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Emergency Medical Services

EMT training class

Emergency Medical Services personnel are vital members of the healthcare team who care for the sick or injured in emergency medical settings. People’s lives often depend on the quick reaction and competent care provided by these workers. These professionals respond to emergency calls, performing medical services and transporting patients to medical facilities..

According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook, the employment of Emergency Medical Technicians is projected to grow 7 percent through 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. The 2018 median annual wage for an EMT was $34,320 ($16.50/hour).

Emergency Medical Responder

The primary focus of the Emergency Medical Responder is to initiate immediate lifesaving care to critical patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide lifesaving interventions while awaiting additional EMS response and to assist higher level personnel at the scene and during transport. The class is approximately 60 hours of classroom and lab work.

Emergency Medical Technician

The primary focus of the Emergency Medical Technician is to provide basic emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance. The course is approximately 180+ hours of classroom and lab instruction along with clinical and field experience. 

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician

The primary focus of the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician is to provide basic and limited advanced emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. The course is approximately 235+ hours of classroom and lab instruction along with clinical and field experience.

IVCE Health Education Coordinator

Robin Carmichael

Robin Carmichael
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