Available courses

This course is designed to provide students with the core skills necessary to sustain life, and prevent further injury at the scene of an emergency until more advanced help arrives. The MFR (EMR) course covers basic safety at the scene of an emergency, fundamentals of patient assessment, basic airway control methods, emergency splinting and hemorrhage control and other specialty topics. Cost of this course is $150.00 per student and class will be held at the Kingston Fire Department, 3577 Pine St, Kingston, MI on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm.

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be eligible to take the National Registry MFR (EMR) exam. Students who successfully complete this course and pass the National Registry exam will meet MDHHS requirements to apply for an MFR (EMR) license. 

Course Length: 

71 hours beginning June 27, 2017.

Prerequisites: 
  • Must be at least 18 years old to apply for a license with MDHHS after successful program completion. 
  •  Must be a high school graduate or have your GED.
  • Book used in this course:  

    Emergency Medical Responder: First on Scene

    • Author(s): Chris Le Baudour
    • Publisher: Pearson
    • Copyright year: © 2016
    • Edition: 10th
    • Print ISBN: 9780133943306, 0133943305
    • eText ISBN: 9780133954234, 0133954234
    • Cost of this book is not included. It can be rented through Amazon or Chegg, or purchased through us for $138.00.

Registration deadline along with a  minimum of $150.00 non-refundable deposit are due by June 12, 2017 Total cost will be $700.00 not including the book. (Course start date is June 19, 2017 - August 14, 2017).  The registration packet and minimum deposit are required to reserve a spot in the course. (The course requires a minimum of 8 students and is limited to 20 students)

This EMT Course is designed to prepare you for a career in the field of pre-hospital patient care. Class will be meet at SMS every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm starting June 19, 2017 - August 14, 2017. The course provides 192 hours of classroom time and 36 hours of clinical rotation (24 hours in EMS and 24 hours in Emergency Department). Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be eligible to take the National Registry Exam for license in the State of Michigan. Students will be expected to wear uniforms while in class and on clinical rotations. Cost of The course includes uniform shirt, clinical ID badges, and access to Platinum's EMS testing and computer adaptive testing.

Below is the ISBN for the book used in the course which students are responsible to purchase: ISBN: 13: 9780134024554. Can be purchased through us with advanced notice for $139.00.


Prerequisites:

  • 18 years or older 
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Valid Driver's License
  • No felony convictions
  • Negative TB test
  • Up-to-Date vaccinations
  • Physical

Prerequisites due no later than June 12, 2017.


THIS COURSE IS FULL, NO MORE OPEN REGISTRATION AVAILABLE.

Registration deadline along with a minimum of $150.00 non-refundable deposit are due by February 15, 2017. The registration packet and minimum deposit are required to reserve a spot in this course. (This course requires a minimum of 8 students and is limited to 25 students). The cost of this course is $750. 00 and includes background check, ID Badge, and one SMS student shirt.


This EMT Course is designed to prepare you for a career in the field of pre-hospital patient care. Class will be held in the Central Huron Ambulance Classroom. The course provides 196 hours of classroom time and 48 hours of clinical rotation (24 hours in EMS and 24 hours in Emergency Department). Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to take the National Registry Exam for licensure in the State of Michigan. Students will be expected to wear uniforms while in class and on clinical rotations. The student is required to bring their book on the first day of class and it is not included in the cost. The books can be purchased online. Book being used for this course is: (Prehospital Emergency Care, 10/E, Joseph J. Mistovich, Keith J. Karren, Ph.D., Brigham Young University, Brent Hafen ISBN-10: 0133457974 • ISBN-13: 9780133457971)

Prerequisites:

  • 18 years or older 
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Valid Driver's License
  • No felony convictions
  • Negative TB test
  • Up-to-Date vaccinations
  • Physical

Prerequisites due no later than February 15, 2017

Principles of Ethics and Personal Leadership (PEPL) Course

The course covers topics and skills in the following areas:

·         personal and professional core values

·         ethics

·         decision-making

·         duty to serve

·         strategies for conflict resolution

·         ambassadorship for the profession, their agencies, and the community at large

Through course presentation, dialogue, and learning activities, including written and video case studies, students will explore the importance of ethics and personal leadership, identify their leadership roles in civic life as individuals, family members, professionals, and members of the community, and practice the skills important to the exercise of personal, ethical leadership.

