Current EMR Course Offerings
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While we coordinate with our hosts, on a rare occasion  a situation may arise  where a course needs to be cancelled or postponed due to administrative, contract or registration issues. We make every attempt to decide 14 days prior to the first day. We recommend purchasing refundable tickets and hotel rooms or the purchase of travel insurance should a cancellation or postponement occur.  Students are welcome to transfer between courses if a conflict arises.

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August 2018

Course hours are 8 am to 5 pm daily

Tuscon, AZ
August 18

Recertification Only
BodyCentral Physical Therapy
1991 E. Ajo Way, Suite 149
Tuscon, AZ 85712
Register Now - Recertification
Saturday, Aug 18


Tuscon, AZ

August 24-26

BodyCentral Physical Therapy

1991 E. Ajo Way, Suite 149

Tuscon, AZ 85712

Register Now - Full course

Friday, Aug 24 -

Sunday, Aug 26


Richmond, VA

August 25

Recertification Only

VCU Sports Medicine
1300 W. Broad St., Ste 113
Richmond, VA 23284

Register Now - Recertification

Saturday, Aug 25


September

Course hours are 8 am to 5 pm daily

Fort Wayne, IN

September 14 - 16

Carew Education Center
Trine University’s Rinker-Ross School of Health Sciences
1819 Carew Street
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805
Register Now - Full Course

Friday, Sept 14 -

Sunday, Sept 16
 
Fort Wayne, IN

September 15

Recertification Only

Carew Education Center
Trine University’s Rinker-Ross School of Health Sciences
1819 Carew Street
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805
Register Now - Recertification

Saturday, Sept 15

US Air Force Academy

September 21 - 23

US Air Force Academy
2170 Field House Dr
USAF Academy, CO 80840
MUST BE A CURRENT DOD ID CARD HOLDER.

Course registration is limited to military active duty, retirees, reservists and DoD civilian personnel. Course participants MUST have a current, valid DoD ID card. Registrants who do not meet this requirement will not be eligible for a refund. If you have any questions as to whether you are eligible to register for this course based on your current status, please contact Maj Veronika Smith at veronika.k.smith2.mil@mail.mil. 

To register, please email a copy of your DOD ID card to mwilkinson@spts.org. You will be sent a link for registration in return
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Tampa, FL

September 21-23

USF Health
School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences 
University of South Florida
3515 E. Fletcher Avenue (MDT Building/Classroom 1006)
Tampa, FL 33612-4766 
Register Now - Full Course

Friday, Sept 21 -

Sunday, Sept 23

Tampa, FL

September 22

Recertification Only

USF Health
School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences 
University of South Florida
3515 E. Fletcher Avenue (MDT Building/Classroom 1006)
Tampa, FL 33612-4766
Register Now - Recertification

Saturday, Sept 22

October

Course hours are 8 am to 5 pm daily


Arlington, VA

October 27

Recertification Only
MedStar NRH Rehabilitation Network Marymount
4040 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 120
Arlington, Virginia 22203
Register Now - Recertification

Saturday, Oct 27

Washington, D.C.

MODIFIED DAYS

October 25-27

MedStar Lafayette Centre
1120 20th St NW
Washington DC, 20036
Register Now - Full Course

Thursday, Oct 25 -

Saturday, Oct 27

November

Course hours are 8 am to 5 pm daily


Fort Worth, TX

November 10 & 11

Emergency Response for the Athlete (ERA)

Texas Health Sports Medicine
800 5th Avenue Suite 150
Fort Worth, Texas 76102

Register Soon - ERA

Saturday, Nov 10 -

Sunday, Nov 11


Paradise, NV

November 27 & 28

Emergency Response for the Athlete (ERA) 
UNLV Student Union, Room 205
4505 S Maryland Pkwy,
Paradise, NV 89154
Register Now - ERA

Tuesday, Nov 27 -

Wednesday, Nov 28

Paradise, NV

November 28

Recertification Only

UNLV Student Union, Room 208A
4505 S Maryland Pkwy
Paradise, NV 89154
Register Now - Recertification

Wednesday, Nov 28

December

Course hours are 8 am to 5 pm daily

Madison Heights, MI

December 9

Recertification Only

Team Rehabilitation Services Training Center
30801 Barrington Street, Suite 130
Madison Heights, MI 48071
Register Now - Recertification

Sunday, Dec 9


January 2019
Course hours are 8 am to 5 pm daily


Warwick, RI

January 5 & 6

Emergency Response for the Athlete (ERA) 

Elite Physical Therapy Inc
535 Centerville Road
Warwick, RI 02886

Register Now - ERA

Saturday, Jan 5 -

Sunday, Jan 6


Houston, TX

January 18-20

Texas Children’s Hospital
Feigin Center Bldg. 1st Floor Large Conference Room
1102 Bates Ave
Houston, Texas 77030

Register Soon - Full Course

Friday, Jan 18 - 

Sunday, Jan 20


Houston, TX
January 19

Recertficiation Only

Texas Children’s Hospital
Feigin Center Bldg. 1st Floor Large Conference Room
1102 Bates Ave
Houston, Texas 77030
Register Soon - Recertification Only
Saturday, Jan 19 


March 2019

Course hours are 8 am to 5 pm daily


Cincinnati, OH

March 25

Recertification Only

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Winslow Building of the Oak Campus
2800 Winslow Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45206
Register Now - Recertification

Sunday, Mar 25

April 2019

Course hours are 8 am to 5 pm daily


Minneapolis, MN

April 14

​Recertification Only
Mayo Clinic Square
600 Hennepin Ave, Suite 310
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Register Now - Recertification

Sunday, Apr 14


Cogent Steps, LLC, is an NATABOC provider offering a new Emergency Response for the Athlete course, a full Emergency Medical Response Course, and a one-day EMR recertification option to meet student needs. 


REMEMBER:  Per ABPTS and the Sports Specialty Council, you must keep your Acute Management of Injury and Illness (ERA/EMR) current during the 10 years of certification.  Throughout the Maintenance of Certification cycle you will need to show proof of EMR.

The new Emergency Response for the Athlete course is good for 3 years while the EMR is good for 2 years.  Please note the MOSC cycle is 3 years. If your EMR certification lapses for more than 60 days, you will need to take the full 3 day course versus the 1-day recertification.  There is no grace period offered if the ERA certification lapses.


ERA (EMERGENCY RESPONSE FOR THE ATHLETE)

Cogent Steps, LLC is pleased to announce the brand-new Emergency Response for the Athlete (ERA) course.  This course has been deliberately designed and tailored for physical therapist and athletic training students, licensed providers in athletic training, nursing, physical therapy, and physicians who want specialized training in sideline and venue emergency management of the athlete.  The ERA is a leap forward in quality and value for students and hosts.

Cogent Steps, LLC’s ERA course was approved on July 24, 2018 as satisfying the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) Acute Management of Injury & Illness requirement for applicants for Sports Specialist Certification.


Core skills include primary and secondary assessment, ethics and legal review, care of the athlete through the age spectrum, athletes in adaptive sports, dermatology, medical and traumatic emergencies, and EMS operations.  Additional enrichment modules include asthma, anaphylaxis, pulse oximetry, and care of the spine injured athlete.

The ERA course is delivered as a hybrid course with up-front, online narrated presentations, an online textbook, and test, followed by a two-day, in-person course at a host site, all for a single registration fee.  Upon successful completion of the ERA, the participant is granted a three-year ERA certification. 

The benefits of the new ERA course include:

  • One payment for online textbook, testing, and course registration
  • Self-paced textbook download for immediate use
  • Electronic test online for rapid completion of student preparation
  • 2-day vs 3-day in-person intensive course
  • Sport-specific topics to coincide with the Description of Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Sports Specialist
  • CPR/AED training available as an elective in each course

EMR (EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONSE) COURSES
Tailored to the professional rescuer, the Emergency Medical Response course by the American Red Cross provides comprehensive training that gives the participant the knowledge and skills needed to perform lifesaving interventions on critical patients. The course provides the necessary tools for the rescuer to help sustain life reduce pain and minimize injury during out-of-hospital medical and traumatic emergencies—while awaiting or alongside higher-level personnel at the scene. The curriculum meets and exceeds the requirements set by the National EMS Education Scope of Practice for an Emergency Medical Responder, however it is not an approved educational provider for firefighters and EMT professionals who need to complete training and testing for the national registry exam. 

Core skills include: assessments, CPR, AED, airway and ventilation, medical and trauma emergencies, EMS operations, pharmacological intervention

Additional enrichment modules include: training in asthma, anaphylaxis, epinephrine auto-injectors, C-collar and spine boarding, and more.

Successful completion of both written and practical examinations is required for this course. Final practical examination will include successful completion of the following: bleeding control and shock management, trauma victim assessment and management, airway insertion and suction, management of injuries to soft tissue and skeletal structures and management of head, neck, and back injuries.

To facilitate effective learning, the instructor to student ratio is one instructor for fifteen students.

Following successful completion of the course, the participant will be awarded an American Red Cross Emergency Medical Response certificate and the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer certificate, both valid for two years. In addition after successful completion physical therapists and athletic trainers are awarded Continuing Education Credits based on the length of course completed.

Full EMR course


This 3-day course that covers all aspects of Emergency Medical Response including CPR, wound and fracture management, spine boarding, Emergency Medical system, pediatrics, specialty populations, environmental management, systemic review of body systems and injuries as related to sports. The student is responsible for both written and practical tests. Workbook must be completed prior to attending course. (24 CEU’s)


One day re-certification course


“NO WORKBOOK is required for the one day course that reviews all aspects of Emergency Medical Response including recertification in CPR, review of wound and fracture management, spine board, specialty populations as related to sports.  The student is responsible for successful completion of a practical test. This course is open for students who are no more than 60 days in lapsed expiration of their last EMR course (8 CEU’s)


Once you sign up for a course you will need to order the instructional materials required. There are different requirements for each course:  Cogent Steps, LLC recommends purchasing textbooks and workbooks from the Red Cross Store. ​

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