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 ( 4 hours )

  • Next class is December 5, 2014 from 9:00am until 1:30pm at the EMSI offices.
  •  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 February 27, 2015. The October class is closed. Class time is 9am to 4:30pm @ EMSI
  • Is designed to assist the Registered Nurse in preparing for the NREMT cognitive exam as it places a heavy emphasis on Advanced Life Support Skills utilized by prehospital providers.  Additionally, this module will allow the PHRN candidate to learn about and practice with equipment that is utilized by prehospital ALS providers who function with an ambulance or flight service.

       Class Work includes the following:

  •  Management of Cardiac Emergencies and the recognition of a STEMI
  • Advanced Airway Management
  •  Oral Intubation
  • Alternative Airway Devices ( King LT and Combi-tube )
  • Prehospital utilization of CPAP devices
  •  Intraosseous access via manual and mechanical devices
  •  Pediatric patients
  • Adult patients
  • Prehospital Pharmacology
  •  ALS and BLS Trauma care
  •  Trauma patient intubation with spinal immobilization
  • Chest Decompression for Tension Pneumothorax
  • Emergency airway procedures
  • Shock management
  •  EMS operations
  •  Use of BLS and ALS protocols
  • Triage
  • Medical Incident Command

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



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