University Medical Center Emergency Medical Services (UMC EMS) is a hospital-based 9-1-1 EMS provider for the city of Lubbock, city of Abernathy, and city of Slaton in Texas. We also respond outside of the city limits as needed and can provide inbound EMS services with MICU-level assistance if requested.
Our service primarily serves a population of over 220,000 people in the west Texas area with an increasing call volume exceeding 60,000 calls per year. We staff only MICU-level units with mostly paramedic-paramedic crews, although we also have a few paramedic-EMT crews where the EMT is currently working on his or her paramedic education. We have a strong training department that continuously develops education to meet the state and National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) requirements for recertification of our staff.
What we were seeing, and how we wanted to help: Many areas outside of Lubbock are served by hundreds of hard working, dedicated EMS volunteers who offer their time to respond to emergencies in their own hometowns. Many of these services are located in rural areas of west Texas with limited opportunities for free continuing education.
With declining revenue for EMS, it’s difficult for many to subscribe to even low-cost continuing education services.
UMC EMS has the benefit of a full-time training staff, direct access to specialists, physicians, and the medical library resources at our home hospital, along with the equipment and software needed to develop this education.
We wanted to help EMS volunteers and other rural responders with free, quality continuing education so they have one less thing to worry about: Their recertification CE.
The continuing education offered by UMC EMS is free and approved under our Texas Department of State Health Services EMS CE Program license #100648. This education may also be used towards the NREMT distributive education requirements. Please visit our Contact Us page to sign up!