The Richmond Ambulance Authority is dedicated to connecting with the community we serve. We are always looking for opportunities to create new partnerships with the community and public safety agencies. That’s why we have implemented outreach programs, community events, and trainings designed to educate and help reduce the risk of death or injury. Our outreach programs are focused on increasing safety and awareness.
Some of the programs we have implemented include our Child Car Seat Safety Program, a free program for City of Richmond residents. The Rider Alert motorcycle safety program is designed to help provide life-saving information in motorcycle helmets.
We are dedicated to identifying current trends and the needs of our community in order to implement programs that make a difference, and can potentially save lives.
TRAINING EVENTS AND CALENDAR
The Richmond Ambulance Authority is a Community Training Center (CTC) for the American Heart Association. As a CTC we provide a variety of initial and recertification courses. Our instructors are experienced and well qualified. These courses are open to the public and current employees. Please check out our training calendar to find the current class schedule. If a class becomes full you can still register to be put on our waiting list. You will get an email notification should a spot become available. If you have any questions please contact the clinical department at 804-254-1128.
American Heart Association Classes
Trains Advanced Life Support (ALS) providers on cardiac and stroke emergencies. Works on universal protocols and team exercises. (2-day Course)
Trains ALS providers on emergencies you may encounter with a pediatric patient. Uses universal protocols and team exercises. (2-day course)
This course trains providers on proper assessment techniques for pediatric patients. (8-hour course)
Trains ALS providers to use a systematic approach to treating medical emergencies. AMLS uses this approach to properly treat a patient who is having medical emergencies outside of Cardiac Arrest. Works on universal protocols along with team exercises. (2-day course)
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.
We teach Heart Saver and Basic Life Support (BLS) – Heart saver is for non-health care professionals. Teaches mouth to mask technique. BLS is for health care professionals. BLS uses Bag-Valve-Mask (BVM) devices and goes more into anatomical and physiological depth. (4 Hour course)
Trains providers on life-saving measures in trauma emergencies. The mission of PHTLS is to promote excellence in trauma patient management by all providers involved in the delivery of prehospital care. Team exercises and universal protocols are used. (2-day course)
Tactical Casualty Combat Care- This class is a NAEMT course that teaches evidence-based, life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care in a combat environment. You will learn how to effectively triage and treat patients with life-threatening Trauma. This is a 2-day course.
Tactical Emergency Combat Care- The 2nd edition of NAEMT’s Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) course teaches EMS practitioners and other prehospital providers how to respond to and care for parients in a civilian tactical environment. This is a 2-day course.
The Richmond Ambulance Authority has set up several committees available to current employees that help shape and improve the organization. RAA is constantly analyzing and looking for ways to improve. If you’re interested in participating, please check out our committee calendar and register. The Operations department will determine which interested staff members will serve on the Shift Bid and Shift Points Committees. The Clinical Service and Wellness Committees are open to any staff member that is interested.
IN THE COMMUNITY
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