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Emergency Medical Technician

Mission

The mission of this program is to educate, train and shape our students for employment in the Emergency Medical Services field. This training will empower the student to develop a safety, health and wellness consciousness.

Description

The content includes but is not limited to: patient assessment, airway management, cardiac arrest, external and internal bleeding and shock, traumatic injuries, fractures, dislocations, sprains, poisoning, heart attack, stroke, diabetes, acute abdomen, communicable diseases, patients with abnormal behavior, alcohol and drug abuse, the unconscious state, emergency childbirth, burns, environmental hazards, communications, reporting, extrication and transportation of patient. The student must be proficient in patient assessment and evaluation, the use of suctioning devices, oral and nasal airways, resuscitation devices, oxygen equipment, sphygmomanometer and stethoscope, splints of all types, pneumatic anti shock garments, extrication tools, dressings and bandages, stretchers and patient carrying devices.

Clinical activity includes a minimum of 48 hours of supervised clinical activity and the appropriate patient assessment skills, intervention and documentation relevant to each clinical rotation.

Field activity includes a competency based program to assure appropriate pre-hospital assessment and management of medical and trauma patients, as well as associated manual skills. The field activity includes a minimum of five emergency responses resulting in patient care and transport to the hospital.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs)

This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of courses that lead to Occupational Completion Points. OCPs provide a student with early completion training options linked to employment opportunities established by the Florida Department of Education based on the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete in Not Applicable to This Program

W170213 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 300 Hrs
EMS0110 A Emergency Medical Technician 300
Dual Enrollment available for high school students.

Program Overview

Program Overview

Industry Certification/Licensure

After completing this program, students take the Emergency Medical Technician Certification Test. This test is issued by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT).

Articulation

Upon successful completion of this program, passing the NR exam and receiving the FDOH certification, students enrolling in an AS degree program are eligible to be awarded articulated credits at:

  • Valencia College:
    • Emergency Medical Services AS degree – 12 credits
    • Fire Science Technology AS degree – 12 credits

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