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Penn State EMS Training Opportunities in Centre County

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The following courses are also available in a non-credit format for individuals not associated with Penn State. Please contact the EMS Education Office at 814-863-0434 or 814-865-1772 for additional information, or e-mail EMS.

Kinesiology 304 – CPR and First Aid Instructor
Kinesiology 403 – Emergency Medical Technology (EMT)
Kinesiology 404 – Emergency Medical Technology Instructor
Kinesiology 498X – Advanced Life Support Assistant Technology
Kinesiology 498X – Introduction to Ambulance Service Operations
Kinesiology 498X –International Trauma Life Support (ITLS)
Kinesiology 498X – EMS Assistant Instructor
Kinesiology 498X – EMS Teaching Practicum
Kinesiology 498X – EMS Field Practicum
Kinesiology 498X – Emergency Vehicle Operations Practicum (VFIS - EVOC)

Note: Programs and classes are not offered each semester or year. Please check the University Registrar's Web site for the Schedule of Courses and latest class information. You must use the following criteria for a successful search:
* Select the semester and year.
* Under Continuing Education Location, select: University Park Campus (UP230)

Kines 304 – CPR and First Aid Instructor (1 credit)(FALL ONLY)
Dates and times: http://soc.our.psu.edu/soc/main_search.cfm
Continuing Education Location: University Park Campus (UP230)
Enrollment: Restricted by pre-registration
Prerequisite: Current AHA Healthcare Provider CPR
Description: This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills to teach others how to properly perform the basic life support and first aid techniques recommended by the American Heart Association. Students that successfully complete this program will receive AHA BLS Aid Instructor certification.
Lab fee: $50 (includes mandatory books, manuals and certification costs) ALL STUDENTS
Non-Student Fee per credit: $100

Kines 403 – EMT (4 credits) 
More details about the course (PDF)
Dates and times: http://soc.our.psu.edu/soc/main_search.cfm
Continuing Education Location: University Park Campus (UP230)
Abbrev and Number: Kines 403
Enrollment: Restricted by pre-registration
Prerequisite: None: This corrects the erroneous information recorded in the Blue Book
Description: This intensive yet rewarding course is designed to provide the student the resources and education to the level of Emergency Medical Technician who serves as a vital link in the chain of survival as an integral part of the health care team. It is recognized that the majority of prehospital emergency medical care will be provided by the EMT. This course includes all skills necessary for the individual to provide emergency medical care at a basic life support level with an ambulance or other specialized service and meets the criteria for entry to state and national certification examinations.
Lab fee: $100 – ALL STUDENTS
Non-Student fee per credit: $100

Kines 404 – EMT Instructor (2 credits)(SPRING ONLY)
Dates and times: http://soc.our.psu.edu/soc/main_search.cfm
Continuing Education Location: University Park Campus (UP230)
Abbrev and Number: Kines 404
Enrollment: Restricted by pre-registration
Prerequisite: Pennsylvania EMT certification with one (1) year experience, 20 hours of supervised instruction time, instructor permission
Description: This course is designed to provide the student who is clinically competent in emergency care at the EMT basic level with the instructional skills to deliver training effectively. It focuses on instructional preparation, presentation and evaluation. This program is a required suite of programs for state certification as an EMS-Instructor.
Lab fee: none
Non-Student fee per credit: $100

Kines 498X – ALS Assistant Technology(1 credit)(FALL ONLY)
Dates and times: http://soc.our.psu.edu/soc/main_search.cfm
Continuing Education Location: University Park Campus (UP230)
Enrollment: Restricted by pre-registration
Prerequisite: Pennsylvania EMT Certification, instructor permission
Description: This course is intended to provide the EMT with the background, knowledge and procedures to understand and function effectively within an advanced life support (ALS) EMS system and interface with ALS providers for the provision of competent patient care.
Lab fee: $10  - ALL STUDENTS
Non-Student fee per credit: $100

Certification Examinations:

Pennsylvania Department of Health EMT-Basic Practical Certification Examinations
Proctor: Mark Wolfgang
Dates: Contact Seven Mountains EMS Council at 814.355.1474 or
http://www.smemsc.org
Enrollment: Penn State pre-registration required (Complete the EMS Course Registration Form)
Prerequisite: Contact Seven Mountains EMS Council at 814.355.1474 or
http://www.smemsc.org

Pennsylvania Department of Health Written Certification Examinations
Proctor: Mark Wolfgang
Dates: Contact Seven Mountains EMS Council at 814.355.1474 or
http://www.smemsc.org
Enrollment: open
Prerequisite: Contact Seven Mountains EMS Council at 814.355.1474 or
http://www.smemsc.org

National Registry EMT-Basic Written Examination
http://www.nremt.org/nremt/downloads/NREMT%20EMSStudent%209.23.pdf

Non-credit Continuing Education Course Notice

Penn State EMS Continuing Education Notice

To more efficiently disseminate information and reduce the burden of course announcements, courses offered through Penn State University available for Department of Health (DOH) Continuing Education (CE) credits will no longer be faxed and mailed out to all interested individuals or entities. The DOH has implemented a website specifically targeted to EMS personnel and entities https://app1.health.state.pa.us/emso/

We encourage every certified provider to register on this site to access its resources. Should you wish to search for only programs offered through Penn State our Sponsor Number is 200007 and this can be entered in after clicking More Search Criteria. After your search has produced its results additional information may be obtained by clicking on the highlighted Continuing Education Class Number (Con Ed Class #). Questions or problems with the site, registration or information contained therein should be directed to your regional EMS council.

We will continue to target specific populations with an interest in specific programming unless they request to opt out. For example: EVOC programs will continue to be advertised to local public safety entities as it is both a DOH CE program and also specifically applies to the non-medical emergency response community and not all these personnel have access to DOH resources.

Another useful on-line resource available to Pennsylvania EMS providers, free of charge, is the Learning Management System (LMS). Please contact your regional EMS council to be added to this resource that, among other items, will allow you to take on-line CME programs for recertification.

You may want to visit the DOH website www.health.state.pa.us as there is an abundance of Pennsylvania specific health related information available. Specifically, the EMS Office’s website www.health.state.pa.us/ems offers links to the LMS, new BLS Protocols, EMS Information Bulletins, your regional councils and more.

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