Catalog 2014-2015, Final Edition 
    
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Catalog 2014-2015, Final Edition [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Emergency Medical Services


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Location:

Allied Health and Sciences Building

Administrative Support:

Stacey Tekansik, 970.339.6397

Director of Paramedic Training:

Kristie Cordes, 970.339.6582

Faculty:

Kristie Cordes, 970.339.6582

Program Coordinator / Clinical Coordinator:

Nick Betz, 970.339.6696


CME Coordinator:

Paul LaFleur, 970.339.6693

CPR Coordinator:

Joanne Stracker, 970.339.6685

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 (pending state approval), 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 - Intermediate (Certificate)

Potential Opportunities: This program is designed for individuals that are currently EMT-Basic certified and want to enhance their training and provide a higher level of patient care. 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. This program is a 15 credit, two-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 15 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 (pending state approval), three-semester program.

Gerontology (Certificate)

 Potential Opportunities: This program is designed to train individuals in the care of geriatric patients in the emergency, clinical, long-term care facility, or home setting. The certificate provides a basic overview of particular concerns involving the elderly patient/client. Recommended for nurse aides, nurses, EMTs, and long-term health care employees. This program is a 7 credit, one to two semester program.

Continuing Medical Education

Continuing Education training is available for EMT Basics, Intermediates, and Paramedics. Contact a CME Coordinator at 970.339.6694 for further details and for a list of CME offerings.

CPR and First Aid

Aims Community College offers a wide variety of CPR and First Aid classes to meet the needs of the Public, Business and Industry, and Healthcare Providers through our Continuing Education Division. For further information call:

Joanne Stracker, 970.339.6685

Or visit the CPR website at: aimsced.com/cpr.htm

 

Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee

Lyle Achziger, City of Evans

Ron Adams, Greeley Fire Department

Danny Beckle, Medic Vac

Mike Blackwill, Windsor-Severance Fire Department

Dave Bressler, Banner Health Paramedic Services

Kristin Cazer, Banner Health

Bill Diershow, Greeley Fire Department

Hugh Kane, Eaton Fire Department

Joe King, Morgan County Ambulance

Dr. Rob Lowe, Medical Director

Jeff Schanhals, RETAC

Robert Schleich, Aims CC EMS Asst. Instructor

Joy Schmitter, University Hospital

 

Paramedic Advisory Committee

Lyle Achziger, City of Evans

Ron Adams, Greeley Fire Department

Mike Blackwill, Windsor-Severance Fire Department

Herb Brady, Windsor-Severance Fire Department

Dave Bressler, Weld Paramedic Services

Kristin Cazer, Banner Health

Harrison Davis, Westminster Fire Department

Dr. Rob Lowe, Medical Director

Jeff Schanhals, North Colorado RETAC Coordinator

 

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