DOBSON — Surry Community College will be starting two emergency medical classes in January. Registration for is currently open for all students.
Emergency Medical Technician — Basic (EMT-B) course establishes the basic knowledge needed to provide, under medical authority, pre-hospital emergency care and to pass the NC State and/or National Registry certification exam. Students will acquire basic life support knowledge through a combination of classroom instruction, practical laboratory exercises and clinical experience in hospitals. Students will acquire a thorough understanding of criminal, civil and vehicle laws pertaining to the EMT’s services; develop understanding and knowledge of human anatomy and physiology; deal calmly and efficiently with childbirth, injuries, poisonings and other medical emergencies such as heart disorders, strokes and diabetes; and in general be able to provide basic life support for seriously/critically ill patients.
Classes will be held Jan. 5 through June 7 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 10 p.m. at The Center for Public Safety, 1220 S. State St., Mount Airy. Cost is $180, but tuition is waived for members of approved NC Lifesaving Organizations.
Anatomy and Physiology for the EMS Provider (EMS 3000) course is designed specifically for the EMS provider and fulfills the anatomy and physiology pre-requisite for acceptance into the certificate paramedic program. The course provides a basic study of the structure and function of the human body. Topics include a study of body systems, as well as an introduction to homeostasis, cells, tissues, nutrition, acid-base balance, and electrolytes. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of the fundamental principles of anatomy and physiology.
Classes will be held Jan. 11 through March 2 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Center for Public Safety, 1220 S. State St., Mount Airy. Cost is $180, but tuition is waived for members of approved NC Lifesaving Organizations.
For more information, or to register for any of these classes, go to www.surry.edu or 336-386-3234.