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General Information

Students in our programs certify at the National Registry Advanced EMT level

Program Goal

To produce competent, entry level Advanced EMT providers to serve in career and volunteer positions in central Virginia.

 

Synopsis of the Programs

Students in our programs certify at the NR Advanced EMT (AEMT).  AEMT providers are prepared to treat a variety of medical and trauma related emergencies.  These emergencies include diabetic problems, allergic reactions, breathing difficulty, chest pain, altered mental states, and shock.  AEMT  level providers start intravenous lines, administer medications by several routes, and perform advanced airway and other lifesaving procedures.  Emphasis is placed on patient assessment and assessment based management.

 

 

AEMT consists of following components of instruction:

  • Didactic & Laboratory:  Minimum of 120 hours
  • Clinical Education:        Minimum of 48 hours*
  • Field Internship:           Minimum of 48 hours**

 

* Minimum numbers of AEMT competencies must be completed prior to certification testing.  For example ten IV starts and fifteen medication administrations are required.  Some students will require more than 48 hours of clinical education to complete all the competencies. Some clinical rotations may be scheduled on dayshifts during the week.

** During the field internship the AEMT  must function as a team leader on five calls.  Some students may have to spend more than 48 hours collecting these five calls.

 

Dates

  • Class scheduled for August  - December
  • Pretest given on April 16, 18:30 for entrance into class

 

 Prerequisites          

  • EMT-B Certifcation
  • Current CPR Card
  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Recommendations from organization

 

Tuition and other expenses       

  • $750 (covers testing fees, lab & ED preceptors)
  • Textbook: Nancy Caroline’s Emergency Care in the Street Ed. 7 - 1449645860
  • Program shirt ($25)
  • NR Testing Fee ($100)
  • Parking ($40)