Program Information

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The EMS University EMT Course consists of a total of 184 hours. Specifically, this is a total of 152 hours of didactic instruction, 4 hours of practical examination assistance, 16 hours of clinical rotations and 12 hours of vehicular rotations (28 hours externship total). Course hours are subject to change with appropriate notification to the student/applicant. This course shall meet and/or exceed the United States Department of Transportation, National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, Emergency Medical Technician National Standard Curriculum guidelines and 2009, the National EMS Education Standards as well as meet Arizona Department of Health Services, Bureau of EMS education standards.


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What is an EMT?

This is a short video produced by an ambulance agency in St. Louis, Missouri. We are citing the video as an information source about what it means to be an EMT. EMS University does not claim copyright or ownership of this video.

Career Outlook

Please take a look at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Report on the career outlook for EMTs and Paramedics. This information will give you good insight regarding the EMS field, including some of the advantages and disadvantages in becoming an EMT.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Course Textbook



Course Textbook: Prehospital Emergency Care, 10th Edition

Subjects Covered in the EMT Course

Course Introduction and Overview Emergency Medical Care Systems, Research and Public Health Workforce Safety and Wellness of the EMT Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues
Documentation Communication Lifting and Moving Patients Lab: Lifting and Moving Patients
Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Terminology Pathophysiology Life Span Development Airway Management, Artificial Ventilation, and Oxygenation
Baseline Vital Signs, Monitoring Devices, and History Taking Scene Size-Up Patient Assessment Pharmacology and Medication Administration
Shock and Resuscitation Respiratory Emergencies Cardiovascular Emergencies Altered Mental Status, Stroke, and Headache
Seizures and Syncope Acute Diabetic Emergencies Anaphylactic Reactions Toxicologic Emergencies
Abdominal, Gynecologic, Genitourinary and Renal Emergencies Environmental Emergencies Submersion Incidents: Drowning and Diving Emergencies Behavioral Emergencies
Trauma Overview: The Trauma Patient and the Trauma System Bleeding and Soft Tissue Trauma Burns Musculoskeletal Trauma
Head Trauma Spinal Column and Spinal Cord Trauma Eye, Face, and Neck Trauma Chest Trauma
Abdominal and Genitourinary Trauma Multisystem Trauma and Trauma in Special Patient Populations Obstetrics and Care of the Newborn Pediatrics
Geriatrics Patients with Special Challenges Ambulance Operations and Air Medical Response Gaining Access and Patient Extrication
Hazardous Materials Multiple Casualty Incidents and Incident Management Response to Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction

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