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AEMT Initial Certification

UVA Prehospital is a Virginia OEMS State Accredited Program Offering

Initial NREMT certification in Advanced EMT. 

YOU MUST HOLD A CURRENT EMT CARD to apply for the course.

 

Announcing:

 

UVA Prehospital Fall 2018 AEMT Course

NOW Pretesting for Admission

 

Click here for more information on Pretest

 

Dates:

AUGUST 4 - DECEMBER 15, 2018

Class Meets EVERY Tuesday & Thursday from 1800-2200

With TWO mandatory Saturday Classes - August 4th, 0900-1700 & September 8th, 0800-1600

Tentative Syllabus

 

Where (Lab/Lecture):

UVA Prehospital Services Office

2205 Fontaine Ave, Suite 302

Charlottesville, VA 22903

 

Clinical Rotations - Various Throughout Week (Minimum Hours):

UVA Emergency Department - 30 hours

UVA Pediatric Emergency Department - 8 hours

ALS Ride Time (Only in Agencies with Contracts)  - 24 hours

Field Internship (Only in Agencies with Contracts) - 48 hours

 

Tuition: $975

This fee helps cover administrative costs, instructors, supplies, program t-shirt, mock practical and the NREMT Psychomotor Exam (if taken with class on December 15, 2018).  The Cognitive Exam and other Psychomotor attempts are at the students own cost. 
Unfortunately, due to changes in training fund allocations, we can no longer apply for supplemental funds from the state.  However, the VA Office of EMS is working towards a scholarship program.  Fees can be invoiced to a sponsoring agency.  We only accept checks or money orders.

 

Other costs:

  • Textbook: AAOS, Advanced Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured, 2nd Ed.
  • T-shirt - $25
  • Platinum Planner $55 (online competency management software)
  • Stethoscope, blue/black pants, black shoes, immunizations
  • NREMT-I Cognitive Exam Fee: $125 per attempt
  • Parking
  • Drug Test/Background screen
  • If student does not take the NREMT Psychomotor Exam or must re-take portions of the Psychomotor, the student must pay for those exams. 

 

Applicants must:

  • Be 18 years of age
  • Completed high school or obtained GED.
  • Have not been convicted or found guilty of any crime, offense or regulatory violation or participated in any other prohibited  conduct identified in the Virginia Office of EMS regulations.
  • Must be associated with a Virginia Fire or Rescue Agency and in good standing.
  • If you are sponsored by an agency, you must check to see if there are additional requirements with agency leadership.
  • Received recommendations from primary agency Chief/Captain and Training Officer.

The following are recommended for acceptance into the program:

  • Member of an agency in the UVA Prehospital Program service area.
  • EMT for 6 months with at least 20 transports.

Once admitted to the program:

  1. Complete infectious disease documentation requirements (Form)
  2. Attach or email copy ICS 100, 200, IS 700, 800 and AWR-160 (due the first night of classes)

 

Synopsis of the Program:

Students in this program bridge from the EMT to the Advanced EMT level. This bridge program builds on the EMT knowledge and skills. Human systems, pathophysiology, patient assessment, IV fluid management, pharmacology and basic skills are some of the focused areas in this class.

The UVA Prehospital Education Program is accredited by the Virginia Office of EMS and affiliated with the UVA Health System. These classes are open to those qualified candidates over the age of 18 who are certified in Virginia at the EMT level. A pretest must be completed in order to proceed with application process.  We do not offer any tuition credit. 

 There will be a waiting list; students placed on the waiting list will be notified of status change via email and phone no later than one week before the start of class.  Although there is preference given to agencies within the UVA catchment area, it does not guarantee admission.  Admission is based on test score, recommendations, agency affiliation and years of service. 

This program meets the national educational standards for certification as a National Registry Advanced EMT.  The program uses clinical and field based competencies to determine a student’s readiness for testing and certification.  All students will be required to successfully complete the course with a minimum 75% before being eligible for testing. In-hospital clinicals will ONLY be completed within the UVA Health System.  Field Internship time will be completed at any agency with a field internship agreement. 

 

A significant portion of the class is completed online using the UVA Collab Learning System.  We also utilize Platinum Planner to manage competencies.  It is highly suggested to have a laptop or tablet with internet in order to complete assignments and tests.