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Emergency Medical Technician-Advanced (EMS 115)

Emergency Medical Technician-Advanced (EMS 115) 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.

Prerequisites

Prior to enrolling in any TMCC EMS class, please review and complete the EMS Steps to Apply.

  • Prior to enrolling in class, you must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Current State of Nevada EMT certification.

EMT Nevada State Certification Requirement

In addition to completing the EMS Steps to Apply, all EMS 115 students must complete the following additional requirements for EMT Nevada State Certification.

If you have your NREMT card only and have never been certified as an EMT elsewhere:

  • Go to the Nevada EMS State Online Application Portal and follow the directions to either create an account or claim your account.
  • Then, you will need to complete their “Emergency Medical Services Initial Certification Application”.
    • Follow all instructions and make sure all questions are answered. 
    • You will need to upload a copy of your driver’s license, course completion certificate, developmental disabilities, WMD certificate, NREMT card and CPR card under the “supplemental training” section.
    • Once you submit the application, you will receive an email stating you can pay for your application.
  • To check for your certification, please go to the “Documents” tab on the left side of the page. 

If you are applying for reciprocity from another state, please review these Reciprocity Instructions.

  • You will need to have a Verification of EMS License/Certification Form filled out by your state's certifying program.
  • You will also need to complete the “Reciprocal Certification Application” from the Nevada EMS State Online Application Portal.
    • Follow all instructions and make sure all questions are answered. 
    • You will need to upload a copy of your driver’s license, state certification card, NREMT card and CPR card under the “supplemental training” section.
    • If you do not have your NREMT card, you will be required to complete the NREMT cognitive exam.
    • Once you submit the application, you will receive an email stating you can pay for your application.
  • To check for your certification, please go to the “Documents” tab on the left side of the page. 

Curriculum

The course curriculum is based on U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) EMT-Advanced objectives.

Course content includes: the foundation of an AEMT, 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.

    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 16 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 = 94–100%
    B = 87–93%
    C = 80–86%
    D = 73–79%
    F = 0–72%

    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