Course Overview

Who Should take this course?

This EMS-CE (1 hour) - Bleeding, Shock, and Renal Emergencies course is intended to provide EMTs the opportunity to review specific components of the EMT Refresher training. This training can be used as a brief refresher on a specific topic as well as to obtain Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to help EMTs or Paramedics fulfill continuing education requirements.

This course meets the qualification for National, State/Local, or Individual NCCP credit under distance education for the NREMT.

Continuing Education

BLS/ALS Continuing Education Credits

This EMS-CEU (1 Hour) course has been approved for 1 Contact Hour (1 CEUs) of BLS/ALS Instructor-based Continuing Education by CE (Provider 56-0013), CAPCE Provider #SUNI0321.

This EMS Continuing Education (EMS-CE) is being brought to you through a partnership with Safety Unlimited, Inc.


California State Approved EMS-CE Training Provider

This training meets the requirements for BLS/ALS Instructor-based Continuing Education. Basic Life Support / Advanced Life Support Continuing Education Provider Approval Number #56-0013.

IACET Authorized Training Provider

Safety Unlimited, Inc., Provider #5660170-2, is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Safety Unlimited, Inc. complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, Safety Unlimited, Inc. is accredited to issue the IACET CEU. As an IACET Accredited Provider, Safety Unlimited, Inc. offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education

CAPCE Provider #SUNI0321

Ventura County Healthcare Agency

Basic Life Support / Advanced Life Support Continuing Education Provider Approval Number #56-0013

American Heart Association

Authorized training site under training center #CA-20297



The objectives of this EMS-CE (1 hour) - Bleeding, Shock, and Renal Emergencies course is intended to provide emergency medical services workers with the knowledge necessary to identify and treat patients who are bleeding, in shock, or undergoing a hematological or renal emergency.

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the components of the circulatory system;
  • Distinguish between different types of bleeding;
  • Identify and treat shock;
  • Describe symptoms of blood and kidney disorders; and
  • Much, much more.



This course has a final exam based on the content covered in the course. The exam consists of 10 questions selected at random from a larger pool of questions. A score of 80% or better is required to pass the exam. Students who do not pass the exam the first time may retake the exam as many times as necessary in order to pass.

Additional Training


This training alone does not satisfy the requirements of the EMT Refresher training. To refresh EMT certification, students must the the complete 24-hour EMS-CE EMT Refresher Topics course, and have valid CPR certification and EMT Skills Testing, the latter of which can be provided by any certified EMS-CE instructor in your area.

While the 24-hour EMS-CE EMT Refresher Topics training is valid in California, each State EMS Agency establishes its own specific EMT certification requirements, many of which utilize the certification process of the NREMT.

Additionally, local EMS agencies, EMS providers, and medical directors can establish higher standards and requirements. Please contact your EMS Agency for specific recertification requirements.

NREMT State EMS Agency Map

Mobile Version

We're excited to announce that this course is available in HTML 5, making it more compatible with the browser on your mobile device (e.g., smartphone or tablet).

This course requires only the most recent version of your mobile device's web browser.

Mobile Pros and Cons

Mobile versions of this sort of training are new, but below are some Pros and Cons that we have noticed during our extensive testing.


  • No computer needed
  • Tablet mobility
  • Tablet screen graphics


  • Smartphone screens can be too small to see
  • Mobile browsers react differently than computer browsers
  • Phone calls can interrupt training

During our testing we noticed that tablets work much better than smartphones, simply due to their screen size. The newer the device, the better the result. We are also aware that the course will not work on the first generation iPad, nor older Android Tablets.

Test the functionality of your browser using HTML5 and compare it to the performance of other browsers. If you find other browsers are more compatible than your own, you may want to make the switch.


Below are some frequently asked questions specific to this course.

Q - How long will this course take to complete?

Our courses are set up to take a specific amount of time. Some students may get through the training more quickly, while others may actually take longer to complete their training. Remember, this training should be used as an intricate tool in the context of an overall training program; it can be combined with other training throughout the year in order to meet any hour requirements needed.

Q - Do I have to finish the course in one sitting?

No, our courses are designed so you can start and stop as needed, allowing you to break the training up over a longer period of time. Our system will keep track of your progress, enabling you to resume where you left off upon your next login. It is important that once you start a section, you complete that section or you will need to start that section over from the beginning upon your return.

Q - Can I take the course from more than one computer?

Yes, you can take the online portion by signing in with your username and password from any location and computer with high-speed internet access. However, each computer does need to meet our basic system requirements for viewing our online courses.

Q - Will I receive a certificate for this course?

Yes, once you have completed a course, you are able to download, save or print a certificate of completion from your student account. Certificates are created in a pdf format. Users must have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader before attempting to download the completion certificate.