EMS Continuing Education

Training resources and protocols for EMS professionals.

Instructor and students with CPR maniquin Instructor and students with CPR maniquin

EMS training is available in‐person at your agency, here at St. John's or through distance‐learning.  We will customize your learning utilizing our team of experienced clinicians to deliver lecture or hands‐on training to simulate all types of adult and pediatric, medical or traumatic scenarios in the EMS setting. 

Contact our EMS Educator, Bob Kayma at bob.kayma@hshs.org to discuss your training needs. 

HSHS St. John's Hospital
800 E Carpenter | Springfield, IL 62769
217-757-6815 | Fax: 217-757-6047

Springfield Area Mobile Intensive Care System, or SAMIC, was created at HSHS St. John's Hospital in 1976 following the inception of the Emergency Medical Services System in 1971. Today, St. John’s EMS System encompasses 13 counties, with 68 transport and non-transport EMS services, along with five associate and participating hospitals providing emergency care throughout the region. These agencies represent nearly 1,400 EMTs, advanced EMTs and paramedics.  

Mobile Simulation Lab with CPR mannequin and young male trainer

Mobile Training Simulation Lab

To provide area emergency medical service (EMS) providers with the most realistic and comprehensive training environment available, HSHS St. John’s Foundation purchased a mobile simulation training lab for use by area providers who are part of SAMIC, or Springfield Area Mobile Intensive Care System.

This equipment to enhance the skills of first responders was possible thanks to financial support from the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association Education and Research Foundation, Medics First, Inc., Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, America Ambulance and memorial contributions for former St. John’s colleagues Al “Doc” Lewin and Amy Jones, RN.

To learn more, email SJS-EMS@hshs.org.

Contact Us

Bob Kayma

Bob Kayma, EMT-P, LI, LSSGB

EMS Educator
Brian Churchill

Brian Churchill, EMT-P, MSHA, CHEC

EMS & Emergency Management Facilitator
Scott Pasichow

Scott Pasichow, MD, MPH

EMS Medical Director
Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medical Services