Emergency Medical Technician-Basic - 203 hours
The Emergency Medical Technician Certification is a qualified pre-hospital program consisting of didactic course work. The following competencies include but are not limited to the recognition, assessment, and management of medical emergencies. The EMT-Basic performs skills such as CPR, artificial ventilations, oxygen administration, basic airway management, AED defibrillation, spinal immobilization, vital signs, and hemorrhage control. Successful completion of the course will allow the student the opportunity to sit for the North Carolina Office of EMS certification examination.
Emergency Medical Technician - Advanced - 296 hours
The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) certification is a mid-level EMS provider of prehospital emergency medical services. The scope of practice consists of all EMT level skills, advanced airway management and the insertion of supraglottic airways, suctioning of an already intubated patient, usage of a CPAP device, initiation of peripheral intravenous therapy and several pharmacological interventions beyond the EMT level. The pharmacological interventions include administering non medicated intravenous fluids such as 0.9% saline solution, administering nitroglycerin by the sublingual route, administering epinephrine 1:1,000 for anaphylaxis and 1:10,000 for cardiac arrest, administering Dextrose 50%, 25% and glucagon for diabetics, administering naloxone for opioid overdoses and administration of inhaled beta agonist medications such as albuterol and ipratropium for respiratory emergencies caused by asthma, COPD, etc. Successful completion of the course will allow the student the opportunity to sit for the North Carolina Office of AEMT certification examination.