Workforce and Community Education Classes

EMT Refresher

***Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required to register for this face-to-face class***

Dates/Times: TBD

Course participants must attend ALL class sessions.

Fee: $185

Location: CR Main Campus - Room AT 126
                7351 Tompkins Hill Rd
                Eureka, CA 95501

Instructor: Virginia Plambeck

Renew your California EMT certification with this North Coast EMS-approved course!

This North Coast EMS-approved course meets state requirements for EMT refresher training, including California Skills Competency Verification.  Course includes rigorous and fast-paced didactic instruction, skills sessions, and scenario practice.  Topics include personal safety, medicolegal issues, patient assessment, and management of medical and traumatic emergencies.  It also includes training in new skills in the EMT scope of practice: Use of a glucometer and finger stick blood glucose testing, epinephrine auto-injector, and naloxone nasal spray.  Participants who successfully complete this course will be eligible to apply for re-certification as a California EMT.

Topics include:

  • Personal Safety
  • Medicolegal issues
  • Medical and legal safety
  • Patient assessment
  • Management of medical and traumatic emergencies
  • New EMT skills: use of a glucometer, naloxone and epinephrine
  • California Skills competency verification

Note: This course does NOT include CPR re-certification. Additional requirements are needed for NREMT re-certification.

Course Prerequisites: Current EMT-I certification, or previous EMT-I certification expired for no more than six months. Continued state EMT certification may still be possible if EMT-I certification is expired for more than six months; please call 707-476-4500 to be put in contact with the instructor.

This class will be conducted in person.  The class will involve hands-on physical contact as part of scenario practice, skills training, and skills competency verification.  See instructor letter at bottom of website for more detailed information on Classroom Guidance.

As of this publication, the following precautions will be in place:

  • Health screening:
    • Student should not attend class if they are sick.
      • Further screening may include temperature checks and symptom questionnaires.
    • Classroom hygiene
      • Students will practice appropriate hand washing and/or hand sanitizing.
      • Students will be reminded to avoid touching their eyes, nose, and mouth.
      • Surfaces and equipment will be sanitized after use.
    • Social Distancing will be required,
      • When feasible, physical distancing of 6 feet will be practiced.
    • Personal protective equipment
      • Students will wear personal protective equipment (gloves, masks, face shields) when performing medical scenarios or practicing skills.
      • Please bring your own mask
      • Students will be issued a face shield to keep
    • Compliance/culture
      • The instructor and students will be expected to model their commitment to quality medical care by supporting these strategies.


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Phone: (707) 476-4500

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