Cypress Creek EMS (CCEMS) Education is part of Cypress Creek EMS Emergency Services, which is a 501 c(3) organization that is contracted to provide the 911 emergency ambulance services for a 250 square mile area of Northwest Harris County, in Texas. CCEMS has historically served this community through many outreach and educational programs. In 1975, CCEMS began an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic training program to grow local response capabilities of not only CCEMS, but also the local fire departments. In 1989, CCEMS Education made a commitment to formalize the EMT Basic program, offering regular EMT Basic courses.
The goal of the CCEMS education program is to provide a curriculum that meets or exceeds the Texas Department of State Health Services standards and enables graduates of the program to pass National Registry certification require-ments through a written exam and practical skills verification process.
EMS education is instructed to allow for the expansion of the CCEMS membership as well as updating the current membership. Classes are taught to Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) standards and done under TDSHS approval.
The following EMS courses are taught:
Cypress Creek EMS has a TDSHS approved continuing education (CE) program to keep the membership current on CE according to state standards. In addition to the formal CE program, the Education Center offers special CE symposiums and individualized CE training. In order to serve the medical community better, classes are offered at no charge to CCEMS members, firefighters, nurses, etc.
The following American Heart Association CPR and First Aid classes are taught to the community:
Other classes sponsored by CCEMS, and other community organizations.
- Tactical Operational Medical Support Course
- EMS Cyclist Course
- Rape Aggression Defense Class sponsored by the Harris County Sheriff’s Department
- Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training sponsored by Harris County Citizen’s Corp and Judge Eckels
- Training and meetings for various Amateur Radio Groups
- Training for local hospitals and fire departments
- International Trauma Life Support Courses
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support Courses
- Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support Courses
- Advanced Medical Life Support
To prepare students to become competent entry-level Pre-Hospital Care Providers that meet state and national expectations within the profession.
Upon successful completion of program requirements, the student will demonstrate the following:
- The ability to comprehend, apply, analyze, and evaluate information relative to the role as a Pre-hospital Care Provider.
- Technical proficiency in all of the skills needed to fulfill the role on an entry-level Pre-hospital Care Provider.
- Personal behaviors consistent with professional and employer expectations of a Pre-hospital Care Provider.