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
HEALTHCARE CRIMINAL HISTORY BACKGROUND AFFIDAVIT
Pearson VUE registration:
To apply or re-apply for State Certification:
CPR/First Aid: Courses are offered in the following using the current American Heart Association guidelines by request only:
|BLS for Healthcare Providers||The BLS for Healthcare Providers Course covers core material such as adult and pediatric CPR, foreign-body airway obstruction, and automated external Defibrillation( AED)||For healthcare providers such as EMS personnel, physician assistants. Doctors, dentists, nurses, and respiratory therapists who must have a credential documenting successful completion of a CPR course.|
|Heartsaver CPR Heart saver AED Heartsaver First Aid||The Heartsaver CPR Course teaches CPR and relief of chocking in adults and children, and infant CPR and use of barrier devices for all ages||For those who have a duty to respond to a cardiac emergency because of job responsibility or regulatory requirements.|
|Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid||The Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid Course teaches how to manage illness and injuries in a child in the first few minutes until professional help arrives.||For those involved in child care who have a duty to respond to a first aid emergency because of job responsibilities or regulatory requirements, such as child care workers. Teachers, foster care workers. Camp counselors, youth organizations and coaches for children's sports organizations|