EMT Intermediate - Initial (EMT-I)
EMS 3045: Certification as an Emergency Medical
Technician is a prerequisite for this course, which details more advanced airway devices, insertion and maintenance of intravenous lines, AED use and basic pharmacological therapy, in accordance with local protocols. This course must follow the guidelines established by the NC Office of EMS. The curriculum for the EMT-I educational program shall be the 1995 United States Department of Transportation (US DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) EMT-Intermediate Course: National Standard Curriculum.
High school diploma or general education development (GED); successful completion of the T.A.B.E. assessment exam assessing basic reading comprehension and language skills at a minimum at the post-secondary grade level and basic math skills at a minimum high school level; successful completion of an EMT Basic course; and a current NC EMT certification prior to Clinical and Field Internship components. The TABE tests may be taken at any of the learning centers at no cost to the student.
Total hours: 256 with 160 Didactic, 48 Hospital Clinical, and 48 Field Internship hours.