Emergency Medical Technicians - EMT-B
As an EMT, you can provide basic out-of -hospital emergency care or Basic Life Support (BLS). Training consists of about 140 hours of education. You will learn how to assess a patient for injury or illness, administer CPR, control bleeding, maintain the airway passage, and prevent shock. You will be able to respond to respiratory, cardiac, and trauma emergencies. Your education will cover anatomy, physiology, muscular skeletal injury care, childbirth, Pediatric emergency care, applying splints and bandages, and moving and transporting patients.
To work in this field you must enroll and pass the EMT-Basic educational course. You will next become nationally certified once you pass the computer based exam to demonstrate your entry level competency. After you become nationally certified, you will need to apply for state certification, allowing you to practice in this field.
- Must be 18 years old
- Will need proof of the following:
- Must have completed high school or obtained a GED
- Must have a 16 or better on the ACT exam taken after October 1989 or a 12 if taken before October 1989
- Must score a 10 or better on the TABE test
- Must have a current CPR for Healthcare Providers card
- Must complete the application
- Hepatitis B vaccination started prior to clinical or ambulance run portion of the class.
- Physically fit per physical examination by physician