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EMT Program Requirements

You can register for the course, by Clicking Here. Please complete the Program Packet to assist you with meeting the requirements prior to class and beginning externships.

How to become an EMT

One of the things that often gets overlooked when talking about EMS is just how much impact we have in saving people’s lives. In 2021 alone, over 240 Million 911 calls were made. 62.6% of which were made because of a medical emergency. From household injuries, all the way to car accidents, choking, and house fires, Emergency Medical Technicians play a huge role in helping people of all ages get the immediate, and oftentimes life-saving medical attention at that critical moment.

Which as you can imagine, makes becoming an EMT an incredibly rewarding career.

Our classes at EMSU will teach you all the skills you need to become a certified EMT and make life-saving decisions with confidence. Let us help you get started on this fulfilling career! 

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EMT Class Details | Description

The EMS University, LLC EMT Course consists of a total of 148 hours. Specifically, this is a total of 120 hours of classroom instruction which includes 8 hours of skills testing. Additionally, 8 hours of practical examination assistance and 20 hours of clinical/externship rotations are required. This course follows National EMS Education Standards for the Emergency Medical Technician, the National EMS Education Standards as well as meet Arizona Department of Health Services, Bureau of EMS education standards.


Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Course Textbook

Course Textbook: Emergency Care (14th Edition) / Pearson Education

Subjects Covered in the EMT Course

Course Introduction and OverviewEmergency Medical Care Systems, Research and Public HealthWorkforce Safety and Wellness of the EMTMedical, Legal, and Ethical Issues
DocumentationCommunicationLifting and Moving PatientsLab: Lifting and Moving Patients
Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical TerminologyPathophysiologyLife Span DevelopmentAirway Management, Artificial Ventilation, and Oxygenation
Baseline Vital Signs, Monitoring Devices, and History TakingScene Size-UpPatient AssessmentPharmacology and Medication Administration
Shock and ResuscitationRespiratory EmergenciesCardiovascular EmergenciesAltered Mental Status, Stroke, and Headache
Seizures and SyncopeAcute Diabetic EmergenciesAnaphylactic ReactionsToxicologic Emergencies
Abdominal, Gynecologic, Genitourinary and Renal EmergenciesEnvironmental EmergenciesSubmersion Incidents: Drowning and Diving EmergenciesBehavioral Emergencies
Trauma Overview: The Trauma Patient and the Trauma SystemBleeding and Soft Tissue TraumaBurnsMusculoskeletal Trauma
Head TraumaSpinal Column and Spinal Cord TraumaEye, Face, and Neck TraumaChest Trauma
Abdominal and Genitourinary TraumaMultisystem Trauma and Trauma in Special Patient PopulationsObstetrics and Care of the NewbornPediatrics
GeriatricsPatients with Special ChallengesAmbulance Operations and Air Medical ResponseGaining Access and Patient Extrication
Hazardous MaterialsMultiple Casualty Incidents and Incident ManagementResponse to Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction

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