Welcome to the St. Vincent Indianapolis EMS Internet Education page. This site outlines some of the educational offerings given by the EMS education department at St. Vincent Hospital - Indianapolis.
The St. Vincent Emergency Medical Services program will provide the individual the opportunity to obtain the skills and knowledge to effectively perform in the pre-hospital emergency medical setting, with attention given to professionalism, respect and compassion to all who call upon these services.
Dr. Michael Kaufmann, M.D., FACEP
Medical Director for EMS, StatFlight, Critical Care Transport
Jane Whinnery, RN, MSHCM, BSM, FNE
Administrative Assistant, EMS Education
James Ginder, MS, NREMT, PI, NCEE
EMS Educator, EMT Program
Beth Rice, BA, EMT-B
AHA CPR and Safe Sitter Coordinator
Debra Taylor, PI, EMT-P
Mindy Collins, PI, NRP
EMS Educator, Paramedic Program
Jill Perry, MS, EMT-P
Wendell Howard, PI, NCEE, NRP
Pre-requisite: MUST hold a current AHA Healthcare Provider CPR Certification
Times: 0830-1630 hours
Cost: $275 per person for the initial course, $175 per person for the re-certification course.
Location: St. Vincent EMS Education and Training Center, 8220 Naab Rd., Suite 200, Indpls., IN 46260
Registration: Call 317-338-3654
An Emergency Medical Technician - Basic is trained to assess and provide care in three major categories. An EMT-B is trained to provide basic life support for critically ill and injured patients with such skills as airway management, CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation), controlling accessible bleeding and treating for shock and poisoning.
A second category of training includes non-life-threatening conditions such as bandaging and splinting, delivering babies and care of the newborn.
A third category of training covers non-medical requirements, including verbal and written communication skills, proper extrication techniques and equipment, and coping with medicolegal problems.
EMT Training is not limited to the previously given examples but this description provides some idea of the scope of training.
Class size is limited to 20 students. To be considered for the program, applicants must be at least 18 years old AND possess a high school diploma. All students must read, write, and speak the English language fluently. Students must be currently certified in CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) at the American Heart Association Healthcare Provider at the time he or she starts the course.
Tuition is $650.00 which DOES NOT include the required textbook and optional workbook.
Following successful completion of the course, program graduates are eligible for the State of Indiana Certification Examination and the National EMT Registry Examination. Application for the state certification is dependent upon passing this examination.
What Opportunities are Available for Certified EMT's?
Employment opportunities exist with ambulance services, fire and police departments, hospital emergency departments and clinics as well as private industry.
EMT Classes are on going throughout the year - for more information contact:
Jim Ginder, MS, NREMT, PI
EMT Lead Instructor
A Paramedic is the highest trained pre-hospital health care professional. In addition to the basic training and skills of the EMT-B, the paramedic is trained in advanced patient assessment, trauma management, pharmacology and cardiology. This training includes advanced skills in intubation, cardiac monitoring, defibrillation, intravenous therapy, drug administration and specialized rescue techniques. Paramedic training is not limited to the above but provides some idea of the scope of training.
The St. Vincent Hospitals and Health Services paramedic course exceeds the guidelines established by the US Department of Transportation and is approved by the Indiana Department of Homeland Security. The course is approximately 1,100 hours and takes an average of 12 to 15 months to complete. The course includes didactic instruction and clinical experiences in the hospital and an ambulance internship. The internet is also used for academic review, skill and clinical tracking.
Course content includes, but is not limited to, modules in the following areas:
Hospital clinical experiences include, but are not limited to, the following areas:
For consideration in this competitive program, applicants must be currently certified in Indiana as an EMT-B, complete, return the course application and required documents, and successfully complete each part of the entrance testing process.
Program tuition is currently $4,800.00 and a $600.00 deposit is required to hold the spot upon acceptance into the program, but is included in the tuition fee. Textbooks are included as well. Uniforms are the responsibility of the student and internet access is required.
Upon successful completion of the course the student is eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians examination and receive Indiana certification as a paramedic. Application for the state certification is dependent upon passing this examination.
What Opportunities are Available for a Certified Paramedic?
Employment opportunities exist with ambulance services, fire and police departments, hospital emergency departments and doctors' offices.