The EMT Fast Track Program is an intensive 16 day course consists of a total of 136 hours of classroom instruction, which includes 8 hours of skills testing. Students are also required to complete 40 hours of externship rotations for a total of 176 hours. This course shall meet and/or exceed the United States Department of Transportation, National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, Emergency Medical Technician National Standard Curriculum guidelines and 2009, the National EMS Education Standards as well as meet Texas Department of State Health Services education standards.
Note: Students may complete externship hours on the weekends, subject to availability, however, students should prepare to complete externship class hour requirements after the conclusion of didactic instruction..
Students are afforded up to 30 days upon course completion to finish all hours, however, students are strongly encouraged to finish sooner.
Tuition Cost: $1,695.00 (Financing Available)
Students generally meet Monday through Thursday from 9AM to 5:30PM. Externship hours may be completed on the weekends or up to 30 days after class, subect to availability as explained above. This course is fast paced and intense, but a truly exciting and quick way to become an EMT.
Subjects Covered in the EMT Course
|Course Introduction and Overview||Emergency Medical Care Systems, Research and Public Health||Workforce Safety and Wellness of the EMT||Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues|
|Documentation||Communication||Lifting and Moving Patients||Lab: Lifting and Moving Patients|
|Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Terminology||Pathophysiology||Life Span Development||Airway Management, Artificial Ventilation, and Oxygenation|
|Baseline Vital Signs, Monitoring Devices, and History Taking||Scene Size-Up||Patient Assessment||Pharmacology and Medication Administration|
|Shock and Resuscitation||Respiratory Emergencies||Cardiovascular Emergencies||Altered Mental Status, Stroke, and Headache|
|Seizures and Syncope||Acute Diabetic Emergencies||Anaphylactic Reactions||Toxicologic Emergencies|
|Abdominal, Gynecologic, Genitourinary and Renal Emergencies||Environmental Emergencies||Submersion Incidents: Drowning and Diving Emergencies||Behavioral Emergencies|
|Trauma Overview: The Trauma Patient and the Trauma System||Bleeding and Soft Tissue Trauma||Burns||Musculoskeletal Trauma|
|Head Trauma||Spinal Column and Spinal Cord Trauma||Eye, Face, and Neck Trauma||Chest Trauma|
|Abdominal and Genitourinary Trauma||Multisystem Trauma and Trauma in Special Patient Populations||Obstetrics and Care of the Newborn||Pediatrics|
|Geriatrics||Patients with Special Challenges||Ambulance Operations and Air Medical Response||Gaining Access and Patient Extrication|
|Hazardous Materials||Multiple Casualty Incidents and Incident Management||Response to Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction|