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  Nov 25, 2017
 
Catalog 2017-2018

Emergency Medical Services


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Location:

Windsor Public Safety Institute

Staff Associate:

Stacey Tekansik, 970.339.6397

Director of Paramedic Training:

Kristie Cordes, 970.339.6582

Faculty:

Kristie Cordes, 970.339.6582

Paul LaFleur, 970.339.6693

Rob Willits, 970.378.3550

EMS Coordinator / CPR / CME:

Julie Forbes, 970.339.6696

Degrees/Certificates offered:

Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic (A.A.S. degree)

Potential Opportunities: This program is for individuals that want to obtain advanced medical training for a career as a medic on a fire department, ambulance service, or as a flight medic. Students must first complete the EMT course and are encouraged to have a minimum of one year’s experience working as an EMT in a field or clinical setting before applying to the Paramedic program. Students must complete a separate application to apply to this program. The application and prerequisite information can be found at www.aims.edu/academics/ems/. This program is a 73 credit, two year program.

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (Certificate)

EKG Technician (Certificate)

Potential Opportunities: This program is a one-semester program designed to provide training for an individual wanting to work as an EKG Technician in a clinical site or to provide additional training for individuals already working in the healthcare field.

Emergency Medical Responder (Certificate)

Potential Opportunities: The Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) course is an entry-level course that will train students on how to provide immediate care to an ill or injured person, to know when and how to activate the EMS system, and how to assist EMS providers on scene.  Completion of this course will provide a knowledge base useful for lifeguard positions, fire service, sports medicine, ski patrol, medical facilities, and makes a good preparatory course prior to taking the EMT course.

Emergency Medical Technician (Certificate)

Potential Opportunities: This certificate is an entry-level program designed for students seeking a career in emergency medicine. Training from this course may be used in the clinical or field setting. Successful completion of the program enables the student to sit for the National Registry practical and written exams. A criminal background check is required for entry into this program. Disqualifying information and online background check procedures can be found at www.aims.edu/academics/ems. This program is a 12 credit, one-semester program

Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic (Certificate)

Potential Opportunities: This program is for individuals that want to obtain advanced medical training for a career as a medic on a fire department, ambulance service, or as a flight medic. Students must complete a paramedic application to be considered for the program. Applications can be obtained from an EMS advisor. A criminal background check is required for entry into this program. Disqualifying information and online background check procedures can be found at www.aims.edu/about/hr/background/disqualify. The Paramedic program is a 51 credit certificate program and is held between one to three consecutive semesters. Students can take an additional 22 credits of general education classes to earn an A.A.S. degree in Paramedicine (See the A.A.S. Paramedic information).

Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Preparation (Certificate)

Potential Opportunities: This program is designed to prepare individuals for the paramedic certificate program. This program is a 23 credit, three-semester program.

Continuing Medical Education

Continuing Education training is available for EMT Basics, Intermediates, and Paramedics. Contact the CME Coordinator at 970.339.6696 for further details and for a list of CME offerings.

CPR and First Aid

Aims Community College offers a wide variety of non-credit CPR and First Aid classes to meet the needs of the Public, Business and Industry, and Healthcare Providers. For further information call:

970.339.6696

Or visit the CPR website at: www.aims.edu/ced/#cpr.

 

Emergency Medical Services/Paramedic Advisory Committee

Dave Bressler, Banner Health Paramedic Services

Dr. Rob Lowe, Medical Director

Doug Prunk, Frederick-Firestone Fire Department

Jeff Schanhals, RETAC

Julie Scott, U.C. Health

Jeff Stranahan, Greeley Fire Department

Susan Wheeler, University of Northern Colorado

 

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