Entry-level Patient Care Provider in Emergency Medical Services
The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Program provides training for a supportive health care provider at an entry level in the field of Emergency Medical Services. It is designed to prepare the student for a career as an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic. Paramedics are highly trained members of the health-care community who utilize clinical decision-making to formulate a field impression in order to provide basic and advanced life support.
A strong emphasis on clinical skills development and a dynamic course curriculum based on the US National EMS Education Standards for EMTs. The program uses lecture, motor skills, hospital and ambulance externships to provide the student with the knowledge and skill relevant to the paramedic studies. Complete in 6 months!
Prerequisite: Students must demonstrate college-level proficiency in reading, writing, and mathematics as prerequisites for courses within this certificate. It is recommended that students considering the Paramedic program take Anatomy and Physiology at the college level.
The Emergency Medical Technician program teaches students how to deal with simple to more complex medical and trauma emergency situations Successful students develop proven advanced life support skills which significantly improve the quality of pre-hospital care, such as advanced airway management, intravenous fluid and medication administration, ECG interpretation and management, use of defibrillators, pre-hospital medications, emergency pharmacology, and other advanced life-support procedures in the field.
An Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is an entry-level patient care provider in the field of emergency medical services. Many paramedics, doctors, nurses, and firefighters, have used their EMT education and experience as a stepping stone to their new career. EMTs have the knowledge and skills to provide emergency care and transportation of patients. They can work in a variety of roles and are often the first on the scene of accidents, medical emergencies, and natural disasters.
More and more Governments will require specific training for those who work as emergency medical technicians in emergency situations.