Health & Human Services

Emergency Medical Services

EMS Refresher Class


(EMS 5659 - 3 credit hours)


Class Description
This course is for currently certified EMS personnel. The purpose of the class is to provide students with an updated academic and working knowledge of current EMS practice. It provides the current treatment modalities used in the out-of-hospital setting. It can be used for continuing education credit with the Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services and is required for National Registry recertification.


Location of Class
This class can be taught at any of the Cowley centers. Special arrangements can be made where the instructors teach at various organizations such as fire departments, emergency medical services or hospitals.


image Entrance into Class
Open enrollment.


Healthcare Education Statement
The dominant accrediting body for healthcare organizations, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), mandated criminal record checks be performed on persons having any opportunity for patient interaction at its accredited hospitals. This includes volunteers, faculty and EMS students. A criminal record check that reveals certain crimes could result in a situation where the EMS student cannot participate in clinical rotations at a healthcare facility. As such, this student could not successfully complete the class.


At the present time, this policy will not affect students who take this class because they do not participate in clinicals at a hospital.


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