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WVU Extension Service to hold EMT prep course at Monongalia County Technical Center

Student taking blood pressure on simulation mannequin.

West Virginia University Extension Service Safety and Health Extension’s Shirley M. Kimble Training Center will be holding an emergency medical technician prep course from July 21 through November 19 at the Monongalia County Technical Center in Morgantown, West Virginia, as part of their adult education programming.

The class will be on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 9 p.m., as well as one Saturday per month for hands-on skill training.

Participants will receive classroom instruction that provides hands-on skill practice in areas such as airway management, patient assessment of both medical and trauma, and vital signs. They also will practice their skills on simulation mannequins, SimMan® and SimJunior®, both which replicate a life-like human body.

Keeping the health of participants, instructors and evaluators in mind, proper social distancing guidelines will be implemented to allow students to safely complete the final hands-on training, ambulance ride-alongs and the national registry written exam.

“With this training, individuals will be able to confidently continue their EMT training path or enter the workforce knowing that they are equipped with the skills and firsthand experience needed to carry out the emergency response duties needed in their communities,” Doug McDonald, WVU Extension Service Safety and Health Extension specialist and course instructor, said.

The cost for the course is $729, which includes a textbook and workbook, Basic Life Support provider certification, t-shirt and name tag (for ambulance ride-along), and adult and infant pocket masks.

Individuals must be at least 18 years old to participate in the course. To register or for more information, contact the Monongalia County Technical Center at 304-291-9243. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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CONTACT: Lindsay Wiles
Communications Specialist, Sr.
WVU Extension Service