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EMS Education

Our mission is to provide an evolving and dynamic education and training program to new and existing EMS and Allied Healthcare Professionals that meets and exceeds the current standard of care.


Detailed Course Descriptions

EMT - Basic Course

The EMT education program covers all emergency medical concepts and techniques currently considered to be within the responsibilities of the EMT-Basic (EMT-B) providing emergency care in a pre-hospital setting as set forth by the Unit of Emergency Medical Services of the State of Missouri. This program meets or exceeds course requirements established by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Missouri Unit of Emergency Medical Services. The education program will also cover topics related to the future trends and care methodologies in emergency medicine.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  1. Perform Trauma and Medical patient assessments
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in EMT-B practical skills within scope of practice
  3. Understand basic vehicle operation, MCI operations, and aircraft utilization
  4. Understand basic human anatomy and body system physiology
  5. Provide adequate patient care based on assessment findings & questioning
  6. Adequately write patient care report forms

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Completed Application (including essay, reference letters and non-refundable registration fee)
  • Be 18 years of age.
  • Be of good mental and physical health and able to lift and carry 100 to 150 lbs.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or have a legal right to work in the U.S.

PRE-REQUISITES

  • High school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Current health insurance.
  • Have a valid email address and regular access to a computer
  • Current CPR Certification
  • Family Care Safety Registration - May be completed online. Instructions here.
  • Entrance Exam - Comprehensive score >70%
    • Material covered: math, reading comprehension and writing skills
  • Current Medical Liability Insurance (submitted after acceptance into program)
  • 14 Panel Urine Drug Screen- Negative within nine months from the start of class, may be subject to additional screenings during course
  • Immunizations/Health Screenings (submitted after acceptance into program):
    • Mantoux Tuberculin (Tb) Skin Testing
      • If > 2 yrs since last Tb test, need 2 Tb tests at least one week apart
      • Must be annually tested once every 12 months after initial 2 step testing
    • Hepatitis B / Heptavax Series in progress or verification of completion (series of 3- must have at least #2 prior to having patient contact)
    • MMR - Positive titer with date of test OR documentation of 2 immunizations (one after 1980)
    • Varicella (Chicken Pox) 2 vaccines one month apart OR positive titer
    • Flu Vaccination (If unable to receive vaccine due to documented allergic reaction, must submit “Immunization Allergic Reaction Form”)
    • Tetanus Diptheria (Td) or (Tdap) Documented within 10 years

COURSE LENGTH

  • Regular course - 17 weeks
    • Specialized training sessions may be held on selected weekends or other times (to be announced).
  • Accelerated Course - 8 weeks, requiring EMT Entrance Exam comprehensive score of >80%
    • Specialized training sessions may be held on selected weekends or other times (to be announced).
  • The EMTBI and EMTBIAP courses also include approximately 136 hours of Clinical Rotation experience outside of class. Clinical hours need to be completed within 30 days.

ACE Credit Recommendation

9 semester hours in the vocational certificate or in the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category.

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Paramedic Course

The paramedic education program covers all emergency medical concepts and techniques currently considered to be within the responsibilities of the paramedic (EMT-P) providing emergency care in a pre-hospital setting as set forth by the Unit of Emergency Medical Services of the State of Missouri.  This program meets or exceeds course requirements established by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Missouri Unit of Emergency Medical Services.  The education program will also cover topics related to the future trends and care methodologies in emergency medicine.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

This course provides the necessary education and experience to prepare the student for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic Certification process. The paramedic provides advanced pre-hospital emergency medical care under medical command authority to acutely ill or injured patients and/or transports patients by ambulance or other emergency vehicle. The paramedic assumes the role of the leader of patient care, and must manage not only the patient, but the scene at which care is taking place. The paramedic might perform other medical services under medical direction outside the hospital environment. The paramedic should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an awareness of abilities and limitations.
  2. Have the ability to relate to people.
  3. Have the capacity to make rational patient care decisions under stress.
  4. Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

To fulfill the role of the paramedic, an individual must be able to:

