The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B, or EMT-Basic) course at Gateway meets and exceeds State of Connecticut curriculum requirements. (There are several levels of an EMT, the most common of which is EMT-B). The course offers a student-centered learning environment with a strong emphasis on computers, taught by professional instructors with experience in all aspects of emergency services, and will provide extensive classroom and practical instruction in all types of basic life support emergency care. Topics include, but are not limited to, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, patient assessment and treatment of traumatic injuries and medical emergencies, legal/ethical considerations, and use of adjuncts and lifesaving interventions. Emphasis is placed on pediatric emergencies, disaster management, and pre-hospital trauma life support. Students will have ample opportunities to practice skills on state-of-the-art equipment and will have full access to the resource center on campus.
Mandatory assignments include case study and project work, as well as clinical observation at an approved hospital facility. Successful completion of this course qualifies the student to take the State of Connecticut Emergency Medical Technician certification examination. You must be 18 years or older to register or complete an age waiver form. This class requires every student to pass a medical screening before the first day of class.
EMTs are trained in BLS, or basic life support. EMTs must be prepared to quickly respond to emergency situations such as medical trauma, injuries and accidents. In those situations, EMTs perform basic emergency medical procedures as needed (such as maintaining a patent airway with adequate breathing and circulation until a patient can be transported for medical care).
Meets Monday, Wednesday, Friday from September 4 - December 16, 2013
(No classes October 14, November 27 & 29 )
Monday & Wednesday - 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM - Room N005 Friday - 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM - Room N201
Instructor: Joel Demers
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