Welcome to the education site for Sanilac Medical Services Inc. and Sanilac Medical Control Authority.

We provide Pre-hospital Emergency Medical training along with the required in-service training for Sanilac County's Emergency Medical Responders (EMS).

Community CPR and First Aid courses are offered the third Saturday of every month. Because of the millage dollars, we can offer this course free of charge to all Sanilac County residents.

If you registered prior to September of 2013 you will need to set up a new account. Please take some time to view the account set up video. 

Protocols and proposed changes to can be found in the Protocols and In-service catagory

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Where: Central Huron Ambulance Service Class room 291 East Soper rd. Bad Axe.

Dates: February 10, 2015

Time: 6 pm  to 10 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays

Cost: $200.00 (this cost does not include the book) $25.00 deposit is due the first night of class. Students who need to set up  payment arrangement  can do so the first night of class. 

Students may purchase the book online. (printed or eBooks are acceptable). 

Emergency Medical Responder: First on Scene, 9/E Le Baudour~Bergeron

ISBN-10: 0-13-512570-7 |  ISBN-13: 978-0-13-512570-0 

This course is limited to 20 students.

The Medical First Responder Course will teach those who may arrive on an emergency scene first the necessary skills to support and treat medical emergencies. The MFR student will need to put in 60 hours of combined lecture and practical class time. Students will need to maintain an 75% overall grade in order to continue participating in the course. MFR Students are not required to do any clinical hours. Upon completion of the MFR program the student will be responsible to maintain an 75% as a final grade in order to receive a certificate of class completion and be able to apply for the computer adaptive test with the National Registry prior to applying for licensure in the state of Michigan. 

Registration deadline along with a  minimum of $150.00 non-refundable deposit are due by January 15, 2015 (Course start date is February 4, 2015).  The registration packet and minimum deposit are required to reserve a spot in the course. (The course requires a minimum of 8 students and is limited to 20 students)

This EMT Course is designed to prepare you for a career in the field of pre-hospital patient care. Class will be meet at SMS every Wednesday and Thursday from 6 pm to 10 pm starting February 4, 2015 thru June 25, 2015. The course provides 170 hours of classroom time and 48 hours of clinical rotation.(24 hours in EMS and 24 hours in Emergency Department).  Upon successful completion of the program participants will be eligible to take the National Registry Exam for licensure in the State of Michigan. Students will be expected to wear uniforms while in class and on clinical rotations. Cost of the course is $650.00 and includes uniform shirt, clinical ID badges, and access to Platinum's EMS testing and computer adaptive testing. (the book is not included in the cost student must purchase their book separately. The books can be purchased online or through SMS with prior arrangement for $130.00)

(Prehospital Emergency Care, 10/E, Joseph J. Mistovich, Keith J. Karren, Ph.D., Brigham Young University, Brent Hafen ISBN-10: 0133457974 • ISBN-13: 9780133457971)

Prerequisites:

  • 18 years or older 
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Valid Driver's License
  • No felony convictions
  • Negative TB test
  • Up-to-Date vaccinations
  • Physical

Prerequisites due no later than January 26, 2015


Our Summer EMT Academy Course is designed to prepare students for a career in the field of pre-hospital patient care. This course starts on June 15, 2015 and ends on Aug 5, 2015 and will meet Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 8:00 am 4:30 pm. Course includes 186 hours of lecture. Students are required to complete 48 hours of clinical rotation (24 hours in EMS and 24 hours in Emergency Department). The EMT academy is designed to be fast paced and when completed, the student will be eligible to take the NREMT exam. Students will be expected to wear uniforms while in class and on clinical rotations. Cost of this course is $650.00 and includes a uniform shirt and clinical ID badge (book is not included) but can be purchased online or through SMS with prior arrangement for $130.00

Prehospital Emergency Care | 10th edition

 Prehospital Emergency Care 10th edition 9780133369137 0133369137

Prerequisites:

