Large EMT class undergoing training this semester at PCCUA
Posted Date: 2/19/24

Learning the essential skills to help in life-threatening situations, a large class of EMT students is receiving hands-on training this semester through the EMT program at Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas (PCCUA). The training is being provided in partnership with Pafford Medical Services.

Atotal of 19 students are enrolled in the EMT program, which kicked off last week with a Stop the Bleed class and each participant receiving a tourniquet and certificate of completion. Students have also been trained to administer CPR.

Dr. Deborah King, PCCUA Vice Chancellor for Instruction, noted that scholarships for the program are being sponsored in part by the Arkansas Rural Health Partnership and the Phillips County Community Foundation.

Shanna Pryor, PCCUA Dean of Allied Health, added, “This is a wonderful opportunity, especially for policemen and firemen, and we are thankful to Pafford for providing the instruction.”

The EMT program is designed to generate qualified and highly trained medical personnel. It is a one-semester certificate of proficiency program offered on the Helena campus. The EMT program provides instruction in actual care of patients with specific injuries or illnesses at the scene and during transportation to a medical facility. Upon successful completion of the course, students are eligible to take the National Registry exam to obtain their EMT certification.

For more information about the program, contact Pryor at 338-6474, ext.1371.

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