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Indianapolis EMS Fall 2017 EMT Program – Now Accepting Applications!


  • Posted: November 11, 2016

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT

Emergency Medical Technician State of Indiana Certification Course

Required Dates

  • Friday, Jan. 6, 2017: Mandatory CPR Class, 0900 – 1400
  • Jan. 11, 2017 – May 3, 2017: EMT-B Class, Wednesday Nights Only, 1800 – 2200
  • Monday, May 1, 2017 – Thursday, May 4, 2017: Test Prep, Times TBD

Location

Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services Headquarters, 3930 Georgetown Road, Indianapolis, Indiana 46254

Course Fees

  • $900 – Payment plans are available
  • Price includes American Heart Association Healthcare Provider Certification Course

**Textbook cost is NOT included in course fee**

Application Deadlines

Completed applications must be submitted no later than Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016.

Acceptance paperwork must be turned in no later than Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017

Please click here for additional details.

 

To register for class please click here. For questions, email EMS Educator Jenny Blake, BS, NRP, PI at EMSEducationApplications@IndianapolisEMS.org


Indianapolis EMS Paramedic Health Science Spring 2017 Program Announced!


  • Posted: June 22, 2016

 

Indianapolis EMS

 

Paramedic Health Science 

 

Spring 2017 Program

 

Applications are now being accepted for the Spring 2017 Indianapolis EMS Paramedic Health Science Program in partnership with Eskenazi Health as the sponsoring health system. The program is 52 weeks long and classes are held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The course is scheduled to present subject matter in a section that is shift accommodating, to make attendance convenient for EMS, Law Enforcement, and Fire personnel.

Program Timeline for Admission

Mandatory Information Sessions

The faculty of the Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services (IEMS) Training and Education Division will hold information sessions August 15, 16, 17, and 18 at 6:00 p.m. in the Indianapolis EMS Education Center, located at IEMS Headquarters, 3930 Georgetown Road, Indianapolis, IN 46254. The purpose of these sessions is to fully inform interested candidates of the program requirements and the unique design of the curriculum. Interested candidates only need to attend one session.

Please E-mail EMSEducationApplications@indianapolisems.org to reserve a seat in one of the information sessions.

Entrance Examination – Must be completed by Friday Sept. 9, 2016

Interviews – Must be completed between Monday Oct. 31, 2016 and Friday Nov. 11, 2016

Anatomy and Physiology Prerequisite Course – Offered between Monday Sept. 12, 2016 and Friday Dec. 16, 2016

Paramedic Program Orientation – Tuesday Dec. 20, 2016

Paramedic Program Class – Monday Jan. 9, 2016

Program Curriculum

-Introduction to Paramedic Science

-Pharmacology for the Paramedic

-The Paramedic and Pulmonology

-The Paramedic as a Team Member

-The Paramedic and Medical Matters

-The Paramedic as a Team Player

-The Paramedic and Cardiology

-The Paramedic and Trauma

-The Paramedic as Team Leader

-Contemporary EMS Issues

-Paramedic Professional Progress

About the Indianapolis EMS Paramedic Health Science Program

The Indianapolis EMS Paramedic program features the largest full-time faculty in Central Indiana. The program is one of the 21, Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) facilities in the State of Indiana. Instructors include paramedics and nurses with more than 100 years of collective EMS experience. Guest lecturers include emergency medicine physicians, trauma surgeons, and nurse specialists.

The program follows the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Paramedic National Standard Curriculum and is approved by the Indiana EMS Commission. Additionally, students participate in intra-curricular specialty courses and receive ACLS, PEPP, and PHTLS certifications on successful completion of each course.

The faculty designed the course to present subject matter in a section or shift accommodating manner to make attendance convenient for EMS, law enforcement and fire department personnel. Lectures are held in the Indianapolis EMS Education Center. The faculty integrates web-based teaching and learning resources so students can enjoy remote access to syllabi’s, presentations, grades, and student-to-faculty communication.

Students benefit from an unequaled field internship with Indianapolis EMS, the largest EMS agency in the State of Indiana. Indianapolis EMS has over 300 prehospital healthcare providers who respond to more than 100,000 calls for 9-1-1 service each year. Indianapolis EMS traces its beginnings back to 1887, making it the oldest and most experienced ambulance service in the state.

