EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN I Course No. 8333
EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN & II Course No. 8334
1 year – 3 high school credits, 8 college credits – Advanced Career Education (ACE) Center at Hermitage
The Emergency Medical Technician course provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to function in an emergency situation. This includes the skills and competence necessary to provide emergency medical care at a basic life-support level with an ambulance service or other specialized rescue service. Upon completion, the student should be able to assess an individual’s condition and provide appropriate emergency care for the ill or injured client. This class prepares students to take the National Registry EMT Certification Test. Major units of study include, but are not limited to: patient assessment; medical terminology and anatomy; medical emergencies and respiratory arrest; cardiac emergencies; bleeding and shock; fractures, dislocations, and sprains; soft tissue injuries; burns and hazardous materials; obstetric and gynecologic emergencies; ambulance operations; highway safety and vehicle extrication; incident and disaster management; and EMS response to terrorism.
The Henrico Fire Department assists the ACE Center at Hermitage EMT students in the acquisition of assessment skills in both the school setting with skill labs and on weekends when students participate in field training side by side with the firefighter/EMT’s answering real 911 calls.
NOTE: Students must be at least 16 years old prior to the first day of EMT instruction.
Students have the opportunity to become certified in the following field(s)
- Emergency Medical Services Assessment
- Emergency Medical Technician License
- Workplace Readiness
For questions please click here to visit the Health & Medical Sciences Specialist page.
Please see your counselor or instructor if you have questions. Click here for more information on this program.
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In this podcast episode, we interviewed the wonderful Kaitlyn Schmidt. We met with Kaitlyn at the ACE Center at Hermitage where she attended the Emergency Medical Technician class. Since she graduated she has worked for a local medical transport company and is now under contract with Henrico County Fire Department. We spoke with her about her time at the ACE Center and how it has already helped with her current position with the Henrico County Fire Department and her future as an EMT. Click here to listen.
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