The Health Training Network, a service of Inland Northwest Health Services, is opening a new training facility to house medical training classes including a new Paramedic Program. The nine-month Paramedic Program will begin February 2012, at the new facility which is located at 1610 N. Rebecca in Spokane. Other classes to be taught at the new location include professional medical education classes for EMS providers and health care workers.
Initially 24 paramedic students will go through the Paramedic Program which will grow to 48 students in 2013. The program consists of five months of course work in Spokane plus practicum and internship requirements. At completion students will receive certification as a Paramedic in the State of Washington and the National Registry of EMTs. The program follows the U.S. Department of Transportation 2009, Paramedic National Standard guidelines. Students are expected to come from throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationally.
Other courses offered by INHS’ Health Training Network include Emergency Medical Responder, EMT, Advanced EMT, Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS), ACLS, PALS, CPR and First Aid, Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals (PEPP) and Geriatric Education for Emergency Medical Services (GEMS). The FarMedic Training Program is offered to provide rural fire/rescue responders with a systematic approach to farm rescue procedures for the safety of both patients and responders.