Vista Health System is home to the largest and longest-running emergency medical technical training center in Lake County, teaching almost 300 new EMTs and paramedics each year.
Vista Health Paramedic Education programs are accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.CAAHEP.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
Vista Health System is a designated Illinois Department of Public Health Resource Hospital, which has the authority and the responsibility for the North Lake County EMS System. The North Lake County EMS System is an organization of hospitals, vehicle service providers and personnel approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health in a specific geographic area, which coordinates and provides pre-hospital and inter-hospital emergency care and non-emergency medical transports at Basic Life Support and Advance Life Support levels.
North Lake County EMS System, through the EMS Medical Director, assumes responsibility for the entire EMS System, including the clinical aspects, operations and educational programs. The North Lake County EMS System is also responsible for replacing medical supplies and provides equipment exchange for participating EMS vehicles.
The North Lake County EMS System develops written standing orders (treatment protocols, standard operating procedures) and certifies that all involved personnel will be knowledgeable in emergency care and capable of providing treatment and using communications equipment.
Educational and Training Programs include:
- Continuing Education
- Critical Care Paramedic
- Emergency Communications RN (ECRN)
- CPR, ACLS, PALS, and ITLS
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Educational and Training Programs Continuing Education For information or a current schedule, click here. EMT To register for EMT, click here. For information about the degree program, click here. Paramedic For information or a paramedic class application, click here....