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Conference Addresses Special Needs Emergency Response

Students participate in a 2016 disaster drill at Kirkwood CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (March 7, 2017)-Kirkwood Community College’s annual Code 1 emergency care conference, March 10 – 11, will prepare first responders and other emergency healthcare providers to respond to children with special needs, among other topics. “Caring for pediatric patients in of itself requires specialized […]

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Training to Prepare Students for Medical Emergencies

Cedar Rapids, Iowa (July 6, 2015)-Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Nursing and Paramedic students will put their skills to the test during medical emergency training sessions on Tuesday, July 14, at the Katz Family Healthcare Simulation Center in Linn Hall on Kirkwood’s main campus. This year’s simulation exercise will be a response to a car accident […]

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Simulators Bring Real-World Benefits to Students

The demand for health care professionals is on the rise. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, health is the second fastest growing employment field. Kirkwood Community College in Iowa prepares students to be a part of this vital, growing profession by offering Allied Health programs that keep pace with technological advances and changes in […]

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Kirkwood Simulation Center Nears One Year Mark

Regional Center for EMS Education is a key ingredient in busy training schedule The Regional Center for EMS Education (RCEMSE) at Kirkwood Community College was formed in partnership with St. Luke’s Hospital, Mercy Medical Center and the Area Ambulance Service. By combining resourc3s, RCEMSE is able to provide high-quality, accessible EMS education programs in the […]

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Training Plans for a New Health Care Info Era

Kirkwood receives major Federal grant, part of regional and nationwide program Kirkwood Community College will soon launch a training program to boost skills and advance careers in health information technology. A grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will put more than a half million dollars toward training programs for IT professionals […]

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CODE *1 Conference at Kirkwood, March 12-13

Event Blends Training, Knowledge and Networking in Cedar Rapids Venue It is sometimes difficult for emergency personnel to imagine “down-time.” With pagers, cell phones and portable radios always at the ready our firefighters, paramedics and EMT personnel have learned to live with a schedule that could change at a moment’s notice. That reality is one […]

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