PHRN Prepare

PHRN Prepare

The PHRN Prepare modules are designed to assist registered nurses with gaining additional knowledge that is beneficial as they challenge the process of the Prehospital Nurse certification.

The PHRN Prepare modules are conducted by Regional Council staff and assistants and are provided at no cost to the participants.

The PHRN Prepare modules are not mandatory, are not a requirement for certification, and are not considered an examination.  These modules are most beneficial for Registered Nurses with little or no prehospital experience.

PHRN Prepare – Module 1 ( 5 hours )

  • Next class is February 26, 2016 at the EMSI offices. Class time is 9am until 2pm. Lunch is not included.
  •  Is designed to familiarize the Registered Nurse with the initial application process and exam processes as they attempt to earn certification as Prehospital Registered Nurses.

Class Work includes the following:

  • An overview of the assessment and management of patients encountered in the prehospital setting.  ( Medical and Trauma )
  • Spinal immobilization of a patient that is found in various positions including those laying supine and those found in a seated position.
  • Splinting and the immobilization of bone / joint injuries
  • Bleeding control and shock management
  • Cardiac arrest management and the use of an AED
  • Oxygen administration and Bag Valve Mask Ventilation.


PHRN Prepare – Module 2 ( 7 hours )

  • The next class is scheduled for March 18, 2016. Class time is 9am to 4:30pm @ EMSI
  • This module is designed to assist the Registered Nurse who is interested in earning the Pennsylvania Pre-hospital Registered Nurse certification ( PHRN ).  The course is divided in to four sections; advanced airway management, trauma patient management, cardiac rhythm review, and EMS Operations.    Additionally, this module will allow the PHRN candidate to learn about and practice with equipment that is utilized by pre-hospital ALS providers who function with an ambulance or flight service.

    Course work includes the following:

     Advanced Airway Management ( Adult and Pediatric )

    Supraglottic Airway Devices

     Prehospital utilization of CPAP devices

    Emergency airway procedures

    Intraosseous access via manual and mechanical devices

    Trauma patient intubation with spinal immobilization

    Chest Decompression

    Triage / Mass Casualty management

    Medical Incident Command

PHRN Prepare – Module 3

  • The next class is scheduled for April 8, 2016. Class start time is 9am @ EMSI.
  • This module is designed to assist providers in preparing for the NREMT cognitive exam. The candidate will take a practcie exam, discuss the structure and format of the NREMT cognitive exam, CAT/CBT testing, a review of exam material, and a discussion about testing center locations and logistics. 

PHRN Prepare - Module 4 – Management of Cardiac Emergencies

This class will provide a review of cardiac dysrhythmias and the treatment of Cardiac Emergencies in the prehospital setting.  Additionally, a review of 12-lead ECG interpretation will be introduced with an emphasis on the identification of a STEMI.

  • The next class is scheduled for April 15, 2016.


  • Please email Todd Nicholson at to inquire about the classses and/or to reserve a seat.



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