This course is accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS) and recognized by the National Registry of EMTs (NREMT). Students who take this course may choose to receive a free one-year trial membership in NAEMT.

PEPL COURSE PREPARES WORKFORCE FOR HEALTHCARE CHANGES

Today, changes in our nation’s healthcare system have brought EMS practitioners to a crossroads. What we have done in the past is rapidly changing and for long-term survival, EMS practitioners must adapt to the ever-changing needs of healthcare. Terms like Emergency Medical Services are giving way to Mobile Integrated Healthcare (MIH) and Community Paramedicine. To prepare for these changes, EMS practitioners, their respective agencies, and their communities must explore new models for delivering medical care to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs. Whether providing traditional emergency medical care, or mobile-based community health services, foundational education is essential to advancing the professional development of practitioners.

The PEPL program embraces NAEMT’s core values of professional education, national education standards, and EMS research as essential elements for the consistent delivery of high-quality, evidence-based medical care. This 16-hour continuing education program is uniquely designed to enhance the personal and professional core values, ethics and decision-making skills of any EMS practitioner.

The PEPL course provides EMS and MIH practitioners at all levels with the knowledge and skills they need to effectively interact with their patients and their families, other medical personnel, co-workers, supervisors and community residents at large.

The course provides students with a deeper understanding of themselves, examines how they relate to basic principles of ethical leadership and service to patients, and raises awareness of the leadership challenges facing today’s EMS and MHC practitioners. PEPL helps students identify their own personal responsibility and accountability for ethical decision-making, and exercise ethical servant leadership for themselves, their patients, and their profession.

Topics and skills covered in the PEPL curriculum include personal and professional core values, ethics, decision-making, duty to serve, strategies for conflict resolution, and ambassadorship for the profession, their agencies, and the community at large. Through course presentations – dialogue and learning activities, which include written and video case studies – students will explore the importance of ethics and personal leadership, identify their leadership roles in civic life as individuals, family members, professionals, and members of the community, and then practice the skills important to the exercise of personal, ethical leadership.

PEPL course objectives include:

·         understanding personal responsibilities in ethical decision making and the exercise of ethical leadership;

·         explaining the concept of service beyond self; identifying personal and professional values and beliefs;

·         explaining methods of effective conflict resolution in EMS and MIH issues;

·         defining the concept of ambassadorship in EMS and MIH; and

·         relating written and video case studies to the exercise of personal and ethical servant leadership in EMS and MIH.

NAEMT education programs are developed by collaborative teams of clinicians, EMS educators and medical directors. Development teams review current publications relevant to course content and incorporate the latest research, newest techniques, and innovative teaching approaches to provide students with the best possible learning experience.

A significant attribute of the PEPL program is the development of critical thinking processes, which relate to leadership concepts, practices, and self-awareness. A true interactive learning process, this program’s curriculum uses a considerable number of activities that promote dialogue and development of relationships between the students, to each other and the facilitator. This program uses a variety of instructional methodologies that include small- and large-group dialogue, experiential activities, individual reflections, video case reviews, classic and contemporary readings, and shared analysis.

NAEMT is dedicated to quality continuing education. All NAEMT continuing education courses for EMS practitioners are accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS), and are recognized for recertification requirements by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT).

 

CE Day for all levels of EMS. 

You will earn both Lecture(3) and Practical(5) Credits 

EMT role in Emergency Medicine. Dr.Tom Bell

Assessing the Overdose Patient. Dr. Mark Hamed

Recognizing Torsade's in the Emergency Setting. Dave Phetteplace EMTP/IC

Pediatric Truama Practical as well as  two others. FlightCare

Caring for the Burn Patient.Laura Schenk EMTP/IC/RN 

Patient assessment Practical. Tom Eastman. EMTB/IC


Lifting and Moving

Refusal of Care: Adult and Minor protocol review.