Students spend the majority of hospital clinical rotations at the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Health Hospital, a state-of-the-art, 315 bed public hospital in the heart of Indianapolis. Indiana University School of Medicine(IUSM) physicians specializing in emergency medicine and surgical trauma lead the students in the Michael & Susan Smith Emergency Department and Smith Level I Shock Trauma Center at Eskenazi Health. Eskenazi Health provides students access to one of three Level I trauma centers in the state. Students will perfect patient assessment and management skills with a wide variety of medical, surgical, and psychiatric patients; interacting with staff and patients in the following departments:

  • Smith Level I Shock Trauma Center at Eskenazi Health
  • Richard M. Fairbanks Burn Center at Eskenazi Health
  • Anesthesia services at Eskenazi Health and Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health
  • Eskenazi Health Center Primary Care – Pediatric Urgent Visit Center
  • Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health – Emergency Medicine and Trauma Center
  • Eskenazi Health Intensive Care Unit
  • Eskenazi Health Cardiac Catheterization Lab
  • Eskenazi Health Family Beginnings (Labor and Delivery)
  • Eskenazi Health Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Eskenazi Health Midtown Community Mental Health Triage (psychiatric emergency department)
  • City of Indianapolis – Public Safety Communications Center

Indianapolis EMS Fall 2016 EMT Program – Now Accepting Applications!


  • Posted: June 21, 2016

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT

Emergency Medical Technician

State of Indiana Certification Course

Required Dates

     -Mandatory CPR Class – Friday August 19, 2016 from 9:00 AM through 1:00 PM

     -EMT Class – Wednesdays – August 24 through December 14, 2016 from 6:00 PM through 10:00 PM

     -Test Preparation: Monday December 12 through Thursday December 15, 2016 – Times TBA

Location

                Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services Headquarters

                3930 Georgetown Road

                Indianapolis, Indiana 46254

Course Fees

-$900.00 – Payment plans are available

-Price includes American Heart Association Healthcare Provider Certification Course

**Textbook cost is NOT included in course fee**

Application Deadlines

-Completed application must be submitted no later than Friday August 12, 2016

-Acceptance paperwork must be received no later than Wednesday August 17, 2016

TO REGISTER OR FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS COURSE;

E-MAIL THE IEMS TRAINING AND EDUCATION DIVISION AT

EMSEducationApplications@IndianapolisEMS.org

IEMS Fall 2016 - EMT Course Announcement


2016 Indianapolis EMS Memorial Golf Outing, In Memory of Tim McCormick and Cody Medley


  • Posted: January 26, 2016

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Indianapolis EMS is proud to announce the 4th Annual Indianapolis EMS Memorial Golf Outing, In Memory of Tim McCormick and Cody Medley.

Private Tim McCormick and Specialist Cody Medley, died in the line of duty in 2013. Later that year a memorial scholarship honoring the memory of both young men, and their service to others, was created. The annual Memorial Golf Outing, now in its fourth year, is one of two annual fundraisers that supports the McCormick and Medley Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is funded through the Indianapolis EMS Fund of the Indy Public Safety Foundation. Each Paramedic scholarship provides approximately $6,700 dollars to cover uniform, texts, and tuition to the recipient.

The Memorial Golf Outing will return to the magnificent, Valle Vista Golf Club located at 755 East Main Street in Greenwood, Indiana on Thursday 19 May 2016. Check-in begins at 11:00 AM and tee time is at noon.

Registration is now open. To register an individual or a team online, go to www.iemsgolf.eventbrite.com. To register in person please contact bruce.tilson@indianapolisems.org OR bryn.Arnold@indianapolisems.org

An equally important part of the success of this event, is the generous support of the our community partners and local businesses. We appreciate all levels of support and recognize all of our sponsors who have helped make this event a continued success.

To support the Memorial Golf Outing for 2016, there are several options below that you may choose from:

  • Title Sponsor – Sponsorship Amount: $2,500.00. Benefits include; prominent name and logo recognition at the event, name and logo on event flyer, two-complimentary teams in the outing (a $600.00 dollar value), promotional booth in the registration area, and listed as a sponsor on social media and press release.
  • Gold Sponsor – Sponsorship Amount: $1,000.00. Benefits include; Name and logo on our Gold Level Sponsors Board, one-complimentary team in the outing (a $300.00 dollar value), promotional booth in the registration area, and listed as a sponsor on social media and press release.
  • Silver Sponsor – Sponsorship Amount: $150.00. Benefits include; Sponsored hole on the golf course with name and logo at the tee box, and listed as a sponsor on social media and press release.
  • Prize Donor Drawing – A prize drawing will take place during the outing, for which donation of gift cards and other items are needed. Prize drawing donors will be listed on social media and press release.

