School of Emergency Medical Technology
MGHS School of EMT to offer EMT-Specialist course in Gwinn
Marquette General Health System School of EMT is offering an EMT-Specialist program in conjunction with Forsyth Township EMS. Our nearly 200-hour program teaches the Intermediate level of care, and is open to applicants who are already licensed EMT-Basic’s. This program trains the individual at a higher level than Michigan and the National Standard Curriculum requires. Upon successfully completing this course, participants will be eligible to sit for the certification and licensure exams. “At the School of Emergency Medical Technology, it is our vision to provide students high-quality EMS education that is accessible and affordable, particularly to the high-need rural communities of the Upper Peninsula,” said Dennis Karuzas, EMT-P I/C, Director of the School of Emergency Medical Technology.
Tom Flynn, a Paramedic Instructor for nearly twenty-five years, will coordinate the program. This training will include both classroom and clinical hours. Classes will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 10 p.m. (EST), along with several Saturday sessions which will begin at 9 a.m. Classroom and homework will include lecture, hands-on practical, and computer-based quizzes and exams. Students are required to have access to a reliable computer and Internet throughout the course. Students will also be required to perform approximately 50 hours of clinical time in the pre-hospital and hospital setting.
Students are trained to care for a variety of patients in many types of situations including motor vehicle accidents, chest pain to serious heart attacks, medical emergencies, multi-system traumas, disasters, respiratory difficulties, and pediatric emergencies to childbirth.
The course will provide specialized training in areas such as responding to hazardous material situations, and scenes involving weapons of mass destruction. Participants will also learn advanced techniques such as intravenous cannulation (IV), endotracheal intubation (ET), and esophageal airway placement.
If you are interested in becoming an EMT-Specialist, the next course will start September 2, 2008 and end on November 13, 2008. This program will not be offered at outlying areas via teleconference.
Applications are available at: http://www.mgh.org/emt/emt_spec_program.html.
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