Boone County EMS Education in cooperation with Witham Health Services is presenting an EMT-Basic training class that will begin on November 16, 2020. The class will consist of 38 sessions, held on Mondays and Thursdays from 6pm-10pm.  The final classroom session will be April 1, 2021. Students will be taught under the guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Indiana State Emergency Management Agency.  In addition to classroom training, students will have the opportunity to enhance their skills with patient contacts with the staff of Boone County EMS Ambulance Service, and the staff of the Witham Health Services Emergency Department.

Training will consist of, but not limited to:

-Roles and responsibilities of the EMT                       -Bleeding and shock

-Anatomy and Physiology                                          -Soft tissue injuries

-Patient assessment                                                     -Emergency childbirth

-Airway management                                                  -Geriatric and pediatric care

-Cardiac emergencies                                                  -Ambulance operations

-Response to Terrorism                                              -Hazardous Materials

 Pre-course requirements:

-High school diploma or G.E.D. If in high school, students must be 17 years of age and eligible for graduation.  Students must be 18 years of age upon completion of the EMT course. -Motor skills necessary to perform practical skills (CPR, splinting, lifting/moving patients, airway management) -Ability to give and receive verbal and written instructions

The cost of the class is $700; which includes a $250 non-refundable deposit due upon enrollment.  For additional information, or to obtain an application, contact John Merson, jmerson@witham.org or 765-485-8275. Applications are due by November 1st.