Emergency Medical Services Conference to be Held at Central Ohio Technical College

NEWARK, Ohio, January 21, 2016 — The Institute for Public Safety and Services at Central Ohio Technical College is hosting the Ohio Association of Emergency Medical Services' winter educational conference from Jan. 29 to 31 at COTC's Pataskala campus, 8660 E. Broad St., Pataskala.

The conference is open to emergency medical services (EMS), firefighter and nursing personnel. Participants may receive continuing education units for training received at the conference. Classes include a chest trauma and needle decompression lab taught by EMS Assistant Professor Bryan Spangler, "Every EMT/Paramedic is a Leader" taught by Fire Science Instructor Gary Johnson and a presentation on forensic science by Instructor Katherine Shipley as well as topics ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics, cardiology and active shooter response.​

The cost for attending the full conference is $65. The registration form is available online at ohioaems.com​.

COTC offers an Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Services Technology that is composed of emergency medical technician and paramedic certificates as well as selected general education classes. Credit is available for currently certified paramedics. COTC also offers two paths toward certification exams: Emergency Medical Technician Certificate and Paramedic Certificate.

Central Ohio Technical College opened in 1971 and is celebrating its 45th anniversary in 2016. COTC is a fully accredited, public college dedicated to providing high-quality, accessible programs of technical education in response to current and emerging employment needs, as well as encouraging the professional development of students, staff, faculty and administrators to assist them in achieving their maximum potential. ​COTC is the only technical college in Ohio operating four full-service campus locations: Newark, Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala.