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Our EMT class instructor has coordinated a special visit from Lutheran Air Ambulance for Monday, May 20th around 8-9am. The local fire & police departments will be assisting in setting up the landing area in the field in front of the main entrance to the high school. We are excited about this unique opportunity, but please don't be alarmed when you notice our extra guests! 
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Last week, Mr. Ksiezopolski taught his EMT students how to properly take manual blood pressures. These students have been hard at work practicing many new skills recently so that they can be ready to take their State Test to become licensed EMT's in the spring! 

We recently welcomed a new instructor to our program, as well: Ms. Alicia Elder joined the WACC family in January and will help teach the EMT students, along with Mr. Ksiezopolski. We are happy to have her on our team!



Interested in this program? Check out the description & requirements below: 

EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN

Emergency Medical Services prepares students for a state certification which may lead to a career in Emergency Medical Services. Examples of those careers include Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic. This course is designed for persons desiring to perform emergency medical care. Theories, techniques, and operational aspects of pre-hospital emergency care, within the scope and responsibility of the basic emergency medical technician are covered in this course. Students will learn to recognize the seriousness of the patient’s condition, use the appropriate emergency care techniques and equipment to stabilize the patient, and safely transport them to the hospital. The handling of victims of hazardous materials accidents is also addressed in this course. Opportunities for laboratory practice and clinical observation in a hospital emergency room and ambulance are also included to provide occasions for students to further develop clinical skills and the appropriate ethical behavior. Leadership skills are developed and community service opportunities are provided through participation in HOSA. Students are required to have specific shots which can be obtained from the family doctor or the county health clinic. Once completed and reaching the age of 18, the student can take the state test and if successful, become a licensed EMT.

 Grade Level: 12
 Recommended Prerequisites: None
 Credits: 1 semester course, 2 periods, 2 credits per semester
 Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for all diplomas
 Acceptance to program required. (Acceptance method varies from program to program.)
 Students may earn college credit if they complete the Ivy Tech application and earn a C- or higher.
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Ed Ksiezopolski's EMT classes practiced their traction splinting skills recently while preparing for their state exams. Stay tuned with exam results as they are coming soon. We are so proud of our EMT students!

Interested in learning more about this class?! Check out the information below, directly from the WACC Course of Study Guide: 

EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN

Grade Level: 12
Prerequisite: Acceptance to program required.
(Acceptance method varies from program to program.)
Length: 1 semester (2 periods)
Credits Earned: 2
Students may earn college credit if they complete the Ivy Tech application and earn a C or higher. This course is being offered in partnership with Multi-Township EMS of Warsaw. It is a state-approved curriculum for E.M.T. training. Once completed and reaching the age of 18, the student can take the state test and if successful, become a licensed E.M.T. Students are required to have specific immunizations which can be obtained from the family doctor or the county health clinic. Course offering is dependent on the number of students and instructor availability.



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Yesterday Mr. Ksiezopolski's Emergency Medical Services students were practicing some new skills and "rescued" Mrs. Jackson, the WACC Assistant Director! The students safely strapped her to the backboard, carried her across the sidewalk, and placed her on top of their truck to pose for a picture. Great job students, and special thanks to Mrs. Jackson for offering to be their patient!



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Helicopter to make a non-emergency landing at WCHS/WACC for the students in the EMT program.

Weather permitting, this Friday, May 22, 2015, the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) students get to see a Lutheran Air helicopter, with a Flight Paramedic on board that is a 2003 graduate of WCHS and the Warsaw Area Career Center EMT program, land at the WCHS/WACC campus between 8:00-8:30. It will land on the front lawn of WCHS/WACC campus between parking lot B and SR 15 and the Flight Paramedic will be here to talk to the class about air transport in emergency situations.

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