The EMT Course is a challenging course that emphasizes the development of student skills in patient assessment and examination, the recognition of signs and symptoms of illness and injury, and proper procedures when rendering emergency medical care. Candidates must be prepared to commit several hours of preparation for the class. It is not uncommon for students to report they spend one hour of preparation outside of class for each hour inside of class.
Course content will address broad topics and create a foundation of knowledge and skills preparing students who successfully complete the program for certification testing as a National Registry EMT and State of Iowa EMT.
To successfully complete the course, students will be required to gain clinical experience with Mobile Intensive Care Services and in the Mary Greeley Medical Center Emergency Department. (Individual student hours may vary depending on the availability of patient contact.)
Courses will be coordinated and instructed by professional paramedics affiliated with Mobile Intensive Care Services of Mary Greeley Medical Center and other experienced clinicians with specialized expertise.
- Students must be at least 17 years of age at the time of enrollment.
- Students must be functionally able to speak, read and write English.
- Student must provide proof of health Insurance.
- Students must be certified in CPR for Healthcare Provider or equivalent by 12/1/2014. A CPR course is scheduled for November 20.
- Student must provide proof of current immunizations/vaccinations for MMR, Vericella, Tb (or negative Chest X-Ray), Hepatitis B series, and Influenza.