EMT Training

Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)

This course is designed as the entry-level course for the Emergency Medical Responder/Defibrillator certified. The objective of this course is to teach uniform assessment, management, stabilizing skills for injured or ill patients by using

Basic Medical and Trauma Life Support skills.  Emphasis is placed on recognizing critical situations that cannot be managed definitively in the prehospital setting. This course follows the most current National Emergency Medical Responder/Defibrillation DOT curriculum and is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Prerequisites

  • 18 years old
  • High school diploma or GED
  • 20/20 vision with correction
  • Normal hearing with correction
  • Sound physique, not possessing any infirmity of body or mind, that might render you unfit to perform duties

 Fee and registration

$150 The registration fee includes the cost of Course textbook, IDPH fees, and all course material

Return this form, along with fee, to:

Mercyhealth Prehospital and Emergency Services Center–Rockford
Attn: Traci O’Connell
2623 Edgemont St.
Rockford, IL 61103

Make checks payable to Mercyhealth.

Phone registration is not accepted.

Cancellation information

Cancellations received up to seven days before the course starts will receive a full refund only if all textbooks and pre-course supplies have been returned unused. Cancellations not in that time period will be prorated on course completed and cost of student materials. No refunds after midterm.

Additional course information

This course has been approved by IDPH as a provider course and for all EMT levels on an hour-for-hour CEU basis. This course follows the National DOT curriculum.

  • Students must bring a copy of their driver’s license or state ID card, and high school diploma or GED to the first night of class.
  • Class size is limited to 30 students
  • Candidates will be selected as paid applications are received.

For more information

Call the Mercyhealth Prehospital and Emergency Services Center–Rockford at (815) 971-6262 or email toconnell@mhemail.org.

Upcoming courses

No courses currently scheduled. Please check back for future courses.


Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

This course is designed to train police, fire, rescue personnel and persons interested in the techniques of prehospital emergency care. The curriculum, developed by the U.S. Department of Transportation, prepares students for the National Emergency Medical Technician-Basic certification examination.

Prerequisites

Aptitudes for this course are good physical stamina, endurance and body condition that would not be adversely affected by lifting, carrying, and balancing patients in excess of 125 pounds (250 pounds with assistance). Mobility parameters include sitting, standing, walking, running, climbing, bending, stooping, crouching, kneeling, crawling, and twisting. This is a demanding course and requires significant reading, computer skills, and participatory effort by the EMT candidate. Students are required to pass written, computer and practical skills examinations and participate in ambulance, hospital and clinical experiences to become eligible to sit for the National Registry examination.

  • 18 years old
  • High school diploma or GED
  • 20/20 vision with correction
  • Normal hearing with correction
  • Sound physique, not possessing any infirmity of body or mind, that might render you unfit to perform duties.

Fee and registration

$600 includes course textbook, course workbook, AHA Healthcare textbook and national testing fee.

Register online or return this form, along with fee, to:

Mercyhealth Prehospital and Emergency Services Center–Rockford
Attn: Traci O’Connell
2623 Edgemont St.
Rockford, IL 61103

Make checks payable to Mercyhealth.

Phone registration is not accepted.

Cancellation information

Cancellations received up to 7 days before the course starts will receive a full refund only if all textbooks and pre-course supplies have been returned unused. Cancellations not in that time period will be prorated on course completed and cost of student materials. No refunds after midterm.

Additional course information

This course has been approved by IDPH as a provider course and for all EMT levels on an hour-for-hour CEU basis. This course follows the National DOT curriculum.

  • Students must bring a copy of their driver’s license or state ID card, and high school diploma or GED to the first night of class.
  • Class size is limited to 30 students
  • Candidates will be selected as paid applications are received.

For more information

Call the Mercyhealth Prehospital and Emergency Services Center–Rockford at (815) 971-6262 or email toconnell@mhemail.org.

Upcoming courses

  • February 5-June 18, 2019 (Tuesday and Thursday, 6-10 pm), Galena, IL
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