  • Must be 18 years or older 
  • Must be high school graduate or have a GED
  • Pass a background check

Student required to submit the following records within the first 30 days of class:

  • Negative TB test within 1 year
  • Proof of immunity to MMR & Varicella (Titers required)
  • Proof of immunity to HepB (Titers required) or signed HepB declination
  • Physical
  • Other lab tests and proof of health insurance may be required based on clinical site
  • The cost for these lab tests will be in addition to regular tuition

Couse in session, closed to new registration

We are hosting a Paramedic Course beginning Thursday, January 9, 2014. Classes will be held every Thursday from 8:00 am - 6:00 pm in our classrooms located at Sanilac Medical Services, Inc. 171 Dawson Street, Sandusky, MI, 48471. A Completed application and $250.00 non-refundable application fee must be received by December 30th 2013. For an Application Contract please contact our Office at (810) 648-3092.

Community CPR, AED, and First Aid course. This course is free to residents of Sanilac County. To register for the class please call (810) 648-3092

Sanilac County Residents cost: Free

Resident outside of Sanilac County: $20.00

Course is held at: 171 Dawson St. Sandusky, MI 48471 starting at 9 am

Where: Central Huron EMS

Dates: April 25, 2015

Time: 10 am  to 4 pm

Cost: $150.00 (Includes PALS provider manual)

(Students may purchase the ECC handbook for $25.00)

This course is limited to 15 students.

Prerequisites:

A current BLS HCP card & PALS Provider card.

Complete the online pre-course quiz

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is a classroom, video-based, Instructor-led course that uses a series of simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation and team dynamics. The goal of the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.


Where: SMS Class room

Dates: August 20, 2015

Time: 9 am  to 3 pm

Cost: $150.00 (Includes ACLS provider manual)

(Students may purchase the ECC handbook for $25.00)

This course is limited to 15 students.

Prerequisites:

A current BLS HCP card & ACLS Provider card.

Complete the online pre-course quiz

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) for Healthcare Providers

The ACLS course builds on the foundation of lifesaving Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR. This advanced course highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care, and immediate post-cardiac arrest care. ACLS also covers airway management and related pharmacology.

Skills are taught in large-group sessions and small-group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.

The ACLS course covers:

  • ACLS algorithms
  • immediate post-cardiac-arrest care
  • airway management
  • rhythm recognition
  • high-quality CPR
  • 1-rescuer CPR AED
  • effective resuscitation team dynamics
  • science overview (update course)
  • BLS and ACLS surveys
  • ACS
  • Megacode treatment
  • identification and initial care of other life-threatening clinical situations (such as stroke)

ACLS training is intended for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient, whether in or out of the hospital, including:

  • physicians
  • nurses
  • emergency medical technicians 
  • paramedics
  • staff in intensive care units and emergency or critical care departments 
  • other professionals who may respond to a cardiovascular emergency

Students must pass a written exam and skills test in order to qualify for an ACLS Course Completion Card.

To be successful in any ACLS course, students should be able to identify ECG rhythms and should know pharmacology specific to cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiopulmonary emergencies before beginning the course. It is strongly recommended that students review the ACLS course materials and complete a precourse self-assessment using the tools in their student materials before starting the course.

Where: SMS Class room

Dates: November 10, 2015

Time: 9 am  to 3 pm

Cost: $150.00 (Includes ACLS provider manual)

(Students may purchase the ECC handbook for $25.00)

This course is limited to 15 students.

Prerequisites:

A current BLS HCP card & ACLS Provider card.

Complete the online pre-course quiz

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) for Healthcare Providers

The ACLS course builds on the foundation of lifesaving Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR. This advanced course highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care, and immediate post-cardiac arrest care. ACLS also covers airway management and related pharmacology.

Skills are taught in large-group sessions and small-group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.

