The EMT I provides basic life support such as splinting, hemorrage control, oxygen therapy, suction, CPR, and use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs). Clearly, most treatment procedures performed in any EMS System, regardless of level, are basic life support procedures.
Mastery of EMT-I level knowledge and techniques must occur before moving to an EMT-II level of certification. Basic skills should be maintained regardless of certification level.
Under the direct or indirect authorization of a phsyician, an EMT-I may assist with the administration of the patient's own epinephrine auto injector, nitroglycerin, or hand-held bronchodilator inhaler. The use of a manual external defibrillator requires seperate certification as a Defibrillator Technician.
This course will consist of a total of 120 hours of classroom.
Prerequistie: CPR for the Healthcare Provider
Cost: $985 per person