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Emergency Medical Services courses available at Western this spring include entry-level EMR and capstone EMT classes

January 04, 2017

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A student performs emergency treatment during a class simulation.

The Emergency Medical Services program at Western Wyoming Community College is offering three courses in Spring 2017, including an advanced-level capstone class (EMT 2530) that will prepare Emergency Medical Technician students to attain the highest possible EMT certification below that of paramedic. The introductory Emergency Medical Responder course (EMT 1670), meanwhile, offers students entry-level training that will teach them to safely provide medical intervention to patients and will prepare them for increasingly advanced coursework in the program.

The lecture portion of these EMS courses may be attended online via distance technology, with in-person attendance required at Saturday lab sessions.   

The list of EMS course offerings for Spring 2017 includes:

EMT 1670 – Emergency Medical Responder, which meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., and on select Saturdays, beginning Tuesday, Jan. 31. This course is designed to prepare students to identify hazardous conditions and safely provide medical intervention for medical and trauma patients. Upon successful completion of this class, students will receive a certificate of completion, be able to sit for the State of Wyoming’s licensure exam, and can apply to the state for EMR Certification. Students will also be eligible to take the National Registry (NREMT) exam for the EMR level. 

Course requirements include:

•          Current CPR, American Heart Association - Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers (copy of card required). Contact the EMS Department for acceptable equivalent certifications.

•          Students must be able to lift at least 60 pounds.

•          Proof of current immunizations to include current TB, MMR and tetanus. Proof of having begun the Hepatitis B series or of previous immunization must be provided.

•          There is an additional lab fee of $65.

•          Vaccine and testing can be obtained at the Community Nursing office in Rock Springs.  

Tuition for this six-credit course is $648 ($108 per credit hour), plus approximately $164 for textbooks. With the additional lab fee, the total cost of the class is approximately $877.  

CPR classes are offered at a variety of locations in the community and at Western. Contact Western’s Workforce Development Office in Green River at 307-872-1326 for information about the next BLS Healthcare Provider Class.                                                

 

EMT 2500 – Advanced Emergency Medical Technician, which meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., and on select Saturdays, beginning Wednesday, Jan. 18. This class is designed to build on the concepts learned in the Emergency Medical Technician course to instruct students how to safely provide advanced medical interventions for medical and trauma emergencies. 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive a certificate of completion and be able to sit for the State of Wyoming’s licensure exam and apply to the state for AEMT licensure. Students will also be eligible to take the National Registry (NREMT) exam for the AEMT level. 

Course Requirements:

•          Current CPR, American Heart Association – Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers (copy of card required). Contact the EMS Department for acceptable equivalent certifications.

•          Current, valid Wyoming Licensure as an EMT. (This will be validated within the state system.)

•          Students must be able to lift at least 60 pounds.

•          Proof of current immunizations to include current TB, MMR and tetanus and varicella or documented Chicken Pox. Proof of having begun the Hepatitis B series or of previous immunization. 

•          There is an additional Lab fee of $250.

Tuition for this eight-credit course is $864 ($108 per credit hour), plus approximately $400 for textbooks plus the $250 lab fee, for a total cost of approximately $1,514.00.  

Vaccines and testing can be obtained at the Community Nursing Office in Rock Springs, which may be contacted at (307) 922-5390. CPR classes are offered at a variety of locations in the community and at Western.

Contact Western’s Workforce Development Office in Green River at (307) 872-1326 for information about the next BLS Healthcare Provider Class.

 

EMT 2530 – Intermediate Emergency Medical Technician, which meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m., and on select Saturdays, builds on concepts learned in the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician course and teaches students to safely provide advanced medical interventions for medical and trauma emergencies. (Although the IEMT class is called “Intermediate,” it is actually a more advanced course than the AEMT class, as indicated by its higher course number.)

Upon successful completion of the IEMT course, students will receive a certificate of completion and will be able to sit for the State of Wyoming licensure exam and to apply to the state for IEMT licensure. Students will also be eligible to take the National Registry (NREMT) exam for the IEMT level, which is the highest level beneath paramedic status.   

Course Requirements:

•          Current CPR, American Heart Association - Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers. (Copy of card required.) Contact the EMS Department for acceptable equivalent certifications.

•          Current, valid Wyoming Licensure as an AEMT. (This will be validated within the state system.)

•          Students must be able to lift at least 60 pounds.

•          Proof of current immunizations to include current TB, MMR and tetanus and varicella or documented Chicken Pox. Proof of having begun the Hepatitis B series or of previous immunization must be provided. 

•          There is an additional lab fee of $250.

Tuition for this eight-credit course is $864 ($108 per credit hour), plus approximately $500 for textbooks plus the $250 lab fee, for a total cost of approximately $1,614.00. 

Vaccines and testing can be obtained at the Community Nursing Office in Rock Springs, which may be contacted at (307) 922-5390. CPR classes are offered at a variety of locations in the community and at Western.

Contact Western’s Workforce Development Office in Green River at (307) 872-1326 for information about the next BLS Healthcare Provider Class.

 

For more information on the EMS program at Western, contact Instructor Andrew Appleby at (307) 382-1834, or Instructor Jordan Plant at (307) 382-1830, or Mathew Gardner in Workforce Development at (307) 872-1326. For information on how to apply and register for classes, contact Mustang Central at (307) 382-1677, or email mustangcentral@westernwyoming.edu.

 

See the Spring 2017 class schedule for complete class details.  



For more information, contact Audrey Harton at (307) 382-1661 or aharton@westernwyoming.edu.
 
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