EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN
EMT - BASIC COURSE
No Interest Payment Plan Available
New Class Starts April 19th 2021
Classes held in Cumberland RI on Monday's and Wednesday's from 6:00pm to 10:00pm, some Saturdays from 8:00am-2:00pm.
This EMT course is required to apply for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician, and provides students with insights into the theory and application of concepts related to the profession of emergency medical services. Specific topics include: EMS preparatory, airway maintenance, patient assessment, management of trauma patients, management of medical patients, treating infants and children, and various EMS operations. The course is based on the NHTSA national Emergency Services Education Standards.
Our exciting, yet demanding course will be taught through didactic lecture and hands on demonstration and practical application settings. Reading assignments, quizzes and tests will be part of this program.
Candidates who successfully complete the written exam will then be recommended to take the NREMT psychomotor skills testing. Candidates who successfully complete the National Registry practical (psychomotor) skills stations and have successfully complete both testing phases will be required to schedule for the National Registry of EMT’s (NREMT) Basic written exam through (Pearson Vue) testing center. Candidates will need to be competent in their skills and knowledge and will we evaluated throughout the program
As we spend time in discussions, class lectures and implementing those tools through practice, the students will become knowledgeable, confident and competent. These techniques will help the student prepare for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT).
Upon recommendation and successful completion of all requirements, students become eligible to be licensed as an Emergency Medical Technician through the State of Rhode Island and NREMT. NREMT Certification is renewed every 2 years. Rhode Island EMS Licensure is renewed every 3 years.
More Info about the course
Before The Course Begins Prior to the start of an EMT training program, the program director must conduct a faculty meeting to ensure that course conduct, instruction and examinations are as prescribed by the current U.S. DOT NHTSA National EMS Education Standards and meet the standards set forth by RIDOH and the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). Documentation of this meeting must be maintained by the program director in the course file.
At the Beginning of the Course The following materials will be distributed to students prior to or on the first day of class: 1) A course overview, containing information such as course regulations, attendance policies, grading, performance expectations, and the RIDOH course approval number;
2) Contact information (phone and email) for the licensed program director of record;
3) Appropriate EMT textbook and workbook, if applicable;
4) Current Rhode Island Prehospital Care Protocols and Standing Orders;
5) NREMT Psychomotor Examination Sheets;
6) Clinical & internship Forms;
7) Functional Job Description for an EMT;
8) National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians’ Examination Accommodations Disability Policy (available from the NREMT web site) 9) Certification of Eligibility Form (return to RIDOH as soon as possible);
10)Criminal Conviction Guidelines as provided by RIDOH
Course Examinations Prior to the final course examination for the EMS training program, students must have successfully completed all didactic, clinical performance, and administrative requirements as required by the EMS education program. These include, but are not limited to:
1) Demonstrated competency in the EMS practitioner psychomotor skills as verified by the most current NREMT Psychomotor Examination Sheets, as contained in the most current NREMT Emergency Medical Technician Psychomotor Examination User’s Guide or the NREMT Advanced Level Examination Coordinator Manual.
2) Completion of clinical and field requirements as approved by the program director.
These forms shall be retained by the program director with the course records. All records are subject to review by RIDOH upon request.
The course final examination consists of two parts:
1) Course cognitive examination: passing grade is 70% or higher.
2) Course psychomotor examination: must be conducted specific to the standards established in the NREMT EMT level Practical Skills Laboratory Performance Sheets.
To ensure standardization in the conduct of course-ending practical examinations, students shall have the opportunity to re-test up to a maximum of two (2) practical skills stations. To clarify, the student shall be allowed one (1) retest opportunity per skill station, not to exceed two (2) practical skills stations in the final examination. Accordingly, failure of three (3) of these stations shall result in the failure of the course. The use of interpreters or others who might assist in communicating is not allowed. Applicants for licensure will be required to successfully complete each section of the psychomotor examination prior to taking the cognitive exam.
Two weeks of the conclusion of the EMS education program, the program director shall submit to RIDOH a list of the status of students completing the course. This roster must be signed by the program director of record.
Each student successfully completing the course must be issued a certificate of course completion as described in Part II: General Information – Course Completion Certificates.
Upon successful completion of the EMS education program, as verified by the program director, the student is eligible to take the state written licensure examination, administered by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. This exam shall be in English and conducted electronically at a local NREMT testing center. No oral form of the exam is available or permitted. The candidate’s pass/fail status shall be as determined by the NREMT’s scoring formula. Upon conclusion of the course, the candidate should submit a completed Rhode Island Application for an Emergency Medical Technician License and register online (http://www.nremt.org) to test with the NREMT.
Necessary EMT-B Book
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