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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.
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.
60 hours beginning with a Mandatory orientation and CPR training on January 30th all participants must attend. Students need to be enrolled by the January 29, 2019
- 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
- Class will held on Mon/Wednesdays in the SMS Classroom.
- Call and talk to Lea or Lisa on the cost of the class.
- Teacher: Tammy Katt
This Course will begin on April 3, 2019. Classes will be held on Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays at Scheurer Hospital from 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm in the Wilson Conference Room. A $150.00 non refundable deposit required no later than April 1, 2019 to secure your seat. Please enroll on our website at www.sanilacmca.org.
If a service is sponsoring a student, the service is required to submit a letter of submission to SMS, Inc. with a $150.00 deposit and a signed Responsibility of Payment Contract due no later than April 1, 2019.
Total Cost of this Course is $1100.00, which includes; Platinum EMS Testing subscription, Clinical ID Badge, one Clinical Shirt, Blood Pressure Cuff and Stethoscope. Required application and Paperwork will be provided during Mandatory Orientation on March 13, 2019.
Required Text and Work Book NOT INCLUDED in the price:
- Must be 18 years or older
- Must be high school graduate or have a GED
- Pass a background check
- Healthcare Provider CPR
Candidates are required to submit the following records prior to, or on April 1, 2019
- Negative 2 step TB test within 1 year
- Proof of immunity to MMR & Varicella (Titers required)
- Proof of immunity to HepB (Titers required) or signed HepB declination
- Influenza immunization during active flu season
- Copy of High School Diploma or GED
- Copy of Valid Drivers License
- *Other lab tests / Drug Screen*
Registration deadline along with a minimum of $200.00 non-refundable deposit are due by January 23, 2018. The registration packet and minimum deposit is required to reserve a spot in the course. This course requires a minimum of 8 students and is limited to 20 students.
Start Date: Friday, January 26, 2018
End date: April 13, 2018
Course Days and Times: Friday's 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Update as of 1/9/2018
Region 3 has agreed to assist with the tuition for this program. The Region will contribute 500.00 toward the program with the remaining balance being the students responsibility. You may want to check with your current employers for additional assistance with tuition ( for example McKenzie and Marlette Hospital will assist with tuition).
Cost: In County: $800.00
Out of County: $950.00
Valid State of Michigan EMT license
Valid Driver's License
No felony convictions
Negative TB test
The AEMT Course is designed to prepare you to continue your career in EMS at a higher scope of practice in the field of pre-hospital patient care. This course includes 90 hours in the classroom setting with 50 additional hours of out of hospital clinical rotations. Upon successful completion of the program, participants 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. Cost of the course is $800.00 for in county and $950.00 for out of county and includes uniform shirt, clinical ID badges, and access to Platinum's EMS testing and computer adaptive testing. The book is included in the cost
Prerequisites due no later than December 29, 2017
Come Join us for an afternoon of CE Credits
November 19th 2018 1pm to 5pm
Sanilac Medical Services Class room
You will earn 3 lecture credits and 1 practical Credits. ( Pedicatric Medication administration)
Lecture: Intranasal Narcan Administration, Fast ED, Emergency Preparedness, Pediatric Medication administration.
Register as soon as possible
Event is free to in County residents. ( thanks to the millage). Out of county participants you will get all these credits for $10.00.
Lifting and Moving
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.
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.
This eight hour course will be covering Interpreting 12 leads and recognition AMI along with current patient care protocols for Sanilac County.
Course will be taught by Scott Filkins, EMTP, IC
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm on Tuesday, April 23, 2019.
Where SMS classroom
- Teacher: Scott Filkins
The MFR Refresher Course will be held in conjunction with the Full MFR Class , anyone wanting to participate in this refresher will be expected to attend as the schedule is presented.
Dates to participate are as follows: September 18/25/27th
Time : 18:00-22:00
Cost of the course: Fee is waved to all Sanilac County residents. 50.00 for non county residents.
To enroll go to sanilacmca.org . If you have any questions please contact the office. 810-648-3092
Refresher Course beginning Tuesday, March 20, 2018, and complete on Thursday, March 29, 2018. This course will start off with MFR refresher curriculum and continue through Paramedic. Please see schedule for complete list of days needed to attend for your level of licensure. Classes will be held in the SMS, Inc. classroom located at 171 Dawson Street, Sandusky, MI.
Cost is free to In-County Providers.
Out-of-county pricing is:
MFR : $25.00
EMTB : $50.00
AEMT : $75.00
EMTP : $100.00.
Seating is limited, so please call our office early to register at 810-648-3092.
- Teacher: Edward Tucker
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.
- Teacher: Edward Tucker
Where: SMS Classroom
Dates: March 14th and 15th 2019
Refresher candidates need to attend the first day , full course participants will 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) $75 for in county refresher participants and $150 for all others.
(Students may purchase the ECC handbook for $25.00)
This course is limited to 15 students.
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: March 4th and 5th 2019
Students wishing to complete a refresher course need to attend only the first day.
Time: 8:00am to 4:30 pm
Cost: $150.00 In County (Includes ACLS provider manual)
$200.00 Out of County Re certification fee is $ 75.00
(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
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 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:
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!
- Teacher: William Starbird
The goal of this course is to improve rescue efficiency at a farm accident to positively impact patient outcomes.
This course runs 2 days and includes a Lecture and Practical Component to build on the skills and knowledge learned in the operations level.
Time: 09:00 to 5:00 Pm on Saturday , Sunday Start time will be announced Saturday.
Cost of the Course is 30.00 Payable to Sanilac Medical Services , Payment is due No Later than May 17,2018
Lunch and hydration will be provided.
You Must have a current MAARS Operation Level Certification to Participate in this Class.
- Teacher: Amy Herek
This program is designed to meet the Michigan System Protocol Inter-Facility Patient Transfer & Critical Care Inter-Facility Patient Transport, Section 6-14.
The intent of the program is to meet the requirements for specialty Transport as set forth by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services at the Paramedic Level. ( Must hold a valid Paramedic license in the state of MI to be eligible to partake in the class.)
Monday April 2,2018 and will continue every Monday in April with completion on April 30th 2018
Time: 9:00 am to 6:00pm
Book Included: AAOS Critical Care Transport
Cost of the course is 250.00. Call Lea or Lisa in the office if you have questions about discounts for in county residents.
Where: SMS Class room
Dates: Friday October 26 Saturday October 27,2018 (for FULL course must attend both days!)
Second day is refresher portion Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know if your enrolling for full class or refresher.
Time: 8am to 5pm
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.
All current EMS providers in Sanilac County must watch the video, and take a brief quiz on the use of the Duo-Dote Auto-Injectors by March 1, 2018. Any new providers to the county who are added to licensed EMS services rosters must complete this with in 60 days of hire.
- Teacher: Laura Burton-Schenk
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.
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