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Sanilac County Sheriff's Department Course.

Where: Sanilac Medical Services

Dates: January 14, 2016

Time: 8 pm  to 5 pm Thursdays

Instructor: Ed Tucker

Registration for this course has closed.

Registration deadline along with a  minimum of $150.00 non-refundable deposit are due by June 1, 2016 (Course start date is June 15, 2016 - August 10, 2016).  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 Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm starting June 13, 2016 - August 10, 2016. The course provides 192 hours of classroom time and 36 hours of clinical rotation (24 hours in EMS and 12 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)


  • 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 June 1, 2016.

Lifting and Moving

Refusal of Care: Adult and Minor protocol review.

During 2016 SMS will have 1 lecture continuing education credit available online. These credits will be open for the entire year. Providers will be issued a chit automatically after they complete each month's CE. To complete the CE providers must review all the information and spend at least 50 minutes in reviewing the materials. When the 10 question quiz is completed with an 80% or better the certification chit will open with a unique certificate identification number. Providers should download the certificate, print, and file it some where safe for their records. 

This course will be open from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016. The course is free. The Designer Drugs and Excited Delirium course covers designer street drugs and excited delirium. The current approved Excited Delirium Protocol for Sanilac county will be reviewed. In order to complete the course students must review all the materials and spend at least 100 minutes reviewing the material provided and complete a 10 question quiz. Students must score at least a 70% to receive a passing score on the quiz. 

Are you looking for practical credits? We will be hosting a Practical CE day for all level of EMS providers on Friday, June 10, 2015 from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. This will be held in our classroom at 171 Dawson Street, Sandusky MI. The entire day will be worth 8 practical CE's.

Cost: Free to Sanilac County residents, the Millage dollars working for you!!
Cost: $25.00 for Out-of-County residents, 100% of proceeds will go towards donation to the Sanilac County Fire Association (Smoke House Trailer for Training/Children Simulations).
Phone: 810-648-3092

(2) Airway= Supraglottic Devices 2 P
(3) Pt. Assess=Choosing the right Assessment 2 P (Bonnie Hoff)
(5) Trauma= Immobilization of C-Spine 1 P
(4) Medical= Delivery Complications 1 P (Laura Burton)
(4) Medical= Cardiac Related Chest Pain 1 P (Jennifer Campau)
(6) Special Consideration=Pediatric Medication Administration 1

This course is required for all level of EMS responders. Effective October 1, 2015 all levels of EMS providers in Sanilac County will be able to administer Narcan / Naloxone for suspected opiate overdoses.  

EMS defensible documentation Course

Explore how to complete your documentation in a way it can successfully be defended in court. In this course you will review  the common pitfalls of documentation.

Course Cost: Free

CE Credit: 2 hour Lecture credits in the Preparatory Category.

Requirements to complete the course and receive a certificate / chit. 

                       110 minutes spent reviewing the materials

                        watch all three parts of the movie in there entirety

                        Review all three parts of the power point presentation

                        Complete a 20 question quiz with a 70% or higher.


This eight hour course will be covering Interpreting 12 leads and recognition AMI along with current patient care protocols for Sanilac County.

Course will be taught by Scott Filkins, EMTP, IC

Cost: Free

Time: 9:00 am on the 20th of May.

Where SMS classroom

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 : Sanilac Medical Services, 171 Dawson Street, Sandusky, MI 48471 {West end of Health Department Building, upstairs}

When : December 28. 2015 9:00 am - 2:00 pm  

The Child and BabysittingSafety program is a community education program that covers child safety and basic care techniques for infants and children. CABS stresses the priority to keep you and the children you care for safe. Babysitting is not just “watching” the children, but being responsible for their safety and well being. When you are caring for a child, you are taking care of a parent(s) most prized possession. Everything in their home and your own home can be replaced— everything, that is, except a child. This course is free thanks to our millage dollars working for the community. Participants will receive a certification card at end of the course.


All participants must be 12 years of age or older to take this course. To register, please call 810-648-3092 to reserve you seat today. 


