TMCC

Emergency Medical Services

Emergency Medical Technician - Advanced (112B)

EMT - Advanced (EMS 112B) is for students who want to enhance their emergency medical career at an advanced level of practice, while working for a Nevada state-permitted advanced life support agency or work as part of the pre-hospital care team, working alongside a paramedic.

Curriculum

The course curriculum is based on the EMT - Advanced DOT objectives. Course content includes: the foundation of an EMT-A, overview of human anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, venous access and medication administration, history taking and documentation, cardiovascular emergencies, other medical emergencies, traumatic emergencies, pediatrics and geriatrics, as well as advanced ambulance operations

The student is responsible for an additional 16 hours of clinical rotations required in the local emergency departments and 8 hours of ride along with an advanced life support ambulance or fire department.

At successful course completion, students will be able to perform the following skills, in addition to previous EMT-Basic skills, and will be eligible to take the National Registry Exam:

  • Advanced Airway Management including endotracheal intubation and use of a dual lumen device
  • Advanced recognition and care for medical and trauma emergencies
  • Cardiovascular emergencies with basic rhythm recognition
  • Pharmacology
  • Medication administration and venous access

Career Opportunities/Potential Employers

Fire departments, ambulance companies, and mines.

Pre-Requisites

  • EMS 108B
  • Current State of Nevada EMT certification
  • Current BLS CPR card
  • This class requires an entrance examination. Please call 775-789-5511 for the next scheduled examination. Prior to taking the test to enroll in class, you must provide us with proof of the following:
    • Current State of Nevada EMT certification
    • Current CPR AHA Healthcare provider card
    • 18 years of age
    • Health insurance
    • Shot records including proof of:
    • Either a 2-step Tuberculosis test or an annual TB Test (only if you have had the 2-step TB before) within the last year
    • Hepatitis B immunizations (3 shot series, at least the first 2 prior to registration or appropriate titer levels)
    • Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR) (if born after 1957)
    • Tetanus (within the last 10 years)

Attendance

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 eight hours of class. Any students missing more than the allotted time will be not allowed to continue on and will be withdrawn from the class.

EMS Grading

A=100-92%
B= 91-86%
C= 85-80%
D=79-74%
F=73% and below

To be able to take the class final and complete the course, students must have the following cumulative average:

  • 80% for EMS Instructor, EMT, EMT Advanced, EMT Refresher
  • 75% for Emergency Medical Responder

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