EMS Continuing Education

EMS Continuing Education

We provide the most updated and pertinent courses for your education. New online education is available as well as traditional course format. Contact Christopher Loftus, EMS Program Coordinator, for information about continuing education. cloftus@iwcc.edu  l  712.325.3446

Please note! EMS Education Program CEU Requests must be submitted at least 14 days prior to the class date.

EMS Refresher Course

Contact Christopher Loftus, EMS Coordinator, for more information about EMS Refresher Courses.
cloftus@iwcc.edu / 712.325.3446

An EMS refresher course may be offered at the college or may be tailored to your own specific department needs if requested. The refresher covers the National content for NREMT renewal, covering both didactic and skills requirements.


This course is designed to train experienced pre-hospital providers to provide instruction to students enrolled in EMS education programs. Topics covered include: instructor roles and responsibilities, student learning styles, lesson plans, presentation skills, evaluation methods, motivation, teaching psychomotor skills, and legal and ethical issues associated with instruction. The course will be interactive and will include the opportunity to provide didactic and practical student education in a simulated classroom experience.

Contact Christopher Loftus, EMS Program Coordinator, for more information.
cloftus@iwcc.edu  l  712.325.3446

Emergency Medical Responder

Formerly known as First Responder. This class usually meets two nights per week for eight weeks. The Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) course emphasizes the development of student skills in patient assessment and examination, recognition of signs and symptoms regarding illness or injury, and proper procedures when rendering basic emergency care.

Upon successful completion of this course, the participant should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the overall role and responsibilities of an Emergency Medical Responder in performing both emergency medical care and operational aspects of the profession.  In addition to the classroom and practical portions of the course, the student will complete a sixteen hour internship in an emergency department.

Contact Christopher Loftus for more information. cloftus@iwcc.edu  l  712.325.3446 

Iowa Western Community College Paramedic program, on the Council Bluffs campus, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756

To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
FAX 214-703-8992