UT LIFESTAR Education & Outreach

UT LIFESTAR aeromedical service at The University of Tennessee Medical Center offers educational opportunities for EMS and fire teams around East Tennessee.

Landing Zone Training

UT LIFESTAR officers Landing Zone (LZ) training to EMS and fire services workers at their location. In this class, you will learn:

Basic LZ Rules

  • How to Select a Landing Zone
  • How to Help the Flight Crew Locate the Scene
  • Wind Direction and Touchdown Area
  • Night Landing Zones
  • Ground Guide
  • How to Assist the Crew
  • Emergency Situations
  • Hazardous Chemicals/Gases and Radioactive Materials
  • Approved Hand Signals

Learn the LZ basics on our Landing Zone page.

Trauma Education Course Offerings

The Emergency and Trauma Center at The University of Tennessee Medical Center offers educational opportunities for health care providers around the country, through a variety of national organizations. The center also provides classes for the public.

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Emergency & Trauma Quarterly Training

Each quarter, the medical center’s Emergency Department and UT LIFESTAR present a continuing education luncheon for EMS and firefighters. Topics range across all patient populations and conditions.

If you missed a training or would like to learn more about the type of training we offer, browse the slides from recent educational and outreach events.

Navigating the Minefield of Acute Trauma

For more information on educational opportunities, email UT LIFESTAR Instructor Coordinator, J.R. Gore, at jgore@utmck.edu.

UT LIFESTAR Training Courses

UT LIFESTAR offers an extensive training roster for EMS and firefighters. Classes are taught by UT LIFESTAR staff and subject matter experts from the medical center. Most classes offer contact hours. Download Course List