The EMS Universal Education, LLC EMT Course consists of a state minimum of 150 hours. Specifically, this is a total of 102 hours of classroom instruction which includes 8 hours of skills testing. 40 hours of clinical/vehicular externship rotations are also required, however, most classes exceed this state minimum requirement. 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 educational standards.
What is an EMT?
This is a short video produced by an ambulance agency in St. Louis, Missouri. We are citing the video as an information source about what it means to be an EMT. EMS Universal Education, LLC does not claim copyright or ownership of this video.
Career OutlookPlease take a look at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Report on the career outlook for EMTs and Paramedics. This information will give you good insight regarding the EMS field, including some of the advantages and disadvantages in becoming an EMT.
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Course Textbook
Course Textbook: Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured
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|