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Welcome to the website of the „Workgroup School-based Emergency Medical Services” (WG SEMS; Arbeitsgemeinschaft Schulsanitätsdienste).


Our workgroup is responsible for medical attendance of about 6,520 students, teachers and visitors at all three vocational schools in Neumünster (Germany):


- Elly-Heuss-Knapp-School (European School)

- Walther-Lehmkuhl-School

- Elly-Heuss-Knapp-School Outpost Bachstraße (European School)

- Theodor-Litt-School


Currently, the WG SEMS consists of about 12 volunteers (m/f; Summer 2008).

Annually approximately 125 patients are attended.


The major task of the WG SEMS is prevention and first line treatment of medical emergencies at school.


In case of a medical emergencies at school the secratary gets notified of injured or ill persons and their location in school. The secretary then informs the SEMS by internal phonecall or announcement.


After being alerted the SEMS-team fetches the equipment and gets further information by the secretary. The team usually reaches the patient in less than 80 seconds (after alarm).


If an ambulatory care is not possible and it is clear that the patient needs care by a physician, the SEMS-team alarms the local emergency medical service.


The nesessary base qualification for becoming a member of the WG SEMS is a first-aid-course with special qualification in using AEDs and graduating our internal module “Emergencys at school”, a total of 24 lessons.


Weekly group meetings at school are arranged, where the students are able to get the higher qualification “School medic [Schulsanitäter; Sanitäter im Einsatzdienst]” (in modules; 140 hours at all) after a final exam.


Due to their previous vocational training some SEMS-team members already have an even higher qualification (EMT or paramedic; Rettungssanitäter or Rettungsassistent). This is because you can get a high-school-graduation (Abitur) by visiting a vocational school in Germany after several years of carrying out a profession.


The eqipment at all schools consists of a standardized EMS-rucksack, a suction unit, a stretcher (often spineboard) and a cellphone. At some schools there also is an automatic external defibrillation unit (AED) and medical oxygen.


For further information please contact us per e-mail:



or by sending a letter to:




Carlstraße 53

24534 Neumünster