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Emergency Medical Services

Instructor: Captain Sarah Speerly

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Captain Speerly

This program covers emergency medical response and care for the sick and injured. First year students (juniors) are enrolled in Emergency Medical Responder, while second year students or seniors are enrolled in Emergency Medical Technician-Basic. Topics include medical terminology, legal and ethical aspects of emergency medicine, CPR, patient assessment and care of medical and trauma patients. Students also learn communication and documentation skills and have the opportunity to learn and demonstrate emergency management and incident command skills. The EMT-B course includes a clinical component to be completed in area hospitals, as well as the opportunity to do ambulance ride-along time with local fire departments.

Upon successful completion of the EMT Basic course and 18 yrs of age, students are eligible to take the Illinois State licensure exam or the National Registry of EMT certification exam. Students are expected to participate in routine activities on a daily basis that involve physical movement and enhance health related fitness. This course gives the students the skills and knowledge foundation for successful entry into emergency medical services.

Students interested in a Fire Department/EMS career should consider taking IVVC Fire Science their junior year and then EMT their senior year. Most fire departments require dual certification.

Please click on the link below to view Captain Speerly's Bio, Articulated Credit and Other Certifications:

Captain Speerly's Bio, Articulated Credit and Other Certifications

Captain Speerly can be reached at (815) 786-9873, extension 243, or via email at SSpeerly@ivvc.net.




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