This certificate is designed for individuals who anticipate working with an ambulance service, hospital emergency department, fire department, or other occupational fields where medical emergencies are common. Curriculum includes but is not limited to an overview of anatomy and physiology; medical terminology; patient assessment; basic life support in relation to cardiac arrest, trauma, and other medical emergencies. Instruction in extrication of the injured is also covered. This course provides the student an opportunity to apply cognitive knowledge and psychomotor skills in a supervised clinical or field setting. Successful completion of course requirements will qualify students to take the NREMT certification examination for Emergency Medical Technician.
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Emergency Medical Technicians provide out of hospital emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical services (EMS) system. EMTs have the basic knowledge and skills necessary to stabilize and safely transport patients ranging from non-emergency and routine medical transports to life threatening emergencies. Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response system, under medical oversight. Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance.