EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN (EMT)
EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONDER (EMR)
HYBRID-ONLINE COMBINED EMT AND EMR COURSE
DUE TO COVID, WE WILL BE HOSTING A COMPLETE ONLINE PLATFORM UNTIL FEBRUARY 10, 2021. At that time we will re-evaluate the in-person skills and make adjustments as needed. Our plan will be to start up with in-person skills at that time. We will hold weekly Zoom sessions in place of the in-person sessions.
Our goal is to keep everyone safe and healthy. Hopefully by implementing some of these saftey measures, we can continue our journey on becoming an EMR or EMT.
January 10, 2021 – April 11, 2021
The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) AND Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) courses are designed for anyone interested in learning more about the emergency response system and in becoming an Emergency Medical Technician or Emergency Medical Responder. Emergency Responders are the first line of treatment providing vital care to the sick and injured which can be critical to patient survival.
This first time offered combined EMT/EMR course will help provide you with the tools and training needed in becoming certified as an EMR or EMT. During the course you will be taught life support skills including assessment of patient condition, airway management, treatment of bleeding control, shock recognition and hands-on training. The program is a combination of classroom instruction, skill (hands-on in person) training and clinical observation/ride. This initial Emergency Responder program is an entry level course of over 160 hours and Easton EMS is honored to be able to offer this on-line program under the current State of CT and CDC guidelines due to COVID-19.
Which course do you choose? What is the difference between an EMR and EMT?
EMTs a required by State standards to complete 160 hours of training where an EMR is required to complete 80 hours of training. An EMR (Emergency Medical Responder) was established to provide basic first aid treatment for emergencies and injuries by the first arriving responders, typically firefighters and police officers.
As the EMR roll has evolved, EMRs now consist of students who want to become active in the Emergency Medical System and are not quite old enough for EMT or choose to maintain a level of a basic first aid. The EMR level can render first aid care to individuals that become ill or injured at work until EMTs can arrive. An EMR usually does not transport patients to the hospital. EMTs have more advanced skills, are able to administer additional emergency medications, and are trained in the transport, stabilization, and ongoing assessment of patients.
We are combining this course for a total of 160 hours and both the EMT and EMR will do the complete 13 weeks together. We will make the necessary changes during the course as required by the State of CT and NREMT.
Easton EMS typically have crew members that are EMT and EMR levels. State of CT requires at least one EMT be in the patient care compartment during transport.
Please find further description and requirements for each certification below.
Emergency Medical Technician – Description
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is a trained responder who can provide emergency medical care to the critically ill or injured. EMTs are trained in entry-level emergency medical care including those critical skills necessary for rapid response, initial patient assessment and treatment, patient immobilization, patient extrication and movement, and transportation. We use both local and national standards (NREMT) treatment guidelines. This 160 plus hour Emergency Medical Technician (EMT- Basic) course includes all the skills necessary to provide emergency medical care at a basic life support level.
Requirements for EMT
- Must be 16 by the last day of class.
- Must have a parental consent form signed if under the age of 18 (provided in course)
- Clinical time – (10 hours – arranged by course coordinator)
- Successful completion of NIMS 100, 200, & 700
- Successful completion of CPR AHA
- Signing and adhering to a course contract and code of conduct
- Successful completion of all course requirements
- This course is a mix of online content (Required) and classroom hands-on.
EMT Cost: $1,075 (includes Online digital access to Jones and Bartlett Navigate 2 Premier Access for Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured Eleventh Edition)
Emergency Medical Responder Description
Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) program prepares participants to respond to medical emergencies. EMRs a usually the first on scene and respond to emergency 911 calls, assess ill and injured individuals, and administer life saving interventions.
Requirements for EMR
An EMR applicant must be at least fourteen (14) years old
EMR Cost: $800 ( Emergency Medical Responder: Your First Response in Emergency Care Sixth Edition)
Class location: Easton Emergency Medical Services
Registration Deadline: January 3, 2021
Course Details Summary
This ONLINE course will have complete access to some instructor led (via Zoom), course program instruction lecturers, coursework and assignments. Homework, some lectures and quizzes are online.
- This is an online course.
- Required weekly assignments.
- Classes will meet weekly for hands-on skill sessions four (4) hours.
- The course is a thirteen (13) week program
- To complete this course, students must successfully complete all grading components, meet psychomotor competencies, and meet cognitive objectives.
- See the list of required items
Items needed for course:
- Laptop computer for class, assignments and Zoom sessions
- A computer outside of the classroom for online lectures and assignments
- Compatible internet speed for all required assignments
- Clinical Uniform that will consist of:
- Black Pants – Dickies (no jeans, no scrubs, no yoga pants)
- Polo type shirt – included in cost of class
- Solid Black non-permeable shoes
- Watch – digital type or has a second hand
The cost includes:
- Online digital access to Jones and Bartlett Emergency Sick and Injured AAOS EMT 11th Edition
- Access to lectures and online activities and assignments
- American Heart Association BLS CPR certification
- NIMS 100, 200, & 700
- Clinical Uniform shirt
- 10 hours of mandatory ambulance ride time coordinated by Easton course coordinator