To be a sponsor or make a prize donation go to iemsgolf.eventbrite.com or contact bruce.tilson@indianapolisems.org OR bryn.arnold@indianapolisems.org

 


CPR Friday’s At Indianapolis EMS! – Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider CPR Course


  • Posted: August 21, 2014

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT

American Heart Association

Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider CPR Course

Dates:

EVERY FRIDAY MORNING

9 AM through 1 PM

Location:

Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services Conference Center Classroom

3978 Georgetown Road

Indianapolis, Indiana 46254

Cost:

$65.00

Receipt provided at time of course and payment.

AHA certification card will be provided within one week of course

**Textbook not Included with cost.**

To register for this class or for questions contact mailto:EMSEducationApplications@indianapolisems.org


Public Safety Agencies of Indianapolis Meet Somber Benchmark with Resolve


  • Posted: August 18, 2014

Media Contact:

Carl A. Rochelle III

Chief of Communications and Stakeholder Relations

Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services (IEMS)

pio@indianpolisems.org

Desk – (317) 287-3022

Pager – (317) 761-6219

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

18 August 2014

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                                            news release

Public Safety Agencies of Indianapolis Meet Somber Benchmark with Resolve

 

INDIANAPOLIS – Over the weekend, paramedics from Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services (IEMS) administered naloxone for the 630th time in 2014.  The significance of this number is that it surpasses the total number of persons receiving naloxone during the entire year of 2013.

 

Through a joint pilot program, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and IEMS began to train and supply police officers with the medication that can stop a heroin overdose in minutes. According to Dr. Dan O’Donnell MD, deputy medical director with IEMS, “the administration of naloxone is critical to life saving efforts, immediately halting the effects of heroin.”  While naloxone is critical to stopping an overdose it does not prevent addiction.

 

Recently, Troy Riggs, director of Indianapolis Department of Public Safety cited Mayor Greg Ballard’s Early Education and Public Safety Initiative as a key step in moving forward.  Riggs also reinforced that one of the primary missions of the agencies under Indianapolis DPS is preservation of life, “we value human life and will not give up on our citizens.” Part of the plan moving forward, Riggs added “are community outreach programs to help with rehabilitation.”

 

“Indianapolis continues to set the pace in the nation for recognition and intervention related to heroin.” according to Dr. Charles Miramonti, chief of IEMS, “Getting the information, training and medication in the hands of first responders is a crucial first step.”  Based in large part on the efforts in Indianapolis and the Indiana University School of Medicine, the state legislature recently passed a bill allowing emergency medical technicians (EMT’s) the ability to administer naloxone in the field. Soon, EMT’s with the Indianapolis Fire Department (IFD) will have access to naloxone on all of their response apparatus, increasing the chances of saving a life from heroin overdose.

 

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IEMS is the largest provider of emergency pre-hospital medical care in the state, responding to nearly 100,000 911 calls each year. A division of the Indianapolis Department of Public Safety, IEMS is a partnership between the City of Indianapolis, Indiana University School of Medicine and Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County, with Eskenazi Health as the supervising health system. IEMS strives to provide the best pre-hospital medical services to the community through the endless pursuit of excellence in patient-centered care, education, efficiency, efficacy, safety and quality of service. IEMS serves the community not only through emergency care, but also through unique outreach programs and educational opportunities. Our mission: Right care. Every patient. Every time.

To learn more about IEMS, visit www.IndianapolisEMS.org. You can also follow IEMS on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/IndianapolisEMS), Twitter (http://twitter.com/IndianapolisEMS) and Instagram (http://instagram.com/IndianapolisEMS).

