Are you calm under pressure, compassionate, good at problem solving and interested in helping people? A career as an emergency medical technician (EMT) could be a great opportunity for you. EMT's have been around since the 1970's and make up a large number of the medical transport personnel in most states today. They are typically the first responders dispatched to the scene by a 911 operator and often work with a police or fire department.
As an EMT, you would be trained to care for the critically ill and injured in a pre-hospital environment under adverse conditions. By the end of your EMT training, you will know how to assess an emergency scene, control bleeding, apply immobilization devices, assist with childbirth, administer oxygen and perform other pharmacological interventions, perform CPR, defibrillation, and other basic life support skills. In addition, student will be educated in anatomy, physiology, and the pathophysiology of the human body.
NTC’s EMT program is a newly designed entry-level certification course into the field of Emergency Medical Services. It is designed to prepare you to take the state written and practical EMT exam. You will be required to complete a minimum of 160 classroom hours. Additional requirements include ambulance observations and hands on experience (aka ride-alongs), 8 hours of hands-on clinical time in designated emergency departments and 10 patient contacts.
To enroll in this program, you must have a high school diploma or GED. In addition, the student will need to complete a CPR course for Healthcare Providers. This course will be offered at NTC. With the new 2012 guidelines, students will also need to complete the National Incident Management System (NIMS) 100 and 700 level courses as well as the HAZWOPER First Responder Awareness level course. NTC offers these three courses together within the EMT Program for 1 credit. Students will need to provide immunization records and agree to a background check upon entry to the EMT Program.
Whether you live in a rural area, small town or large city, there is a need for emergency medical technicians, paramedics and first responders to protect and service the community.
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