Feb 17, 2020  
2019-2020 Patrick Henry Community College Catalog 
2019-2020 Patrick Henry Community College Catalog

Emergency Medical Services Advanced EMT, CSC

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Length: 17 credits

Purpose: This program is designed for the student interested in pursuing a career as an Emergency Medical Technician-Advanced to work in a variety of health service facilities and/or desires to advance in EMS educational pathways by pursuing advanced EMS certifications.

Employment Objectives: Employment opportunities for the Emergency Medical Technician - Advanced include pre-hospital EMS/medical transport agencies, hospital emergency departments, and volunteer agencies.

Potential Certification: After successful of completion of the Emergency Medical Technician-Advanced course, student will be eligible to sit for the NREMT-Advanced certification exam. After successful completion of CPR students will be certified from American Heart Association as a BLS Provider.

Program Learning Outcomes: The student will be able to:

• demonstrate ability to apply knowledge and skill required to practice as an Emergency Medical Technician-Advanced; and

• master clinical skill competencies.

Physical Requirements: The student must be able to:

• verbally communicate in person, via telephone and telecommunications using the English language;

• hear spoken information from co-workers, patients, physicians and dispatchers and in sounds common to the emergency scene;

• ability to lift, carry, balance up to 125 pounds (250 with assistance);

• ability to interpret and respond to written, oral, and diagnostic form instructions;

• read road maps, drive vehicle, accurately discern street signs and address numbers;

• read medication/ prescription labels and directions for usage in quick, accurate, and expedient manner;

• communicate verbally with patients and significant others in diverse cultural and age groups to interview patient, family members, and bystanders;

• discern deviations/changes in eye/skin coloration due to patient’s condition and to the treatment given;

• document, in writing, all relevant information in prescribed format in light of legal ramifications of such;

• perform with good manual dexterity all tasks related to advanced emergency patient care and documentation;

• bend, stoop, balance, and crawl on uneven terrain;

• withstand varied environmental conditions such as extreme heat, cold, and moisture.


Financial Requirements: In addition to the usual college tuition and fees, this program requires additional expenses.

Approximate costs include:

Drug screening $38 minimum
Criminal background check $48 minimum  
Books $250  
Uniforms $100  
Physical examination $100  
Platinum planner  $57  
EMS testing  $67  

Total Credits: 17

Minimum Required for Career Studies Certificate: 17 Credits

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