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Accelerated and Weekend Format Sessions: Sessions where the scheduled in-class instruction is completed in greater than 40 days or less than 80 calendar days are considered Accelerated sessions.
The EMT Accelerated Program is an intensive course which consists of a minimum of 150 classroom, laboratory, clinical and vehicular hours of instruction. This course follows National EMS Education Standards for the Emergency Medical Technician, the National EMS Education Standards as well as meet Texas Department of State Health Services education standards.
Note: Students have the option to fulfill their externship hours on weekends, depending on availability. However, it’s essential for students to be prepared to meet externship class hour requirements after completing the didactic instruction.
Cost: $1,595.00 (Financing Available) and Includes All Books/Supplies and Materials
Students generally meet Weekends from 9AM to 5:30PM or Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 6PM to 10PM. This course is fast paced and intense, but a truly exciting and quick way to become an EMT.
Subjects Covered in the EMT Course
|Course Introduction and Overview||Emergency Medical Care Systems, Research and Public Health||Workforce Safety and Wellness of the EMT||Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues|
|Documentation||Communication||Lifting and Moving Patients||Lab: Lifting and Moving Patients|
|Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Terminology||Pathophysiology||Life Span Development||Airway Management, Artificial Ventilation, and Oxygenation|
|Baseline Vital Signs, Monitoring Devices, and History Taking||Scene Size-Up||Patient Assessment||Pharmacology and Medication Administration|
|Shock and Resuscitation||Respiratory Emergencies||Cardiovascular Emergencies||Altered Mental Status, Stroke, and Headache|
|Seizures and Syncope||Acute Diabetic Emergencies||Anaphylactic Reactions||Toxicologic Emergencies|
|Abdominal, Gynecologic, Genitourinary and Renal Emergencies||Environmental Emergencies||Submersion Incidents: Drowning and Diving Emergencies||Behavioral Emergencies|
|Trauma Overview: The Trauma Patient and the Trauma System||Bleeding and Soft Tissue Trauma||Burns||Musculoskeletal Trauma|
|Head Trauma||Spinal Column and Spinal Cord Trauma||Eye, Face, and Neck Trauma||Chest Trauma|
|Abdominal and Genitourinary Trauma||Multisystem Trauma and Trauma in Special Patient Populations||Obstetrics and Care of the Newborn||Pediatrics|
|Geriatrics||Patients with Special Challenges||Ambulance Operations and Air Medical Response||Gaining Access and Patient Extrication|
|Hazardous Materials||Multiple Casualty Incidents and Incident Management||Response to Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction|