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Montgomery County EMS
1608 Haynes Street
Clarksville, TN 37043
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Phone: (931) 648-5737
Fax: (931) 645-5702
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Compliance and Education Division

The Division of Compliance and Education is directed by Bill Webb, BS, EMT-P

Mission

The mission of the Montgomery County EMS Education Division is to provide high-quality educational programs for the community, emergency healthcare professionals and other emergency response providers and technicians.


Purpose

The primary purpose of the Division is to educate the community and medical services professionals. The Department is committed to providing life-long training opportunities and continuing medical education programs to all emergency healthcare professionals in the region including, physicians, nurses, paramedics and other allied healthcare professionals.

The Division is committed to assisting business and industry and the area's public service agencies with safety and health compliance issues and continuing education mandates.

Central to this mission is the Division's on-going commitment to stay abreast of the latest research, regulatory issues and standards of practice affecting the various professional disciplines and technical fields of emergency services. The Division will continue to promote excellence in education and training and will continue to strive to improve the safety and health of the citizens of this community.


Compliance and Education Division

Montgomery County EMS has an extensive training and education program for the community, the experienced EMT or Paramedic as well as those who are recent EMS training program graduates. For the most part all continuing education is handled through our own in-house training division. This division is lead by the Compliance and Education Officer. Education is delivered to our personnel using several methods which meet the guidelines for awarding continuing education units. EMS employees receive educational opportunities in excess of 150 hours each year, well above the 30 hours that is required by the state. In-house Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Basic Life Support, Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support and Geriatric Education for Emergency Medical Services, Rapid Sequence Induction and Surgical Cricothyrotomy are among a few of the educational offerings.

Nine (9) Field Training Officers (FTO's), support the Education Division. These FTO's are assigned to twenty-four (24) hour shifts where they have the following responsibilities and appointments in addition to working on a unit as a Paramedic:

  • Day to Day Medical Responses
  • Assist with Employee Orientation
  • Assist with Employee training/education
  • Assist Protocol Development
  • Preceptor Program
  • Advanced Life Support Audit and Review
  • Basic Life Support Audit and Review
  • An Active Part of our Quality Improvement Program

Where do I attend EMT or Paramedic School?

View EMT and Paramedic Accredited Training Facilities

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Courses

Click course title below for detailed information.

Community Education

Basic First Aid
For further inquiry please contact Bill Webb call 931-920-1800
CPR

Course Description
The Family & Friends CPR program contains information on how to perform the basic skills of CPR in adults, children and infants and how to help an adult, child or infant who is choking. This classroom-based, video and instructor-led CPR course offers families, friends and community members the opportunity to learn basic CPR in a dynamic group environment.

Audience
The Family & Friends CPR program is for family members, friends and members of the general community who want to learn CPR but do not need a course completion card. This program is specifically designed for those who prefer to learn in a group environment with feedback from an instructor. This program also can be a non-credentialed option for teaching CPR to middle and high school aged students in school settings. This program can be used in a variety of creative ways to teach lifesaving CPR skills to communities.

Some examples include:
- Workplace wellness program
- Neighborhood or condo association meeting activity
- Parent/teacher meeting program

Family & Friends CPR Materials:
Student Materials:
- Family & Friends CPR Book (Product #80-1027)

For further inquiry please contact Bill Webb or call 931-920-1800

CPR for the Healthcare Provider

Course Description
The BLS Healthcare Provider Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. The course is intended for certified or non-certified, licensed or non-licensed healthcare professionals.

Course Length - Approximately 4 1/2 hours

Intended Audience
Healthcare providers, such as physicians, nurses, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, respiratory therapists, physical and occupational therapists, physician's assistants, residents or fellows, or medical or nursing students in training, aides, medical or nursing assistants, police officers, and other allied health personnel.

Student Materials:
- BLS for Healthcare Providers Student Manual)

Written/Skills Exam - Required for completion card

For further inquiry please contact Bill Webb or call 931-920-1800

AED Training
For further inquiry please contact Bill Webb or call 931-920-1800

Miscellaneous Community Awareness Information

High Blood Pressure & It's Risks

What is a Heart Attack?
What is a Stroke?
National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: Heart Attack Signs video

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Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)/First Responder Education

Initial Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) / First Responder Course

Course Description
An Introduction to the Emergency Medical Field, with an area of study concentrating on providing basic first aid, CPR, AED, bandaging, splinting, basic airway management, oxygen administration, basic human anatomy and physiology, emergency obstetrics, environmental emergencies, EMS operations and medical and trauma patient assessment.

Goals
- Successful completion of Course Studies
- Successful completion of Course Quizzes, Tests, and Finals
- Appropriately and Effectively complete all requires skills
- Successful completion of the National Registry First Responder Certification Exam

Co-Requisite
American Heart Association – Health Care Provider Course Completion Card or American Red Cross – Professional Rescuer Course Completion Card.

