Emergency Medical Technician Basic - National Registry (EMT-B)
The Emergency Medical Technician-NR course establishes the basic knowledge needed to provide, under medical authority, pre-hospital emergency care and to pass the NC State and/or National Registry certification exam. Students will acquire basic life support knowledge through a combination of classroom instruction, practical laboratory exercises and clinical experience in hospitals. Students will acquire a thorough understanding of criminal, civil and vehicle laws pertaining to the EMT's services; develop understanding and knowledge of human anatomy and physiology; deal calmly and efficiently with childbirth, injuries, poisonings and other medical emergencies such as heart disorders, strokes and diabetes; and in general be able to provide basic life support for diabetes; and in general be able to provide basic life support for seriously/critically ill patients.
This course follows the guidelines established by the NC Office of EMS. The curriculum for the EMT-B educational program shall be the 1994 United States Department of Transportation (US DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) EMT-Basic Course: National Standard Curriculum and the Supplemental Airway Modules for EMT-Basic: NSC.
High school diploma or general education development (GED); and successful completion of the T.A.B.E. assessment exam for basic reading comprehension skills. This test may be taken at any of the learning centers at no cost to the student.
Total hours: 190 - 208