The course prepares students for the initial State of Connecticut Certified EMT examination and national board certification, which are a required qualification for EMT personnel. Students are responsible for the examination fees (approximately $200) and the instructor will provide information on the application process. In addition to the classroom sessions, students will complete an additional 40 hours riding along in an ambulance and hospital observation. Students must provide their own transportation to the observation site. The student kit (stethoscope & blood pressure cuff) are included in the course fee.
NOTE: Background checks are required for most allied health positions. Students with felony convictions may have difficulty obtaining employment in these fields.
- Assessment & prioritization of care for illness / injury
- Administration of first-aid treatment and life-support care in pre-hospital setting
- Basic Life Support (BLS)/First Aid Certification
- Perform emergency diagnostic and treatment procedures during ambulance transport
- Maintain emergency vehicles, medical and communication equipment, and replenish first-aid equipment and supplies
- Communicate with the physician regarding the patient’s condition or injury, the treatment provided, and reactions to drugs and treatment
- Operate equipment for airway management, resuscitation, and other advanced life-support situations
- High school diploma, GED or equivalent
- Basic Math: includes solving word problems with basic algebra, fractions, percentages, and metric measurements
- Basic English: includes oral, written and reading communication skills
Course Code: HMED G5207
Coming Spring 2020