The School of EMS has been involved in the education of Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT's) for nearly 30 years. We are proud to say that many of our graduates are successful EMT's, EMS and Fire Administrators, Nurses, Physicians Assistants, and Physicians today. The EMS curriculum and environment is an ever changing field. The School of EMS has continued to be a leader in education and provide high functioning members of the profession.
The Online EMT training program is offered as a weekly module based course over 12 weeks and is NOT self paced. It is of the utmost importance that the program be designed to prepare participants in providing basic life support skills and critical decision making decisions to patients in a pre-hospital environment. Your success assures that the patients we serve will be well taken care of for years to come. The course is complete with weekly discussions, in house created lectures, quiz assignments, homework assignments, testing, and proctored testing. Skills training and evaluations will be done live at a regional site assigned to each course. These regional sites are designed around the student population location and regional set-up. Your text book and uniform shirt is included in the overall price of the program.
Participants will receive training in patient assessment, history and physical examination, medical emergency, trauma management, basic pharmacology, cardiology, obstetrical and gynecological emergencies and hazardous materials (Haz-Mat) management.(Approximately 180 didactic hours)
The EMT Program will also include the Amercian Heart Associations Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professionals (CPR) certification:
Additional experiences may be available to the student as well; including but not limited to:
- Access to Air Medical Services
- Access to Continuing Education via the CE Program
- Access to Major Trauma Centers
- Access to Pediatric Specialty Care Centers
- International Trauma Life Support (ITLS)
- Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)
Paticipants will complete approximately 24 hours of clinical experience, as well as 24 - 48 hours of field internships with recognized Fire Department and Private EMS organizations. The field internship experience will provide students the opprotunity to learn multiple operational disciplines and work within multiple team focused environments.
EMT's and Paramedics are also emerging as leaders in public education, health promotion, participation in injury and illness prevention programs and functioning as a facilitator of access to care. Now is the time to make a difference!!