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Thursday, August 29, 2013 - Medical First Responder Course Offered in Traverse City

Medical First Responder Course Offered in Traverse City
Munson Regional EMS Education offers course Sept. 10 - Oct. 29

A medical first responder (MFR) course will be offered beginning Tuesday, Sept. 10, and running through Oct. 29, at Grand Traverse Metro Fire Station #12, 2025 E. Silver Lake Road North, in Traverse City.

The course, taught by professionals in the emergency care field, will provide fundamental knowledge and skills for those wishing to be able to function in a first responder role with a rescue or other first response unit. Topics covered include medical-legal aspects, patient assessment, basic life support, AED, and pre-hospital care of medical emergencies and trauma.

During practical training, students will be exposed to physical activity such as lifting and moving of patients. Students successfully completing this course will be eligible for national registry testing to achieve State of Michigan MFR licensure. This class consists of 84 hours of instruction. Participants must be at least 18 years of age, or be 18 prior to the state licensing exam.

Classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 - 10 p.m. and Sunday sessions form 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Fee for the course is $690. Registration must be received no later than five days prior to course start date. Registration may be made by going to nwemsinfo.org.

Payment is due in full no later than Sept. 10, unless prior arrangements are made. For more information, contact Munson Regional EMS Education Manager Daryl Case at (231) 935-7832 or email dcase2@mhc.net.