Emergency Medical Services Training

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Emergency Medical Technician course is designed to prepare adults for the EMT-B exam. Once an adult passes this certification exam, they are a Certified Emergency Medical Technician.

BRCP’s Emergency Medical Services course is offered at BRCP in the evening hours. The course follows the Indiana Department of Homeland Security curriculum standards and after completion of the coursework, a certification exam will be offered at BRCP.

The cost for the course is $750.00.

The Length of the course is sixteen weeks.

The course meets during the week in the evening hours.

Funding available for enrollment in this course: Individual- Private Pay, WIA, and WorkIN

CREDENTIAL

State Certification

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Able to provide primary care evaluation.
  • Able to provide pediatric and geriatric care.
  • Proficient in emergency medication and urgent respiratory procedures.
  • Competent with Automatic External Defibrillators (AED).
  • Able to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and oxygen administration.
  • Able to perform bandaging and splinting.
  • Knowledgeable in non-visualized airways.
  • Able to perform bag-valve-mask respiratory support.
  • Educated in spinal immobilization.
  • Comprehension of a variety of medications and able to administer appropriately.
    • Examples: ASA, epinephrine auto-injectors, patient assisted medications (inhalers), and activated charcoal.
  • Skilled in intravenous line maintenance.
    • Examples: Maintain a continuous peripheral intravenous infusion at the specified drip rate using aseptic techniques, monitor the patient’s vital signs and IV, record at regular intervals all procedures and assessments of patient condition, record fluid intake/output, and identify how to react to complications from IV fluid, such as an allergic reaction.
  • Knowledgeable about ambulance operations.
    • Examples: Transportation in an ambulance, cot, wheelchair, or escort, dependent on the patient’s condition.
  • Able to perform transport techniques.
    • Examples: Bed to cot, floor to bed or cot, bed to chair, or floor to chair.
  • Knowledgeable about appliance and equipment.
    • Examples: Wheelchairs, home oxygen systems and urinary catheters.
  • Knowledgeable about death and dying, hospice programs, requests for limited resuscitation and family and staff crisis intervention.
  • Able to define Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (S.I.D.S.) and able to identify common characteristics and common physical findings of S.I.D.S.
  • Able to distinguish between S.I.D.S. and child abuse/neglect.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO OBTAIN STATE CERTIFICATION

  • Eighteen years of age.
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Completion of an Indiana accredited EMT training program.
    • Individual shall complete 144.5 hours of minimum initial training, which includes 128.5 hours class, 8 hours hospital, and 8 hours ambulance.
  • The Indiana Ambulance Association (IAA) requires certification in CPR.
  • Apply for the EMT certification through the IAA and pass the IAA’s certification exam.
  • Apply for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician’s (NREMT) certification.

Please call Blue River Career Programs’ Adult Education Administrative Assistant for details on when the next class will start and how to enroll at 317.392.4191 ext. 1115.