The Emergency Medical Technician Course is a 16 week program that includes theory, practical lab, clinical practice and field internship. It consists of 8 modules of instruction, airway management, patient assessment, medical emergencies, trauma, infants and children and ambulance operations. The course is based on the National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards & Instruction Guidelines which is the National Standard Curriculum for EMS Education which is the foundation of knowledge and skills of the Emergency Medical Technician. This course includes recognition and stabilization of pediatric & adult medical and traumatic diseases and injuries, agitated delirium, sickle cell crisis, age-related assessment & treatment modification for the geriatric patient, special needs, terminally ill, developmental disabilities, etc. Also included in this program is the AHA Pediatric Emergency Assessment Recognition & Stabilization certification course. Other skills taught in the EMT Program include using the Automated External Defibrillator, hand held nebulizer, as well as some medications. Upon successful completion of the program, the student may sit for the National Registry EMT Examination to obtain a National EMT certification, and a State of Iowa EMT certification.
Prerequisites: 18 years of age at the time of enrollment, register & attend AHA Healthcare Provider CPR certification 1 week prior to the start of the course; must be able to read, write, and speak English. Must be able to physically perform the required skills.
Please call the Continuing Education Department if interested at 563-336-3444.
*Tuition is subject to change by vote of the EICCD Board of Trustees.