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List of Courses

Basic Spanish Expressions for Fire and EMS Personnel

Hours:

8

Prerequisites:

None

Min/Max:

15/30

CEU:

DFS CEUs 8-Inspector, Investigator
EMS CEU’s 8-Non Core

POST:

5-Technical, 1-Interpersonal,
1-Legal, 1-Skill

Description:

This course will teach students basic Spanish expressions they can use when interacting with sick or injured Spanish-speaking persons. Students will participate in both verbal and written exercises designed to develop their abilities to use these basic expressions.

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EMT: Basic Training Program

Hours:

184

Prerequisites:

None

Min/Max:

15/30

ACE Credit Recommendation:

6 semester hours in the vocational certificate or in the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category

Description:

This course will prepare students to function in the emergency medical systems (EMS) of Missouri and the United States at the level of an EMT-Basic. At the end of the course, students will be able to deliver effective and efficient Basic Life Support (BLS) to patients prior to hospitalization (prehospitalization). The course will cover patient assessment, patient care, use of equipment, medical conditions, traumatic injuries, and the emergency medical system.

Note: This program is provided in cooperation with the University of Missouri Health Care EMS Education. For further information contact the program director at 573.882.8018 or visit their website.

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EMT: Paramedic Training Program

Hours:

1,238

Prerequisites:

EMT Basic

Min/Max:

15/30

ACE Credit Recommendation:

54 semester hours in the vocational certificate or in the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, (37 semester hours in Paramedic Science [26 hours lecture, 6 hours clinical and 5 hours field experience] and 17 semester hours in Allied Health

Description:

This course will prepare students to function in the emergency medical systems (EMS) of Missouri and the United States at the level of an EMT-Paramedic. At the end of the course, students will be able to deliver effective and efficient Advanced Life Support (ALS) to patients prior to hospitalization (prehospitalization), as well as manage the EMS as the lead caregiver and director of the patient’s care. The course will cover patient assessment, patient care, use of equipment, medical conditions, traumatic injuries, and the emergency medical system.

Note: This program is provided in cooperation with the University of Missouri Health Care EMS Education. For further information contact the program director at 573.882.8018 or visit their website.

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Fire Department Medical First Responder

Hours:

32

Min/Max:

15/20

Prerequisites:

Successful completion of recognized CPR training programs to include adult, one and two person; child, one person; and infant, one person. Recognized CPR programs include those of the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association. Participants must provide a copy of their current CPR card on the first session of class.

Post:

24-Technical, 2-Legal, 6-Skill

Host Requirements:

  • Eye protection, gowns, gloves, masks
  • Anatomy models: skeleton, respiratory system, airway, heart (optional)
  • Resuscitation mask, barrier devices, oral airways, nasal airways, suction units (battery and manual), suction catheters, tongue blade, lubricant
  • Full body mannequin, blood pressure cuff, stethoscopes, exam gloves, airway management equipment
  • Oxygen delivery devices/systems
  • Hot and cold packs
  • Space blanket (optional)
  • Anaphylaxis kit, self-injecting epinephrine shot, auto-injector
  • Sterile dressing, triangular bandages, universal dressing, occlusive dressing, 4x4 gauze pads, self adherent bandages, roller bandages
  • Burn sheets, water gel blankets, polyester shirt, fire extinguisher
  • Cervical spine immobilization devices, backboards, straps, splints (fixation, cardboard, ladder, pillow, vacuum, air, traction, hare, sager)
  • Child birth kit, infant mannequin or doll
  • Classroom with seating capacity of 20 students

Description:

This 32-hour course is based on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s 1995 First Responder: National Standard Curriculum. Topics covered will include airway care and suctioning, patient assessment, bleeding control, stabilization of spinal and extremity injuries, trauma emergencies, use of a limited medical care equipment, and assisting other EMS providers. Successful completion of this course will require a 70% score or greater on a written exam and a practical skill checklist. This course also can be used to meet the emergency medical training requirements for Firefighter I certification from the Missouri Division of Fire Safety.

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Infectious Disease and the Emergency Responder

Hours:

8

Prerequisites:

Medical First Responder

Min/Max:

15/30

CEUs:

EMS 8-Division IV

Description:

This course will teach both fire and emergency medical personnel how to handle biohazardous pathogens. It will examine how to determine the significance of the exposure, what actions to take, confidentiality issues, counseling, testing, treatment and prophylaxis, family and employment issues, pharmacology, decontamination, laundry, and waste management.

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NIMS: Incident Command System for Emergency Medical Services

Hours:

16

Prerequisites:

I-700

Min/Max:

15/30

Description:

This course meets the needs of emergency response personnel who are responsible for implementing and/or functioning within a departmental Incident Command System (ICS). This course will cover the need for an ICS, an overview of the structure and expandable nature of ICS, the command skills needed by departmental officers to effectively use ICS guidelines, and an overview of the National Incident Management System (NIMS). In addition, students will have an opportunity to practice applying an ICS to a scenario and will be given resource information about how to set up and implement an ICS.

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Patient Handling

Hours:

8

Prerequisites:

Medical First Responder

Min/Max:

15/30

CEUs:

EMS 8-Preparatory

Description:

This course will cover patient-drop information, injury prevention, proper lifting and moving techniques, components of standard operating procedures (SOPs) and standard operating guidelines (SOGs), and different types of patient moving devices. Hands-on activities will reinforce the presented material.

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Patient Care Documentation: A Proactive Approach

Hours:

8

Prerequisites:

Medical First Responder

Min/Max:

15/30

CEUs:

EMS 8-Non Core

Description:

This program will focus on the need to document patient assessments, patient care provided, changes in patient status during treatment and transport, and the status of the patient upon arrival of EMS and upon transfer at the appropriate receiving facility. The student will learn appropriate language, terminology, and abbreviations for documentation. Actual cases will be used to demonstrate for students the need to adequately document the care they provide. Discussions also will focus on both the need to assess and document the situations when a patient refuses treatment and transportation, and the requirement to involve medical command in decision making for patients who have, or potentially have, life threatening illnesses or injuries.

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