Compliance and Education Division

The Division of Compliance and Education is directed by David Knudson, EMT-P

Mission

The mission of the Montgomery County EMS Education Division is to provide high-quality educational programs for the community, emergency healthcare professionals and other emergency response providers and technicians.

Purpose

The primary purpose of the Division is to educate the community and medical services professionals. The Department is committed to providing life-long training opportunities and continuing medical education programs to all emergency healthcare professionals in the region including, physicians, nurses, paramedics and other allied healthcare professionals.

The Division is committed to assisting business and industry and the area's public service agencies with safety and health compliance issues and continuing education mandates.

Central to this mission is the Division's on-going commitment to stay abreast of the latest research, regulatory issues and standards of practice affecting the various professional disciplines and technical fields of emergency services. The Division will continue to promote excellence in education and training and will continue to strive to improve the safety and health of the citizens of this community.

Compliance and Education Division

Montgomery County EMS has an extensive training and education program for the community, the experienced EMT or Paramedic as well as those who are recent EMS training program graduates. For the most part all continuing education is handled through our own in-house training division. This division is lead by the Compliance and Education Officer. Education is delivered to our personnel using several methods which meet the guidelines for awarding continuing education units. EMS employees receive educational opportunities in excess of 150 hours each year, well above the 30 hours that is required by the state. In-house Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Basic Life Support, Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support and Geriatric Education for Emergency Medical Services, Rapid Sequence Induction and Surgical Cricothyrotomy are among a few of the educational offerings.

Nine (9) Field Training Officers (FTO's), support the Education Division. These FTO's are assigned to twenty-four (24) hour shifts where they have the following responsibilities and appointments in addition to working on a unit as a Paramedic:

  • Day to Day Medical Responses
  • Assist with Employee Orientation
  • Assist with Employee training/education
  • Assist Protocol Development
  • Preceptor Program
  • Advanced Life Support Audit and Review
  • Basic Life Support Audit and Review
  • An Active Part of our Quality Improvement Program

Courses

Click course title below for detailed information.

Community Education

Basic First Aid

For further inquiry please contact David Knudson call 931-920-1800

CPR

Course Description
The Family & Friends CPR program contains information on how to perform the basic skills of CPR in adults, children and infants and how to help an adult, child or infant who is choking. This classroom-based, video and instructor-led CPR course offers families, friends and community members the opportunity to learn basic CPR in a dynamic group environment.

Audience
The Family & Friends CPR program is for family members, friends and members of the general community who want to learn CPR but do not need a course completion card. This program is specifically designed for those who prefer to learn in a group environment with feedback from an instructor. This program also can be a non-credentialed option for teaching CPR to middle and high school aged students in school settings. This program can be used in a variety of creative ways to teach lifesaving CPR skills to communities.

Some examples include:
- Workplace wellness program
- Neighborhood or condo association meeting activity
- Parent/teacher meeting program

Family & Friends CPR Materials:
Student Materials:
- Family & Friends CPR Book (Product #80-1027)

For further inquiry please contact David Knudson or call 931-920-1800

CPR for the Healthcare Provider

Course Description
The BLS Healthcare Provider Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. The course is intended for certified or non-certified, licensed or non-licensed healthcare professionals.

Course Length - Approximately 4 1/2 hours

Intended Audience
Healthcare providers, such as physicians, nurses, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, respiratory therapists, physical and occupational therapists, physician's assistants, residents or fellows, or medical or nursing students in training, aides, medical or nursing assistants, police officers, and other allied health personnel.

Student Materials:
- BLS for Healthcare Providers Student Manual)

Written/Skills Exam - Required for completion card

For further inquiry please contact David Knudson or call 931-920-1800

AED Training

For further inquiry please contact David Knudson or call 931-920-1800

 

Miscellaneous Community Awareness Information

High Blood Pressure & It's Risks

What is a Heart Attack?

What is a Stroke?

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: Heart Attack Signs video

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