This course follows the guidelines of the National Emergency Medical Service Blueprint for Education, with approval and oversight by the Vermont Department of Health. This course focuses on the assessment and management of medical emergencies and trauma in the prehospital environment. It provides a foundation of understanding anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and Emergency Medical Service operations through a series of lectures, small group activities, and skill labs. This course prepares students to test for licensure with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) through the Vermont Department of Health. Successful completion of this course and licensure as an Emergency Medical Technician through the NREMT is required to graduate from the VTC Fire Science program. Those who are unable to attain National Registry certification with the AHS 2011/CED 0011 course guidelines and time frame will be given an incomplete grade and must attain the certification in the proscribed time period. If the student is still unable to attain the certification, a failing grade will be given for the course and the student will have to attain this certification outside of the VTC Fire Science program. The students will not be granted the AAS in Fire Science until NREMT certification is attained. The NREMT exam is computer-based. If the student is licensed under a Vermont EMS organization, the exam is $70. Each subsequent exam is $70. Graded Pass/No Pass. Non-credit version is CED 0011. Those registering as community members under CED 0011 are exempt from the graduation requirement.
4 hours of lecture, 4 hours of lab per week
[Course fee: $200]