Emergency Medical Services is a career field filled with excitement, rewards, public service and at times tasks that require routine work. Research indicates EMS providers love the work they do, are committed to patient care, enjoy the education, the “team work” part of work life and wish they were paid more for their services. Mental stability, physical fitness and remaining “calm” during the storm of activities one faces as an EMT are important attributes of EMS professionals. Often used as an entry portal for other health care professions, EMS can be an enjoyable and rewarding life’s work. Read More
Typically, persons interested in EMS must be 18 years of age, take and pass an EMT education course, and not have a criminal background. EMT courses are taught in a variety of settings throughout the United States. All US Army and Air Force “medics ” are EMTs. The EMT course requires a semester of education to complete. Many EMTs, particularly in rural areas, volunteer to be on the EMS service. Most volunteers are compensated in some fashion for EMS work. A majority of EMTs are paid ambulance personnel and work either for Fire Departments, with Ambulance services, or hospitals that deliver local EMS care.
The primary focus of the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT): is to provide basic emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. EMTs function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. EMTs perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance. The EMT is a link from the scene to the emergency health care system.
Completion of this course will allow you to challenge the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Certification didactic and psychomotor exam to become Nationally Certified.
AHA BLS Provider Certification is required for this course. The certification has to be current through December 2021. The AHA BLS Provider will be held on the second night of the course. If you have a current BLS Provider Card, please submit it to the Program Coordinator, Jared Kimball. He can be reached at email@example.com or 504-988-7266.