Emergency Medical Technician - Advanced (115)

EMT-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.

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.

Prerequisites

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.
  • Current State of Nevada EMT certification.

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 Any students missing more than the allotted time will be not allowed to continue on and will be withdrawn from the class.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

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