Emergency Medical Technician (EMS 108) 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 OB/GYN, ambulance operations, and weapons of mass destruction.
The student is responsible for an additional eight hours of clinical rotation in the local emergency departments and eight 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
Prior to enrolling in any TMCC EMS class, please review the Enrollment Instructions.
Prior to enrolling in class, you must be at least 18 years of age, and provide us with the following:
- Immunization History, including proof of:
- Tetanus Diphtheria (DT or Tdap within past 10 years)
- Varicella (2 during lifetime) or verified history of chicken pox or Titer
- MMR immunization (2 during lifetime) or Titer
- Hepatitis B 3-part series (must have #1 and #2 to enter; #3 by end of first semester) or Titer
- Proof of negative TB status, stating one of the following tests: Quantiferon blood test OR 2 negative TB PPD test reads within the last 6 months OR 3 consecutive annual TB PPD (-) skin tests OR, if positive: Chest X-Ray
- Current American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR card
- Background Check (valid for only 6 months, counting the length of the semester) conducted via MyStudentCheck.com.
- Drug Screening: negative 5-panel drug test (valid for only 12 months, counting the length of the semester) from ARC Health & Wellness in Reno, or other medical facility.
- Current Medical Insurance coverage
We have a strict attendance policy in accordance with State of Nevada and U.S. Department of Transportation (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.
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