Starting this October 2022, Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital’s (MBSH) emergency medical services (EMS) will be offering emergency medical technician (EMT) basics training. Missouri Baptist Ambulance is an accredited training agency licensed through the Missouri Bureau of EMS.
“We’re excited to offer this EMT-basics training course for those who are interested in a career in healthcare, specifically pre-hospital emergency medicine,” said Aaron Turner, NREMT-P, FP-C, emergency services manager at MBSH. “This course promises to provide exceptional hands-on training to effectively prepare you to work as an EMT – a field that’s currently in high demand.”
EMTs are a critical part of the healthcare system, possessing broad healthcare knowledge and life-saving skill set. They provide out-of-hospital emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients, stabilizing and safely transporting patients ranging from non-emergency and routine medical transports to life-threatening emergencies. EMTs perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance, acting as a critical link between the scene of an emergency and the hospital.
EMT-Basics Training Course Information
WHEN: MBSH’s first session of EMT-basics training will begin October 4, 2022 and run through March 2, 2023. Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5pm to 9pm.
WHERE: Sullivan Fire Protection District, Station 5, 1230 North Church Street in Sullivan, Mo.
COST: $1,650 per person (does NOT include textbooks, uniform, or testing fees)
REQUIREMENTS: Prior to taking licensing exam, a participant must be 18 years old and have either a diploma or GED. A participant can take the training course prior to turning 18 and/or graduating HS, however, he/she must meet those requirements before taking the licensure exam.
REGISTRATION: Contact Danny Wegescheide at [email protected] or Aaron Turner at [email protected] or call 573-468-1126. Class sizes are capped at 20 participants, so early registration is recommended. An informational meeting will be held at the Sullivan Fire Protection District, Station 5, on Thursday, September 29 at 6pm.