Continuing Education


Our Courses

Silver Spring Ambulance & Rescue Association is a Pennsylvania Department of Health sponsor for continuing education for the pre-hospital provider. We strive to provide an informative and relevant training course monthly.

Providers from other agencies or the general public are welcome to attend these continuing education courses. We ask that permission be obtained, by contacting us, prior to the beginning of the course.

For the public and providers from other agencies, some courses may involve a training fee, while others are free of charge.

Basic Pharmacology

posted Feb 10, 2016, 12:07 PM by Justin Eberly   [ updated Feb 10, 2016, 12:07 PM ]

Death & Dying: Working with the Funeral Home

posted Feb 10, 2016, 11:59 AM by Justin Eberly   [ updated Feb 10, 2016, 12:00 PM ]

Grand Rounds Peer Review

posted Jan 21, 2016, 1:23 PM by Justin Eberly   [ updated Feb 24, 2016, 7:11 AM ]

Wilderness Access

posted Oct 5, 2015, 12:01 PM by Justin Eberly

An overview of access locations, specialized resource requests and patient moving techniques. This course is specifically in reference to the Appalachian Trail, but concepts can be applied for many wilderness and remote locations.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
6:00pm – 7:30pm

Guest Speakers from:
Cumberland Valley Appalachian Trail Club

Care Priorities for the Acute Stroke

posted Aug 17, 2015, 1:43 PM by Justin Eberly   [ updated Sep 4, 2015, 11:03 AM ]

A course presentation designed to increase efficiency in the management of stroke patients. Presented by the clinical staff of Holy Spirit Hospital – A Geisinger Affiliate, a local primary stroke center. The course will include prehospital considerations and procedures within the hospital setting.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
7:00pm – 9:00pm


Maryann M. Brogden, ND, MSN, RN, APN-C, CCNS, SCRN
Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist/Stroke Coordinator

Pediatric Transport

posted Jun 5, 2015, 10:18 AM by Justin Eberly   [ updated Jun 5, 2015, 10:19 AM ]

The Pennsylvania Department of Health Bureau of EMS 2015 Basic Life Support Protocol revision incorporated a number of changes regarding the safe transport of pediatric patients. Primarily, this entailed securing pediatric patients in size-appropriate safety restraint systems or car seats in the ambulance. This course applies the protocol using a variety of safety devices.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
7:00pm – 8:30pm

Justin Eberly, BS, EMT, EMS-I, CDEI

A recognized Master-Level agency for the Voluntary Pediatric Recognition Program

Expedition Continuing Education Conference

posted Apr 13, 2015, 1:11 PM by Justin Eberly   [ updated Apr 13, 2015, 1:11 PM ]

Expedition Continuing Education Conference

May 17th 2015

Critical Incident Stress & EMS

posted Feb 19, 2015, 7:56 PM by Justin Eberly   [ updated Feb 19, 2015, 7:56 PM ]

The role of EMS is to organize chaos in order to minimize the effects of illness and injury of patients. With this demanding responsibility, EMS is prone to conditions such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder due to job-related stressors. Aspects of prevention, recognition, and available assistance to maintain the well-being of EMS providers will be discussed.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
7:00pm – 8:30pm

Jessica Williamson, EMT

Lifting & Moving

posted Feb 19, 2015, 7:53 PM by Justin Eberly   [ updated Mar 24, 2015, 10:19 AM ]

This course is designed to review EMS injury statistics and how to avoid becoming one! An interactive polling system will be used throughout the course to compare the perceptions and experiences of participants to the actual statistical data. It is highly recommended to bring an internet-capable device to the course, mobile devices are acceptable.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
7:00pm – 8:00pm

Justin Eberly, BS, EMT, EMS-I, CDEI


posted Jan 13, 2015, 10:15 AM by Justin Eberly   [ updated Jan 13, 2015, 10:16 AM ]

Sponsored by Silver Spring Ambulance
Thursday, February 19, 2015
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Pre-registration required, email

1-10 of 24