Fast Track EMT Course
The EMT Fast Track Program is an intensive and exciting program designed to prepare students to provide safe and effective prehospital care to patients in a variety of settings. The course includes 172 hours of instruction, with a minimum of 148 didactic hours (including 24 hours of psychomotor training). In addition to classroom learning, students must also complete 24 hours of clinical/externship rotations and document at least 10 patient contacts. These requirements may be subject to change at the discretion of the program director.This course follows National EMS Education Standards for the Emergency Medical Technician, Emergency Medical Technician National Standard Curriculum, as well as the National EMS Education Standards and the education standards set by the California EMS Authority. The curriculum covers a range of topics, including the emergency medical services system, the role of EMTs, anatomy and physiology, medical emergencies, trauma, and considerations for working in the prehospital setting and transporting patients. Throughout the course, students will gain the knowledge and skills needed to provide prehospital assessment and care for patients of all ages with various medical conditions and injuries.
Note: Students may complete externship hours on the weekends, subject to availability, however, students should prepare to complete externship class hour requirements after the conclusion of didactic instruction..
Students are afforded up to 30 days upon course completion to finish all hours, however, students are strongly encouraged to finish sooner.
Cost: $1,595.00 (Financing Available) and Includes All Books/Supplies and Materials
Students generally meet Monday through Thursday from 9AM to 5:30PM. Externship hours may be completed on the weekends or up to 30 days after class, subect to availability as explained above. This course is fast paced and intense, but a truly exciting and quick way to become an EMT.
Subjects Covered in the EMT Course
|Course Introduction and Overview||Emergency Medical Care Systems, Research and Public Health||Workforce Safety and Wellness of the EMT||Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues|
|Documentation||Communication||Lifting and Moving Patients||Lab: Lifting and Moving Patients|
|Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Terminology||Pathophysiology||Life Span Development||Airway Management, Artificial Ventilation, and Oxygenation|
|Baseline Vital Signs, Monitoring Devices, and History Taking||Scene Size-Up||Patient Assessment||Pharmacology and Medication Administration|
|Shock and Resuscitation||Respiratory Emergencies||Cardiovascular Emergencies||Altered Mental Status, Stroke, and Headache|
|Seizures and Syncope||Acute Diabetic Emergencies||Anaphylactic Reactions||Toxicologic Emergencies|
|Abdominal, Gynecologic, Genitourinary and Renal Emergencies||Environmental Emergencies||Submersion Incidents: Drowning and Diving Emergencies||Behavioral Emergencies|
|Trauma Overview: The Trauma Patient and the Trauma System||Bleeding and Soft Tissue Trauma||Burns||Musculoskeletal Trauma|
|Head Trauma||Spinal Column and Spinal Cord Trauma||Eye, Face, and Neck Trauma||Chest Trauma|
|Abdominal and Genitourinary Trauma||Multisystem Trauma and Trauma in Special Patient Populations||Obstetrics and Care of the Newborn||Pediatrics|
|Geriatrics||Patients with Special Challenges||Ambulance Operations and Air Medical Response||Gaining Access and Patient Extrication|
|Hazardous Materials||Multiple Casualty Incidents and Incident Management||Response to Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction|
Upon completing the EMT program, students will be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide safe and effective prehospital care to patients in a variety of settings. They will have a strong foundation in the roles and responsibilities of an EMT, including personal safety and wellness, medical-legal and ethical issues, and the ability to function under medical direction and within the scope of practice.
In addition to being able to effectively assess and manage patients of all ages with a variety of medical conditions and injuries using principles of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, life-span development, and therapeutic communication, students will also be proficient in performing immediate life-saving interventions such as managing a patient’s airway, breathing, and circulation. They will be able to respond to and manage a range of emergency medical services situations, including ambulance and air medical transportation, multiple casualty incidents, hazardous materials incidents, and situations involving weapons of mass destruction. They will also be competent in the use of hemostatic dressings, naloxone administration, epinephrine administration, glucometer use, and tactical casualty care principles. Overall, the EMT program aims to prepare students to provide safe and effective prehospital care to patients in a variety of settings.