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Community Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Community Emergency Medical Services is a new resource that will work to fill critical gaps in our communities’ health care systems. Many of these gaps lie within the underserved communities or chronically ill that either lack access to appropriate care or need additional help. Certified community EMS providers work to assist patients in navigating healthcare challenges, overcoming barriers, and establishing ties within community resources.

What are the features of Casper’s program?

Community EMS has two levels of providers:

  • Technicians can evaluate and connect an underserved population with underutilized resources. Community EMS technicians provide health services where access to physicians, clinics, and/or hospitals is difficult or may not exist.
  • Besides the skills and resources used by technicians, clinicians have an expansion of capabilities, including more in-depth physical examination techniques, evaluation of treatment effectiveness, performing approved interventions and treatments, collaborating with other health care professionals, and more.

Community EMS training is now available for currently licensed emergency medical technicians, advanced EMTs, intermediate EMTs, and paramedics. Pass the technician courses to apply for endorsement as a community EMS technician, based on rules and regulations in the state where you reside and seek employment. Upon completing the CEMS technician and clinician courses, students receive a certificate of completion, as this program is approved by the Wyoming Community College Commission. Paramedics who complete the certificate program are eligible to sit for the IBSC Community EMS Provider exam.

 

What can I do with this major?

Enhance the service you provide your community in the areas of:

  • Specialty care
  • Prevention and wellness
  • Public health
  • Mental health
  • Disease management
  • Readmission prevention
  • Telehealth
  • Social services
  • And more!

What are the special admission requirements, if any?

You have to meet certain pre-requisites separate and in addition to admission to Casper College.

  • The community EMS technician course is available to EMS providers at the EMT, AEMT, IEMT and paramedic level.
  • The CEMS clinician course is available to paramedic level providers.

To enroll in either of the CEMS courses, the candidate must hold a current National Registry EMT, AEMT or paramedic card that does not expire during the course. A state-issued IEMT license/certification is also acceptable. You must also have a current American Heart Association BLS card that does not expire during the course. If AHA ACLS/PALS certifications are required by your licensure, they must also be current and not expire during the program. Instructor permission is required to enroll.

Please fill out the following application:

 

What courses would I take?

For requirements and more information about this program, view its listings in the academic catalog:

 

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Contact Info

Lupe Kerr

Academic Assistant, School of Health Science

Russ Christianson

Paramedic Technology Program Director

Jeff McCarty

Dean, School of Health Science