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July 15, 2014


Cowley offering EMT class at Wellington Fire and EMS Station


Cowley College is offering an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) class at the Wellington Fire and EMS Station. Classes begin August 16 and run through Dec. 13.

Classes will be held each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The class is ideal for working adults. Chris Cannon, Allied Health Department Chair and Director of EMS Education, said the program attempts to offer the class in different communities.

“We are excited to work with the Wellington Fire and EMS and the people in Sumner County,” Cannon said.
Cowley College has previously held EMT classes in Mulvane, Winfield, Belle Plaine and Clearwater.

The EMT course will prepare students to challenge the certification exam to be Kansas and nationally certified as an EMT if they pass the written and practical boards.

The purpose of the EMT 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. This class will be helpful for other healthcare fields and is a prerequisite for the Paramedic course.

EMTs learn to manage an airway using artificial devices, assess the severity of illness or injury, manage wounds and bleeding, immobilize fractures, perform CPR, utilized an automated defibrillator and a host of other procedures. Recent curriculum changes at the national and state level allow EMTs to assist with the administration of some medications.

Those interested can stop by any Cowley College enrollment center or call 620-221-3392 to register for the class.

“In addition to work as an EMT, this course will serve as a great introduction into the healthcare field,” Cannon said.