COURSE TITLE: EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN (EMT)
Grades 10-12; 1 credit; 36 Weeks
The Emergency Medical Technician course follows the current National Standard Curriculum, which is core curriculum of minimum required information to be presented within a 112 hour training course. It is recognized that there are additional specific educational requirement the EMT will need to operate in the field; i.e., Emergency Driver Training, Forcible Entry, Heavy Rescue, Special Needs, and so on. The EMT serves as a vital link in the health care chain of survival. This course will include all skills and classroom information necessary to provide emergency care at a basic life support level. The EMT may be utilized in a Basic Life Support ambulance service, or other specialized recuse agency. The EMT course is a fast-paced interactive learning environment, where students will gain insight in implementing life-ling skills necessary to sustain, stabilize and care for ill and injured individuals.
COURSE TITLE: ADVANCED EMT/PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN (PCT)
Grades 10-12; 1 credit; 36 weeks
This course is divided over 2 Semesters. The first emphasizes Advance EMT content, followed by Patient Care course curriculum. The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician portion reinforces basic skills learned in the Emergency Medical class and introduces the student to advanced skills, focused on the acute management and transportation of critical and emergent patients. This included training of advanced cardiac life support and advanced trauma skills. This may occur at an emergency scene until transportation resources arrive, from an emergency scene to a health care facility or between health care settings. The Patient Care Technician portion will allow the student to gain a broad view of directly assisting patients, physicians, nurses and other health care professions in a variety of healthcare environments. Students will gain knowledge and become multi-skilled in the following areas: 12-Lead Electrocardiogram monitoring, Venipuncture (phlebotomy procedure) laboratory diagnostics, point of care testing such a blood glucose, cholesterol and hemoglobin testing. Provide direct patient care, such as obtaining vital signs, catheter, ostomy and feeding tube care, sterile dressing changes, infection control, bathing and bed making techniques.