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2001-2002


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Summer 2002
Cindy Branscum, Lead MICT Instructor, Slade Griffiths, Program Director

First Responder Class
Several members from the Cambridge Fire Department are soon to complete our First Responder class which was provided in Winfield. The care they will provide injured or ill patients is truly welcomed here in Cowley County. The instructor, Brandon Russell, has done a fine job preparing these students.

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Members of the First Responder class are
learning and practicing component skills.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

EMT Classes
We are finishing two EMT classes in Mulvane which are being taught by Dixie Simpson. These students come from a variety of backgrounds and are welcomed to the EMS community.

MICT Program - Class of 2002
Students from our sixth MICT program are about ready to enter hospital clinicals. They have worked very hard during the first five months of the class and can't wait to enter the clinical setting. Students will participate in clinicals at Cedar Vale Nursing Center, Riverside, St. Francis, St. Joseph and William Newton Hospital. Each are also assigned to Dr. Jim McDermott for at least a one week rotation.

Small ACLS Classes in Wichita Area
ACLS - We have been conducting small ACLS classes in the Wichita area. Those who have attended this class have really enjoyed the format. If interested in a class of this type, please call Randall Smith at (316) 383-7776 for information.

Accreditation Update
Cowley is seeking EMS education accreditation from the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions.

The committee's primary goal is to foster partnership with educational programs in continuous quality improvement. The secondary goal is to certify that a program meets the standards of quality that are expected for EMS education. The accreditation process also exists to provide institutional administrators an external audit of the quality of the program. We have always welcomed this process.

When Cowley started the MICT program in 1996, accreditation standards were used in the development of the program though official accreditation was not sought. Starting in 2000, the program has been moving towards official accreditation. The first step, a self-study, was completed, sent and accepted by the committee. This 1000 page study documents all aspects of our EMS programs. The next step, a site visit, will occur later this summer. We are confident that our program will become accredited by the committee and that our reputation for providing excellence in MICT education is accurate.

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With guidance from our faculty, MICT students are learning the art
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Paramedic Education
We continuously strive to provide the best emergency care education. Our program is unique and tailored to meet the dynamic demands of the EMS profession. We have a proven and successful system of educating EMS professionals. If you are interested in this training, give us a call to set up a visit at our campus.


Spring 2002
Cindy Branscum, Lead MICT Instructor, Slade Griffiths, Program Director

Recently Completed Classes
EMT Class - We completed an EMT class last fall in Mulvane. This class was taught by Dixie Simpson.
MICT Program - This class finished in mid-December and students took the EMT-P National Registry examinations here in Kansas (and had a good experience at the test site). Graduation was held on January 11th and the guest speaker was David Lake, Administrator of the Kansas Board of EMS. Each graduated with an AAS degree. We wish all of these students success in their EMS careers and congratulate each for their accomplishments.

Classes In Progress
EMT - We have two EMT classes this spring in Mulvane. An evening class is being taught by Dixie Simpson and a morning class is being taught by Randall Smith.
MICT - Our sixth MICT program started January 7th with 12 students. Students are becoming accustomed to the fast and intense pace of our program.

ACLS - We have been conducting small ACLS classes in the Wichita area. Those who have attended this class have really enjoyed the format. If interested in a class of this type, please call Randall Smith at (316) 383-7776 for information.

Paramedic Education
We continuously strive to provide the best emergency care education. Our program is unique and tailored to meet the dynamic demands of the EMS profession. We have a proven and successful system of educating EMS professionals. If you are interested in this training, give us a call to set up a visit at our campus.

Cowley Clinical and Field Internship Sites
Students have the opportunity to gain vast clinical and field experience while at Cowley. We wish to thank all of the following sites for making our programs successful:

Clinical Sites
Cedar Vale Nursing Center
Cedar Vale Rural Health Clinic - Dr. Jim McDermott
Via Christi Riverside
Via Christi Saint Francis
Via Christi Saint Joseph
William Newton Hospital

Field Internship Sites
Arkansas City Fire Department
Butler County EMS
Sedgwick County EMS
Wellington Fire Department
Winfield Area EMS

We truly appreciate their involvement in our programs and applaud their efforts for positively shaping Kansas EMS providers.

New MICT Lab Instructor
We would like to welcome Hiedi Bloyer to the MICT teaching staff. Hiedi works as an MICT part time at Winfield Area EMS and full time at Sedgwick County EMS. She is a welcome addition to our professional teaching staff.

New MICT Scholarship
The MICT Class of 2001 and alumni have established the Slade Griffiths MICT Scholarship specifically designed for MICT students. This scholarship will truly help others who enter the MICT program and is greatly appreciated by the program director, faculty, staff and college. If you wish to donate to this fund, money can be sent to the "MICT Scholarship Fund" c/o CCCC, 125 S. 2nd, Arkansas City, KS 67005.

Let Us Know
If you desire any form of specialized training, please let us know. We can develop classes to meet your needs.

Congratulations!
Congratulations to Cliff Moore who recently completed his AAS degree and Brandon Russell who completed the Board of EMS training officer II class.



Fall 2001
Cindy Branscum, Lead MICT Instructor, Slade Griffiths, Program Director

Recently Completed Classes
EMT Class - We completed three EMT classes this summer. Randall Smith taught at Mulvane, Dixie Simpson at Oxford and Cindy Branscum at Cedar Vale.

Newborn Resuscitation Class - Robert Ward, RRT taught our class in Winfield. Those who attended all thought that it would be much easier to now treat neonatal patients.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor Class - We conducted our first American Heart Association Instructor class since the recent changes. We were happy to add a bunch of new, fine instructors for this class.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider Class - This was also the first time we provided this class following the changes. For the most part, we feel students enjoyed this format better and that substantial learning occurred.

Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support Class - Randall Smith and others from Sedgwick County EMS provided this program. Those attending really enjoyed the course.

Classes In Progress
EMT - We currently have an evening class in Mulvane which is being taught by Dixie Simpson.

MICT - Our students are now in field internship and can't wait for the year to be completed. They have all done very well this year and should be proud of their accomplishments.

A Landmark Change at the Mulvane Campus
Randall Smith has taught the EMT class for as long as most people can remember! Because of his responsibilities at Sedgwick County EMS and a schedule change, he decided to not teach in the evenings. He misses the students and is considering a day EMT class in Mulvane. Dixie Simpson is now teaching the evening class. Dixie has taught numerous EMT and First Responder classes for Cowley and does a very fine job.

Upcoming Fall EMS Classes in Winfield
PALS - This will be conducted on December 3rd and 4th, 9AM - 5PM. (EMS 5671 WF01) Space is limited for this class. You can enroll now at any Cowley Campus. The cost is $60. Texts can be purchased at the Cowley Bookstore by calling (866) 99BOOKS. Students must study the text before attending the class.

EMS Recertification - Dates and times have yet to be established.

Upcoming Fall EMS Classes in Mulvane
EMS Recertification - Dates and times have yet to be established.

ACLS - We are discussing the possibility of conducting ACLS classes in the Wichita area. If interested in a class of this type, please call Randall Smith at (316) 383-7776.

Mobile Intensive Care Technician Program
Our sixth MICT program will start in January 2002. We continuously strive to provide the best emergency care education. Our program is unique and tailored to meet the dynamic demands of the EMS profession. We have a proven and successful system of educating EMS professionals. If you are interested in this training, give us a call at (620) 221-3809 to set up a visit at our campus.

MICT Program Faculty
We have an outstanding group of folks who teach the MICT program. In all, our faculty has over 125 years of EMS experience. We also utilize experts from all areas of medicine, EMS and Fire to augment our program. We are proud of the following people who are faculty or adjunct faculty at Cowley.

Cindy Branscum, MICT, I/C
Lead MICT Instructor
Cowley College

Roy Danks, DO - Associate Medical Advisor
Critical Care/Burn Fellow and Surgical Resident
University of Iowa School of Medicine

Nick Billings, MICT
Firefighter/Paramedic
Arkansas City Fire Department

Chris Cannon, MICT
Paramedic
Butler County EMS

Todd Goetz, MICT
Paramedic
Sedgwick County EMS

Slade Griffiths, MICT I/C
Program Director
Cowley College

Craig Isom, MICT
Paramedic
Winfield Area EMS

Cliff Moore, MICT
Firefighter/Paramedic
Arkansas City Fire Department

Brandon Russell, MICT TO
Paramedic
Butler County EMS

Chandy Samuel, MD - Medical Advisor
Surgeon
Winfield, Kansas

Dixie Simpson, RN/MICT I/C
ED Nurse/MICT
St. Francis Regional Medical Center

Lyle Webster, MICT
Paramedic Lieutenant
Sedgwick County EMS

Richard West, MICT
Paramedic
Winfield Area EMS

Congratulations!
Congratulations to Brandon Russell who recently completed the Board of EMS training officer I class.