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This certificate of completion 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. 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 EMTs.
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- 2 courses; 6 quarter units
Available in 4 or 6-week schedule option
Prerequisite: BLS HCP (CPR) Cert
Introduction to the basics of Emergency Medical Technician requirements; including medical and trauma skills, basic anatomy and physiology as related to EMT requirements. Student will learn to properly assess the sick and injured, as related to communicable diseases and trauma. Student will learn practical skills of Basic Life Support (BLS), taking blood pressures, pulses, respiratory rates, lung sounds, and complete body checks, administration of oxygen and the use of various adjuncts to assist in the management of an injured person’s airway.
Available in 4 or 6-week schedule option
Prerequisite: EMTX 2381X with a minimum grade of B.
Continuation of Emergency Medical Technician skills, including advanced first aid skills: bandaging, splinting, and spinal immobilization techniques, and proper methods of moving and transporting the injured and ill. Trauma and psychiatric emergencies are also covered, as well as all skills required by California Title 22 state and county scope of practice. Students will be tested on assessment of the sick and injured, blood pressures, pulses, respiratory rates, lung sounds, complete body checks, proper bandaging and wound care, splinting, and spinal immobilization techniques. Students will perform ambulance ride along for clinical observations.
To receive a certificate of completion, students must complete the program with a grade of at least 80 percent and complete 24-hours of clinical ride along.
Program Learning Outcomes
This program meets the requirements of the U.S. Department of Transportation National EMS Education Standards (NEMSES) and California State Regulations, Title 22. On successful completion of this certificate, the graduate is eligible to complete the NREMT-B exam. Successful completion will allow the individual to apply for their state Emergency Medical Technician (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.
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