Press Release

EMT-Basic Class to Start February 23rd

Tuesday, February 5, 2013
by Rebecca Sneed

 Hannibal-LaGrange University is pleased to announce they will be offering another EMT-Basic class starting February 23rd as part of the Emergency Medical Services program. The EMS program offers careers in pre-hospital emergency medicine.

         The EMT-B class provides training to care for patients at accident scenes and in transport by ambulance to the hospital under medical direction. Additional programs will include the EMT-Paramedic, which may lead to an Associate of Applied Science degree, as well as offering refresher and continuing education courses to the Emergency Medical Services community. 

         Dr. Richard Draper, DO, is the EMS Medical Advisor for the program. As Medical Advisor, Dr. Draper is the medical control officer for the training program. As such, he provides clarification of medical issues and input regarding capable individuals for teaching any given subject matter. He will also be the liaison with local medical society component to assure the special needs of the EMS field operations and training are being met. In addition, Dr. Draper will be involved in the overall evaluation of courses, process, and make recommendations as to how the training program can be improved, with the goal of increasing technician competencies.

“We understand the importance of pre-hospital care and want to assist by providing this educational opportunity. It is our hope that by offering this program in Hannibal, we will help meet the needs of our community and surrounding area,” stated Anne Riggs, MSN, RN, Director of Nursing & Allied Health Division.

For more information regarding this program at Hannibal-LaGrange University please contact Anne Riggs at 573.629.3140 or via email at ariggs@hlg.edu.

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Contact Information

Carolyn Carpenter
Director of Public Relations