Emergency Medical Service
2015 TRAINING SCHEDULE
HEALTHCARE PROVIDER CPR CLASSES
February 19 St. Anthony EMS Building 6:00 PM
April 16 Ashton EMS building 6:00 PM
July 9 Island Park EMS building 6:00 PM
October 22 St. Anthony EMS building 6:00 PM
NOTE: Additional HCP CPR classes may be scheduled subject to availability of instructors. Classes must have a minimum of 6 students registered 7 days prior to class date and be approved by the EMS Director. Course fees: tbd
HEART SAVER CPR/FIRST AID CLASSES
January 8 Island Park EMS building 6:00 PM
February 5 Ashton EMS building 2:00 PM* and 6:00 PM
April 21 St. Anthony EMS building 2:00 PM* and 6:00 PM
July 21 Island Park EMS building 6:00 PM
October 20 Ashton EMS building 2:00 PM* and 6:00 PM
* Renewal course
NOTE: Additional HS CPR/First Aid classes may be scheduled subject to availability of instructors. Classes must have a minimum of 6 students registered 7 days prior to class date and be approved by the EMS Director. Course fees tbd.
LATE NIGHT WITH LIFE FLIGHT (PORTNEUF LIFE FLIGHT – POCATELLO)
February Portneuf Regional Medical Center 5:30 PM
April Portneuf Regional Medical Center 5:30 PM
September Portneuf Regional Medical Center 5:30 PM
November Portneuf Regional Medical Center 5:30 PM
NOTE: Dates may be subject to change. Classes are not part of the regular FCEMS curriculum, but address recertification material that is typically hard to get elsewhere, and include Helicopter Landing Zone Officer training. FCEMS attendees can car pool and should meet at the St. Anthony EMS shed at 4:00 PM for departure. No course fee.
EMT TRAINING COURSES
24-7 EMS – will continue to be offered in 2015. Additional on-line classes from other providers will be forwarded as they become available.
EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONDER 2011/WILDERNESS FIRST RESPONDER
March 23 –June 1, 2015. NREMT/State testing tentatively scheduled for June 5, 6. Class meets Mondays and Thursdays from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM and one Saturday per month from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Classes meet at Fremont County EMS buildings. Maximum class size is 24 students. First priority will be given to Fremont County EMT’s, and residents, but this is an OPEN class.
SPECIALTY TRAININGS – QUARTERLY
January St. Anthony Active Shooter
May Ashton TBD
September Island Park TBD
November TBD TBD
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
The information contained here is to be used as an informational resource, but cannot replace real CPR or first aid training. Please try to attend a CPR or first aid training course in your community.
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) consists of mouth-to-mouth respiration and chest compression. CPR allows oxygenated blood to circulate to vital organs such as the brain and heart. CPR can keep a person alive until more advanced procedures (such as defibrillation - an electric shock to the chest) can treat the cardiac arrest. CPR started by a bystander doubles the likelihood of survival for victims of cardiac arrest.
Modern CPR developed in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The discoverers of mouth-to-mouth ventilation were Drs. James Elam and Peter Safar. Though mouth-to-mouth resuscitation was described in the Bible (mostly performed by midwives to resuscitate newborns) it fell out of practice until it was rediscovered in the 1950s.
In early 1960 Drs. Kouwenhoven, Knickerbocker, and Jude discovered the benefit of chest compression to achieve a small amount of artificial circulation. Later in 1960, mouth-to-mouth and chest compression were combined to form CPR similar to the way it is practiced today.Facts About CPR
- Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in adults. Most arrests occur in persons with underlying heart disease.
- CPR doubles a person's chance of survival from sudden cardiac arrest.
- 75% of all cardiac arrests happen in people's homes.
- The typical victim of cardiac arrest is a man in his early 60's and a woman in her late 60's.
- Cardiac arrest occurs twice as frequently in men compared to women.
- CPR was invented in 1960.
- There has never been a case of HIV transmitted by mouth-to-mouth CPR.
- In sudden cardiac arrest the heart goes from a normal heartbeat to a quivering rhythm called ventricular fibrillation (VF). This happens in approximately two-thirds of all cardiac arrests. VF is fatal unless an electric shock, called defibrillation, can be given. CPR does not stop VF but CPR extends the window of time in which defibrillation can be effective.
- CPR provides a trickle of oxygenated blood to the brain and heart and keeps these organs alive until defibrillation can shock the heart into a normal rhythm.
- If CPR is started within 4 minutes of collapse and defibrillation provided within 10 minutes a person has a 40% chance of survival.