Accredited EMT Training
When you are ready to pursue your career or volunteer service as an EMT, the first order of business will be to find and enroll in appropriate training.
There are many different options for this training available, so narrowing down the choices and making the right selection can seem daunting. It’s a process you will thank yourself for later, though, as an accredited training program will be much more appealing to potential employers you will submit your resume and credentials to. An accredited program, like the EMT diploma offerings at Health Career Institute, will give you the most solid foundation for your role and responsibilities as an EMT.
What is Accreditation at EMT Training?
Understanding what “accredited” means is helpful to selecting the right program. An accredited school or program will have been observed, investigated, vetted, and approved by federal or other formal associations responsible for ensuring a program meets expectations and standards. Even though a non-accredited program might be identical to an accredited one, there is no way for a future employer or educator to verify the education you received there is up to their standards. Simply put, an accredited institution will be more appealing to the professionals you intend to work for upon completion of your schooling.
What is Covered in Accredited EMT Training?
HCI is proud to offer accredited diploma programs for Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) training and Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P, or paramedic) training. The Basic program equips students with skills to meet the requirements of the job, which include:
- Patient assessment
- Opening airways/restoring breathing
- Controlling blood loss
- Bandaging wounds
- Treating poisonings and burns
…among many others. Students will be prepared and eligible to sit for the state EMT certification exam as well as the NREMT, National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians test.
The paramedic program builds upon the basic, and prepares students for the more advanced responsibilities of the job.
Both programs follow guidelines and regulations set forth by the National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the entity that penned legislation creating EMS as a government service.