Emergency Medical Technician
In our Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program, you will learn how to give CPR, administer glucose to diabetic patients, provide oxygen to those in need, and assist Paramedics with other tasks.
EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The Emergency Medical Technician program is designed to prepare the student for a career in Emergency Medicine and in preparation to meet educational level competencies according to the most current National EMS Education Standards.
An EMT performs basic life-supporting skills including: patient assessment, opening airways, restoring breathing, controlling blood loss, treating victims of shock, immobilizing fractures, bandaging wounds, childbirth assistance, caring for heart attack patients, poison and burn victims, and transportation of patients.
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- 4 Month Program
- Hands-on Training
- Taught by EMS Professionals
- Day & Evening Classes Available
- Eligible to sit for the NREMT
PROGRAM GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
- Develop an understanding of the Emergency Medical System, including, but not limited to the roles and responsibilities of the EMT.
- Learn to provide quality care, to function competently and effectively in a pre-hospital system as an EMT.
- Demonstrate basic life support skills and the knowledge to utilize those skills in patient encounters.
- Prepare to take the Florida State EMT certification exam.
Upon graduation, the student will be granted a diploma and be eligible to sit for the National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) exam. This entry-level program consists of lectures, labs, clinical rotations, and field ride times. This is a prerequisite for Paramedic.
The Emergency Medical Technician program follows the most current National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards from the U.S. Department of Transportation. It is also in compliance with the State of Florida Statute 401 and the F.A.C. 64J of the Florida Department of Health Bureau of EMS.
The student will be expected to satisfactorily complete all skills necessary for the individual to provide emergency medical care at a basic life support level with an ambulance service, pre-hospital provider, and/or other specialized service, becoming a vital link in the health care team chain.
If you are considering becoming an Emergency Medical Technician, contact HCI College admissions today to schedule a visit and find out how you can earn your diploma.
AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS
1764 North Congress Ave.
West Palm Beach, FL 33409
1201 W. Cypress Creek Rd., Suite 101.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309