EMS Training

EMT-BASIC OVERVIEW

This program will prepare you to respond in many emergencies that require urgent medical attention. You will be trained to assess the emergency, provide the care that can save a life, and transport the patient to the hospital. You must know how to respond quickly to high-level emergencies such as a motor vehicle accident, heart attack, near drowning, childbirth, poisoning, and life-threatening injury. Students must be 18 years old for licensing. The student will also be expected to complete five patient contacts.

SPECIAL FEATURE

EMT-Basic training is offered at various off-campus locations for your convenience.

STUDENT PROFILE

As an EMT-Basic student, you should be able to:

  • Make minute visual comparisons and decisions
  • Be detail oriented and accurate
  • Follow written instructions
  • Have good physical stamina and lift 125 pounds (250 with assistance)
  • Work 24-hour shifts
  • Have good coordination and balance

PREPARATION FOR ADMISSION

The following experiences will help you prepare for this program:

  • Health
  • First Aid
  • Physical Education
  • Psychology
  • Biology/Physiology
  • English/Grammar
  • Speech
  • Business English
  • Basic Math

Key to your success as an EMT-Basic is a desire to work for the good of others.


PROGRAM OUTCOMES

Our Emergency Medical Technician program is approved by the Wisconsin Division of Health and Family Services because it uses the current Department of Transportation (DOT) National Standard Curriculum. As a graduate, you will be able to:

  • Make decisions under stress.
  • Work quickly in situations requiring accuracy.
  • Question patients to obtain medical and personal history.
  • Provide efficient and immediate care to critically ill and injured patients.
  • Deal with adverse social situations including the location of the emergency.

CAREER OUTLOOK

Emergency Medical Technicians are the crucial link in the health care system. After graduation you will be qualified to apply for licensure as an:

  • EMT-Basic

Graduates of the EMT-Basic program must complete the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Exam for licensing. If successful, you will be eligible to apply for licensure as an EMT-Basic.

Last Updated on Sunday, 27 January 2008 23:58