Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
 

The Emergency Medical Technician program is a comprehensive 200-hour course designed to prepare a candidate to become nationally certified as an EMT.  The successful student may seek employment as an ambulance EMT, firefighter, or police officer or complete training prior to entry into the Armed Forces. EMTs can expect entry-level positions to pay $15.00 or more hourly and can pursue further education as a licensed paramedic to advance in the EMTs field. Many certified EMTs continue in the healthcare field as physicians and nurses.

The program includes extensive laboratory sessions to develop the knowledge, skill and attitude of the EMT.  

FALL 2018    CEU 20.0
Monday & Wednesday, September 10 - March 27 (No class November 21, December 24,26, & 31)
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM - Room N005 & N010
Joel Demers  $999

Payment plans available. For more information contact Erika Lynch, (203) 285-2302, ELynch@gatewayct.edu


MODULE 1 - PREPARATORY
EMS systems, the role of the EMT, the safety and well-being of the EMT, legal and ethical issues, basic anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, techniques of lifting and moving patients.
 
MODULE 2 - AIRWAY MANAGEMENT
Airway anatomy, airway management techniques, oxygen and oxygen equipment.
MODULE 3 - PATIENT ASSESSMENT
Assessment of the medical and trauma patients, vital sign assessment, taking a patient history, documentation, and communication.
MODULE 4 - MEDICAL EMERGENCIES
Pharmacology, respiratory, cardiac, diabetic, allergy, poisoning and overdose, environmental, behavioral and obstetrical / gynecological emergencies.
MODULE 5 - TRAUMA EMERGENCIES
Bleeding and shock, soft tissue and musculoskeletal, injuries to the head, neck, spine, chest and abdomen.
MODULE 6 - INFANTS & CHILDREN
Physical and physiological differences between adult and pediatric patients, pediatric medical and trauma emergencies.
MODULE 7 - OPERATIONS
Ambulance operations, rescue and extrication, multiple patient situations, hazardous materials situations. Technology enhances the classroom experience with online assignments and video presentations. The student will participate in a high fidelity simulation lab in conjunction with the Gateway Community College Nursing School, and participate in a student internship at a major trauma center. After passing practical and cognitive examinations, the student will be eligible to sit for the National Registry of EMTs examination and earn State of Connecticut certification as an EMT.