EMS Education - Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Course

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The 248-hour program covers anatomy and physiology, initial patient survey and triage, airway management, oxygen therapy, and treatment of bleeding, shock, cardiac arrest, fractures, spinal injuries and other medical emergencies.  Additional areas of study include automated external defibrillation, multi-lumen airways and general pharmacology.

The course is designed for anyone interested in working in public safety, including fire, police and ambulance operations.  Students who successfully complete one of these programs are eligible to take the National Registry Examination.

Enrollment Requirements:

  • 18 years old within one year of course completion
  • No felony convictions
  • High school diploma or G.E.D. (recommended)

This course has been approved by the EMS Division of the Michigan Department of Community Health.

Clinical sites (sites depend on course location):

  • Chelsea Community Hospital
  • Huron Valley Ambulance
  • Saline Community Hospital
  • St. Joseph Mercy Hospital (Ann Arbor)

Immunization Status - students are required to have the following immunizations before clinicals begin (you may start the course without them, however):

  • current negative PPD-T (Tuberculosis/TB test)
  • proof of Rubella (German measles) immunization
  • proof of Rubeola (Hard or American measles) immunization
  • positive history of Varicella Zoster (Chicken Pox)
  • proof of Hepatitis B Vaccine or signed waiver

Supplies needed (not on the first day of class - approximate cost: $90):

  • HVA student uniform
  • CPR mask with one-way valve
  • stethoscope
  • watch
  • protective eyewear
  • TB mask (cost included in tuition)