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EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY

Classroom instruction provides students with the knowledge and background to enter the workforce as an EMT-Paramedic. The program requires four additional classes beyond the emergency medical technician basic course. The additional courses focus on cardiac monitoring, intravenous access, medication administration, intubation, and how to assess the nature and extent of injuries and illnesses in order to establish and prioritize the procedures to be followed. Lab sessions provide leaning and practice opportunities with these skills and computerized learning tools help students achieve high levels of competency. A clinical experience, included as part of the program, allows students to further refine skills on real patients. To progress from one class to the next, students must have a 75% or better class average. At the end of the program, students are tested on core skills required to become a paramedic. Successful completion of these skills along with an average grade of 75% in class will allow students to take the National Registry written and practical exam.

Classes:

EMTS 2100 Paramedic Beginner
EMTS 2021 Paramedic Intermediate A
EMTS 2031 Paramedic Intermediate B
EMTS 2041 Paramedic Advanced

Certification requirements to be an EMT-Paramedic are:

  • Maintain a state EMT-Basic card
  • Maintain a CPR card
  • Successfully complete all four classes
  • Successfully complete the clinical experience
  • Pass the ACLS test
  • Successfully pass the National Registry written exam
  • Successfully complete the National Registry practical exam

 

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