Fire/EMS Programs

Courses in this area, are designed to allow Firefighters or EMS professionals to continue to grow their skill level. The majority of courses in the EMS area meet the requirements for continuing education.

Found the class you want to take? Great! Copy the class code in Maroon (ie: ELI*1001*600) , head on over to www.indianhills.edu/cewsregister and paste the class code in the "Search Here" field, and hit Submit.

(This method should only pull the class you want to take, specifically. Alternatively, you can also search for other classes, if you like.)

Next, check the box beside that class, and then click submit to register.

 

Emergency Medical Services Courses

Tactical Emergency Causality Care (TECC)

Developed by NAEMT’s Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) Committee, the TECC program uses lessons learned from our military and applies them to the civilian EMS world of tactical medicine.  This course covers topics designed to decrease preventable death in the tactical situation.  While TECC has a tactical slant, it takes an all-hazards approach to providing EMS care outside the normal operating conditions of most EMS agencies, such as responding to a mass casualty or active shooter event.

HEA*3020*600
September 22 – September 23
IHCC Ottumwa Campus
Friday and Saturday, 08:00AM – 05:00PM
Video Conf. Training Ctr.
Room:  34

Tuition:  $200.00
Card: $15.00
Disposables: $15.00           

Credit:  16.0 Contact hours for nursing, 16.0 CEH’s for EMS (FE)

 

 Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)

This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to care for patients in emergency trauma situations.  The course is based on the current National Association of Emergency Medical Technician’s (NAEMT’s) Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) 8th edition curriculum.  This PHTLS course is a hybrid format, where a portion of the course is taken online in an interactive, web-based format, followed by a one day face-to-face for skill station evaluations.  This program is designed to provide the practicing prehospital and emergency care provider with a specific body of knowledge related to the prehospital assessment and care of the trauma patient. 

Pre-registration deadline of Oct. 9th

 REL*4275*600
October 27 – October 27
IHCC Ottumwa Campus
Friday, 08:00AM – 04:30PM
Video Conf. Training Ctr (with an hour lunch on your own)
Room: 34- lower level

Tuition:  $175.00 (plus students must obtain a current 8th edition PHTLS text book on their own)   
Other Fee:  $15.00 (Card)         

Credit:  8.0 Contact hours for nursing, 16.0 CEH’s for EMS (FE)

 

Advanced Medical Life Support Provider Course (AMLS)

NAEMT’s Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) course fully addresses how to best assess and manage the most common medical crises in patients, offering a “think outside the box” methodology.  The course emphasizes the use of scene size-up, history, interactive group discussion on potential treatment strategies, and physical exam to systematically rule out and consider possibilities and probabilities in treating patients’ medical crisis.  The course offers an initial assessment-based approach that progresses to a diagnostic-based approach to quickly develop the best treatment plan.

REL*4592*600
November 16 – November 17
IHCC Ottumwa Campus
Thursday and Friday, 08:00AM – 04:00PM
Video Conf. Training Ctr.
Room:  34

Tuition:  $200.00
Card: $15.00                      

Credit:  16.0 Contact hours for nursing, 16.0 CEH’s for EMS (FE)

 

24-7 On-line EMS Continuing Education

Get high-quality video-based CE courses on-line, 24-7.  Over 100 courses are available and range from 1-1.5 CEU’s. Professionally produced, award winning videos feature nationally noted EMS subject matter experts Curriculums are structured to maximize learning and retention with integrated video, learning objectives, scenario practices, and support material. CECBEMS (The national Continuing Education Board for EMS) certificates may be printed at the end of the course allowing most courses to count as “Formal” or “FE” EMS continuing education for here in Iowa! (National Registry has limits on hours that may be done via on-line classes, Iowa has no limit!)

A “seat” allows an individual to take as many classes as they would like within a 12-month period, there is no limit! Individuals may register through the on-line registration process for continuing education or by sending payment via mail to include name, address, DOB & email.  Once paid and registered participants will receive an email in 1-2 business days with directions to a secure web site and will be given an access code to access the courses and begin their 12-month period of enrollment.

HEA*3100*600
On-line, available 24-7
Tuition:  $60.00 per seat

Credit: Each class is worth 1-1.5 CEH’s - approved by CECBEMS (The Continuing Education Board for EMS)


EMS Instructor Update

This class is designed to furnish EMS providers with the knowledge needed to function as an evaluator at an Iowa/NAEMT EMS practical skills certification examination.  Individuals successfully completing this program will receive their “E” (Evaluator) endorsement on their EMS certification

HEA*3100*601
October 10 – October 10
IHCC Ottumwa Campus
Tuesday, 06:00PM – 08:00PM
Advanced Technology Ctr.  
Warrior Junction Conference Rm

Tuition:  $10.00                         

Credit:  2.0 CEH’s for EMS (FE)

 

EMS Evaluator Workshop

This class is designed to furnish EMS providers with the knowledge needed to function as an evaluator at an Iowa/NAEMT EMS practical skills certification examination.  Individuals successfully completing this program will receive their “E” (Evaluator) endorsement on their EMS certification

HEA*3100*602
October 17 – October 17
IHCC Ottumwa Campus
Tuesday, 06:00PM – 08:00PM
Advanced Technology Ctr.  
Warrior Junction Conference Rm

Tuition:  $10.00                         

Credit:  2.0 CEH’s for EMS (FE)

 

For more information about these courses or to schedule a class contact the Indian Hills representative below: 

reeves_profileLori Reeves, Department Chair, Rural Health Education Partnership
Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

Phone: (641) 683-5337 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5337
Email: Lori.Reeves@indianhills.edu