Course Director Kris Hurst 239-7031 firstname.lastname@example.org Instruction
Course Instructor Carol Wallace 685-6690 x114 email@example.com Instruction
Program Coordinator Eireann Del Bonta 479-6468 firstname.lastname@example.org Administration
Public Safety FAX Attn: EMT 477-5680
County Certification Ruth Shugart 454-4120
County EMS FAX 454-4272
Santa Cruz County EMS Office 1080 Emeline Ave, Santa Cruz Ca
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Cabrillo College’s EMT Training Program has been developed and approved in compliance with the California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Division 9, Chapter2, EMT-B. The EMT certification is valid for 2 years from the date it was issued by the Santa Cruz County EMS Office (part of the Health Services Agency).
You must be registered at Cabrillo College in order to attend. You can register up to the first day of the class. Students not intending on attending the course must drop the class in order not to receive a failing grade. The refresher course no longer meets throughout the regular EMT course.
If a student needs to get skills verified they must attend the entire refresher course. Skills will no longer be verified during lab or skills testing at the midterm or the final.
Skills verification is included as part of the refresher course (please see schedule of classes for dates).
Skills will be scenario based. Review of skills can be made by viewing the skills video at www.cabrillo.edu/academics/publicsafety/EMTcourse.htm. Look under EMT Lab co-requisite practical skills tutorials (also for refresher student review).
There are 10 skills that need to be demonstrated for recertification. The skills competency verification form can be found both on the Cabrillo College web page and www.santacruzhealth.org. Skills are verified in a scenario based format. The patient exam, trauma patient is verified by doing a detailed physical exam on a trauma patient. The patient examination, medical patient will be verified by running a scenario on a chest pain or respiratory patient. Airway emergencies are verified by demonstrating adult and infant obstructed airway management. Breathing emergencies are verified by providing ventilation to a nonbreathing patient using a pocket mask or a BVM. Circulation and AED emergencies are verified by demonstrating CPR and the use of an AED. Neurological emergencies will be verified by c-spining a supine patient and doing a thorough neurological exam prior to and after spinal immobilization. Soft tissue injury will be verified by demonstrating bleeding control and shock management. Musculoskeletal injury will be verified by demonstrating the sling and swathe on an injured upper extremity. Finally the obstetrical emergency will be verified by demonstrating the skill of emergency childbirth.
You must have an appointment to recertify (454-4120). You must recertify in person at 1080 Emeline Street in Santa Cruz.
The following items are required to re-certify as an EMT-B in Santa Cruz County.
All individuals applying for recertification must submit a one-time Live Scan DOJ Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) back ground check if it is the first recertification after January 1, 2007 or this is the first ever recertification with Santa Cruz County EMS.
This Live Scan form and related instructions can be obtained at the EMS Agency or by mail. Complete the application and contact a Live Scan location to make an appointment and verify hours and payment method. Live Scan fees are typically between $50-70. The Sheriff’s Center at Cabrillo College accepts walk-ins Monday through Friday. Check their web-site for hours. Submit part two (second copy) of Live Scan form with your EMT application. Live Scan's done for other agencies cannot be accepted by the county EMS office. You must use their Live Scan form. It is specific for each agency requiring a background check.
For questions on the EMT certification process go to www.santacruzhealth.org and look under the public health, EMT certification. Be aware that certain types of criminal record could preclude you from EMT certifications. If you have any questions speak directly to the EMS office in Santa Cruz. The EMT application, live scan service form with instructions and location lists, skills check off verification and instruction form are all available to be downloaded and referenced at the above webpage as well as on Cabrillo's EMT web-page.
Please direct any questions on the skills verification to Kris Hurst.
What if my certification has lapsed?
Less than 6 months, all of the above with no extra hours of continuing education hours. The caveat is that you CANNOT work as an EMT during those months of lapsed certification.
More than 6 months but less than 12 months, all of the above with 12 extra hours of CE hours.
More than 12 months but less than 24 months, all of the above with 24 extra hours of CE hours.
More than 24 months, you are not eligible for recertification. You must retake the initial EMT course and reapply as any initial EMT would, including taking and passing the NREMT certifying exam.