  1. Recognize a medical emergency, assess the situation, manage emergency medical care, and coordinate efforts with those agencies that may be involved in the care and transportation of the patient.
  2. Meet the needs of the patient’s family and significant others to decrease their state of anxiety.
  3. Assign priorities to emergency treatment for the designated medical command authority.
  4. Record and communicate pertinent data to the designated medical command authority.
  5. Initiate and continue emergency medical care under medical control, including the recognition of presenting conditions, initiation of appropriate treatments, and assessment of the response of the patient to that treatment, modifying medical therapy as directed.
  6. Direct and coordinate the transport of the patient by selecting the best available method(s) in conjunction with medical command authority.
  7. Record, in writing or by data entry, the details related to the patient's emergency medical care and the incident.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Completed Application (including essay, reference letters and non-refundable registration fee)
  • Be 18 years of age.
  • Be of good mental and physical health and able to lift and carry 100 to 150 lbs.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or have a legal right to work in the U.S.

PRE-REQUISITES

  • High school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Current health insurance.
  • Have a valid email address and regular access to a computer
  • Current CPR Certification
  • Current Missouri EMT License
  • Family Care Safety Registration - May be completed online. Instructions here.
  • FISDAP Entrance Exam - Comprehensive score >70%
    • Material covered: math, reading comprehension and writing skills
    • Study Guide (Click HERE)
    • How to take a FISDAP test (Click HERE)
    • How to succeed on a FISDAP exam (Click HERE)
  • Current Medical Liability Insurance (submitted after acceptance into program)
  • 14 Panel Urine Drug Screen- Negative within nine months from the start of class, may be subject to additional screenings during course
  • Immunizations/Health Screenings (submitted after acceptance into program):
    • Mantoux Tuberculin (Tb) Skin Testing
      • If > 2 yrs since last Tb test, need 2 Tb tests at least one week apart
      • Must be annually tested once every 12 months after initial 2 step testing
    • Hepatitis B / Heptavax Series in progress or verification of completion (series of 3- must have at least #2 prior to having patient contact)
    • MMR - Positive titer with date of test OR documentation of 2 immunizations (one after 1980)
    • Varicella (Chicken Pox) 2 vaccines one month apart OR positive titer
    • Flu Vaccination (If unable to receive vaccine due to documented allergic reaction, must submit “Immunization Allergic Reaction Form”)
    • Tetanus Diptheria (Td) or (Tdap) Documented within 10 years
  • Recommended: Anatomy and Physiology courses

COURSE LENGTH

  • 59 weeks, one day per week, 8:30-5:30
    • Specialized training sessions may be held on selected weekends or other times (to be announced).
  • 610 hours of Clinical Rotation experience outside of class (may require more hours depending on clinical site location)

ACE CREDIT RECOMMENDATION:

54 semester hours in the vocational certificate or in the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, (37 semester hours in Paramedic Science [26 hours lecture, 6 hours clinical and 5 hours field experience] and 17 semester hours in Allied Health.  

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Combined EMS Refresher EMT Basic/Paramedic

This course fulfills the Missouri Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (MOBEMS) and NREMT’s requirements for a Refresher Course in continuing medical education for Emergency Medical Technicians – at the Basic(EMTB) and Paramedic(EMTP) Level of licensure, which may be used towards renewing their licensure.

COURSE GOALS

The goals of the Combined Refresher course have been identified as follows:

  1. To provide a structured course of review to prepare the student to successfully complete the MOBEMS renewal process and meet section 1 of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) recertification process.
  2. To provide the refresher student with information on current and emerging topics in emergency medical services.

REFRESHER STUDENT TERMINAL OBJECTIVES

Upon successful completion of this refresher course, the student will be able to:

  1. Describe the basic concepts and principles associated with pre-hospital emergency medicine.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in the practical skills associated with the provision of Basic and/or Advanced Life Support.
  3. Describe current philosophies and practices regarding the provision of pre-hospital emergency care.
  4. Fulfill the requirements to be renewed as an Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) provider.
  5. Fulfill the requirements to be renewed as a Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) provider.

