Emergency Medical Technician Continuing Education Courses

Eligible for educational expense reimbursement from your company? Please contact Katelyn Vinson at 269-353-1282 or email kvinson@kvcc.edu for more information.

For questions regarding specific course content and licensure, please contact Dan Benard at 269.488.4291 or email dbenard@kvcc.edu

For registration and payment questions, please contact Katelyn Vinson at 269.353.1282 or email kvinson@kvcc.edu.

EMS Instructor/Coordinator Refresher

This course is designed for MDHHS licensed or certified EMT Instructor/Coordinators as well as for current EMT Instructor/Coordinators interested in upgrading current teaching skills and obtaining continuing education credits for re-licensure.

This class will emphasize theories on adult learners, effective teaching methods and how to run a classroom including scenario-based teaching. The instructor/coordinator candidate will receive updates in the requirements of the Michigan Department of Consumer and Industry Services that have direct application to course approval and management.

Upon completion of the Instructor/Coordinator Refresher program the student will be able to:

  • Recognize when students are faced with challenges and formulate a plan to help them master the material
  • Utilize a variety of instructional methods that keep the students actively involved in the learning process
  • Accurately complete a sample course approval application for both initial and continuing education
  • Recognize their own strengths and deficiencies as an instructor and show improvement in areas that are deficient
  • Create a valid and reliable test
  • Identify patterns of behavior that influence the adult learner.
TBACulinary Allied Health Building$350 per person (book fees are additional)

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:

  • Traumatic Patient Management
  • Medical Patient Management
  • Upper Airway Adjuncts/Suction
  • BVM Ventilation
  • Bleeding Control
  • Shock Management
  • Rigid Splinting/KED
  • Traction Splinting/LSB

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.

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Saturdays & Sundays, January 20 - 28, 2018KVCC 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:

  • Adult and Pediatric Intubation
  • Dynamic and Static Cardiology
  • Oral Stations
  • IV Therapy
  • IV Bolus Administration
  • Intraosseous Infusion
  • Traumatic Patient Management
  • AHA Healthcare Provider CPR recertification
  • AHA ACLS Provider recertification

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 transition course 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.

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Saturdays & Sundays, February 10 - 25, 2018Culinary Allied Health Building Room 305$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:

  • kinematics of trauma
  • identification of the mechanism of injury
  • patient assessment
  • airway management
  • shock
  • specific traumatic injuries (including head, spinal, thoracic, abdominal, musculoskeletal, burns, blunt and penetrating trauma)
  • pediatric, geriatric, and environmental trauma
  • pediatric assessment
  • rapid extrication
  • traumatic brain injuries
  • spinal immobilization (adult and pediatric)
  • special considerations such as disaster management and weapons of mass destruction

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.

TBAKVCC Room 4130$300 per person (includes textbook)