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Length: 24 credits
Purpose: This program is designed for the student interested in pursuing a career as an Emergency Medical Technician 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 - Basic include pre-hospital EMS/medical transport agencies, hospital emergency departments, and volunteer agencies.
Potential Certification: After successful completion of the Emergency Medical Technician course, student will be eligible to sit for the NREMT certification exam. After successful completion of CPR, students will be certified from American Heart Association as a BLS Provider. A student who resides outside of Virginia and plans to apply for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) subsequent to completion of this education program may not meet the requirements for certification in the state of residence.
Curricular Requirements: Clinical/field/preceptor experiences require access to contracted clinical agencies.
Program Learning Outcomes: The student will be able to:
- demonstrate ability to apply knowledge and skill required to practice as an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic; 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:
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