The ACLS course covers:

  • ACLS algorithms
  • immediate post-cardiac-arrest care
  • airway management
  • rhythm recognition
  • high-quality CPR
  • 1-rescuer CPR AED
  • effective resuscitation team dynamics
  • science overview (update course)
  • BLS and ACLS surveys
  • ACS
  • Megacode treatment
  • identification and initial care of other life-threatening clinical situations (such as stroke)

ACLS training is intended for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient, whether in or out of the hospital, including:

  • physicians
  • nurses
  • emergency medical technicians 
  • paramedics
  • staff in intensive care units and emergency or critical care departments 
  • other professionals who may respond to a cardiovascular emergency

Students must pass a written exam and skills test in order to qualify for an ACLS Course Completion Card.

To be successful in any ACLS course, students should be able to identify ECG rhythms and should know pharmacology specific to cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiopulmonary emergencies before beginning the course. It is strongly recommended that students review the ACLS course materials and complete a precourse self-assessment using the tools in their student materials before starting the course.

When June 5, 2015 9 am to 3 pm

Where: SMS Class room

Cost: Free for Sanilac county residents and providers $50.00 for out of county

Meets the new Pediatric category requirements for re-licensure set by MDCH to take effect  January 31, 2016 (see below for more information)


This classroom, video-based, Instructor-led course helps healthcare providers develop the knowledge and skills needed for emergency evaluation and initial stabilization of seriously ill infants and children. PEARS teaches students how to recognize respiratory distress, shock and cardiac arrest and provide appropriate lifesaving interventions within the initial minutes of response until the child is transferred to an advanced life support provider. It also emphasizes the resuscitation team concept. The goal of the PEARS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured infants and children, resulting in improved outcomes. Once a child is in cardiac arrest, even with optimal resuscitation efforts, outcome is generally poor. According to the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC, only 4% to 13% of children who have a cardiac arrest in the out-of-hospital setting survive to hospital discharge. The outcome is somewhat better for children in the in-hospital setting: about 27% survive to hospital discharge.

The PEARS course has been pre-approved by MDCH for credits and will meet all 4 of the new specific pediatric CE categories. The new categories will be required for anyone renewing their license after January 31, 2016.

1 credit Pediatrics: Assessment

1 credit Pediatrics: Airway

1 credit Pediatrics: Medical

1 credit Pediatrics: Trauma

 

Date: April 29 and April 30, 2015

Time: 9AM-6PM

Location: SMS Classroom 171 Dawson St. Sandusky, MI. 48471

Cost: $60.00 In county providers/$120.00 Out of county providers

Please register online / Space is limited to 15!!!         

Injury through assault remains a widely recognized, but little acknowledged, problem threatening emergency service personnel.  Many EMS and fire personnel admit to being attacked by a violent patient, an angry bystander or upset family member.  The frequency of assault on our fire and EMS providers is alarming and while most attacks are not life threatening, the risk of serious injury is evident and unpredictable. Responders require a reasonable, liability-conscious, effective means of preventing and avoiding assault, before it occurs, and defending themselves once attacked.

EVE4EMS/Fire covers the basic skills required by any responder or provider when facing possible or imminent assault or use of force.  

Course Content:

  • Good customer service (Foundation of all DT4EMS courses)
  • Mental preparation and physical Fitness
  • Recognize need for safety in EMS/Fire
  • Documentation skills
  • Courtroom demeanor
  • Dispatch-to-scene and on-scene indicators
  • Patient vs. attacker recognition
  • Pre-assault indicators
  • Verbal skills to diffuse potentially violent encounters
  • Differentiating between self-defense, fighting, and police control tactics
  • Easy to learn and retain "drills” to reinforce reaction timing
  • Various aspects of reasonable self-defense
  • Escapes from standing, ground, and unusual positions

Protocol released by MDCH in October of 2014.

New changes and additions to the protocols that went into effect on March 1, 2015. All providers in Sanilac County are required to complete the protocol review by May 31, 2015.