State of Colorado Board of Nursing Approved
Welcome to Saving American Hearts EMT IV Certification Course!
The cost of this course is $375 and includes a Student Workbook. To sign up for the class without paying for it today (so that you get a seat) please go to our calendar but don't click on a day, or on a class. Use the "Register for class" button at the top beside the month and year.
Please note, this course has several prerequisites.
The classroom portion of the course will be held at Saving American Hearts, INC 6165 Lehman Drive Suite 202 Colorado Springs, CO 80918. Please see the list of Clinical Facilities below.
Clinicals can be done at any HealthOne facility.
The Emergency Medical Technician IV and Medication Course is offered for EMT Basic's holding a valid EMT Basic certification in the State of Colorado. The course is approximately 36 hours designed to educate EMTs in the skills of intravenous therapy, fluid resuscitation, and the administration of medications on the scene of a medical trauma or emergency. Medication administration is allowed for only those medications within the Colorado Chapter 2 Formulary.
Each item on the checklist must be complete before you will be accepted into the course. The items on the checklist are mandatory requirements set forth by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Emergency Medical and Trauma Services Branch and are not negotiable.
Incomplete checklists will be returned and may result in your being dropped from the class to allow another student the seat. Please do not miss your deadline to get your documents in. If you need a current BLS Card to attend the class, we will provide this for you free of charge.
Payment is required 24 hours before the first day of class, but is not required to hold your seat in class.
EMTs will be required to present a valid Colorado EMT certification
Proof of COVID, and Hepatitis B Vaccination
Provide a copy of the background check that was done when you got your Colorado EMT. It was probably through CastleBranch and is 6 to 8 pages long. Try searching your email for CastleBranch and I bet you already have the background check and didn't know it.
Send a current Basic Life Support Certification
TB, Tetanus, MMR, T-Dap, Flu shot, Varicella
You will be required to complete 10 IV Sticks on a manniquin and 5 successful venipunctures must be performed on actual patients in a clinical environment.
You will learn the following skills in this course:
1. Peripheral Intravenous Therapy
2. Intramuscular Injection
3. Intraosseous Needle Placement
4. Peripheral Intravenous Therapy with Blood Draw
5. Glucose Testing Diagnostic Interpretation – BloodGlucose
6. Dextrose Administration – Intravenous
7. Ondansetron – Intravenous
8. Ondansetron – Oral Dissolving Tablets
9. Narcan Administration – Intravenous
10. Narcan Administration – Atomized
11. Epinephrine 1:1,000 – Intramuscular injection
12. Albuterol – Nebulized
You will be required to participate in each class, every day that it is scheduled. If you miss a day, you must wait until next month's class to make up the day that you were absent.
Here is the list of Clinical Facilities for you to choose from
Please choose your clinical facility as soon as possible. Depending on the facility requirements, if they require a background check and you don't have one, we will run one, which can take several weeks. Other facilities require online courses for clinical orientation, others require neither. It just depends on where you want to go, but uploading your documents into a program can also take a week or two.
HealthOne Facilities (Schedule in a few days to a week - Online orientation required and drug test)
Medical Center of Aurora Main Campus, Aurora, CO
Centennial Hospital, Englewood, CO
Saddle Rock ER, Aurora, CO
North Suburban Medical Center, Thornton, CO
North Suburban Medical Center Northeast, Thornton, CO
North Suburban Medical Center Northwest, Westminster, CO
Medical Center of Aurora North Campus, Aurora, CO
Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center, Denver, CO
Rose Medical Center Stapleton ER, Denver, CO
Rose Medical Center, Denver CO
Swedish Medical Center, Englewood, CO
Swedish Southwest ER, Littleton, CO
Please be sure to bring your lunch to your clinicals and keep your COVID card with you at all times.
We all look forward to meeting you and hope you have a wonderful time!!!!
We'll have coffee, bottled water, and lots of snacks waiting for you. There's
fru fru glazed donut coffee flavors and a few others, and whole milk in the
fridge. Please help yourself to the coffee, snacks and drinks. You can't learn on an empty stomach!
If you have any questions give me a call. It's ok to call until 9 PM, and as early as
7 AM. You can also text me as I do teach classes until 3 PM sometimes.
Catherine Brinkley (719) 551-1222.
Great course, great instructors. Everything was smooth and efficient.