COURSE LENGTH

Sessions 2 & 3 for EMT-B’s and Sessions 1-5 for EMT-P’s

  • Session #1- Paramedic 8-5
  • Session #2- EMT / Paramedic 8-8
  • Session #3- EMT / Paramedic 8-8
  • Session #4- Paramedic (ACLS Refresher) 8-5
  • Session #5- Paramedic (PALS Refresher) 8-5

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State of Missouri Transition Course - EMSNRT

With the introduction of the National Scope of Practice nationwide, the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians is requiring all NREMT certified providers to complete a “state approved” transition course. These transition courses must be completed by March 31, 2015 if NREMT certification expired on March 31, 2011 or March 31, 2016 if NREMT certification expires on March 31, 2012.

The “state approved” transition program follows the guidelines listed below:

1. Introduction to the National Scope of Practice 1 hour in length
2. The Missouri Scope of Practice for the EMT 1 hour in length
3. The Missouri Scope of Practice for the AEMT / EMT-I 1 hour in length
4. The Missouri Paramedic and the National Scope of Practice, a comparison                   1 hour in length

PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)

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.

Course content:

  • 1- and 2-rescuer child CPR and AED use
  • 1- and 2-rescuer infant CPR
  • Cardiac, respiratory and shock case discussions and simulations
  • Key changes in pediatric advanced life support, reflecting the new science from the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • Management of respiratory emergencies
  • Resuscitation team concept
  • Rhythm disturbances and electrical therapy
  • Systematic Approach to Pediatric Assessment
  • Vascular access

Students who successfully complete the PALS Course, including the following components, will receive a PALS Provider Course Completion Card, valid for two years:

  • Actively participate in, practice and complete all learning stations
  • Complete the closed-book written exam with a minimum score of 84%
  • Pass the 1- and 2-Rescuer Child BLS With AED and 1- and 2-Rescuer Infant BLS Skills Tests
  • Pass 2 PALS core case scenarios (1 cardiac and 1 respiratory or shock) as a team leader, providing appropriate medical treatment and demonstrating effective team dynamics

Initial Provider Course provides 14.25 hours of continuing education, including skills practice and skills testing. Renewal Course requires provides 6.25 hours of continuing education, including skills practice and skills testing.

ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. In this course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.

Course content:

  • Key changes in advanced cardiovascular life support, reflecting the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device and use of an (AED)
  • Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia
  • Airway management
  • Related pharmacology
  • Management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and stroke
  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team
  • Effective Resuscitation Team Dynamics

Upon successful course completion, including demonstration of skills competency in all learning stations and passing the CPR and AED skills test, bag-mask ventilation skills test, a Megacode test and a written test, students receive an ACLS course completion card, valid for two years.

Initial Provider Course provides 12 hours of continuing education, including skills practice and skills testing. Renewal Course requires provides 5.25 hours of continuing education, including skills practice and skills testing.

PHTLS (Pre-Hosptial Trauma Life Support)

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.

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.

The course builds upon each participant's current knowledge base and skills to enhance their critical thinking and problem-solving skills, stresses teamwork between providers and diverse levels of knowledge, skills and resources, and offers a safe environment in which students can practice trauma assessment and treatment skills.

Student skills are tested at the end of the course through a written test and hands-on scenario evaluations. Students who successfully complete the course are awarded 16 hours of continuing education credit and a PHTLS card and certificate.


All classes are located at the Woodrail Education & Training Center (unless otherwise indicated)

1000 W Nifong, Bldg. 5, Suite 100
Columbia, Missouri 65203

All EMS Education students are required to have computer and internet access. Additional Fees May apply for online programs. Course dates, times and locations subject to change.

Questions? Don't see the course you're looking for? Please call (573) 882-8018 or email EMSEducation@health.missouri.edu

Jennifer Kandlik RN, BSN, NREMT-P
Program Director
EMS Education – University Hospital
kandlikj@health.missouri.edu
573-884-5277

 

Student Transcripts

MU Fire and Rescue Training Institute (573) 882-4735, MUFRTI

American Council on Education (ACE)

ACE’s College CREDIT recommendations Service evaluates and makes credit recommendations for formal educational courses sponsored by non-degree granting organizations.

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program has been recommended for 9 semester hours in the vocational certificate or in the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category.

The paramedic program has been recommended for 56 semester hours in the vocational certificate or in the lower division baccalaureate/associated degree category.

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University of Missouri 
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University of Missouri, Memorial Union S303 
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573-882-9069

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U.S. Department of Education