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July 8, 2010

Summer EMT success


Summer EMT 2010Cowley College summer EMT (Emergency Medical Technician)-Basic students Amanda Vandyke, Britt Hazen, Cody Doane, and Jacob Perryman practice their spinal immobilization and fracture management skills on fellow student Brant Calvin. The summer EMT class runs from June 1 to July 31, and is comprised of classroom, skills lab, online, and field internship sessions.

This accelerated class is truly remarkable as it is only half the length (2 months versus 4 months) of a regular EMT class and it boasts a 93% retention rate. Students in this class will challenge the Kansas EMT certification exam in early August.

The class is being taught by Chris Cannon, Allied Health Department Chair and Director of EMS Education.

“The students are doing exceptionally well. I have been very impressed with their motivation to learn and succeed,” Cannon said.

The purpose of the Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) course is to provide students with an academic and working knowledge to become state certified and to provide basic life support patient care. It provides the basic concepts of emergency care which are needed to function as an EMT-B. This class will be helpful for other healthcare fields and is a prerequisite for the Mobile Intensive Care Technician (MICT) course.

The class is being offered in Wellington beginning July 28, while it will be held at Cowley College’s Mulvane and Winfield Centers at the start of the fall academic semester.

For more information on the EMT-Basic course contact Cowley College’s Allied Health Department at 620-221-3392 or