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About Us

Our EMS Education program is designed to provide quality, local, EMS education while meeting the scheduling needs of the adult learner. Interactive, personalized learning. We want YOU to learn. Our instructors understand that students learn in a variety of ways. We meet with each student individually to make sure our education is meeting the needs of the student. Our courses are tailored to encompass a variety of learning styles.  Hands-on, scenario-based learning is a core concept of our program.


Emergency Medical Services Education Courses

Fireman walking to accident sceneEmergency Medical Responder Initial Hybrid Course (EMR)  -   Classes offered each Spring, Summer and Fall
This Hybrid in-classroom and online course will prepare the participant to become an Emergency Medical Responder with the State of Minnesota Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board (EMSRB). The program follows a rigorous course of study that includes online lecture, online testing, assignments and practical skills. The opportunity to sit for National Emergency Medical Responder Certification examination is available by advanced request. This course acts as Part 1 of 2 for Emergency Medical Technician Initial Certification. More info on EMR Initial Hybrid course ›


Patient being wheeled into ambulance at nightEmergency Medical Responder Initial Accelerated Hybrid Course (EMR) - Classes offered each January 

This Accelerated Hybrid in-classroom and online course will prepare the participant to become an Emergency Medical Responder with the State of Minnesota Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board (EMSRB).  This course has been largely condensed from the typical EMR hybrid course schedule for an accelerated learning experience and includes a large amount of at-home coursework in a rapid timetable. The opportunity to sit for National Emergency Medical Responder Certification examination is available by advanced request. This course acts as Part 1 of 2 for Emergency Medical Technician Initial Certification. More info on EMR Initial Accelerated Hybrid course ›  


Woman EMS technician smilingEmergency Medical Technician Completion Course (EMT) - Classes offered each Spring and Fall 

This scenario-based learning course will prepare the Current Emergency Medical Responder student to become an Emergency Medical Technician. Students who successfully complete this course will be eligible to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) practical and written exams. The program includes online content, lecture, scenario-based learning format, practical skills, and field internship. This course acts as Part 2 of 2 for Emergency Medical Technician Initial Certification.   More info on EMT Completion course   


Emergency Medical Responder Refresher Course (EMR Refresher) - Tentatively Scheduled September 2018
This 16-hour course will allow the participant to renew his or her Emergency Medical Responder registration and is designed to meet the requirements of the Minnesota Emergency Medical Services Board (EMSRB) EMR Refresher requirements.This course includes AHA CPR Basic Life Support certification renewal. 

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Two male EMS workers helping an injured patientEmergency Medical Technician Refresher Course (EMT Refresher) - Classes offered twice each February

This 24-hour course will allow the participant to renew his or her Emergency Medical Technician registration and is designed to meet the requirements of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Emergency Medical Technician refresher. The curriculum is based on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration National EMS Education National Continued Competency Program (NCCP) (2016). This course includes AHA CPR Basic Life Support certification renewal. NCCR: 20 hours, ICCR: 4 hours. 

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man practicing cpr on a dummyAHA BLS CPR, HeartSaver CPR/AED, and HeartSaver First Aid Courses - Multiple class dates avaiable
This American Heart Association CPR Basic Life Support course results in the renewal or initial certification for the Healthcare Provider level. Heartsaver courses are designed for the community member to become certified in CPR, AE
D and First Aid skills.  

 

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hands performing CPR on a dummyAHA ACLS Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Initial and Renewal Courses 
This American Heart Association Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support course results in the renewal or initial certification (ACLS). All renewal courses must be completed before the end of the expiration month listed on your current certification card. Students presenting for a renewal course must provide their current ACLS card for expiration date validation.

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EMS technicians in the back of an ambulanceEMS Customized Education Services  - On-site services available!
Customized Education Services (CES) are available through NH+C EMS Education. Contact us for more information about customized, private and on-site education services for your agency. 

 

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Registration is required for ALL classes and is available online 24 hours a day. No walk-ins will be allowed. Course size is limited. Registrations are handled on a first-come, first-served basis. A waiting list will be established. Agencies can be invoiced. Discounts may apply, contact us for more information.

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About the Instructor

Julia Smith is an RN, NR-EMT with over 17 years of service at Northfield Hospital. She has worked as a pre-hospital and in-hospital  EMT, and is currently a RN in the Emergency Department. She is Education Coordinator & Lead Instructor for the NH+C EMS Education Program.  Her education includes an Associate Degree of Nursing, as well as national and state certified Emergency Medical Technician. She is a Department of Transportation EMS Certified Instructor, American Heart Association BLS and ACLS Instructor, and EMSRB Approved Agent. She has been awarded two community awards for her EMS work: Donald G. Sommers Award 2011,  Northfield Area Ambulance Association and the “Making a Difference” Award   2013, Northfield Healthy Community Initiative.  She worked as an  EMS skills instructor for Hennepin Technical College from 2009-2012. She is currently the lead EMS external instructor for Northfield EMS, teaching both EMR and EMT initial and refresher courses.

Contact Us

Northfield Hospital & Clinics - EMS Education
1600 Riverview Ln
Northfield, MN 55057
Phone: (507) 646 - 6551
Email: mailto:smithj@northfieldhospital.org

Resources

National Registry of Emergency Technicians (NREMT)
Minnesota EMS Regulatory Board (EMSRB)


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