Train now to become an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and enter the rewarding and fast-growing field in emergency medical services. EMTs respond to emergency calls, perform medical services within the scope of their role, and help transport of patients to medical facilities.
This course provides the basic knowledge and skills you need to obtain and prepare for state or national certification as an Emergency Medical Technician.
As an EMT, the duties and tasks you are called up to perform may include: Responding to 911 calls for emergency medical assistance, such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or bandaging a wound; Assessing a patient’s condition and determining a course of treatment; Providing first-aid treatment or life support care to sick or injured patients; Transporting patients safely in an ambulance; Transferring patients to the emergency department of a hospital or other healthcare facility; Reporting observations and treatment to physicians, nurses, or other healthcare facility staff; Documenting medical care given to patients; and Inventory, replace, and clean supplies and equipment after use.
Prerequisites (Required): Complete all documentation and steps required in the Workforce EMT Registration Packet and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org; hold current American Heart Association(AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS)/Healthcare provider certification; be aged 16 or older at the start of class; and have access to high speed internet service. Note: A clear criminal background check and current vaccination record is required. Students are also responsible for providing some of their own supplies and uniform. See EMT Registration Packet for complete list of all registration requirements.
Course components: This course consists of: (a) online instruction, both self-directed and live-online portions; (b) face to face hands-on laboratory skills training; and (3) clinical experiences. Instructional topics include: EMS Systems; Medical Terminology; Anatomy and Physiology; Medical Legal and Ethical Considerations; Medical Emergencies; Trauma Emergencies; Special Patient Populations Considerations; and EMS Operations including Incident Command System, Mass Casualty Incidents, Triage, Air Medical, and Scene Management.
First Class on August 23rd is an orientation.
Live Online: Monday evening per week from 7 – 9pm
Lab skills: In-person—Tuesday evenings, 6 – 10pm, LGC, Room 800
Clinical/field rotation: Will be determined with the student based on students' and affiliates' schedules.
If you have questions about clinical dates and hours, please contact Pam Bertone at PBertone@germanna.edu.