Traditional EMT Training Sessions
The Traditional EMT Course is a comprehensive program that 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 instructor.
This course is designed to meet the guidelines of the United States Department of Transportation, National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, Emergency Medical Technician National Standard Curriculum and the National EMS Education Standards. It also meets the education standards set by the California EMS Authority.
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. The curriculum covers topics such as 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.
Cost: $1,195.00 (Financing Available) and Includes All Books/Supplies and Materials
Students generally meet two day per week for 4 hours in the evening.
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 should 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. They should also be 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. In addition, students should be proficient in performing immediate life-saving interventions, such as managing a patient’s airway, breathing, and circulation.
Finally, students should 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 should 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.