The Basic Emergency Medical Technician course is an in-depth course in basic life support.
Students learn about acute illnesses, medical emergencies, traumatic emergencies, child birth, rescue extrication, ambulance operations, splinting techniques, communication and documentation, medical legal implications, AED/CPR, basic medications and their effects.
This course combines both classroom lectures and hands on skills labs where actual skills are practiced and performed.
The course involves approximately 160 hours of classroom participation where attendance is mandatory. The course meets or exceeds current National EMS Guidelines.
** This is a computer based course and access to a lap top computer or other media device is required for in and out of class assignments
emt - NCCP
The National Continued Competency Requirements are determined by the NREMT Board of Directors based upon widespread input from EMS researchers, EMS physician and EMS provider stakeholders. This course comprises 50% of the overall requirements necessary to recertify. Topics covered in the NCCP include: Airway, Respiratory, Ventilation, Cardiology, Trauma, Medical and Operations
This 20 hr. course is designed to meet or exceed National and Massachusetts requirements for EMT Basics. This course replaces the previous Massachusetts basic refresher
This program is designed to strengthen the Chain of Survival and provide training on 1 and 2 rescuer adult CPR and Automatic External Defibrillators (AED’s). Responders may include workplace first aid providers, security personnel, lifeguards, or professional firefighters. The program establishes guidelines and protocols in the use of AED’s in accordance with AHA 2015 Guidelines for CPR and ECC.
BLS Healthcare Provider Course:
This course, based on the AHA 2015 guidelines for CPR and ECC, is designed to teach healthcare professionals CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) skills for adult, children and infants. The course also teaches ventilation skills with a barrier device, bag-mask devise, use of oxygen and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction for choking victims. Participants learn these skills through lecture, videos and practical skills scenarios.
This course, based off the AHA 2015 Guidelines for CPR and ECC, is designed to teach the participant advanced cardiac life support procedures.
The course highlights the importance of high-performance team dynamics and communication, systems of care, recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes (ACS)
Skills taught include:
Review of Basic Life Support skills
Airway and Ventilation Management
Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as Symptomatic bradycardia
Management of ACS and stroke
This course is based off the AHA 2015 Guidelines for CPR and ECC. Participants will learn the skills necessary to manage critically ill children and infants.
Skills taught include:
High-quality Child CPR AED and Infant CPR
Recognition of cardiopulmonary arrest and application of CPR
Early interventions for respiratory distress and failure
Early interventions for the treatment of shock
Recognition of unstable and stable patients with arrhythmias
Post–cardiac arrest management
Participants learn these skills through lecture, videos and practical skills scenarios.
The EMT-Paramedic program is designed to prepare the student to achieve the highest level of certification for a pre-hospital provider. The course consists of an overall length of approximately 18 months. This includes approximately (12) months of didactics, skills lab sessions, skills scenario evaluations and clinical internship. The clinical internship consists of (350) hours clinical skills with an assigned hospital preceptor where the student will start to apply the knowledge and skills that have been learned in a live patient setting. The clinical internship will be followed by a (250) hour field internship where you will ride on an EMS unit with an experienced Paramedic preceptor to further build upon the assessment, management and treatment skills developed during your classroom and clinical experiences and apply them to the out-of-hospital setting as a provider and team leader. At the conclusion of the program you must be able to demonstrate, through testing and evaluation, the competencies and skills required of the entry-level EMT-Paramedic.
The design of this program is based off the EMT-Paramedic National Standard Curriculum. The program consists of four components of instruction: didactic – skills laboratory/scenarios – clinical internship – capstone field internship. The didactic, skills laboratory, scenarios and clinical internship occur concurrently. After successful completion of these components the student will move onto the capstone field internship. After successful completion of the four components the student will meet with the Program and Medical Directors to review and evaluate their terminal competencies in the cognitive, psychomotor and affective learning domains.
The emphasis of Paramedic education is based on the competence of the graduate, not the amount of education that they receive. The time involved in educating a paramedic student to an acceptable level of competence depends on many variables. The average paramedic program consists of 1000-1200 hours of instruction. This program consists of approximately 1200 hours of instruction over approximately 18 months. Course length, however, may vary according to a number of factors including, but not limited to:
· The student’s basic academic skills competence
· Student motivation
· The student’s prior emergency/health care experience
· Prior academic achievements
· Clinical/Field/Academic resources available
Course Hours Breakdown:
Didactic: 320 hours
Skills Laboratory: 294 hours
Clinical Internship: 350 hours
Field Internship: 250 hours
Total Hours: approx. 1,200 hours