August 2023 Emergency Medical Technician Tues- Thurs
An Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is a certified pre-hospital health care professional who is capable of providing Basic Life Support (BLS) at the scene of an emergency and while enroute to the hospital. Emergency Medical Technician work is both physically and psychologically challenging. Emergency Medical Technicians are employed by fire, police and rescue agencies, hospitals, private ambulance companies and in a variety of business and industries with a high potential for accidental injury or illness.
All Emergency Medical Technicians must understand how to handle an emergency situation, control bleeding, apply splints, assist with childbirth, manage airway control, administer oxygen, perform cardiac care and other basic life support (BLS) skills.
Becoming an Emergency Medical Technician requires strict training. Training classes prepare students to function as practitioners in the prehospital emergency medical environment. The curriculum meets the requirements of the PA Dept. of Health, and the National Registry of EMTs. Students who complete the program successfully will be eligible to take the National Registry written and practical examinations for certification.
This emergency medical technician course is unique and considered a blended hybrid course. It is designed to prepare the candidate to take the NREMT psychomotor and cognitive exams with the flexibility of learning. It combines online classroom lectures, as well as in-person lab and field internships at various locations in Montgomery County, PA.
Every Monday of each week starting at 8:00 am, all online course assignments open with access to instructor recorded lectures, video content, pre and post quizzes and module exams. Students have 24 hour access and work at their own pace throughout the week. At the end of the week on Sunday at 11:55 pm, all of the weekly assignments will close. This course meets every Tuesday and Thursday night from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. for mandatory "in person" sessions, as well as occasional weekends. This allows the student to practice with equipment and hone their skills. The location of this course for "in person" sessions will be held in the Harleysville area which will be announced based on enrollment.
Attendance is extremely important. Classroom absences are strictly monitored and clinical or field absences are limited regardless of the reason.
The Emergency Medical Technician practical skills training classes are held in locations throughout Montgomery County. The classes start quarterly. The primary course location is:
- Harleysville Area EMS, 309 Main Street, Harleysville PA 19438
The course is designed to prepare the candidate to take the NREMT psychomotor and cognitive exams. It includes classroom, lab and field internships at various locations in Montgomery County, PA.
Students who have successfully completed the didactic and clinical components of this program will be eligible to sit for the National Registry Exam.
Please note: PA Criminal Background checks and Child Abuse Clearance Forms are required for entry into the EMT programs and each student is responsible to provide personal health insurance and a photo ID at the start of the program. All clearances must be within one year of class registration. Student shirt, blood pressure cuff, stethoscope, penlight and student liability insurance included in cost of class. Book not included.
Prerequisite: Minimum age – Must be 16 years of age at time of completion and parental consent must be obtained.
|Event Date||08-21-2023 8:00 am|
|Event End Date||12-03-2023 11:55 pm|
|Cut off date||08-18-2023 11:00 pm|
|Location||Freedom Valley Medical Training Institute|