Training & Education

Quality patient care begins with quality employees. ATI Ambulance invests considerable resources into the initial training and ongoing education of its EMS providers.

Critical care, or SCT transportation, is a level of care designed to meet the needs of critically ill patients.

These types of transports require a specialized knowledge base and scope of practice beyond the traditional Paramedic training. ATI Ambulance was a founding partner in creating legislation which allows for the transport of critical care patients and has designed this critical care program to meet or exceed approved State of Illinois standards.

ATI Ambulance has constructed a complete critical care transportation program that consists of three important components. First is the initial training. Second are the ongoing practical applications and clinical experiences. Third are the continuous monitoring and quality improvement initiatives.

The strength of our critical care program is in collaborating with our healthcare partners in designing a transport program that is tailored to meet their specific needs. 

ATI’s Critical Care Program is an intensive course that prepares the critical care paramedics in the following: patients on balloon pumps, advanced 12 lead EKG interpretation and advanced pharmacology. In addition, the program develops the paramedics’ critical thinking. ATI Ambulance is one of only a few ambulance providers in the State of Illinois that have been approved through the State of Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to offer this advanced training.

The critical care program is a testament of ATI’s dedication to clinical excellence. Many of the courses are taught by leading physicians who provide didactic and clinical training such as proficiencies in advanced airway management, handling traumas and working in cadaver labs. Our physicians, many of whom were Paramedics, understand the importance of critical care and EMS in the pre-hospital setting and continue to work with ATI’s paramedics by mentoring them after the completion of the critical care program.

The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) consists of a team of healthcare professionals who, in each area or jurisdiction, are responsible for providing pre-hospital emergency care and transportation to the sick and injured.

Service is part of a local or regional EMS system that provide the many varied pre-hospital and hospital components require for the delivery of emergency medical care. 

The National Registry Emergency Medical Technician course is the foundation on which additional knowledge and skills are built. The NREMT-Basic course is a starting point for any individual who is looking for a career as an EMT-Paramedic. The NREMT-Basic course is approximately 210 hours and includes the essential knowledge and skills required to provide emergency medical care in the field. 

Skills learned include:

  • Use of the Automated Defibrillator 
  • Airway adjuncts 
  • Assisting with medications
  • Vital signs 
  • Splinting and bandaging 
  • Injury assessment

Course Director 
Tim Jury, NREMT-P.

All assisting faculty has at least three years of experience in the field.

Course Dates: 
Classes are held during the Fall and Spring.

Course Entry Requirements

  • Verification of a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Proof of immunization against communicable diseases 
  • Valid CPR card 
  • 18 years of age 

Course Completion Requirements

  • Demonstrate skill proficiency

Additional Details

  • Students will also do the required ride-along time with Trace Ambulance. 
  • Classes are held at the Trace Ambulance Facility in Tinley Park 
  • Class size is limited to the first 25 applications, so apply early. 

The following are the essential keys to being a great EMT-B

  • Desire to provide each patient with the best possible care.
  • Commitment to obtain the required knowledge and skills. 
  • Compassion to help those who are injured or acutely ill. 

Once you have successfully passed the NREMT-Basic course, you will be entitled to take the Illinois Dept of Public Health state test.

To register for the course, please register in person at our Corporate Headquarters.

We provide monthly AHA Healthcare Provider CPR renewal classes free of charge for our employees.

ATI Ambulance also extends itself to the community in which it serves by teaching several CPR classes throughout the year. These classes are provided for school, church and various community groups.

Please contact 708-802-8101 if you are interested in scheduling a class with us.