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Thursday, August 29, 2013 - Munson Regional EMS Education Offers Basic EMT Course

Munson Regional EMS Education Offers Basic EMT Course
Classes will run Mondays, Wednesdays Sept. 30 through March 10 in Traverse City

A basic emergency medical technician course will be offered beginning Monday, Sept. 30 and running through March 10, 2013, at Grand Traverse Metro Fire Department Station # 12, 2025 E. Silver Lake Road North in Traverse City.

The course is approved by the Michigan Department of Community Health and will provide fundamental working knowledge for an entry-level position as a basic EMT. Topics covered include medical-legal issues, basic anatomy, patient assessment, basic life support, vehicle extrication, and pre-hospital care of medical and trauma emergencies.

A minimum of 40 hours of clinical observation time is required in addition to the scheduled class time. During clinical experiences, students may be exposed to hazardous materials, communicable disease, lifting and moving of patients, and more. Persons successfully completing this course will be eligible for the National Registry of EMT examination. The course consists of 248 classroom and 40 clinical hours.

Prior to the course, participants must:

  • Obtain CPR certification in either American Heart Association Healthcare Provider or American Red Cross Professional Rescuer. For those with current certification, it must not expire before the end of the EMT course.
  • Show proof of hepatitis B vaccination (or in the process of receiving the vaccination) or a signed declination form.
  • Show proof of MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) immunization.
  • Show proof of professional liability insurance obtained from their agency sponsor or a commercial insurance company.
  • Show proof of high school diploma or GED.
  • Complete the HOBET basic entry test to be arranged at the MREMSE office prior to the course beginning. This is not required if participants can show proof of one semester of college English and math.

 Classes will be held 6 - 10 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, as well as some Saturdays. The $1,050 fee includes textbooks. A completed application must be received no later than 10 business days prior to the course. Registration may be made at nwemsinfo.org.

Maximum enrollment is 18 students. MREMSE reserves the right to cancel the class if there are less than 10 students.Payment is due no later than the first night of class unless prior arrangements are made with the MREMSE manager.

For more information or questions, contact MREMSE Manager Daryl Case at (231) 935-7832 or dcase2@mhc.net.