EMT Class begins in October at VMH

Veterans Memorial Hospital, in cooperation with Northeast Iowa Community College, will be offering an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course in Waukon. This 160-hour course will begin in mid-October at Veterans Memorial Hospital.
The class will meet at Veterans Memorial Hospital in the Large Conference Room two nights per week, Mondays and Thursdays, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. each night. Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to volunteer on their own community’s ambulance service or rescue squad, as well as respond to their own emergency situations and provide quality emergency care.
The ambulance training includes basic anatomy and physiology, patient assessment, airway and shock management, basic cardiac life support (CPR), management of medical, trauma, and pediatric emergencies, bandaging, splinting, emergency childbirth, extrication, and ambulance operations. Students will also participate in emergency room, nursing home and ambulance clinicals. Upon completion of the course, students will be eligible to take the practical and written exams to become state certified as an Iowa EMT. the class size is limited to 16 students.
More EMTs are greatly needed in the area.  Anyone interested in taking the EMT course may call Jeff Mitchell, EMS Coordinator at Veterans Memorial Hospital, at 563- 568-3411 for more information.

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