Jodi Shirey, CCMA, NREMT-P

jshirey@bedford.k12.va.us
540-586-3933

**NOTE:  On Thursday, Aug 11, (Open House) I will not be at school until 2pm**

CCMA (Certified Clinical Medical Assistant)
NREMT-P (National Registered EMT-Paramedic)
EMS EC (Education Coordinator) 
NEMSEC (National EMS Educator Certification)

Emergency Medical Technician
Students focus on the role and responsibilities of emergency rescue workers, basic medical terminology, and health care skills that include first aid; cardiopulmonary resuscitation; aseptic technique; and related anatomy, physiology, and disease knowledge. Supervised work education is provided in a hospital or with rescue squads and is managed by the HOE teacher.  Students become skilled in identifying and dealing with emergencies such as bleeding, fractures, airway obstruction, and cardiac arrest. Instruction emphasizes proper care and use of common emergency equipment and safe methods for lifting, moving, and transporting injured persons. Supervised on-the-job training and patient-care experiences are part of the instructional program. Successful completion will allow students to take the National Registry EMT-Basic certification examination administered by the Virginia Department of Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services in conjunction with National Registry of EMT. 
National Registry testing allows students to obtain VA EMT-B certification through reciprocity.


Medical Terminology (Morning B day)
Medical Terminology is designed to help students learn health care language.  Topics covered are body system's anatomy, physiology and progressing through pathology, diagnostic procedures, therapeutic interventions, and pharmacology.  Course is presented in DVD based instruction, using picture relations and autonyms.    **Recommended pre-req for any healthcare related course***

Introduction to Health & Medical Sciences (Morning A day)
This course introduces the student to a variety of health care careers and develops basic skills required in all health and medical sciences. It is designed to help students understand the key elements of the U.S. health care system and to learn basic health care terminology, anatomy and physiology for each body system, pathologies, diagnostic and clinical procedures, therapeutic interventions, and the fundamentals of traumatic and medical emergency care. Throughout the course, instruction emphasizes safety, cleanliness, asepsis, professionalism, accountability, and efficiency within the health care environment. Students also begin gaining job-seeking skills for entry into the health and medical sciences field. In addition, instruction may include the basics of medical laboratory procedures, pharmacology fundamentals, biotechnology concepts, and communication skills essential for providing quality patient care.   **Recommended pre-req for any healthcare related course***