Emergency Medical Technician - Basic Course(108B)
Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMS 108B) is for individuals who anticipate working with an ambulance service, a hospital emergency department, fire department, police department, mining operation, or in other occupational fields where medical emergencies are common.
Course content includes: the well-being and legal standpoint of being an EMT, an overview of anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, patient assessment, basic life support in relation to cardiac arrest, trauma, and other medical emergencies, pediatric and OBGYN, ambulance operations, and weapons of mass destruction.
The student is responsible for an additional 8 hours of clinical rotation in the local emergency departments and 8 hours of a ride along with an advanced life support ambulance or the fire department.
Upon successful conclusion of this course, students will be proficient in the following areas and eligible for National Registry testing:
- Airway management including oxygen administration, use of a bag-valve mask on an apneic patient, and airway adjuncts
- Patient assessments including initial and a focused history for medical and trauma patients
- Basic life support with use of an AED
- Spinal immobilization of a seated or supine patient
- Immobilization of joints and extremities as well as bleeding control and shock
Potential employers include: fire departments, ambulance companies, private companies, mines, security and reserve teams.
Attendance Policy: We have a strict attendance policy in accordance with State of Nevada and DOT standards in which students are not allowed to miss more than 16 hours of class. Any students missing more than the allotted time will be not allowed to continue and will be withdrawn from the class.
Grading Policy: A=100% - 93% B= 92% – 84% C= 83% - 75% D=74% - 70% F=69% and Below
Students MUST have a 75% cumulative average to be able to take the final. If a student earns less than a 75%, they will not be able to take the class final.
Pre-requisites: BLS CPR card
Prior to enrolling in class, you must provide us with proof of the following:
- Current CPR AHA Healthcare provider card or Red Cross Professional Rescuer card
- 18 years of age
- health insurance (full coverage medical)
- Background check within the last two semesters (www.mystudentcheck.com)
- Negative drug test within the last two semesters (Acadia Medical Group 775-786-3555)
- Shot records including proof of:
- Either a 2-step Tuberculosis test, an annual TB Test (only if you have had the 2-step TB before) within the last year, negative chest x-ray if positive test in the past
- Hepatitis B immunizations (3 shot series, at least the first 2 prior to registration)
- Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR) twice in lifetime.
- Tetanus (within the last 10 years)
- Varicella (or proof of chicken pox disease)