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Classroom Courses

ABC's of Emergencies for Long-Term Care Facilities

The ABC’s of Emergencies for Long-Term Care class prepares the student to manage emergencies in general and life-threatening medical emergencies specifically. It also guides the long-term care employee in how to help emergency medical services provide care for residents.

Topics include:

  • General Emergencies
  • Recognizing a problem
  • Checking and correcting life threats
  • Calling for help
  • Heart Attack
  • Stroke
  • Falls
  • Helping EMS

Course Length:

The class length is approximately 1.5 to 2 hours dependent upon the number of participants and interactions.

Course Cost:  $10.00

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Ambulance Task Force & Strike Team Operations

Course is mandatory for any St. Francois County Ambulance District employee that wishes to participate in any task force mutual aid deployment requests.

Course Content:

  • Task Force member preparation and required tasks
  • Task Force ambulance setup and deployment
  • Review of NIMS (National Incident Management System)
  • Uses and the roles of the EMS Task Force 
  • Task Force Training Requirements and Required Annual CEU’s

Upon completion the student will have all required CEU’s and updated training to participate in any task force or mutual aid deployment assignment.  The student will be able to describe the ambulance task force makeup, have the ability to prepare a personal “go-kit”, understand the tasks to be performed, be aware of safety and home-front issues, solutions and understand how the ambulance task-force integrates will all aspects of disaster response.

Course Length:  4.0 Hours

Course Cost:  $50.00

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Coaching The Emergency Vehicle Operator (CEVO)

CEVO III- Ambulance is a comprehensive defensive driving program that has been designed to help you refresh and improve your driving skills. This interactive course focuses on improving an operator’s ability to read traffic conditions, act accordingly, and prevent collisions in both emergency and non-emergency situations.  Students will be required to schedule and perform a 1/2 hour driving practical.

Comprehensive coverage of collision-prevention techniques, including:

  • Cushion of safety
  • Scanning
  • Vehicle positioning
  • Handling blind spots
  • Safe backing
  • Parking procedures, and more…

Coverage of a wide range of other safety-related topics, including:

  • Vehicle inspection
  • Vehicle handling and design characteristics
  • Emergency and non-emergency driving differences
  • Safety at the emergency scene
  • A non-lecture, participant-intensive educational approach

Course Length:  8.0 Hours (Classroom)

Course Cost:  $100.00  (Includes Classroom and Practical Sessions)

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EMS Instructor Course & Workshop

There are pre-requisites for this course, please call for details.

 The EMS Instructor Course is a 40-hour, 5-day course not eligible for CEU’s.  The successful student is given the tools and certification to teach EMS Courses in the State of Missouri at the same level or below the Instructor’s license level. 

Homework assignments and complete daily participation, along with successful completion of a final exam are all requirements for this course.

Class is limited in size!

Course Length:  40.0 Hours

Course Cost:  $450.00

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Lifting, Moving and Communicating with Patients

This 2-hour, 2CEU course meets the Operational Tasks refresher requirements for National Registry re-certification and provides State of Missouri Operations CEU’s.

The Lifting and Moving module helps the student understand body mechanics, emergency moves, and proper lifting techniques to maintain wellness and safety not only of the EMS practitioner, but also the patient.  Be prepared to practice lifting.

The Communicating With Patients module reviews the major components of the communication process and the various methods for communicating, explains why identification of the care giver is important, and provides examples of how the EMS provider can establish trust with a patient and why this is important to patient care

Course Length:  2.0 Hours

Course Cost:  $25.00

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Emergency Medical Responder Courses

Emergency Medical Responder - Renewal Certification

Course dates and topics are listed below.  Refresher students will only need to attend ONLY one (1) date for each topic listed.

Moving, Communicating and Documentation
Airway, Oxygen & Pharmacology
Patient Vital Signs, Assessment & History
Soft Tissue, Bleeding & Shock
Muscle, Bone, Head & Spine 

All classes start at 1800 hrs (6:00 PM)

Course Cost: $150.00

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