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register nowEMT Class at Anna Maria College

Classes begin January 17th. They will meet every Tuesday and Thursday 6 p.m. to 9:00pm as well as two Saturdays a month at 9 a.m.

Course description: EMS220 Emergency Medical Technical
This basic training course prepares the student for testing leading to state certification as a licensed Emergency Medical Technician. The course familiarizes students with the overall objective of improving the quality of pre-hospital emergency care rendered to victims of accidents and sudden illness. Students gain key emergency skills applied in a variety of situations including trauma, cardiac emergency, and childbirth, and learn how to use and maintain common emergency equipment. The course includes lecture, laboratory and field experiences. This training requires a minimum of 130 hours which meets the US Department of Transportation course of study with a grade minimum of 75. To be recommended for the state certification exam, students must have a course average of 77% and must successfully pass the final written and practical exams.

Spring 2017
EMT Class $1000.00
Practical Test Fee: $175.00
State Licensing Fee (collected after National Certification): $150.00

 

Five Things You Need to Know When Becoming an EMT

1. Nature of the Work

People’s lives often depend on the quick reaction and competent care of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics. Incidents as varied as automobile accidents, heart attacks, slips and falls, childbirth, and gunshot wounds require immediate medical attention. EMTs and paramedics provide this vital service as they care for and transport the sick or injured to a medical facility.

The EMT-Basic represents the first response of the emergency medical system. An EMT trained at this level is prepared to care for patients at the scene of an accident and while transporting patients by ambulance to the hospital under the direction of more highly trained medical personnel. The EMT-Basic has the emergency skills to assess a patient’s condition and manage respiratory, cardiac, and trauma emergencies.

2. Training

At the EMT-Basic level, coursework emphasizes emergency skills, such as managing respiratory, trauma, and cardiac emergencies, and patient assessment. Formal courses are often combined with time in an emergency department or ambulance. The program provides instruction and practice in dealing with bleeding, fractures, airway obstruction, cardiac arrest, and emergency childbirth. Students learn how to use and maintain common emergency equipment, such as backboards, suction devices, splints, oxygen delivery systems, and stretchers.

3. Licensure

All 50 States require EMTs and Paramedics to be licensed, but the levels and titles vary from State to State.

4. Employment

EMT and Paramedics is the fastest growing field compared to all occupations in 2016. There are over 241,200 EMT jobs in the United States.

5. Earnings

 Average salary in Massachusetts according to Indeed.com for an EMT is $42,000 as of May 3, 2016 

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