During 2016 SMS will have 1 lecture continuing education credit available online. These credits will be open for the entire year. Providers will be issued a chit automatically after they complete each month's CE. To complete the CE providers must review all the information and spend at least 50 minutes in reviewing the materials. When the 10 question quiz is completed with an 80% or better the certification chit will open with a unique certificate identification number. Providers should download the certificate, print, and file it some where safe for their records. 

This course will be open from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016. The course is free. The Designer Drugs and Excited Delirium course covers designer street drugs and excited delirium. The current approved Excited Delirium Protocol for Sanilac county will be reviewed. In order to complete the course students must review all the materials and spend at least 100 minutes reviewing the material provided and complete a 10 question quiz. Students must score at least a 70% to receive a passing score on the quiz. 




This course is required for all level of EMS responders. Effective October 1, 2015 all levels of EMS providers in Sanilac County will be able to administer Narcan / Naloxone for suspected opiate overdoses.  

EMS defensible documentation Course

Explore how to complete your documentation in a way it can successfully be defended in court. In this course you will review  the common pitfalls of documentation.

Course Cost: Free

CE Credit: 2 hour Lecture credits in the Preparatory Category.

Requirements to complete the course and receive a certificate / chit. 

                       110 minutes spent reviewing the materials

                        watch all three parts of the movie in there entirety

                        Review all three parts of the power point presentation

                        Complete a 20 question quiz with a 70% or higher.

                        


This in-service is required for all EMT-B’s in Sanilac County. Albuterol administration was added to the EMT-B’s skill set in 2013. When student complete this course they are awarded 1 lecture CEU in the airway category.

To complete the course you must view the Power Point Presentation and complete the Quiz with a 80% or higher. 

Where:  Brown City Fire Department

Date: Saturday May 6th 2017

Time : 9 am to 5 pm

Cost: Free for Sanilac county residents / $20.00 for non-Sanilac County residents.

This course is designed for both by-standers and first responders. Wilderness rescuers need to know how to avoid, prevent, and prepare for emergencies in the back country, when medical help is not readily available. A half day of class room time and an addition half day of outdoor scenario practice of first aid and leadership skills. This class focuses on practicing skills and covers: patient assessment, shock and bleeding, head and spinal injuries, wounds, musculoskeletal injuries, heat and cold illnesses and much more. There will be role playing scenarios, bandaging and splinting, litter carriers, triage, patient assessment, spinal management, back-boarding, and outdoor simulated accidents. Gain some good tools and knowledge to handle a wilderness first aid emergency.

Successful completion of class includes a Wilderness First Aid certificate.

Where: SMS Classroom

Dates: August 3rd and 4th 2017

 student must attend both days

Time: 8 am  to 4:30 pm

Cost: Full course $150 for in county residents , $ 300 for all others  (Includes PALS provider manual)

(Students may purchase the ECC handbook for $25.00)

This course is limited to 15 students.

Prerequisites:

A current BLS HCP card 

Complete the online pre-course quiz

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is a classroom, video-based, Instructor-led course that uses a series of simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation and team dynamics. The goal of the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.


Where: SMS Class room

Dates: August 15th 2017 and August 16th 2017

Students wishing to complete a refresher course need to attend August 15,2017

Time: 8:00 am  to 5:00 pm

Cost: $150.00 In County  (Includes ACLS provider manual)

        $200.00 Out of County 

(Students may purchase the ECC handbook for $25.00)

This course is limited to 16 students.

Prerequisites Required to take this course:

A current BLS HCP card & ACLS Provider card.

Complete the online pre-course quiz

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) for Healthcare Providers

The ACLS course builds on the foundation of lifesaving Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR. This advanced course highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care, and immediate post-cardiac arrest care. ACLS also covers airway management and related pharmacology.

Skills are taught in large-group sessions and small-group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.

