Refreshers

The EMS Education Division will deliver an EMT Refresher program on six consecutive Thursday evenings from 1800-2200 at our Headquarters in the NE Classroom area.  Dates are January 4, 11, 18, 25 and February 1 and 8.  See the attached schedule.
This refresher meets the Missouri Bureau of EMS requirements for a 24-hour refresher.  It also meets the new National Registry format for a refresher by including ALL 20 hours required at the “national” level for a two-year period.  You can see the specific allocation of CEUs by hour on this schedule:   2018 Refreshers-EMT
CEUs have become more complicated recently and we will answer your questions as best we can.  Fire District members must attend monthly EMS training sessions as detailed in their specific position descriptions.  This refresher program does not replace that requirement.  It does, however, supplement that ongoing monthly training program.
This program can serve as a “prep class” for those who have taken the EMT course but have not yet completed their National Registry testing.  Therefore, you are not required to be an EMT to attend these sessions.
EMTs may also accrue CEUs from ALS Refresher topics.  We will announce a Paramedic Refresher in a separate email.  Those sessions will be 8-hours in length and fall on the Friday after the Thursday evening EMT refresher.  Times will be from 0830-1630 for the ALS Refresher.
THERE IS NO NEED TO REGISTER.  Fire District members attend at no cost.  Non-members may attend for the ridiculous tuition fee of $1 per hour (pay at the door) with a full money-back guarantee.  CEU certificates will be awarded in digital form and are suitable for framing should you be really strapped for something to use for decorations.
This will be fun, challenging, interesting and educational.  There will NOT be lengthy torture rituals via slide presentations.  There may be games, activities, practical scenarios, demonstrations, contests and other innovative things.  Balloons, rubber bands, play-doh and washable markers may be utilized.  If these things worry you….this may not be where you want to take your refresher.
If you are up for the experience—mark your calendars and JUST SHOW UP!
Here’s the ALS Refresher / CEU schedule.   2018 Refreshers-Paramedic  Same format–same style–same guidelines as for EMT.  Just show up.  A buck an hour tuition with money back if you are not happy with us.  Certificates sent by email.
Dates are Fridays starting January 5 and running for six sessions.  This covers a full National Registry and Missouri Refresher program.  We will modify the elective topics on the last two days as needed and based on what the participants want to get.
EMTs are WELCOME to come to these sessions—CEUs count towards your EMT recertification.
You can come to an hour or a full day or part of a day—just come and go as you need.  We will have rosters for each topic and segment so you will sign a ton of rosters but that keeps all the tracking in order.
Sessions are all day—0830 until 1630 with a short lunch break.  CEU guidelines specify that we count 1 CEU for every 50 minutes of class time so we bunch up all of those 10 minute blocks to make a short lunch.  We have a refrigerator and microwave so bring you lunch or run to one of the numerous quick service food spots nearby.
NO NEED TO REGISTER.  Pay at the door.  Plan to be up and moving.  Bring your laptop or tablet if you like.