Skills Evaluations
All skills shall be completed to the instructor's satisfaction and according to the state of Tennessee and National Registry regulations. Successful completion of your skills is mandatory prior to being eligible to sit for your certification exam.

Teaching Methods
Teaching will be via Lecture, discussion, reading assignments, audio visuals, and practical demonstration

Click Here to View the Course Syllabus

Click Here to View the Course Schedule

Click Here to Apply for EMR/First Responder Initial Course Beginning September 7, 2011

For further inquiry please contact Bill Webb or call 931-920-1800

Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) / First Responder Continuing Education Units for Renewal

Course Description
First Responders are allowed to re-certify with 10 contact hours, however those hours MUST be in certain areas. These areas are as follows:

- Preparatory: one (1) hour consisting of:
  • EMS Systems
  • Well being of the First Responder
  • Legal and ethical issues
  • Human Body
  • Lifting and moving patients

- Airway: two (2) hours
- Patient Assessment: two (2) hours
- Circulation: one (1) hour
- Illness and injury: two (2) hours one being medical and one being trauma
- Children and childbirth: one (1) hour
- Rescue and EMS Operations: one (1) hour
- Successful completion of Course Quizzes, Tests, and Finals
- Appropriately and Effectively complete all requires skills
- Successful completion of the National Registry First Responder Certification Exam

We offer a class periodically throughout the year that meets the above requirements.

For further inquiry please contact Bill Webb or call 931-920-1800

Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) / First Responder Quarterly Updates

Course Description
Provides updated information to our community's First Responders.

For further inquiry please contact Bill Webb or call 931-920-1800

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Continuing Education for Healthcare Providers

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

Course Description
The American Heart Association's Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support course is totally redesigned for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient, whether in or out of hospital. Through the ACLS course, providers will enhance their skills in the treatment of the adult victim of a cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies. ACLS emphasizes the importance of basic life support CPR to patient survival; the integration of effective basic life support with advanced cardiovascular life support interventions; and the importance of effective team interaction and communication during resuscitation.

ACLS is based on simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active, hands-on participation through learning stations where students will practice essential skills individually, as part of a team, and as team leader. Realistic simulations reinforce the following key concepts: proficiency in basic life support care; recognizing and initiating early management of peri-arrest conditions; managing cardiac arrest; identifying and treating ischemic chest pain and acute coronary syndromes; recognizing other life-threatening clinical situations (such as stroke) and providing initial care; ACLS algorithms; and effective resuscitation team dynamics.

Course Length - 13 ½ hours approx., including breaks

Intended Audience
The course is designed for medical providers such as physicians, nurses, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and other professionals who may respond to a cardiovascular emergency.

Student Materials:
- ACLS Provider Manual
- ACLS Student CD
- ACLS Precourse Checklist
- ACLS Pocket Reference Cards

Written/Skills Exam - Required for completion card

For further inquiry please contact Bill Webb or call 931-920-1800

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Course Description
The completely redesigned American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support course is based on new science evidence from the 2005 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC and a new teaching methodology. The goal of the PALS course is to aid the pediatric healthcare provider in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to efficiently and effectively manage critically ill infants and children, resulting in improved outcomes. Skills taught include recognition and treatment of infants and children at risk for cardiopulmonary arrest; the systematic approach to pediatric assessment; effective respiratory management; defibrillation and synchronized cardioversion; Intraosseous access and fluid bolus administration; and effective resuscitation team dynamics.

Course Length - 14 hours approximately

Intended Audience
For pediatricians, emergency physicians, family physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and other healthcare providers who initiate and direct advanced life support in pediatric emergencies.

Student Materials:
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support Course Guide - Includes PALS Student CD, PALS Precourse Checklist, PALS Pocket Reference Card
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support Course Guide & Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider Manual

Written/Skills Exam - Required for completion card

For further inquiry please contact Bill Webb or call 931-920-1800

Pediatric Education for Pediatric Providers (PEPP)

Course Description
The PEPP Course is sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics and is designed to meet the minimum standards related to the pediatric portion of the US Department of Transportation National Standard Curriculum for EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate, and EMT-Paramedic providers. The American Academy of Pediatrics is not able to award continuing education credits for completion of the PEPP Course. PEPP Course Coordinators need to work with the appropriate agency in their region to arrange for securing continuing education credits for the participants. If not certain about how to secure continuing education credits in your state, contact the EMS office in your state.

For further inquiry please contact Bill Webb or call 931-920-1800

Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)

Provider Course
The PHTLS Provider course is designed to be an intensive 16-20 hour experience. It is available to all levels of pre-hospital care providers, and programs are typically attended by Emergency First Responders (Fire, Police, Search & Rescue, etc.), EMTs, Paramedics, Nurses (including Industrial based Occupational Health Nurses), Physicians, and Physician Assistants.

The course is scenario-based, with lectures and interactive skills station components meant to enhance the pre-hospital care providers' knowledge, and further develop the critical thinking skills required to effectively treat the trauma patient in the field.

For further inquiry please contact Bill Webb or call 931-920-1800