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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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 12, 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: 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

 

The Instructor/Coordinator Course is designed to prepare a EMS provider to become an effective educator. The student will become familiar with theories of learning and teaching the adult learner. Preparation of educational materials, along with methods of teaching and evaluation. Utilizing technology inside and outside of the classroom. And last but not least, presentation of material, and administrative issues relating to teaching an EMS course. Upon successful completion, the student will meet the requirements to take the State of Michigan Instructor Coordinator Exam. The course includes 156 hours of classroom time and 30 hours of student teaching. The student will be expected to maintain a minimum grade of 80% to be eligible to remain in the course, with an 80% or higher on the final written exam.


*Times: Every Thursday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and every other Saturday  from 8 am to 2 pm beginning August 20, 2015 - November 12, 2014 

*Location: SMS Class room, 171 Dawson Street Suite 238, Sandusky, MI. 48471

*Cost of this course is $650.00 with discounts available for Sanilac County residents or with payment in full prior to the beginning of the course. (Book not included)


Foundations for the Practice of EMS Education

 Foundations for the Practice of EMS Education


  • By Melissa Alexander
  • Pub. Date: Sep 27, 2005 by Prentice Hall.
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-119435-6
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-119435-9






Prerequisites: 

*Must be 18 years or older to apply for an IC license with MDHHS after the program completion. 
*Must be a high school graduate or have a GED.
*Have a current Michigan EMS License with a minimum of 3 years experience working at your current licensure level with an EMS Agency.
*Must submit 2 letters of recommendation with 1 being from a licensed EMT I/C.
*To register for this course please call our office at 810-648-3092.

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.