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. Classes will be held at 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 November 01, 2016. The registration packet and minimum deposit are required to reserve a spot in the course. (This 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 held in in our class room every Monday from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm and Thursday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm one week, then Monday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm and Saturday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm the following week. Course will begin on November 07, 2016 and run through Saturday April 01, 2017. 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 November 01, 2016


Registration deadline along with a  minimum of $150.00 non-refundable deposit are due by June 12, 2017 Total cost will be 750.00 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 12 hours in Emergency Department). 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 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:

(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 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

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. 

The MARRS Operations course is a comprehensive farming accident rescue course based on real-life agriculture accidents. Each year in Michigan, there are 4 to 6 people killed in agricultural incidents, and 6,000 - 8,000 people are seriously injuries. Without proper training, professional rescuers can actually create more problems than they solve at the scene of a farming accident.

The goal of this course is to improve rescue efficiency at a farm accident to positively impact patient outcomes.

This course runs 3 days and includes a 4 hour period of lecture and discussion. The training will be conducted on-site where machinery can be accessed.

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 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

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. 

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

Cost: Free

Time: 9:00 am on the 20th of May.

Where SMS classroom

When November 3, 2015 at 9:00 am

Where: SMS Class room 171 Dawson street. Sandusky, MI. 48471

Cost: Free

Limited to 20 students

This work shop will include reviewing ePCRs and discussing the documentation. The course will  go over documentation practices and common errors seen during audits. Students will have to opportunity to review 10 different ePCRs. The work shop  will emphasize importance of the narrative. The importance of a well-written narrative on the PCR cannot be overemphasized. Often crews are frustrated because they believe they are being asked to simply duplicate in their narrative information already documented in checkboxes and drop-down lists elsewhere on the PCR. A well-written narrative will not simply duplicate information documented elsewhere. Instead it will paint in the details, and clearly describe why treatments provided were necessary.


Amy Schdmit-Herek will be instructing this course.  

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: Deckerville Community Hospital

Dates: April 28, 2017

Time: 9 am  to 4 pm

Refresher $150.00 (Includes ACLS provider manual)

(Students may purchase the ECC handbook for $25.00)

This course is limited to 15 students.

Prerequisites:

A current BLS HCP card & ACLS Provider card (refresher course only).

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.

Where: SMS Class room

Dates: February 16, 2017 & February 17, 2017

Time: 9:00 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.

Where: SMS Classroom

Dates:October 21, 2016

Time: 9 am  to 4 pm

Cost: Refresher  $150.00 (Includes PALS provider manual)

(Students may purchase the ECC handbook for $35.00)

This course is limited to 15 students.

Prerequisites:

A current BLS HCP card & PALS Provider card (refresher only).

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

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!

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.

IC Refresher course.


Where: Sanilac Medical Services, 171 Dawson Suite 238, Sandusky, MI. 48422


Cost: Free for Sanilac County residents and $100.00 for out of county residents. (course fees will be do at the start of the course.)


Register online


The Instructor/Coordinator Refresher Course is designed to meet the continuing education requirements to renew an IC license. This course expands on the knowledge that effective EMS educators already have and allow IC's to share their tricks of trade to help improve EMS programs. The student will be re-familiarized with theories of learning and teaching the adult learner. Preparation of educational materials, along with methods of teaching and evaluation. Utilizing technology inside and outside of the classroom. And last but not least, presentation of material, and administrative issues relating to teaching an EMS course. 


This IC Refresher course is 30 hours of instruction.

 Seating is limited to 20 seats due to space so register early. 

Time and Date TBD. Spring class has been cancelled due to low enrollment . 





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.