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Health Care Continuing Education

Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)

This program teaches students the information and skills needed to work as nurse aides in a variety of health care venues including long‐term, home‐care, hospice care, and acute care settings. Program prepares students to take the Montana Certified Nurse Aide licensing exam.

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Upcoming Dates: Next CNA Training starts the end of September 2014; more information coming shortly; call (406) 375-0100 for latest updates

EMT-BASIC

This course prepares students to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) certification examination required for EMT-BASIC licensure in Montana. The series is designed to teach students the full range of Basic Life Support skills from simple bleeding control to cardiac arrest procedures. To learn more about becoming a licensed Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in Montana, visit the Montana Board of Medical Examiners/Emergency Medical Technicians.

Dates: offered twice yearly - October through December and February through April
Times: Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM; intermittent Fridays or Saturdays, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital, 1200 Westwood Drive, Hamilton
Fee: $600 (does NOT includes NREMT exam cost)
Registration Process: contact William Torres with Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital at (406) 375-4754
Applicant Requirements: students must be 18 years of age and hold a high school diploma or GED certificate by the NREMT exam date
Lead Instructor: Dan Sorenson

First Aid and CPR

Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage a first aid, choking or sudden cardiac arrest emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Students learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies. This course also teaches adult CPR and AED (automated external defibrillator) use. This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in first aid, CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory or other requirements. This is an American Heart Association course.

Location: Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital, 1200 Westwood Drive, Hamilton
Fee: $45
Registration Process: contact Kelly Schrammeck with Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital at (406) 375-4654 or 

Healthcare Providers

Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED (automated external defibrillator), and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. This course is for healthcare professionals who need to know how to perform CPR, as well as other lifesaving skills, in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings. This is an American Heart Association course.

Location: Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital, 1200 Westwood Drive, Hamilton
Fee: $45
Registration Process: contact Kelly Schrammeck with Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital at (406) 375-4654 or

Phlebotomy Training

Students will be trained in both theory and technique of phlebotomy. Students will learn the basic blood draw methods, which include: Vacutainer, butterfly draws, and finger sticks. All students will be required to volunteer their arms and fingers for training purposes. However, if students would like to bring volunteers to draw from, students may do so at 10:30am and 2:30pm on the second day of class. Bringing a volunteer is encouraged as the more practice the more comfortable and successful students will be. Other areas of study include: basic medical terms, universal precautions, professionalism, and patient's rights.

Instructor: Course is provided by Countrywide Phlebotomy (PO Box 3321, Idaho Falls, ID 83401) in partnership with the Bitterroot College UM. Individuals with specific course content questions should contact Countrywide Phlebotomy at (208) 589-0132 or

Upcoming Dates:  Next Phlebotomy Training tentatively scheduled for October 2014; more information coming shortly; call (406) 375-0100 for latest updates

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