Courses

Classes at the Gordon Center

Off-site Training

Gordon Center emergency trainning courses

AUDIENCES

Our continuing education classes are designed primarily for healthcare providers, especially emergency responders: paramedics & EMTs, nurses and nurse practitioners, physician assistants, respiratory therapists, and physicians. A few of our courses are suitable for those who, although not licensed as healthcare providers, have responsibilities that require them to act emergently to ensure public safety.


CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT HOURS

All our courses are approved by the Florida Bureau of Emergency Medical Services for continuing education credit for prehospital providers. Our division is also an approved provider of nurses contact hours by the Florida Board of Nursing, #50-329. On the national level, we are an accredited organization of the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS), provider number UMIA0005.

COURSE INFORMATION

The menu of courses to the left is compiled by subject area or discipline. Click on the topic and select the particular course to access its description, fee, and dates offered at the Gordon Center. All classes take place at the Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education, on the first floor of the Clinical Research Building, 1120 N.W. 14th Street, run from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., and include course materials, unless indicated otherwise. Materials for American Heart Association courses may be picked up in advance; shipping charges are additional. See the links below the course menu on the left to download an entire 6-month term schedule.



REGISTRATION

To register, click on the course in the menu to the left, select the preferred date, and click on the Register button. If you have not yet established an account, you will be guided step-by-step through the process, including establishing a password. Some personal information is requested in order to ensure a unique, consolidated record of your coursework. Data is transmitted securely, and confidentiality is maintained, adhering to the University’s privacy policy, available upon request. To register for additional classes, follow the same procedure.


IF A CLASS IS FULL

Learners selecting a class that has reached its registration cap will have the option of being on a waiting list at no charge or registering for a class on an alternate date.


PAYMENT OF FEES

Except for a few noted exceptions, prepayment of tuition or prior arrangement for departmental billing is required. Registrants may pay by credit card—American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa—during the online process.

There is also an option to pay later, which may be by:

  • Check payable to University of Miami Gordon Center and mailed to P.O. Box 016960 (D-41), Miami, FL 33101
  • Employer upon invoice (requiring preapproval)
  • University of Miami Interdepartmental Requisition (IDR) sent in advance via interoffice mail.

Automatic confirmation of registration will include a payment reference number for your records that can also serve as a receipt for reimbursement, or it will have a notation to follow up on your payment arrangements.


REFUNDS

Refunds or credit for future classes will only be issued with notification of withdrawal at least two days prior to the date of class. Requests for refund must be in writing, include the reason for withdrawal and be received no later than 30 days following withdrawal. Tuition will be refunded minus 15% for administrative costs or the cost of course materials provided.


CLASS CANCELLATION POLICY

Classes are subject to cancellation or rescheduling, with notice, if minimum registration is not achieved. In the event of an official declaration of emergency status or designation of Hurricane Watch in Miami-Dade County as of 6:00 a.m., any class scheduled on that day will be considered cancelled without further notice. For classes that are cancelled or rescheduled, tuition will be refunded in full, upon request, or credited for future classes.


MOBILE SIMULATION UNIT

Mobile simulation unit hospital clinical services educationHighly realistic treatment bays inside the Gordon Center’s mobile simulation unit make it a classroom-on-wheels for offering skills training away from the medical campus, such as at hospitals, where personnel can be scheduled by appointment with minimal time away from clinical service. The air-conditioned, 20-foot trailer is fully outfitted with the same equipment as within our facility’s simulation training areas : crash carts, patient simulators, computer monitors, video-recording capability. Curricula particularly suited to this venue are First 5 Minutes® and Rapid Response Team Training, both found in our menu of courses under Other. Contact us for more information or to request training at your site.



AT FLORIDA COLLEGES

Gordon Center curricula in acute coronary syndromes, stroke, and airway management are taught to paramedic students at most of Florida’s state-funded training programs. Some of those colleges offer classes in our Emergency Response to Terrorism and make available continuing education classes in one or more of the curricula for practicing paramedics. Community and state colleges and vocational-technical institutes across Florida also host trainings that are conducted by our faculty and presented at no charge as part of an ongoing commitment to improving prehospital provider education statewide.



TRAINING YOUR INSTRUCTORS

Curricula developed by the Gordon Center are available to hospitals, EMS agencies, fire rescue departments, and educational institutions for their instructors to utilize for in-house training. Become a TC to learn how you can obtain one or more of our programs, including Advanced Stroke Life Support®, for trained instructors to teach at your facility and explore the option of our faculty conducting instructor training at your location.


Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support taught at the Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education are approved American Heart Association courses. The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS and PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association, and any fees charged for such a course do not represent income to the Association.