MedStar Health SiTEL offers courses that are recognized by the emergency provider community to prepare learners to respond to critical situations. Upon successful completion of these courses, participants receive certification and satisfy requirements for licensing and practice in their respective areas. MedStar Health SiTEL currently offers American Heart Association (AHA) and the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) courses.
American Heart Association emergency cardiovascular care courses
As an authorized American Heart Association (AHA) Training Center, MedStar Health SiTEL supports the mission of the American Heart Association Emergency Cardiovascular Care Program to reduce disability and death from acute circulatory and respiratory emergencies, including stroke, by improving the chain of survival in every community and healthcare system. For healthcare providers, we offer a number of courses in emergency cardiovascular care, including Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support courses.
MedStar Health SiTEL also offers courses for individuals in the community who do not have medical training but wish to be prepared for an emergency in any setting. These courses teach participants how to perform basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation, use an automatic external defibrillator (AED), and provide care until emergency personnel arrives. Upon successful completion of the course, learners receive a completion card which can be used for employment, regulatory, or other requirements.
National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) courses
Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) is the gold standard of education for emergency medical assessment and treatment. Learners gain familiarity with common medical crises through realistic case-based scenarios that explore a range of clinical topics. AMLS is appropriate for emergency medical technicians (EMTs), paramedics, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse anesthetists, and physicians.
Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) is a continuing education program for prehospital emergency trauma care. It provides the knowledge and key principles EMS practitioners need to make reasoned decisions regarding patient care in the critical prehospital phase of an emergency. PHTLS is appropriate for EMTs, paramedics, nurses, physician assistants, physicians, and other prehospital providers.
MedStar Health SiTEL is proud to be accredited by the following organizations:
We are accredited as a clinical simulation organization by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) in the areas of Teaching/Education and Systems Integration: Facilitating Patient Safety Outcomes. Accreditation from SSH recognizes MedStar Health SiTEL as a national leader in simulation education and training.
We are also accredited by The American College of Surgeons Accredited Education Institutes (ACS-AEI). The ACS-AEI is a training institute for practicing surgeons, surgical residents, medical students, and members of the surgical team using simulation-based education that sets standards for how surgical education and training should be offered. ACS-AEI also promotes patient safety through the use of simulation, development of new education and technologies, identification of best practices, and promotion of research and collaboration among their institutes.
In support of improving patient care, MedStar Health is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for our system’s healthcare team.
MedStar Health SiTEL is also affiliated with the following organizations:
As an authorized American Heart Association (AHA) Training Center we support the mission of the AHA Emergency Cardiovascular Care Program to reduce disability and death from acute circulatory and respiratory emergencies, including stroke, by improving the chain of survival in every community and in every healthcare system.
We are an approved Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) training center. FLS is a comprehensive web-based education module that includes a hands-on skills training component and assessment tool designed to teach the physiology, fundamental knowledge, and technical skills required in basic laparoscopic surgery. The goal is to provide surgical residents, fellows, and practicing physicians an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of laparoscopic surgery in a consistent, scientifically accepted format and to test cognitive, surgical decision-making, and technical skills, all with the goal of improving the quality of patient care.
We are part of the ACOG (American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) Simulations Consortium. This group is dedicated to the development and implementation of unique, standardized, and validated simulation-based curricula as an adjunct to improve residency education and clinical competence beyond residency. In 2008, ACOG formed a Consortium of state-of-the-art simulation centers, with the goal of developing and validating a variety of Obstetrics and Gynecologic simulation-based curricula. MedStar Health SiTEL is one of 22 centers in the consortium geographically located across the United States.
MedStar Health SiTEL is an endorsed program of the American Society for Anesthesiologists Simulation Education Network (SEN). The network promotes learning through simulation and provides training to satisfy the American Board of Anesthesiology’s certification requirements.
MedStar Health SiTEL is an approved Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery (FES) training center. The SAGES Fundamentals of Endoscopic SurgeryTM (FES) program is a comprehensive educational and assessment tool designed to teach and evaluate the fundamental knowledge, clinical judgment, and technical skills required in the performance of basic gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopic surgery (endoscopy). The goal is to provide participants with an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of endoscopic surgery in a consistent, scientifically accepted format, and to test cognitive and technical skills all with the goal of improving the quality of patient care.