Boone County EMS Education in cooperation with Witham Health Services is presenting an EMT-Basic training class that will begin Nov. 26.

The class will consist of 39 sessions, held on Mondays and Thursdays from 6 to 10 p.m. at Witham Health Services. Upon completion, students will be eligible to take the National Registry examination in order to be certified as an EMT.

Students will be taught under the guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, and will follow the National Education Standards.

In addition to classroom training, students will have the opportunity to enhance their skills with patient contacts, with the staff of Boone County EMS Ambulance Service and the staff of the Witham Health Services Emergency Department.

Training will consist of, but not limited to:

— Roles and responsibilities of the EMT -Bleeding and shock

— Anatomy and Physiology

— Soft tissue injuries

— Patient assessment

— Emergency childbirth

— Airway management

— Cardiac emergencies

— Ambulance operations

— Response to Terrorism

— Hazardous Materials

Participants must have a high school diploma or G.E.D. If in high school, students must be 17 years of age and eligible for graduation. Students must be 18 years of age upon completion of the EMT course and prior to taking the National Registry.

Motor skills are necessary to perform practical skills (CPR, splinting, lifting/moving patients, airway management) and participants must have the ability to give and receive verbal and written instructions.

The cost of the class is $700, which includes a $200 non-refundable deposit due upon enrollment. For additional information, or to obtain an application, contact John Merson, at or 765-485-8275.

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