Emergency Medical Technician Certificate

(formerly Emergency Medical Technician - Basic)

Curriculum EMS.EMS.CERT (C444A)

The primary focus of the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is to provide basic emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the Emergency Medical System (EMS). This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation and will function as part of a comprehensive EMS response plan, under medical oversight. EMTs perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance and is a link from the scene to the emergency health care system.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES:

At the successful completion of the Emergency Medical Technician Certificate, the graduate will be able to:

  • describe their role and responsibility within an Emergency Medical System;
  • provide appropriate out of hospital medical care for critical and emergent medical patients;
  • provide appropriate out of hospital medical care for critical and emergent trauma patients;
  • provide appropriate out of hospital medical care for critical and emergent infant and pediatric patients;
  • demonstrate appropriate and safe transportation of critical and emergent patients;
  • demonstrate appropriate pre-hospital airway management for critical and emergent patients of all age groups; and
  • describe ambulance operations in the public and private sector.

Semester One

EMS 131 #Emergency Medical Technician

7 credits

Total Credit Hours: 7

Note: A minimum grade of "B" is required for EMS 131◊.

See EMS course description.

Coordinator: David Hoppe, Ext. 3972