Where: SMS Class room

Dates: September 21, 2016

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.


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 Classroom

Dates:October 21, 2016

Time: 9 am  to 4 pm

Cost: Refresher  $150.00 (Includes PALS provider manual)

(Students may purchase the ECC handbook for $35.00)

This course is limited to 15 students.


A current BLS HCP card & PALS Provider card (refresher only).

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

When: 6 pm to 10 pm March 15, 2016

Cost: $50 (SMS staff contact John for pricing ). 

AHA instructor update on current changes to the AHA programs. This course is only open to current AHA instructors.

Where: SMS class room

When: 6 pm to 10 pm October 11, 2016 

Cost: $50 (SMS staff contact John for pricing ). 

AHA instructor update on current changes to the AHA programs. This course is only open to current AHA instructors.

Active Shooter June 5 10 am to 3 pm

Train to respond to an active-shooter incident

This collaborative training and drill will include law enforcement, fire department, and EMS agencies. Bleeding control and the paradigm shift in response will be included in the training. Training will be followed by an Active Assailant Response Drill.

This course is offered for free to Sanilac County provider and public safety.

Continuing Education Credits

1 Medical Practical

2 Operations: Emergency Preparedness (1 Lecture 1 Practical)

1 Trauma Practical

Medical Examiner Special Investigator Course

Course Instructor: William Starbird, MD

Course is closed for registration.

When May 25, 2016 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 MDHHS 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, 2017.

1 credit Pediatrics: Assessment

1 credit Pediatrics: Airway

1 credit Pediatrics: Medical

1 credit Pediatrics: Trauma


This course will be held in the SMS Class room located at 171 Dawson street in Sandusky

The course is limited to 15

October 21, 2015

The course will start at 6 pm and run till 10 pm 

Candidates must complete an instructor application 

Cost:  $350.00 for full course

          $175.00 Renewal

The American Heart Association CPR Instructor Course is a three part course.

  • Part one, the AHA Instructor Essentials course is completed on-line at home or work. The course contains information on planning and preparation for courses, teaching courses, conducting written exams (if applicable), skills practice and skills testing and keeping your instructor status current. Upon successful completion a completion certificate is generated and should be printed out and turned in the first night of class. The Instructor Essentials course takes between 3-6 hours to complete.
  • Part 2 two will be held at Sanilac Medical Servicers, Inc in the class room. Day two will cover information such as course organization, policies of both the AHA and the Training Center, card processing, administration of a course, advertising, equipment cleaning, changes in CPR and why they occur, skills testing, a written test and more. This portion will take approximately 8 hours.
  • Part 3 involves being monitored teaching your first class. This can be done during one of training centers many courses or you can be evaluated at your own facility. This evaluation must be done within 6 months after completion of part 2.
  • In addition to the steps above, all participants must posses a valid BLS for Healthcare Provider certification card that was completed within the past 6 month through the Training Center. Once all steps are successfully completed, the participant will become an American Heart Association BLS CPR Instructor and able to conduct classes on their own.
Students can contact SMS for more information or to purchase online codes to complete the required online courses.  or click Online Instructor Essentials to go directly to to purchase and complete the online essentials.

MDHHS will be reviewing all the protocols this year. Additional protocols changes and additions can be found here. 

This in-service is required for all MFR’s in Sanilac County. Oral Glucose administration was added to the MFR’s skill set in 2013. When student complete this course they are awarded 1 lecture CEU in the preparatory category. To complete the course you must view the Power Point Presentation and complete the Quiz with a 80% or higher.

This in-service is required for all EMT-B’s in Sanilac County. Albuterol administration was added to the EMT-B’s skill set in 2013. When student complete this course they are awarded 1 lecture CEU in the airway category.

To complete the course you must view the Power Point Presentation and complete the Quiz with a 80% or higher. 

This course is required for all EMT-B’s in Sanilac County. CPAP was added to the EMT-B's skill set in 2013. When student complete this course they are awarded 1 lecture CEU in the Airway category.