CE and Recertification

Centura Health offers the EMS education and medical advisorship programs for agencies across the region.

CE and Recertification

Centura Health offers the EMS education and medical advisorship programs for agencies across the region.

CE Connect

EMS CE Connect is changing with an expected launch date of late quarter two 2022.

Request more information about the new EMS CE Connect

Continuing Education at a glance

Know what to expect as far as topics available and CE hours applicable and not applicable. Review the below to best prepare for your continuing education experience. Here's a list of continuing education topics currently available:

  • Airway & Breathing
  • Cardiology
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Obstetrics & Pediatrics
  • Patient Assessment
  • Preparatory
  • Trauma
  • Operational Tasks
  • Electives
  • Airway & Breathing - Airway management, ventilation & o2 therapy
  • Cardiology - Cardiovascular compromise, cardiac arrest & non-traumatic chest pain/discomfort
  • Medical Emergencies - Allergic reaction, near-drowning, overdose, altered mental status, behavioral problems, seizures, diabetes & exposure to heat/cold
  • Obstetrics & Pediatrics - Infant or child with cardiac arrest, shock/hypo-perfusion, respiratory distress, trauma, fever & suspected abuse/neglect.   Care of the newborn & obstetric patient before & following delivery of newborn
  • Patient Assessment - Scene size-up, patient assessment, history taking, physical exam, clinical decision making, communications, & documentation
  • Preparatory - EMS systems, roles & responsibilities, well being of EMT, medical/legal issues, ethics, human body, pathophysiology, pharmacology, baseline vital signs & history taking
  • Trauma - Rapid trauma assessment, mechanism of injury, kinetics of trauma, hemorrhage, hypo-perfusion/shock & burns. Painful, swollen, deformed extremity.   Soft tissue, musculoskeletal, head, spine, eye, face, neck, chest, thoracic, abdomen & genitalia injuries.
  • Operational Tasks - Lifting & moving, communicate with pts, ambulance operations, gaining access, extrication, hazardous materials, MCI, crime scene awareness & weapons of mass destruction
  • Electives - Any other information that relates to the knowledge EMTs need to do their jobs
  • Colorado approved training centers lectures and presentations
  • Dispatch Training (NR allows 12 hours Maximum)
  • Emergency Driving Training (NR allows 12 hours Maximum)
  • EMT Refresher Course Instruction
  • Teaching CPR (NR allows 12 hours Maximum)
  • Wilderness EMS training
  • Card courses  (NR allows 16 hours maximum per course)
    • Advanced Burn Life Support
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
    • Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS)
    • Auto Extrication (AE)
    • Basic Trauma Life Support
    • Neo-Natal Advanced Life Support (NALS)
    • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
    • Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals (PEPP)
    • Pediatric Prehospital Course (PPC)
    • Pre Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)
    • Advanced Trauma Life Support (no maximum)
  • Distributive education (must be state or CECBEMS approved) 
    • On-line Courses/Classes
    • Jems Articles
    • Non-Instructor Learning
  • College courses (NR allows a Maximum of 24 hours)
    • Anatomy  
    • Pharmacology
    • Cellular Biology
    • Physiology
    • Chemistry
    • Psychology
    • Microbiology
    • Communications & Sociology (3 hours maximum)
  • Clinical Rotations
  • CPR
  • First Responder Course
  • Home Study Programs
  • Instructor Courses
  • Management/Leadership Courses
  • Performance of Duty
  • Preceptor Hours
  • Serving as a skill examiner
  • Volunteer time with agencies