The ACLS course covers:

  • ACLS algorithms
  • immediate post-cardiac-arrest care
  • airway management
  • rhythm recognition
  • high-quality CPR
  • 1-rescuer CPR AED
  • effective resuscitation team dynamics
  • science overview (update course)
  • BLS and ACLS surveys
  • ACS
  • Megacode treatment
  • identification and initial care of other life-threatening clinical situations (such as stroke)

ACLS training is intended for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient, whether in or out of the hospital, including:

  • physicians
  • nurses
  • emergency medical technicians 
  • paramedics
  • staff in intensive care units and emergency or critical care departments 
  • other professionals who may respond to a cardiovascular emergency

Students must pass a written exam and skills test in order to qualify for an ACLS Course Completion Card.

To be successful in any ACLS course, students should be able to identify ECG rhythms and should know pharmacology specific to cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiopulmonary emergencies before beginning the course. It is strongly recommended that students review the ACLS course materials and complete a precourse self-assessment using the tools in their student materials before starting the course.

This course explains how to use the bleeding control equipment provided in the bleeding control kits for Sanilac County.  These kits were designed by the Sanilac Bleeding Control Task Force and purchased by Sanilac Medical Control Authority for use in an Active Assailant Event.  The material must be reviewed to complete the in-service.  No credit are awarded but a certificate of completion will be issued once all the material has been reviewed. 

Medical Examiner Special Investigator Course

Course Instructor: William Starbird, MD

Must be Approved by ME Office to Attend!

Class will be offered on July 18th and July 20th. starting at 5:00-9:00 pm in our classroom, 171 Dawson Street, Sandusky, MI 48471. This class is free of charge for Sanilac County Residents thanks to your millage dollars working for you! For providers outside of the county there is a cost of 20.00.  

CEVO was first introduced in the early 90's, the Coaching the Emergency Vehicle Operator™ (CEVO) courses for ambulance, fire and police personnel quickly became accepted as standards in driver training for these fields. Since then, over 500,000 emergency professionals have been trained with the CEVO™ programs. 

Now, based on valuable input from participants, instructors, and loss prevention professionals, a revised and updated CEVO 3: Ambulance™ course is available.

As with the original program, operators will appreciate CEVO 3's non-lecture, participant-intensive educational approach, and instructors will appreciate the program's flexible and easy-to-use format. 

What's new: 
* New and updated Response Book situation analysis 
* "Coaching Reminder Points" completion statements in the Response Book 
* All new discussion scenarios based on common collision situations. 
* New video including: Vehicle inspection, a balance of small town and rural locations with large urban locations and in-cab video of actual collisions. 
* Operator learning teams used to promote discussion among participants.

Where: SMS Class room
Dates: Friday, April 7 (Refresher) Saturday, April 8 (for FULL course must attend both days!)
Time: 8 am  to 5 pm
Cost: $150.00 (Includes PHTLS provider manual)

This course is limited to 15 students

A current PHTLS Provider card.


PHTLS  Course description.
NAEMT's Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) is recognized around the world as the leading continuing education program for prehospital emergency trauma care. The mission of PHTLS is to promote excellence in trauma patient management by all providers involved in the delivery of prehospital care through global education.  PHTLS is developed by NAEMT in cooperation with the American College of Surgeons' Committee on Trauma. The Committee provides the medical direction and content oversight for the PHTLS program. 
PHTLS courses improve the quality of trauma care in your area and decrease mortality. The program is based on a prehospital trauma care philosophy, stressing the treatment of the multi-system trauma patient as a unique entity with specific needs. This may require an approach to the trauma patient that varies from traditional treatment modalities. PHTLS promotes critical thinking as the foundation for providing quality care. It is based on the belief that, given a good fund of knowledge and key principles, EMS practitioners are capable of making reasoned decisions regarding patient care. The PHTLS course is continuously updated and revised to keep up with the advances in the field, ATLS Guidelines and feedback from PHTLS participants.

MDHHS will be reviewing all the protocols this year. Additional protocols changes and additions can be found here. 

This course is required for all EMT-B’s in Sanilac County. CPAP was added to the EMT-B's skill set in 2013. When student complete this course they are awarded 1 lecture CEU in the Airway category.