EMS Advanced Refresher Course

Co-Sponsored with MEDIC EMS & Eastern Iowa Community Colleges

Course Information


January 25, 26, & 27, 2019


Registration & Continental Breakfast is from 7:15 - 8 a.m.
Program is from 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.


Genesis Medical Center/Adler Center East Rusholme Campus
1236 East Rusholme Street, Davenport, Iowa 52803


The cost for the entire EMS Refresher Program is $150, or $50 PER DAY. 

Course Description:

The EMS Refresher Course is designed to provide current information helpful in providing quality patient care in the emergency medical service setting.

The content of the course is based on the Paramedic National Continued Competency Program (NCCP) that requires a total of 60 hours of continuing education to recertify. The model contains three components, or ‘buckets’: a national component, a local or state component and an individual component. The national competency component requires all Paramedics to obtain 30 hours of continuing education. The topic areas for the national component is published by the NREMT every four years. The most recent revision of the National Component was published in October 2016.


Eastern Iowa Community Colleges will award one continuing education hour (CEH) of Credit for each contact hour attended. CEHs earned will be applicable for renewal of an EMS Provider Certification/License in Iowa and Illinois. Attendance of the entire program will satisfy NCCP National Requirement.

Nursing Contact Hours:

30.0 Illinois and Iowa Nursing Contact Hours are only available on the Refresher certificate if purchased for an additional $15 through Eastern Iowa Community Colleges Iowa Board of Nursing Approved Provider No. 8.


Parking is available in the North East Lot. Parking is prohibited around the Heart Center. Parking is prohibited in the North Parking Ramp on Fridays only, but permitted on the weekends.

Electronic Devices Policy:

The use of laptops, headphones, MP3 players, iPods, etc. is prohibited during presentations.

Program Schedule for Entire Refresher (Course ID #3705)

Friday, January 25, 2019 (Course ID #3706)



8 – 9 a.m.

“Toxicology (Opioids) + Neuro (Seizures)^”
(Matt McKay, MD)

9– 10 a.m.

“Endocrine Emergencies”
(Matt McKay, MD)

10 – 11 a.m.

“Fluid Resuscitation/Tourniquets*”
(KJ Hartman, MD, FACS)

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

“High Risk OB + Pediatric Transport^”
(Michelle Martin, RN, BSN, RNC-NIC)

12 – 12:30 p.m.


12:30 – 2 p.m.

(Chuck Gipson MA, NRP, CCP / Brandon Miller ENP / EMD-Q)

2 – 4 p.m.

“Behavioral Emergencies in Scott County:
How Research, Data and Collaboration Can Improve Service Delivery”
(Lori Elam, John Rushton, Chris McCormick Pries & Kevin Smull)

4 – 5 p.m.

“CNS Injury”
(David Dierks, DO)

5 – 6:30 p.m.

“VAD/CHF/Post Resuscitation Care^”
(Kim Lopez, RN, NRP)

Saturday, January 26, 2019 (Course ID #3707)



8 – 9 a.m.

“Infectious Diseases + EMS Provider
Hygiene, Safety and Vaccinations”
(Leigh Lykins, BSN)

9 – 10 a.m.

“Provider Safety/Ambulance Safety”
(Hank Jacobsen, DPD)

10 a.m.– 12 p.m.

(Traci Mask, RRT) 12 – 12:30 p.m. LUNCH

12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

“Pain Management/Medication Administration*^”
(Adam Haut MSN, RN, CEN)

2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

“Special Healthcare Needs”
(Nancy Frederiksen, RN, BS)

4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

“Adult Cardiac Arrest*”
(James Temple BA, NRP, CCP)

Sunday, January 27, 2019 (Course ID #3708)



8 – 9:30 a.m.

“Acute Coronary Syndromes/Evidence Based Medicine^”
(James Temple, BA, NRP, CCP)

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

“Crew Resource Management”
(Jeremy Pessman NRP)

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

“Field Triage/Disaster + MCI”
(Kevin Lange, BA, NRP, CCP)

11:30 – 12:30 p.m.

(Jerry Sottos, AS, NRP)

12:30 – 1 p.m.


1 – 2 p.m.

“Human Trafficking/At Risk Populations”
(Jess Grier, RN, SANE/SART)

2 – 3 p.m.

(James Temple, BA, NRP, CCP)

3 – 4 p.m.

“Trauma Triage*”
(Elizabeth Hager, BA, NRP, CCP)

4 – 6:30 p.m.

“Pediatric Cardiac Arrest*”
(Beth Cetanyan, RN)

* – Denotes SKILLS required
^ – Denotes CCP topic

For additional information, Chuck Gipson, Quality/Education Manager, MEDIC EMS, (563) 323-6806; or Jamie Temple, EMS Coordinator, EICC, (563) 336-3444 or toll-free 1-800-850-5440, or by email at gipson@medicems.com, or jtemple@eicc.edu.