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EMT-Basic & AEMT Courses

Emergency Medical Technician - Basic
Date: June 23 - August 9, 2014
Apply Online. Application deadline is May 14, 2014, candidate interviews on May 21, 2014.  
This is an accelerated course meeting Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and some Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Classends with a National Registry Practical Examination on August 9, 2014.  

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician
Date:
August 26 - December 20, 2014 
Apply Online. Application deadline August 4, 2014, candidate Interviews on August 12, 2014.
Classes will meet Tuesdays/Thursdays 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and some Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There will be a one week break during Thanksgiving. EMT Basic is included with this course and not required for acceptance.

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EMT Basic Training - St. Anthony Hospital EMSThe EMT and AEMT must respond quickly, care for a patient with skill and knowledge, then competently transport the patient to the correct medical facility. Some of their duties, which are included in this course, are management of the airway, oxygen administration, bleeding control using compression, shock treatment, bandaging and splinting, environmental (heat/cold) emergencies, emergency childbirth, Hazmat awareness and auto extrication. Students successfully completing our EMT & AEMT programs will be eligible to apply for National Registry and State of Colorado certification.

The EMT-Basic course includes 176 hours of instruction with the new Department of Transportation curriculum, 16 to 48 hours of clinical experience in the emergency room, recovery room, and on an ambulance. The principles of auto extrication is also presented. The course concludes with written and practical examinations in accordance with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician training regulations. Entrance requirements include High school diploma, GED, or college transcript and a minimum age of 18 years.

Advanced EMT Course is the newest certification level from the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). It contains 200 to 240 hours of classroom instruction and a minimum of 104 hours of clinical experience. Besides being competent in all of the skills of the EMTS, the AEMT also has the ability to perform limited advanced skills and provide pharmacological intervention to emergency patients. The AEMT's scope of practice is focused on the acute management and transportation of critical and emergent patients. For many communities, Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians provide an option to provide high benefit, lower risk advanced skills for systems that cannot support or justify Paramedic level care. Students enrolled in the St. Anthony Program will also receive CPR training, NREMT certification, IV approval and EKG education. The course concludes with written and practical examinations at the AEMT level in accordance with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician training regulations. Entrance requirements include High school diploma, GED, or college transcript and a minimum age of 18 years.  You do not need to be an EMT to take this course.

St. Anthony Hospitals PreHospital Services
34 Van Gordon Street, 2nd Floor, Suite 201
Lakewood, CO 80228
With questions contact jamicavos@centura.org or 720-321-8970

 

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