Henrico Adult Education is pleased to offer an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Course. Please read thoroughly all of the information contained in this information packet. You are encouraged to review the costs and complete the course prerequisites as soon as possible. This course is limited to 30 students.
*Note, this program will meet on Thursday nights for lecture and 2 Saturdays a month to perform skills.
At the completion of this course the student will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the basic life support provider as a member of the emergency medical services. The student will be able to integrate basic life support procedures with a comprehensive understanding of medical conditions to provide care in a pre-hospital environment.
This course will prepare the student to sit for the National Registry Emergency Medical Technician Exam. After the successful completion of this course and National Registry testing, you will be issued a Virginia Emergency Medical Technician certification.
Topics to be covered will include theory and application of the following areas: foundations of EMS, Research, human systems, shock, medical terminology, patient assessment, vital signs, airway management, child birth, assessment based approach and management. At a minimum, this class conforms to the curriculum of the Virginia Office of EMS.
This course has a large online component with modules that have to be completed by a specific date. It uses an online learning management system along with coming to class and listening to lectures, students are required to read the textbook, complete interactive assignments, watch videos, and take quizzes and tests online.
This course will require at least a 10-15 hour a week investment of time to be given to be successful. Each week the student will be in the classroom on Thursday nights from 1800 to 2100 for lecture and review and any questions and reinforcement of anything needed from the book.