EMT Requirements

EMT Basic Emergency Medical Technician Program

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Emergency Medical Technician-Basic
Certificate of Proficiency (EMT.CP. D)

Required Credit Hours

To earn an EMT Certificate of Proficiency, a student must complete the following course requirements:

  • EMT 1010, Emergency Medical Training                               10 credit hours

  • OT 113, Medical Terminology I                                             3 credit hours

  • BH 113, Chronic and Infectious Diseases                                3 credit hours
                                                                                           16 credit hours

Course Descriptions

EMT 1010

This course, EMT 1010, follows the USDOT National Standard Curriculum for EMT-Basic. Medical emergencies and traumatic injuries, with emphasis on life-threatening conditions, are explored. Skills taught include management of oral and nasopharyngeal airways, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), as well as spinal immobilization and splinting. Additionally, students are trained to assist individuals with self-administered medications and automobile extrication. Upon successful completion of this course, students are eligible to take the State of Arkansas and National Registry EMT-Basic Practical and Written examinations for certification.

OT 113

The student will study and demonstrate the use of medical word stems, suffixes and prefixes as related to the body systems and associated diseases. Proficiency in the pronunciation, spelling, definitions of medical terms, the use of the medical dictionary and related reference materials will be emphasized.

BH 113

This survey course introduces the student to chronic disorders and infectious diseases. There is a strong emphasis on disorders afflicting the elderly. Safety and security, infection control, HIV/AIDS, and blood borne diseases will be discussed.






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