaccination. Describes process for paramedics and EMTs to administer IM injections. Provides a basic understanding of vaccine storage and handling. Shares basic information about all five COVID-19 vaccines currently in Phase III US Trials with a special focus on mRNA vaccine technology.
  • Method of Evaluation: Online 20 question test; must receive a passing score of 85% or higher to be eligible to administer IM injections to patients aged 14 and older
  • Learning Objectives:
    • Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:
    • Briefly discuss public health principles for infectious disease and influenza
    • Discuss general principles of vaccination
    • Describe procedure for vaccination of EMS personnel, and high-risk populations
    • Discuss process for paramedics and EMTs to administer seasonal influenza vaccination to members of the public
    • Discuss process for paramedics and EMTs to administer COVID-19 (SARS-CoV2) vaccination to priority populations, when available
    • Understand the basics of storing and transporting refrigerated, frozen, and ultra-low temperature vaccines
    • Understand basic information about the five COVID-19 vaccine candidates, including how mRNA vaccines work to prevent COVID-19

After you complete the course, click here to take the Course Evaluation Survey. This survey is required in order for you to receive your CEUs.

Click the Launch button below to begin the course.

IMPORTANT NOTE: After completing the training, you must return to this course page to take the Knowledge Check quiz below. You will not be able to take the quiz until after you have participated in the entire training.

Knowledge Check Quiz:Status
EMT and Paramedic Vaccine Administration Program Module 1 Knowledge CheckIncomplete