MEDICAL TECHNICIAN (EMT)
This is the next
level of certification for the emergency medical system for pre-hospital
care. The primary focus of an EMT is to provide basic emergency medical
care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access
the emergency medical system. Emergency Medical Technicians function as
part of a comprehensive EMS response team that operates under medical
oversight. Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the
basic equipment typically found on an ambulance.
Students are taught
basic anatomy and physiology, airway management, patient assessment,
treatment of medical and traumatic emergencies and proper lifting,
moving and transfer procedures necessary to administer
efficient and immediate care to the critically ill and injured.
You must be at least 18 years of age by the time you test
for the written examination.
You must hold a current
qualifying CPR card. The most commonly held cards that meet this
American Heart Association Healthcare Provider
American Red Cross Professional Rescuer
ASHI Professional Rescuer (CPR Pro)
National Safety Council Professional Rescuer
Military Healthcare Provider Equivalent CPR Card
If your current CPR card says Healthcare Provider or Professional
Rescuer on the front, then it meets this requirement. However, if it
does not, then it likely does not meet this requirement.
Course Duration: Two Weeks (fourteen
Time: Daily 8:00a to 8:00p
Course Tuition: $1,500.00
Course Description (long form): The EMT accelerated
format class is the full EMT course compressed into a two week time
frame. The course teaches basic skills in accordance with the National
Registry including basic anatomy and physiology, airway management,
patient assessment, treatment of medical and traumatic emergencies and
proper lifting, moving and transfer procedures. Included in the cost of
the course is the Indiana State / National Registry practical skills
exam which is offered at the completion of each EMT Basic course. This
course includes clinical observation time in both the emergency room and
on an ambulance. This course requires full dedication to fourteen
straight days of class work, after-hours study and clinical hours and is
ideal for those students outside a comfortable commute radius. Course
tuition does not include textbook.
Emergency Medical Technician
Ambulance services, whether independent or through a
hospital or fire department, hire EMT personnel to provide basic medical
treatment and transportation of patients.
Fire Departments hire EMTs to provide basic medical care
to injured persons in the field until the ambulance can arrive on the
Hospitals employ EMTs as allied health professionals in
their emergency departments as
members of trauma teams, as well as in
their cardiology and pediatric departments, etc.
Many insurance companies hire EMTs to perform physicals
and health screens for insurance policy applicants.
Many corporations and governmental entities employ
emergency medical technicians to work in-house to improve job safety
conditions & reduce the high cost of insurance
Corporations also hire emergency medical technicians as
independent contractors where work in remote areas is prevalent.
Many use EMT training as a stepping stone to a career as a
paramedic, physician’s assistant, nurse or physician.
Some use EMT training simply to enhance their ability to
handle basic emergencies or to better understand care for the elderly or
sick family members.
here to see a sample syllabus.
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