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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 Initial 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/PRE-REQUISITES 
      • Completed Application (including essay, reference letters and non-refundable registration fee)
      • Be 18 years of age.
      • High school diploma or G.E.D.
      • Current health insurance.
      • 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.
      • 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- Health Occupations Basic Entrance Test (HOBET) - Comprehensive score >52%
      • Current Medical Liability Insurance (submitted after acceptance into program)
      • 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 Titers with dates listed for measles, mumps, rubella
        • OR  documentation of 2 immunizations (one after 1980)
        • Varicella (Chicken Pox) 2 vaccines one month apart or positive titer
        • 14 Panel Urine Drug Screen- Negative within nine months from the start of class, may be subject to additional screenings during course
        • 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

Typically- Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00-5:00 for 17 weeks, specialized training sessions may be held on selected weekends or other times (to be announced).14-06-EMTBIAP is an 8 week Accelerated Program requiring a HOBET comprehensive score of >60%.

The EMTBI and EMTBIAP courses also include approximately 88 hours of Clinical Rotation experience outside of class. Clinical hours need to be completed within 45 days.

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ACE Credit Recommendation

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

IMPORTANT: After submitting your completed application - Email: EMSEducation@health.missouri.eduto schedule your Health Occupations Basic Entrance Test (HOBET).

HOBET FAQ's

EMT-Paramedic Initial 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. Exercise personal judgement in cases where medical direction is interrupted by communication failure or in cases of immediate life-threatening conditions and provide such emergency medical care as has been specifically authorized in advance.
      7. Direct and coordinate the transport of the patient by selecting the best available method(s) in conjunction with medical command authority.
      8. Record, in writing or by data entry, the details related to the patient's emergency medical care and the incident.
      9. Direct the maintenance and preparation of emergency medical care equipment and supplies.
QUALIFICATIONS/PRE-REQUISITES 
    • Completed Application (including essay, reference letters and non-refundable registration fee)
    • Be 18 years of age.
    • High school diploma or G.E.D.
    • Current health insurance.
    • 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.
    • Have a valid email address and regular access to a computer
    • Current HealthCare Provider CPR Certification
    • Current Missouri EMT License
    • Anatomy and Physiology Preferred
    • Family Care Safety Registration- http://health.mo.gov/safety/fcsr/forms.php .  May be completed online: http://www.health.mo.gov/safety/fcsr/pdf/registrationinstructions.pdf
    • Entrance Exam- Health Occupations Basic Entrance Test (HOBET)- Comprehensive score >60%
    • Current Medical Liability Insurance (submitted after acceptance into program)
    • 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 Titers with dates listed for measles, mumps, rubella OR  documentation of 2 immunizations (one after 1980)
      • Varicella (Chicken Pox) 2 vaccines one month apart or positive titer
      • 14 Panel Urine Drug Screen- Negative within nine months from the start of class, may be subject to additional screenings during course
      • 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

Typically- one day per week.  14-01-EMTPI- Wednesdays from 8:30-5:00 for 59 weeks, specialized training sessions may be held on selected weekends or other times (to be announced).

The EMTPI  also includes approximately 610 hours of Clinical Rotation experience outside of class.  

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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IMPORTANT: After submitting your completed application - Email:   EMSEducation@health.missouri.eduto schedule your Health Occupations Basic Entrance Test (HOBET).

HOBET FAQ's

Combined EMS Refresher EMT Basic/Paramedic

This course fulfills the Missouri Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (MOBEMS) 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.

The EMTB and EMTP typically provide pre-hospital care in a wide variety of circumstances. This course offers continuing education in all aspects of emergency medical care within the EMTB and EMTP scopes of practice. These professionals must be prepared to administer basic and/or advanced life support to victims of emergencies, minimize patient suffering, prevent further injury, and reduce recuperative time.

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 prehospital 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 prehospital 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

he course consists of Sessions 1 & 2 for EMTB’s and Sessions 1-5 for EMTP’s

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

 

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IMPORTANT: After submitting your completed application - Email: EMSEducation@health.missouri.eduto schedule your Health Occupations Basic Entrance Test (HOBET).

HOBET FAQ's

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


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

Student Transcripts

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

American Council on Education (ACE)

ACE's College CREDIT Recommendation Service evaluates and makes credit recommendations for formal educational courses sponsored by non-degree granting organizations. ACE's College CREDIT Recommendation Service helps adult learners obtain academic credit for learning acquired outside the traditional college classroom by providing college officials with reliable information that can be used to determine credit awards.

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University of Missouri 
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Columbia, MO 65211 
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U.S. Department of Education