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Emergency medical responder training offered at Iowa Lakes

EMMETSBURG — People interested in providing immediate lifesaving care to patients may take the emergency medical responder training at Iowa Lakes Community College.

The EMR Training course will start on Dec. 2, and is currently scheduled to end on March 3, 2022. Classes are on Mondays and Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on the Emmetsburg campus with some lectures online.

Students in the EMR training learn the skills necessary to provide immediate lifesaving interventions while waiting for additional EMS resources to arrive. Students will also learn the skills needed to assist higher-level personnel at the scene of emergencies and during transport.

Emergency medical responders are a vital part of the comprehensive EMS response. They perform essential interventions with minimal equipment.

Based on the national EMR educational standards, this training consists of psychomotor skills practice in a classroom as well as online lectures. This EMR training meets State of Iowa requirements to provide immediate lifesaving care to critical patients accessing Emergency Medical Services.

Upon completing the course, participants will be eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) certification exam.

The cost for the course is $989, with certification expenses being an additional charge.

Preregistration is required and closes on November 13, 2021.

To register, visit www.iowalakes.edu/ce and sign up for EMR Training (class #5256). For questions, call 1-800-252-5664.

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