EMS Education

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Millions of lives have been saved by the quick reactions and competent care of Emergency Medical Technicians.  Known as EMTs, these first responders assess the nature of the patient’s condition at the scene of an accident, violent crime, heart attack, stroke or natural disaster.  EMTs work where people require immediate medical attention. They assess, stabilize and provide ongoing care to the patient while transporting them to a hospital via ambulance or helicopter.

Independence Community College’s EMT certificate program is for people wanting to work in the exciting field of the emergency care.  The EMT Certificate is designed to train students in the techniques of the basic life support and the responsibility of the EMT in performing emergency care.  Students will develop skill in diagnosis and emergency treatment procedures, and learn to use and care for the equipment required to accomplish their work.

The program includes both classroom lecture and clinical hands-on instruction and is taught in conjunction with the EMT Advanced Practical Skills/Techniques and CPR courses.  Completion of the program prepares the student for the State of Kansas EMT Certification Test.  ICC’s completers have a history of being well prepared and have proven ICC’s instructional success with a state board exam pass rate of 90% for the EMT training and 100% for both First Responder and EMT Intermediate training.

Successfully passing of the state exam means the student is ready for employment in their new emergency care career.

EMS Education Offerings

John Boles

EMS Education Director Email John Boles

Upon completion of the EMS Education program students will:

  1. Demonstrate the care and assessment of the pre-hospital medical and trauma patient.
  2. Demonstrate a knowledge base of human anatomy and physiology.
  3. Demonstrate the administration and calculation of EMT level medications.
  4. Apply legal and ethical principles pertaining to emergency medical technology, ambulance operations and basic triage in a variety of settings.

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