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July 31, 2015


Cowley summer EMT class has 100% pass rate


EMT classEleven students successfully completed the Cowley College Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) class on July 30, 2015. The class, which began June 1st, had a 100% pass rate - meaning that every student that started the class also successfully completed it.


EMS faculty member Steven Storm was the primary instructor for the course.


“This has been a great class,” Storm said, “They have been very engaged throughout the program.”


Traditional EMT courses last 16 weeks and are taught during the spring and fall semesters. The summer EMT course covers the same competencies, content, and overall hours as traditional EMT classes, but does so in only eight weeks.


“I am very impressed,” Chris Cannon, Cowley College Director of EMS Education said. “The summer EMT course is grueling. This is the first group in the five years we've been teaching EMT over the summer semester to have a 100% success rate.”


The students learned about many basic life support topics such as airway management, patient assessment, and medication administration. Each student also completed at least two shifts with local EMS services as part of the class. The graduates will now challenge the National Registry written examination and Kansas Board of EMS practical skills exams before becoming certified EMTs.


Those pictured are, from left, Janna Chanthabouly, Lindley Piper, Emily Rinoehl, Kasey Meeks, Cody Morris, Kelsey Metz, Lane Lathers, John Behnken, Trenton Breese, and Stephen Young.