Nature Coast EMINature Coast Emergency Medical Institute

The Nature Coast Emergency Medical Institute is an accredited, highly reputable training center with nationally recognized instructors to give you the best educational experience available.

Want to save lives, help others and make a difference in your community? Join our EMT or Paramedic program to become a life-saver today!

Nature Coast EMI offers a variety of classes to keep your skills honed, as well as provides Continuing Education Credits for your profession.

For current class offerings, click here:  Upcoming Classes


AMLS - Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) is the leading prehospital advanced medical assessment and treatment program that offers a "think outside the box" diagnosis methodology and is endorsed by the National Association of EMS Physicians.

ITLS - International Trauma Life Support ITLS courses give the student the knowledge and hands-on skills to take better care of trauma patients. ITLS stresses rapid assessment, appropriate intervention and identification of immediate life threats. The ITLS framework for rapid, appropriate and effective trauma care is a global standard that works in any situation.

PEDIATRIC ITLS - ITLS Pediatric focuses on the special needs of young trauma patients. In 8 hours, you will learn the principles of proper assessment, management, critical interventions, patient packaging, and rapid transport. You also will practice proven techniques for communicating with young patients and their parents. The practical skills you gain will enable you to feel confident and competent when you care for a critically injured child.

PEPP - Pediatric Education for Prehospital Providers PEPP represents a complete source of prehospital medical information for the emergency care of infants and children. Developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, PEPP is an exciting curriculum designed to teach prehospital professionals how to better assess and manage ill or injured children.  PEPP is a comprehensive, innovative, and highly visual course featuring case-based lectures, live-action video, hands-on skills stations, and small group scenarios.

ASLS - Advanced Stroke Life Support ® is a practical, hands-on, 8-hour course that:

  • Was developed by experts in stroke, emergency medicine, prehospital care, and nursing education
  • Is updated and improved continuously
  • Has been used to train thousands of EMS personnel, nurses, and physicians from hundreds of institutions across the U.S. and throughout the world
  • Provides a unique neurologic assessment tool-the MEND exam-ideal for both prehospital and hospital use
  • Satisfies the educational requirements for Joint Commission-certified stroke centers

Advanced 12 Lead

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the relationship of ECG to Coronary Artery anatomy
  • Recognize the S-T segment of the hyper acute phase of an MI
  • Describe identifying features of the various rhythms (Tachycardia and Bradycardia)
  • Demonstrate the ability to interpret ECG strips

Course Critical Care Paramedic 
This course will follow the full scope of critical care paramedic education and is an educational program for paramedics and nurses who perform inter-facility transports, moving very sick patients from one hospital to another for further care and treatment. Students in this education program, if recognized by their EMS employee, can have an expanded scope of practice allowing them to administer more medications than the normal EMT – Paramedic. This Critical Care Paramedic course is presented for health care providers that routinely participate in inter-facility transports involving complex medical patient, (critical care patients).

The program includes instruction in all common aspects of critical care assessment and management including pathophysiology, pharmacology, 12-lead ECG interpretation, interpretation of laboratory values, interpretation of routine diagnostic images, ventilator management, aortic balloon pump management, differential diagnosis and critical thinking skills. The program will incorporate clinical rotations to allow for observation of the skills presented throughout the course.

EVOC - EMERGENCY VEHICLE OPERATOR COURSE :   Length of this program 16 hours 1st day is classroom 2nd day in driving pad. Abstract: The operator of emergency vehicles in today’s society carries a heavy responsibility. The penalty for not adequately training your operators also carries legal consequences. Emergency vehicle operators and the entities they represent have been held both criminally and civilly responsible for their actions. This program was developed to teach the emergency vehicle operator proper driving technique, the mental as well as the physical aspects of the driving task. The program points out the longterm impact of an accident involving an emergency vehicle on the operator, the emergency service organization and the community in which they serve. The books are included in the course fee. 

American Heart Association Training Center
Nature Coast EMS is an American Heart Association Training Center and offers all of the AHA Programs including:

  • Healthcare Provider
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Experienced Provider

Please visit the American Heart Association website for more information.

Need CPR/ACLS training now?  You can do the AHA Online option for classroom at, then contact us for skills assessment, Part 2 and 3.

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