Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Emergency Medical Technician Continuing Education Courses Emergency Medical Technician Continuing Education Courses

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EMS Instructor/Coordinator Program

This course is designed for licensed Emergency Medical Services personnel interested in becoming licensed Instructor/Coordinators, or for current instructors interested in upgrading their teaching skills. This course follows the National Instructor curriculum as published by the NHTSA, and will follow a blended format: 60 hours of online instruction across the topic areas, combined with 80 hours of traditional classrrom to meet the MDCH required 140 hours. In addition, we will assist participants in completing the mandated 30 hours of student teaching.Course content includes:

 

REQUIREMENTS: When registration and payments are complete, the participant will be provided detailed instruction on the requirements for submitting the following prerequisite materials by April 25, 2014:

 

  1. Two letters active Instructor/Coordinator in the state of Michigan must provide a letter of endorsement.
  2. Three (3) years of field experience is required for licensure eligibility and must be employer verified. Licensure as an IC is tied to your provider level and you may only pursue IC activities consistent with your provider license.

 

Dates
Location
Fees

May 2 - July 11, 2014

The Groves Center - Room C1410

$975 per person (book fees are additional)

Review the complete program flyer. Complete a registration here.


Basic EMT Refresher Training

This course is open to licensed Basic EMTs as a refresher course or to EMT students, and will follow the national curriculum for refresher courses at the Basic EMT level. The course will review each subsection of the national curriculum including the subtest of the National Registry of EMT's (NREMT) written exam. The course also includes AHA Healthcare Provider CPR recertification.

Course content includes:

The course is 36 hours and includes the practical instruction which allows students who complete the course successfully to recertify their NREMT status and obtain relicensure through MDCH. Those who will benefit include: EMTs needing MDCH refresher course; EMTs needing to recertify NREMT status; those EMTs who have attempted 3 times and failed at the NREMT exam, and who need to complete this class to pursue exam opportunities.

PLEASE NOTE: You will be required to provide a copy of your current license before being admitted into the course.

Dates
Location
Fees

TBD

KVCC - Room # - 4130

$350 per person

 


Paramedic Refresher Training

This course is designed around the curriculum for a Paramedic Refresher program, and will review each of the 6 subsections of the National Registry of EMTs (NREMT) Paramedic exam, as outlined by the national objectives for refresher programs. Students will also spend time in the practical skills lab reviewing each of the practical exam stations.

Course content includes:

 

This course is open to licensed Paramedics as a refresher course, or to Paramedic students. Upon successful completion of this 54-hour course, students will have met the CE requirements for NREMT recertification and for MDCH license renewal. Nationally registered EMTs (Basic) are exempt from taking a state approved transition course due to Michigan's higher scope of practice. This refresher course meets the requirements of a state approved EMT-Paramedic to Paramedic transitioncourse for Paramedics wishing to renew their NREMT certification.

PLEASE NOTE: You will be required to provide a copy of your current license before being admitted into the course. Receiving a new ACLS card will ONLY happen when presenting us with a current card.

Dates
Location
Fees

TBD

KVCC - Room # - 4130

$450 per person

 


Prehospital Trauma Life Support

PHTLS is a 16-hour, two-day program consisting of interactive lectures, teaching, and evaluation stations. Teaching stations will follow the associated lectures. The interactive, case-based lectures include topics such as:

 

This course is designed for EMTs, paramedics and first responders. It promotes critical thinking as the foundation for providing quality care and stresses treatment of multisystem trauma in the field, which may require an approach that varies from traditional treatment modalities. The program is built on the belief that, well-armed with a solid base of clinical knowledge and principles of care, EMS practitioners and other prehospital emergency care providers are fully able to make sound decisions regarding patient care.NAEMT's Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) is recognized around the world as the leading continuing education program for prehospital emergency trauma care. The mission of PHTLS is "to promote excellence in trauma patient management by all providers involved in the delivery of prehospital care through global education." PHTLS is developed by NAEMT in cooperation with the American College of Surgeons' Committee on Trauma. The Committee provides the medical direction and content oversight for the PHTLS program. Students who successfully complete the PHTLS course will receive a certificate of completion that is valid for four years.

PLEASE NOTE: Registration must also be completed on the NAEMT website to qualify you for entrance into the program.

Dates
Location
Fees

2014 - Dates TBD

KVCC - Room # - 4130

$300 per person (includes textbook)