Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) provide care to critically ill and injured patients. While this traditionally occurs outside the hospital, EMTs may also work in the hospital providing basic care in various settings such as the Emergency Department. This program will provide classroom and hands-on training to teach you the necessary skills to treat patients with a wide range of non-acute to life-threatening illnesses and injuries. You will learn how EMTs function as part of emergency medical services (EMS) under medical oversight. This will include practicing skills using various techniques and equipment that help bridge the gap between the scene and hospital. This will include but is not limited to performing a primary and secondary assessment, obtaining vital signs, extricating patients from vehicles, providing lifesaving medications and managing airways. Skills training will be done using various forms of simulation, including high-fidelity manikins that breath, talk and have pulses to help create an immersive learning environment. Additionally, skills rotations will be done in the Emergency Department and with various EMS agencies.
At the completion of the program, you will be eligible to apply for the National Registry exam. For more information on this test, visit here.