EMS Training


Students in EMS training classEastern Iowa Community Colleges has long been a leader in Emergency Medical Services training.

We work closely with local first responders and the state of Iowa to provide exactly the training they need to be vital parts of our communities' response units.

We’re extremely proud that our Paramedics program is certified by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP). CAAHEP is THE national certifying organization for allied health programs.

Classes and certifications:

 


EMS:202 Emergency Medical Technician

9.5 cr.

The Emergency Medical Technician Course is based on the National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards & Instruction Guidelines which is the National Standard Curriculum for EMS Education which is the foundation of knowledge and skills of the Emergency Medical Technician. Upon successful completion of the program, the student will obtain the AHA Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, & Stabilization certification, and be eligible for the National Registry EMT Practical & Written Examination to obtain a National EMT license, and a State of Iowa EMT certification.

(172.8 Lec. Hrs./30 Clinical Hrs./19.8 Co-op Hrs.)

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EMS:238 Advanced Emergency Medical Technician

15 cr.

The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Course is based on the National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards & Instruction Guidelines which is the National Standard Curriculum for EMS Education which is the foundation of knowledge and skills of the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician. Upon successful completion of the program, the student will obtain the AHA Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Stabilization certification, and is eligible for the National Registry of Advanced Emergency Medical Technician practical and written examinations. Upon successful completion of the National Registry examinations, the student will receive a National Registry Advanced Emergency Medical Technician certification, and a State of Iowa Advanced EMT certification.

(218.4 Lec. Hrs./118.8 Clinical Hrs./158.4 Co-op Hrs.)

Prerequisite: EMS:202

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EMS:810 Advanced Cardiac Life Support - ACLS

1 cr.

This intensive certification course is presented utilizing the American Heart Association Standards and Guidelines for the Advanced Cardiac Life support Provider (ACLS). This course is designed to expand the students’ knowledge of Emergency Cardiovascular Care for the adult patient, and to formulate the correct treatment plan for given patient simulations. Upon successful course completion, the student will receive an American Heart Association ACLS Provider certification card for a two-year certification period.

(19.8 Lec. Hrs.)

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EMS:815 Advanced Pediatric Life Support (PALS)

1 cr.

This intensive certification course is presented utilizing the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association Standards and Guidelines for the Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider (PALS). This course is designed to expand the students’ knowledge of Emergency Cardiovascular Care for the pediatric patient and to formulate the correct treatment plan for given patient simulations. Upon successful course completion the student will receive an American Heart Association PALS Provider certification card for a two-year certification period.

(19.8 Lec. Hrs.)

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EMS:816 Pediatric Education for the Pre-Hospital Professionals (PEPP)

1 cr.

The Pediatric Education for the Pre-Hospital Professionals course (PEPP) is an intensive course designed to expand the students’ knowledge of Cardiac and Trauma Emergency Care for the pediatric patient. Participants will learn how to effectively assess and manage ill and injured children. This curriculum was developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics as a complete source of pre-hospital medical information for the emergent care of infants and children. Upon successful course completion the student will receive an American Academy of Pediatrics PEPP Provider certification card for a 4-year certification period
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(19.8 Lec. Hrs.)

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EMS:817 Basic Cardiac Life Support Instructor

1 cr.

This course will provide the participant with the knowledge necessary to instruct the American Heart Association Basic Cardiac Life Support classes. It is designed to reinforce and expand BLS/AED/First Aid knowledge and skills, address teaching techniques and class formats, and cover record requirements and proper care of training manikins.

(19.8 Lec. Hrs.)
Prerequisites: EMS:218, EMS:238

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EMS:818 Neonatal Resuscitation Provider (NRP)

1 cr.

The Neonatal Resuscitation provider course is a certification program that utilizes the standards and guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association. This course is designed to be an intensive course where participants learn an evidence-based approach in resuscitation of the neonate. The causes, prevention and management of mild to severe neonatal asphyxia are carefully explained so health care professionals may develop optimal knowledge and skill in newborn resuscitation. Upon successful course completion the student will receive an American Academy of Pediatrics/American Heart Association NRP Provider certification card for a 2-year certification period.

(19.8 Lec. Hrs.)

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EMS:820 Pre Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)

1 cr.

The Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support course is presented utilizing the Standards and Guidelines for Emergency Trauma Care under the direction of the American College of Surgeons. This intensive hands-on program is a unique educational opportunity that was created in recognition for the real need in EMS education for additional training in the care of the trauma patient. This program is designed to enhance and increase knowledge and skills necessary in delivering critical care in the pre-hospital environment. Upon successful course completion the student will receive an American College of Surgeons PHTLS Provider certification for a 4-year certification period.

(19.8 Lec. Hrs.)

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Note:The Paramedic Specialist Program will articulate for college credit toward the AAS Degree in EMS.

Please note the EMT-Intermediate/85, and Intermediate/99 Programs will be offered every other year to accommodate those wishing to obtain an AAS Degree in EMS, and on an as needed basis.

For more information contact EMS Coordinator Jamie Temple or the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges Continuing Education Department at 563-336-3444 or toll-free 1-800-850-5440.