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EMT/EMS 2019 Class Schedule

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For more information on these courses, or to register, please email the EMS Office, or call (217) 258-2403.

2019 Courses

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (printable registration)
This program teaches medical personnel to take care of cardiac emergencies that may be present in the acute care setting. Heart disease affects millions of people every year and makes up a significant number of patients seen in health care, so training in handling cardiac emergencies is a necessity. The program is designed for physicians, nurses, paramedics, physician's assistants, nurse practitioners and respiratory therapists. It's also a required course for paramedics in our EMS system as well as nurses in our critical care unit and emergency department. First-time students take a two-day course, while those seeking recertification enroll in a one day course. It is an American Heart Association course and is taught by SBLHC instructors.

Course Date Time Location
ACLS March 12 & 13 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. EMS
  March 5 (recert) 8 a.m. & 1 p.m. EMS
  July 9 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. EMS
  July 16 (recert) 8 a.m. EMS

Pediatric Advanced Life Support   (printable registration)
This program teaches medical personnel to take care of the critically ill or injured child or infant. This program is designed for advanced practice personnel such as physicians, respiratory therapists, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and paramedics. First-time students take a two-day course, while those seeking recertification enroll in a one-day course. It is required training for our EMS providers and ER nurses at SBLHC. It is sponsored by the American Heart Association and taught by SBLHC instructors.

Course Date Time Location
PALS May 14 & 15 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. EMS
  May 7 (recert) 8 a.m. EMS
  August 13 & 14 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. EMS
  August 6 (recert) 8 a.m. EMS
  November 5 (recert) 8 a.m. EMS

International Trauma Life Support    (printable registration)
This program is designed for emergency personnel who work in the pre-hospital setting or emergency department. Course includes information regarding types of trauma, basic and advanced trauma assessment as well as specialty groups of patients such as children and the elderly. Skills include advanced airway maneuvers, trauma packaging and helmet removal and specialty splints. It is a required course in SBLHC EMS system. First-time students take a two-day course, while those seeking recertification enroll in a one-day course.

Course Date Time Location
ITLS April 13 & 14 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. EMS
  April 9 (recert) 8 a.m. - noon EMS
  October 19 & 20 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. EMS
  October 15 (recert) 8 a.m. - noon EMS

CPR | First Aid   (printable registration)
This community course is offered to lay public providers who either need CPR training for a career or for those who want to take it for personal enrichment. The course is offered once a month on the first Tuesday of the month. A Health Care Provider Course is also offered once monthly for students who must have the training for allied health careers or other job requirements. Please contact the office for dates of the Health Care Provider course. Continuing education credit is offered to day care providers for whom it is required by Illinois Department of Public Health.

This year First Aid Class will be included with CPR Class every other month on the first Tuesday. CPR will begin at 5:30 pm and First Aid will follow at 7 pm.

Course Date Time Location
2019 CPR April 2 5:30 p.m. EMS
  May 7 5:30 p.m. EMS
  June 4 5:30 p.m. EMS
  July 2 5:30 p.m. EMS
  August 6 5:30 p.m. EMS
  September 3 5:30 p.m. EMS
  October 1 5:30 p.m. EMS
  November 5 5:30 p.m. EMS
  December 3 5:30 p.m. EMS
       
First Aid May 7 5:30 p.m. EMS
Combo July 2 5:30 p.m. EMS
  September 3 5:30 p.m. EMS
  November 5 5:30 p.m. EMS

First Aid   (printable registration)
This public course is offered for persons either needing first aid training for jobs or day care or for the lay person who wants to take the course for personal enrichment. The course is offered every other month. Day care providers are required by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services to take these trainings. Please call to verify dates and space availability.

This year First Aid Class will be included with CPR Class every other month on the first Tuesday. CPR will begin at 5:30 pm and First Aid will follow at 7 pm.

Course Date Time Location
First Aid March 5 5:30 pm EMS
  May 7 5:30 p.m. EMS
  July 2 5:30 p.m. EMS
  September 3 5:30 p.m. EMS
  November 5 5:30 p.m. EMS
       

ECRN

Course Date Time Location
ECRN June 17 8 a.m. EMS
  July 31 8 a.m. EMS
  August 8 8 a.m. EMS

Prehospital RN Course   (printable registration)

Course Date Time Location
PHRN TBA 8 a.m. EMS
 5 Week Course      

EMS In-Services

Course Date Time Location
2019 March 27 6 p.m. EMS
  April 24 6 p.m. EMS
  May 29 6 p.m. EMS
  June 26 6 p.m. EMS
  July 31 6 p.m. EMS
  August 28 6 p.m. EMS
  September 25 6 p.m. EMS
  October 30 6 p.m. EMS
  November 20 6 p.m. EMS
  December 18 6 p.m. EMS

Dysrhythmia Course

Course Date Time Location
2019 - 2 Day November 18 & 21 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. EMS
       
2019 - 4 Day March 11, 14, 18, 21 8 a.m. to noon EMS
  May 13, 16, 20, 23 8 a.m. to noon EMS
  June 17, 20, 24, 27 8 a.m. to noon EMS
  August 12, 15, 19, 22    

BLS Instructor

Course Date Time Location
BLS Instructor July 23 8 a.m. EMS
       

Skills Review

Course Date Time Location
Skills Review March 20 1 to 4 p.m. EMS
  September 18 1 to 4 p.m. EMS

Other courses offered by SBLHC include CPR instructor training, BTLS instructor course and various specialty classes.

ALL Emergency Medical Technician - Basic, Advance, and Paramedic courses are taught through Lakeland College. For additional info or to register, please email jballard9365@lakelandcollege.edu or call EMS Coordinator, Jasmine Ballard at (217) 234-5370.

For more information on these courses, or to register, please call (217) 258-2403 or e-mail the EMS Office.