EMT-Basic Admission Requirements
Since enrollment in EMT 1010, Emergency Medical Training, is limited to 20 students, interested students are encouraged to register early. Enrollment in the EMT course is on a first-come, first-served basis. Students who wish to enroll in the EMT-Basic Course must meet the following criteria:
Students who meet the minimum criteria may enroll in the EMT course. Enrollment is first-come, first-serve until the class is filled.
The students must provide the following documents before going to an assigned clinical agency for clinical practice.
Students are expected to furnish their own transportation to school as well as to and from clinical area.
Students are Required to Purchase These Supplies Before Class
Battery operated pen light
Manual blood pressure cuff
Protective eye glasses
- Trauma shears
- Watch with a second hand
Hepatitis B is a serious communicable disease that can cause extensive damage to the liver and may result in death. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified health-care workers who come into contact with blood or body fluids as being at increased risk for Hepatitis B infection. EMTs and EMT students fall into this category. The CDC recommends members of high-risk groups be vaccinated against Hepatitis B and that vaccination should be completed before coming into contact with blood. Based on this recommendation, PCCUA EMT program requires initiation of Hepatitis B vaccination series before entering the nursing program or a positive immunity titer.
Three doses of Hepatitis B vaccine, given at specific intervals, are required for full protection. The vaccine is 80-100% effective and can be obtained from your private or public healthcare provider.
The most effective ways to stop the spread of seasonal flu is for an individual to frequently wash his or her hands and get an influenza (flu) vaccination each year. This vaccination takes one to two weeks to start working and is 70 to 90 percent effective in preventing the seasonal flu. The flu vaccination does not give you the flu! The vaccination helps to protect an individual against the seasonal flu virus but does not protect the individual from all flu strains. Students are required to provide written proof of receiving an annual flu immunization by November 1st of each academic year. In addition, all students will abide by agency policy regarding flu immunization before caring for patients in all affiliated clinical facilities.
Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)
Individuals born after January 1, 1957, must furnish proof of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines administered after the first birthday and after January 1, 1968 or positive immunity titers.
Individuals must have received a tetanus booster or Tdap within the last 10 years.
Individuals must furnish proof of completed varicella vaccination or a positive immunity titer.