EMS

Whether you're a licensed EMS professional looking to sharpen your skills, interested in a career in the world of emergency medical services, or are looking to provide CPR and First Aid training for your group, McLaren has something for you.

McLaren's EMS education department strives to keep our staff up to date on the most recent developments in emergency care. The department also conducts EMR, EMT and paramedic programs, CPR, pre-hospital trauma life support, advanced cardiac life support, advanced stroke life support, community education, and a wide variety of other courses available to the public. The days of an ambulance arriving only to provide a fast ride to the hospital are long gone. McLaren EMS crews bring years of training, decades of experience, state-of-the-art technology, and the full resources of one of the nation's premier healthcare systems directly to the patient.

Regional EMS takes an active role in the community, providing emergency and general transfer ambulance transportation services and education to health care facilities, municipalities and the general public.

Tips When Calling EMS

When to Call?

  • If someone is seriously ill or injured and needs medical care right away.
  • If someone faints or collapses, has chest pain, has difficulty breathing, or major bleeding.
  • Don't move an injured person unless their location places them in immediate danger.
  • If you are not sure about calling, CALL!

How to Call EMS

  • In most areas of Michigan, simply dial 911.
  • From a cellular phone in Michigan, dial 911.
  • When calling, know your location.
  • Stay calm, speak clearly, and provide the person you talk to information about the location of the emergency, what happened, how many people are injured or ill, and your name and the phone number from where you are calling.
  • Follow instructions and do not hang up until told to do so.

EMS Education Department at McLaren Flint

McLaren Flint has offered EMS educational programs for pre-hospital providers since 1987.  Located in Flint, Michigan, McLaren has trained thousands of EMS personnel from all areas of the State of Michigan.  McLaren EMS Education provides regularly scheduled programs at the Medical Center throughout the year and custom on site programs designed to meet the needs of customers.

EMS Education

American Heart Programs

Levels of Service

ALS (Advanced Life Support)

  • Paramedics - ACLS Certified
  • Cardiac Monitoring
  • Infusion Pumps
  • Advanced Airway Management
  • Medication Monitoring & Administration
  • Multiple IV Medication Infusions
  • Emergency Response

BLS (Basic Life Support)

  • Emergency Medical Technicians
  • Basic Airway Management
  • Monitor Airway Infusions (standard fluids only, no medications)
  • Standard First Aid Equipment
  • Oxygen/Suction
  • Emergency Response