Area residents are invited to take their emergency training to a professional
level starting this month.
Humboldt General Hospital Emergency Medical Services Rescue will host a
nationally certified EMT Course from July 28 through November 17.
According to HGH EMS Education Coordinator David Ellis, the course is directed
at those who would like to become an Emergency Medical Technician.
“This will give them the classroom instruction and the labs they
will need to achieve that goal,” said Ellis.
Brittany Phillips, NRP, will be the lead instructor, with many other instructors
from HGH EMS pitching in to help with the class. Ellis said Phillips has
taught many classes before and is known for her quality, spot-on instruction.
Participants will meet from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays
at the ambulance station located adjacent to Humboldt General Hospital
in Winnemucca. Some Saturday instruction will also take place.
Ellis said much of the instruction will center on basic medical concepts,
terminology and skills at the EMT level. Some of the course topics will
include bleeding, splitting of fractures, managing airway obstruction,
managing cardiac arrest and more.
Cost for the instruction is $1,000, which includes all books and materials.
Application is mandatory prior to the start of classes. For more information
or to apply, please call HGH EMS Rescue Education Coordinator David Ellis
at (775) 623-5222, ext. 1369.