Specialty Courses 

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!

The MARRS Advanced 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 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.

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.)

Class begins 

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 

ISBN 13:978-0-7637-1223-5

10: 0-7637-1223-x

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 aherek@sanilacmca.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.