 


Indianapolis EMS Receives Federal Grant Funding For AED Placement


  • Posted: August 13, 2014

Media Contact:

Carl A. Rochelle III

Chief of Communications and Stakeholder Relations

Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services (IEMS)

pio@indianpolisems.org

Desk – (317) 287-3022

Pager – (317) 761-6219

news release

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

13 August 2014

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Indianapolis EMS Receives Federal Grant Funding For AED Placement

INDIANAPOLIS – IndyCARES, a division of Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services (IEMS) received notification last week that a grant submitted to the US Department of Health and Human Services; Health Resources and Services Administration, for AED placement and compression only CPR training in Indianapolis has been awarded. The program will be administered by the Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County with leadership and direction provided by Dr. Dan O’Donnell MD, and the Indiana University School of Medicine.

The grant provides $145,013.00 in funding for the first year of the AED placement and use program. Additional recommended funding by the grant includes $146,997.00 for year two and $149,040.00 for year three. Funding for years two and three are contingent on availability of funding and satisfactory progress of the proposed project. These figures represent 100 percent funding for the program with no local or state matching monies required.

The Indianapolis Targeted Cardiac Arrest Survival Program’s goal is to improve cardiac arrest survival in high risk areas around Indianapolis. This program aims to tailor CPR and AED education to the unique needs of local communities. Goals of the program are to expand the current community education provided by IndyCARES including recognizing the signs and symptoms of cardiac arrest, teaching chest compression only CPR, and appropriate application and use of an AED by the layperson.

Without rapid bystander intervention using CPR and an AED, the chances for Return of Spontaneous Circulation (ROSC) diminish greatly. Dr. Charles Miramonti MD, chief of IEMS indicated that “studies have shown a positive impact when cardiac arrest is recognized early and when intervention is rapid in the form of immediate CPR and defibrillation.” Miramonti also emphasized that working with Indianapolis Department of Public Safety to help identify areas where education and placement will be made is the next step moving forward. The search will focus on at risk populations where out-of-hospital cardiac arrest events are the highest and outcomes are the poorest.

Once high impact areas are identified, program leadership will engage local community leaders and partners on establishing a high impact CPR and AED education program unique to the specific community. Upon completion of this program, AED’s will be placed by IEMS. Additionally, the location will be recorded in the Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) System. This will enable 9-1-1 dispatchers to let callers know where an AED is located in the event of a cardiac arrest. According to Dr. Dan O’Donnell MD, deputy medical director with IEMS, “Identification and engagement of key stakeholders in the identified high risk areas will be crucial to the success of the program.” An initial report is expected in early 2015 that will identify the locations that will best serve the population of Indianapolis.

The team at IndyCARES defines program success as training 500 citizens per year in citizen CPR and the placement of 20 AED’s annually for a period of three years. IEMS Public Information Officer, Carl Rochelle III, reports that over 4,000 citizens of Indianapolis have been trained in chest compression only CPR since IndyCARES inception in June 2011. These combined efforts can save lives as well as lead to improved patient outcome when followed by rapid AED use and treatment by first response emergency medical services. This program is a joint effort undertaken by the Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County, the Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine, Indianapolis Department of Public Safety and IEMS.

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IEMS is the largest provider of emergency pre-hospital medical care in the state, responding to nearly 100,000 911 calls each year. A division of the Indianapolis Department of Public Safety, IEMS is a partnership between the City of Indianapolis, Indiana University School of Medicine and Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County, with Eskenazi Health as the supervising health system. IEMS strives to provide the best pre-hospital medical services to the community through the endless pursuit of excellence in patient-centered care, education, efficiency, efficacy, safety and quality of service. IEMS serves the community not only through emergency care, but also through unique outreach programs and educational opportunities. Our mission: Right care. Every patient. Every time.

 

To learn more about IEMS, visit www.IndianapolisEMS.org. You can also follow IEMS on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/IndianapolisEMS), Twitter (http://twitter.com/IndianapolisEMS) and Instagram (http://instagram.com/IndianapolisEMS).


Indianapolis EMS Earns American Heart Association’s 2014 Mission: Lifeline Award


  • Posted: June 11, 2014

Agency’s heart attack care among best in nation

 
Indianapolis, June 4, 2014 – Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is a proud recipient of the 2014 Mission: Lifeline EMS Silver Level Recognition Award from the American Heart Association (AHA) for its achievements in heart attack care. Indianapolis EMS was one of 100 agencies across the country, and only three in Indiana, to earn the Silver level of recognition, the highest ranking in the program.

