Emergency Medical Technician Courses

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EMT 101|Emergency Medical Technician-Basic

1–10 Credits

This is the entry-level course to the Emergency Medical Service (EMS) profession and is designed for those who aspire to become an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic. This course focuses on: EMT roles and responsibilities, airway management, patient assessment, medical and trauma emergencies, anatomy and physiology, documentation, lifting and moving, and communications. This course also includes practical labs and a total of 10 hours of clinical experience in the Emergency department to provide direct hands-on experience with a variety of patients. Upon successful completion of this course, students are eligible to take the National Registry Certification Exam. In order to certify as an EMT in the state of Washington, the EMT candidate must affiliate with a state approved pre-hospital care organization. For more information, please see the Washington state Department of Health website.

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EMT 103|Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) I

9 Credits

This is the first course of a two-quarter sequence primarily focused on training students to the level of an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT). The objectives of this class are to prepare students to take EMT 104 by developing an understanding of the preparatory and fundamental components of the AEMT. This class covers application of protocols, refining EMT skills and knowledge, deepening the understanding of pathophysiology as it relates to medical and trauma patients, IV therapy, and medication administration. In addition, there will be extensive skills evaluation of necessary psychomotor components through breakout labs and group exercises as well as an internship to practice the appropriate skills.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: EMT for one year and actively involved and sponsored by an EMS agency. Recommended: eligibility for ENGL 099 or better and eligibility for MATH 094, 040, or better.

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EMT 104|Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) II

9 Credits

This is the second course of a two-quarter sequence primarily focused on training students to the level of an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT). The objectives of the class are to prepare students to achieve certification as a National Registered Advanced EMT by building on the base of knowledge previously established through experience and EMT 103. This class covers application of protocols, documentation, resuscitation, managing the trauma, and OB patients. In addition, there will be extensive skills evaluation of necessary psychomotor components through breakout labs and group exercises as well as an internship to practice the appropriate skills.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: EMT 103 with a 2.0 or better.

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