Professional Emergency Services
Change Your life, to save a life
17-Day EMT Academy
What is an EMT?
EMT care is the initial emergency responder level able to treat and transport patients. The Emergency Medical Technician course prepares the EMT student to provide pre-hospital assessment and care for patients of all ages with a variety of medical conditions and traumatic injuries.
The EMT academy training program is conducted over 17 consecutive days. Students stay onsite for the duration of the course. Students enrolled in the EMT program gain the information and skill training necessary to initiate, formulate and maintain a treatment plan for sick and injured patients at the Basic Life Support (BLS) level of care.
Areas of study include an introduction to emergency medical services systems, roles and responsibilities of EMT’s, anatomy and physiology, airway management, assessment of the patient, medical emergencies, trauma, special considerations for working in the pre-hospital setting, and providing patient transportation.
You are preparing to work in emergency services and this format is much like the expectations of a firehouse or professional ambulance service. You stay at our facility with your class, you study together, eat together, work together as a team to achieve a common goal of success for everyone involved. Our intention is far more than to train you to pass an exam. We want you to understand the material and concepts introduced and to put the information to use when the need arises. Your dedication to the training should be a top priority for you.
It is STRONGLY recommended that you have the support of family and friends while you are away in class and that you are as free from distraction as possible. Dedicate yourself to the study and to learning the craft.
With this format, all coursework is instructor led and completed while you are here with us. We have added much more time out of the classroom in scenarios, skills demonstration and problem-based exercises.
We utilize a variety of teaching-learning methods. These methods may include, but are not limited to, assigned readings, presentations, discussion, critical thinking exercises, labs, class activities, scenarios and clinical rotations. The EMT program builds on skills and information in a straight forward manner to create a comprehensive training experience.
We utilize an academy format with an expectation to follow guidelines for time and task just as you would if you were working a shift at a firehouse or EMS facility. Students are placed into “squads” and are given a more hands-on style learning experience with scenarios and assignments.
We strive to provide our students with so much more than how to pass a test but rather to work and live in the EMS field.
Who would be interested in this course?
The EMT academy training program is best suited to the student who is able to make a full time commitment to training.
Our student profiles cover a wide variety of humans.
Ranging from individuals interested in:
– A career in EMS
– College students with an interest in medicine
– Military medical providers
– Park services, ski patrol
– Career change and some making a commitment to training to qualify for specific jobs.
Class begins on a Thursday with orientation and issuing of ID tag, training material, uniforms, team assignments, room assignments and course overview. Days are usually scheduled for about 10 hours but times vary according to the training objectives for the day.
Sign in is daily from 7:45-8:00 with class beginning at 8:00.
We use a variety of training methods from day to day. Some days begin with an exercise, some with a quiz or test and others go right into a new topic. You can expect to spend time in lecture necessary to training concepts, terminology and test.
Do expect to spend a lot of time up and moving in skills demonstrations, scenarios, exercises and practice.
Clinical rotations in the hospital and on the ambulance are scheduled throughout the course. These assignments are scheduled during a lab session so you won’t miss out on any classroom information. Lab information is repeated and practiced several times throughout the course.
The role of a health care provider requires a commitment to lifelong learning, good mental and physical health, keeping an open mind to new ideas and trends, as well as maintaining expertise in basic life support skills. You are here to learn and should be dedicated to the introductory level of training in emergency medical services. This course is demanding and can seem fast paced. We have a long history of success in EMS training and we are dedicated to your success.
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A LOOK INSIDE A TRAINING DAY
0800 – 2000
Sign in 07:45 – 08:00
Lifting and Moving – 8-10a (Outside)
- Demonstration Exercises and Scenario
- Students should have weather appropriate clothing
- Medical Terminology
- The Human Body (A&P)
- Lifespan Development
- Group Project
- Airway Management
QUIZ 1 – Chapters 1-6
Skills Lab – Airway Introduction – Skills Portfolio
PREP FOR SATURDAY-
- Review YOUR OWN notes for the exam
- Look over Patient Assessment (Chap 9)
Sign in 07:45 – 08:00
- Toxicology – Chapter 21
- Psychiatric Emergencies – Chapter 22
- Neurological Emergencies – Chapter 17
Scenarios – Students should have weather appropriate clothing
General Medical Review- Instructor led (During Exercise)
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