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Summer 2004
Cindy Branscum, Lead MICT Instructor, Slade Griffiths, Program Director

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Completed Classes
EMT Class - We completed an EMT class in the spring that was in Mulvane and taught by Dixie Simpson. She plans to provide both day and evening EMT classes in the spring of 2005 at Mulvane.

BCLS Instructor Class, PALS Course and Newborn Resuscitation - Each of these classes were provided at the Winfield campus early this summer.

We wish all of these students success in their EMS careers and congratulate each for their accomplishments.

Basic EMS Tactical Operations
The response for this course has been outstanding and it is likely that we will offer it. We are still in the process of developing the curriculum and schedule, and do believe that it can be offered late this summer or in the fall.

RN to MICT Bridge Program
During the spring semester newsletter, we discussed the possibility of providing this program. The interest was certainly less than stellar so we plan to put this on hold.

MICT Class of 2004
Our MICT students are now in the clinical education and training phase of the program. We would like to thank the following organizations who help with this education: Cedar Vale Nursing Center, Cedar Vale Rural Health Clinics, Cedar Vale Community Hospital, Via Christi St. Francis, Via Christi St. Joseph and William Newton Hospital.

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MICT Class of 2004

 

Iraq
The conflict in the Middle East has deeply affected most all of us in the United States and throughout the world. At home, many of us know someone who has been sent to Iraq or elsewhere with the military.

Eric Stringer, a Cowley EMS student, had planned to enter the MICT program in 2005. In late April, he left with his company to complete work in Iraq. Before he left, he told us that he would be delighted for anyone to write or e-mail him while he is away. When he has contacted us from Iraq, we shall post his e-mail address on our EMS pages so that anyone wishing to contact him can do so. He is in our thoughts and prayers, and we wish him a speedy and healthy return to the United States.

Several Cowley MICT students have also ‘adopted' Erin West, a close friend of an MICT student, who is also working in Iraq with the US Army. She is stationed in the hospital pictured below. We wish her a speedy and healthy return as well.

We plan to send ‘care' packages to these folks and if you wish to participate in this activity, let us know and we can pick up any of your items. Any help to support our friends and troops would be appreciated.

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US Army field hospital in Baghdad, 2004

New Adjunct Faculty
We would like to welcome the following new members to our MICT teaching staff:

Michael Crego, BS, MICT – Firefighter at Sedgwick County Fire Department and Paramedic at Butler County EMS

Jerry Preston, AAS, MICT – Paramedic/Firefighter at Wellington Fire Department and EMS

Jason Runnalls, AAS, MICT – Paramedic at Butler County EMS

They all bring a wealth of experience in EMS and are a welcome addition to our professional teaching staff.

Congratulations!
Congratulations to Chet Ranzau, Adjunct Faculty member, who completed his AAS degree at Cowley in May and for becoming a TO I. He works as a firefighter/MICT at Arkansas City Fire Department & EMS.

Congratulations also to both Jason Newberry and Mike Crego, Adjunct Faculty members, who completed the TO I class.

Congratulations also go out to Dr. Roy Danks, Cowley EMS Education Associate Medical Advisor, who has been appointed as an assistant professor of surgery, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City. He will be assuming the role of Burn Unit Director as well as practicing trauma and general surgery, and surgical critical care.

Need Patches from Graduates
The quest for more graduate patches continues... If you are a graduate, please send us a patch from the organization where you work. Our collection is starting to get rather large -- thanks to all who have sent us patches.

Fire Department and EMS Organization Photos
In an attempt to promote EMS and Fire services, we are planning to establish a web page to salute any of these organizations. We would ask that you send organization photos (no patient care images); please see our web page for information on how to submit your photos. Thanks in advance.


Spring 2004
Cindy Branscum, Lead MICT Instructor, Slade Griffiths, Program Director

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Completed Classes
EMT Class - We completed an EMT class in the fall of 2003 that was in Mulvane and taught by Dixie Simpson.

MICT Program - This class finished in mid-December. Graduation was held on January 9th and the guest speaker was Mark Thomas, a 1997 MICT graduate, Cowley Advisory Committee Member and local Physician's Assistant. Each graduated with an AAS degree – all are certified MICTs and employed.

We wish all of these students success in their EMS careers and congratulate each for their accomplishments.