 
“We’re extremely proud of this recognition for our excellent heart attack care,” said Dr. Charles Miramonti, chief of Indianapolis EMS. “It’s because of the work that our providers do on the streets each day that we are able to claim such a high level of success in STEMI treatment.”

 
An ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), or a heart attack, occurs after the blood supply to the heart is blocked for a prolonged period of time, resulting in a high risk for disability or death. Indianapolis EMS treats more than 100 STEMIs each year.
Indianapolis EMS emphasizes excellence in provider STEMI education, quick response to 911 calls, rapid STEMI identification through 12-lead electrocardiograms (ECGs), timely transport of STEMI patients to an appropriate health care facility for catheterization, and notification to these facilities before they receive the patient. The agency is also proficient in STEMI data collection and tracking of patient outcomes for continuous quality improvement. The agency met and/or exceeded all criteria set by AHA for its heart attack care in 2013.

 
“We’re definitely on the cutting edge of STEMI care, and we’ve been placing an emphasis on heart attack education, response and data collection for years,” said Dr. Dan O’Donnell, deputy medical director for Indianapolis EMS and an emergency medicine physician. “It’s great to receive an honor like this to let us know that we’re ahead of the curve.”

 
The Mission: Lifeline Award program recognizes EMS teams across the nation for their vital role in providing timely treatment for STEMI patients. This is the first year of the award program. For more information on the American Heart Association, the Mission: Lifeline System of Care or the Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition Awards, please visit www.heart.org.


Indianapolis EMS to Host McCormick & Medley Public Safety Awareness Day


  • Posted: May 12, 2014

Second annual event will provide an interactive experience during National EMS Week

 

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Indianapolis, May 8, 2014 – Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services (EMS) will host its second-annual McCormick & Medley Public Safety Awareness Day during National EMS Week, giving people a chance to interact with emergency personnel, take part in demonstrations and activities, and receive important safety information and exciting giveaways.

 
The Public Safety Awareness Day will take place on Tuesday, May 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Indianapolis City Market, located at 222 E. Market St. in downtown Indianapolis. This free, family-friendly event offers a unique opportunity for the public to speak with first responders and other emergency providers in a non-emergency setting.

 
“We are excited to once again offer an opportunity for the public to see first-hand what it is that we do as a service, as well as our fellow public safety, health care and community agencies,” said Dr. Charles Miramonti, chief of Indianapolis EMS. “This day is not only a reminder of our fallen brothers and the risks that all first responders take, but also of the importance of serving and educating our community.”

 
The entire family is encouraged to browse the interactive displays that will be stationed in the West Plaza at City Market. Visitors can learn CPR, try on SWAT equipment and tour emergency vehicles, including an ambulance and a fire engine.

 
The McCormick & Medley Public Safety Awareness Day is named for Private Tim McCormick and Specialist Cody Medley, two Indianapolis EMS members killed in the line of duty in 2013. This commemorative event will take place during National EMS Week, May 18-24.

 
National EMS Week was first celebrated in 1974, when President Gerald Ford declared it at the request of the director of the Division of Emergency Medical Services, David R. Boyd. The week has since been celebrated by hospitals, fire departments, emergency medical services and others.


Indianapolis EMS Member Receives National Advocacy Award


  • Posted: April 1, 2014

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Indianapolis EMS’ Lt. Jason Scheiderer was recently honored with the EMS Field Bill Advocate of the Year Award from the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT). Lt. Scheiderer was one of three awardees from across the nation to be recognized for their volunteer work in support of this legislation. He received his award at NAEMT’s EMS on the Hill Day in Washington, D.C., in March.

H.R. 809, the Field EMS Quality, Innovation and Cost-Effectiveness Improvement Act (a.k.a. the Field EMS Bill), would provide federal support for EMS practitioners, similar to federal support offered to fire and police, as well as make improvements to the EMS industry and practices.

As an advocate for the Field EMS Bill, Lt. Scheiderer secured sponsors for the bill, Indiana Reps. Larry Bucshon and Andre Carson, and gained support from the Indiana EMS Association and the Putnam County Operation Life Agency.

Lt. Scheiderer is an educator in the Indianapolis EMS Education Division and has been in EMS for 12 years.