2011-08-11 / Happenings

Richfield to host EMT course

Richfield Township Department of Public Safety will host a six-month basic emergency medical technician training class, covering fundamental knowledge for the basic EMT.

The class begins in October and will wrap up in March or April. Students will meet Wednesdays from 5 to 10 p.m. and every other Saturday from 3:30 to 9 p.m.

The cost is $750 ($650 for the class and $100 for the textbook). Applications must be received no later than Sept. 15, 2011. Enrollment is on a first-come, firstserved basis. Once the applicant enrolls in the course the instructor will make contact and then enrollment will be confirmed. Payment is due no later than the first class session.

Topics covered include: Medicolegal aspects, basic anatomy, patient assessment, basic life support, pre-hospital care of medical emergencies and trauma, extrication, and more. A minimum of 32 hours of clinical observation time is required in addition to the scheduled class time. During clinical experiences students may be exposed to hazardous materials, communicable diseases, lifting and moving. An eight-hour extrication session will be held on a Saturday.

Professional liability insurance is required prior to entering clinical areas. Persons successfully completing this course will be eligible for application for the National Registry adaptive computer testing.

For information call Sgt. Cindy Finkbeiner, course instructor, at 389-4071.

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