EMS Refresher Courses

Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy in Michigan offers various EMS Refresher Courses. These EMS Refresher classes lead to a Certificate of Attendance and are utilized to maintain an existing EMS license. Program availability will vary by location. If you are interested in learning more or to get info on upcoming refresher courses, contact us today!

Paramedic Refresher

The Paramedic Refresher class is a Michigan Department of Community Health and Human Services (MDHHS) approved refresher that meets the State of Michigan continuing education requirement for Paramedic license renewal (required every 3 years). This class is also an approved “refresher” as defined by NREMT and qualifies students for renewal of the NREMT certification (required every 2 years) or as a prerequisite for retaking the NREMT exam.

This 2-consecutive-weekend, 6-day (Friday, Saturday, Sunday – Friday, Saturday, Sunday) Paramedic Refresher class is offered every other month and covers the required categories of Basic Airway (including Combitube), Basic Cardiovascular, Patient Assessment, Pediatrics, Respiratory Emergencies, Shock, and Spinal Injuries. Burns, Childbirth, patient privacy (HIPAA), and triage are a few of the additional topics covered during this class. AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers is also included in this refresher.   Prerequisite: MDHHS Paramedic license. The Paramedic Refresher course is 54 Contact Hours.

AEMT Refresher

The AEMT Refresher class is an MDHHS-approved refresher that meets the State of Michigan continuing education requirement for Advanced Emergency Medical Technician license renewal (required every 3 years). This AEMT Refresher class is also an approved “refresher” as defined by NREMT and qualifies students for renewal of the NREMT certification (required every 2 years) or as a prerequisite for retaking the NREMT exam.

This 2-consecutive-weekend, 5-day (Friday, Saturday, Sunday – Friday, Saturday) AEMT Refresher class is offered every other month and covers the required categories of Basic Airway (including Combitube), Basic Cardiovascular, Patient Assessment, Pediatrics, Respiratory Emergencies, Shock, and Spinal Injuries. Burns, Childbirth, patient privacy (HIPAA) and Triage are a few of the additional topics covered during this class. AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers is also included in this refresher. Prerequisite: MDHHS Advanced Emergency Medical Technician license. The AEMT Refresher course is 44 Contact Hours.

EMT-Basic Refresher

The EMT-Basic Refresher class is an MDHHS approved refresher that meets the State of Michigan continuing education requirement for Emergency Medical Technician-Basic license renewal (required every 3 years). This EMT Refresher class is also an approved “refresher” as defined by NREMT and qualifies students for renewal of the NREMT certification (required every 2 years) or as a prerequisite for retaking the NREMT exam.

This 2-consecutive-weekend 4-day (Saturday, Sunday – Saturday, Sunday) EMT-Basic Refresher class is offered every other month and covers the required categories of Basic Airway (including Combitube), Basic Cardiovascular, Patient Assessment, Pediatrics, Respiratory Emergencies, Shock, and Spinal Injuries. Burns, Childbirth, patient privacy (HIPAA) and Triage are a few of the additional topics covered during this class. AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers is also included in this refresher. Prerequisite: MDHHS EMT-Basic license. The EMT-Basic Refresher course is 36 Contact Hours.

Emergency Medical Responder Refresher

This Emergency Medical Responder Refresher class is an MDHHS approved refresher that exceeds the requirements for EMR license renewal.

The EMR refresher class is offered every other month and covers the required categories of Basic Airway, Basic Cardiovascular, Patient Assessment/Triage, Pediatrics, Respiratory Emergencies, Shock, and Spinal Injuries. AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers is also included in this refresher. Prerequisite: MDHHS Emergency Medical Responder license. The Emergency Medical Responder Refresher course is 22 Contact Hours.

EMS Instructor/Coordinator (EMS-I/C) Refresher

This EMS Instructor/Coordinator (EMS-I/C) Refresher class is designed to meet the MDHHS requirements for re-licensure of I/Cs.  Prerequisite: MDHHS EMS-I/C license. The EMS Instructor/Coordinator Refresher course is 30 Contact Hours.

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