- Name: Advanced Emergency Medical Technician
- Division: Nursing and Allied Health
- Discipline: Emergency Medical Services
- Units (Credits): 7.00 - 7.50
- Course Attributes:
- May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree
- Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees
I. Catalog Course Description
Prerequisite: Certified as a Nationally Registered EMT within the last two years. CPR Certificate. Must be at least 18 year of age at the time of enrollment.
Prepares students to incorporate knowledge of basic and advanced emergency medical care for critically ill and emergent patients to reduce the morbidity and mortally associated with acute out-of-hospital medical and traumatic emergencies. The A-EMT is educated to safely provide more advanced airway maintenance skills and the ability to recognize basic electrocardiography (ECG) arrhythmia's and utilize pharmacological interventions within the scope of practices. Other competencies include interventions such as suctioning, initiation of IV therapy, control of breathing and shock, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The A-EMT provides care based on site assessment data and works alongside other EMS and health care professionals as an integral part of the emergency care team.