Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is for individuals who anticipate working with an ambulance service, a hospital emergency department, fire department, police department, mining operation, or in other occupational fields where medical emergencies are common.

Course content includes: the well-being and legal standpoint of being an EMT, an overview of anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, patient assessment, basic life support in relation to cardiac arrest, trauma, and other medical emergencies, pediatric and OBGYN, ambulance operations, and weapons of mass destruction.

The student is responsible for an additional 8 hours of clinical rotation in the local emergency departments and 8 hours of a ride along with an advanced life support ambulance or the fire department.

Upon successful conclusion of this course, students will be proficient in the following areas and eligible for National Registry testing:

  • Airway management including oxygen administration, use of a bag-valve mask on an apneic patient, and airway adjuncts
  • Patient assessments including initial and a focused history for medical and trauma patients
  • Basic life support with use of an AED
  • Spinal immobilization of a seated or supine patient
  • Immobilization of joints and extremities as well as bleeding control and shock

Potential Employers include: fire departments, ambulance companies, private companies, mines, security and reserve teams.

All course work is offered as a partnership between The ACADemy, and the Kirksville Area Technical Center (KATC). The KATC is the accredited body, and all continuing education units are offered as a result of their accreditation.

Current Pass Rates

The KATC/ACADemy EMT program strives to assist all students in being successful in their education. The current average first attempt pass rate  for the KATC/ACADemy EMT program from 1st quarter 2016 to 3rd quarter 2017 is 83%. The national average is 70%.