Concentration in Diver Medic Technician
Lead Faculty: Mr. William Hyder
This certificate provides entry-level basic knowledge, essential skills, and an understanding of emergency medical assistance in outpatient and emergency settings. Students will be prepared to respond in various types of emergencies that require urgent medical attention to assess emergency situations, provide care that can save a life, and transport patients to a hospital. Students will learn how to respond quickly to high level emergencies such as motor vehicle accident, heart attack, near drowning, childbirth, poisoning, and life threatening injury. In addition, students will learn how to evaluate, recognize and perform hyperbaric chamber treatments of diving illness disorders and to perform advanced medical skills in hyperbaric conditions following current hyperbaric clinical and commercial diving practices as a diving medical technician. Graduates will have met the national guidelines for all areas of their didactic and clinical requirements. Students will comply with all levels of legal, regulatory, and ethical requirements for EMT's and DMT's.
On successful completion of this concentration the graduate is eligible to complete the NREMT-B exam and successful completion will allow the individual to apply for their state EMT card and perform entry-level EMT skills as a member of technical rescue teams/squads or as part of an allied service such as a fire or police department. EMT certificates are issued by county/local Emergency Medical Services (EMS) agencies. Contact your agency for specific requirements.
On successful completion of this concentration the graduate is eligible to apply for Diver Medical Technician (DMT) certification through the National Board of Diving Hyperbaric Medical Technology. For certification, the individual must successfully complete the DMT certification examination.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Conduct trauma and medical assessment and proper handling of persons afflicted with medical trauma conditions requiring advanced medical intervention following currently approved EMT practices.
- Evaluate, recognize, and perform recompression hyperbaric chamber treatments of diving illness disorders and to perform advanced medical skills in hyperbaric conditions following current hyperbaric clinical and commercial diving practices as a diving medic technician (DMT).