Basic EMS Tactical Operations
We are in the process of developing an EMS tactical operations class that will most likely be offered late this summer or in the fall.

RN to MICT Bridge Program
We are also in the process of exploring the feasibility of conducting this type of program. We currently are developing a curriculum, schedule, and course procedures for the Kansas Board of Regents.

MICT Class of 2004
Our eighth MICT program started January 5th -- students are becoming accustomed to the fast and intense pace of our program.

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MICT Class of 2004

 

MICT Program
We are now taking applications for our next daytime MICT program that starts in January 2005.

Allied Health Classes in Winfield
As mentioned in a previous newsletter, we have moved some of the healthcare classes to the Winfield center. This move was made in an effort to streamline operations and better provide for the Cowley healthcare students. We have made several important changes to the building which will make the educational experience more enjoyable and conducive for learning. We are also exploring the possibility of adding other allied health classes at the college and at different locations. In the near future, we plan to offer a Medical Assistant program. If you have any thoughts about new programs, please let us know.

Congratulations!
Congratulations to Cindy Branscum, Lead MICT Instructor, who gained MICT IC status.

Congratulations also to Lyle Webster, adjunct faculty member, who celebrated his 25th year with Sedgwick County EMS. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our EMS classes.

More congratulations also go to Brandon Russell, adjunct faculty member, who became the training officer for Butler County EMS and also gained MICT IC status.

Finally, congratulations to Dr. Roy Danks, associate medical advisor, who completed his surgical residency. He plans to work as a burn and trauma surgeon.

Need Patches from Graduates
The quest for more graduate patches continues... If you are a graduate, please send us a patch from the organization where you work. Our collection is starting to get rather large -- thanks to all who have sent us patches.


Fall 2003
Cindy Branscum, Lead MICT Instructor, Slade Griffiths, Program Director

Classes In Progress
EMT - We have an EMT class which started this summer in Winfield that will finish in October. It is being taught by Cindy Branscum. We have another EMT class which started this fall in Mulvane. It is being taught by Dixie Simpson.

MICT - Our students have entered the field internship phase of the program. We wish to thank the clinical affiliates (Cedar Vale Nursing Center, Cedar Vale Rural Health Clinic, Dr. Jim McDermott and staff, the Via Christi system, and William Newton hospital) for all the help with the education and training of our students during clinicals. We would also like to thank the personnel and administration at Arkansas City Fire Department, Butler County EMS, Sedgwick County EMS and Winfield Area EMS for helping the students during the internship.

Potential Upcoming Classes Please let us know if you are interested in participating in any of the following classes which we are considering:
First Responder
First Responder to EMT Bridge Course
Evening MICT Program
BCLS Instructor

Fall Recertification Classes – Kansas, All Levels
We are offering two recertification classes which can be used for all levels of Kansas EMS recertification. Those who wish to attend should enroll at any Cowley campus before the class starts.

Allied Health Classes in Winfield
In an effort to streamline operations and better provide for the Cowley healthcare students, we have decided to move most of these classes to the Winfield Center. We are making several important changes to the building which will make the educational experience more enjoyable and conducive for learning. We are also exploring the possibility of adding other allied health classes at the college. If you have any thoughts about new programs, please let us know.

Need Patches from Graduates
The quest for more graduate patches continues... If you are a graduate, please send us a patch from the organization where you work.

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The Winfield Fire Department provides students with an extrication class.

 

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

New MICT Adjunct Faculty
We would like to welcome the following new members to our MICT teaching staff:
Sara Goodin, AAS, MICT – Paramedic at Sedgwick County EMS
Angela Hamilton, AAS, MICT – Paramedic at Sedgwick County EMS
Darrell Kohls, MICT – Paramedic at Butler County EMS
Lisa Pflughoeft, BSN, MICT/RN – Paramedic at Sedgwick County EMS
Gabe Ponce, AAS, MICT – Paramedic at Sedgwick County EMS
They all bring a wealth of experience in EMS and are a welcome addition to our professional teaching staff.

Congratulations!
Congratulations to Dr. Danks, associate medical advisor, who was voted as the best presenter at a state medical convention when he talked about burn injury patterns of methamphetamine manufacturing. Also congratulations to Brandon Russell, adjunct faculty, who completed instructor/coordinator training.