What is Paramedic Science/ Emergency Medical Technician- Basic?
Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs)—Basic and Paramedic—care for people at the scene of emergencies and transport them to hospitals or other health care institutions.
They determine the nature and the extent of victims’ medical and trauma-related emergencies and provide initial emergency care. EMTParamedics administer medications, supply intravenous therapy, perform heart monitoring, and provide other
life-saving interventions for the victims of acute illness or injury.
The EMT-Basic, a certificate program, is the entry level of the emergency medical field. The EMTParamedic, an Associates of Science degree, is the advanced practitioner with more independence. Graduates of either program must successfully pass a state-administered certification examination prior to credentialing.
What Courses Will I Take?
-EMT Basic I & II
-Clinical Rotation I, II, III, & IV
-Techniques Laboratory I & II
What Skills Will I Develop?
The EMT-Basic is trained to care for patients at the scene of an accident and while transporting patients by ambulance to the hospital under medical direction. The EMT-Basic has the emergency skills to assess a patient’s condition and manage respiratory, cardiac, and trauma emergencies. EMT- Ps provide the most extensive pre-hospital care. In addition to carrying out the procedures already described, paramedics may administer drugs orally and intravenously, interpret electrocardiograms (EKGs), perform endotracheal intubations, and use monitors and other complex equipment.