Emergency Medical Technician

Course Description

The primary focus of the Emergency Medical Technician is to provide basic emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance. The Emergency Medical Technician is a link from the scene to the emergency health care system.

The Emergency Medical Technician’s scope of practice includes basic skills focused on the acute management and transportation of critical and emergent patients. This may occur at an emergency scene until transportation resources arrive, from an emergency scene to a health care facility, between health care facilities, or in other health care settings.

In many communities Emergency Medical Technicians provide a large portion of the out-of-hospital care. In some jurisdictions, especially rural areas, Emergency Medical Technicians provide the highest level of out-of-hospital care. Emergency Medical Technicians work alongside other EMS and health care professionals as an integral part of the emergency care team.

Emergency Medical Technicians’ scope of practice includes basic, non-invasive interventions to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with acute out-of-hospital medical and traumatic emergencies. Emergency care is based on assessment findings.

Additionally, Emergency Medical Technicians provide care to minimize secondary injury and provide comfort to the patient and family while transporting the patient to an emergency care facility.
An Emergency Medical Technician’s knowledge, skills, and abilities are acquired through formal education and training. The Emergency Medical Technician has the knowledge of, and is expected to be competent in, all of the skills of the EMR. A major difference between the Emergency Medical Responder and the Emergency Medical Technician is the knowledge and skills necessary to provide medical transportation of emergency patients.

The Emergency Medical Technician level is the minimum licensure level for personnel transporting patients in ambulances. The scope of practice is limited to basic skills that are effective and can be performed safely in an out-of-hospital setting with medical oversight and limited training.

The Emergency Medical Technician transports all emergency patients to an appropriate medical facility. The Emergency Medical Technician is not prepared to make decisions independently regarding the appropriate disposition of patients. The Emergency Medical Technician serves as part of an EMS response system, assuring a progressive increase in the level of assessment and care. The Emergency Medical Technician may make destination decisions in collaboration with medical oversight. The principal disposition of the patient encounter will result in the direct delivery of the patient to an acute care facility.

In addition to emergency response, Emergency Medical Technicians often perform medical transport services of patients requiring care within their scope of practice.1

Course Details

Various

Upcoming Courses

Starts
Dec.
28

Date(s): December 28, 2021 - January 19, 2022
Scheduled Days and Times: Monday through Friday 8am-5pm, and two evening classes per week from 6:30pm-8:30pm.
Registration: February 03, 2021 at 08:00 - December 26, 2021 at 16:00

Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities
621 Tasker Hill Road, Conway, New Hampshire, 03818, United States

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Starts
Jan.
2

Date(s): January 2, 2022 - April 9, 2022
Registration: November 24, 2021 at 00:00 - December 01, 2021 at 00:00

Great Brook Academy
340 Commerce Way, Unit 1, Pembroke, New Hampshire, 03275, United States

Registration Open
Starts
Jan.
2

Date(s): January 2, 2022 - April 9, 2022
Registration: November 24, 2021 at 00:00 - January 01, 2022 at 00:00

Great Brook Academy
340 Commerce Way, Unit 1, Pembroke, New Hampshire, 03275, United States

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Starts
Jan.
3

Date(s): January 3, 2022 - April 21, 2022
Scheduled Days and Times: 5pm - 9pm
Registration: November 16, 2021 at 00:00 - January 03, 2022 at 00:00

Life Safety Institute LLC
6 Loudon Rd, Suite 203, Concord, New Hampshire, 03301

Registration Open
Starts
Jan.
4

Date(s): January 4, 2022 - April 3, 2022
Registration: November 24, 2021 at 00:00 - January 04, 2022 at 00:00

NH CPR, LLC - Plymouth
75 Main Street, Unit 4, Plymouth, New Hampshire, 03264, United States

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Starts
Jan.
5

Date(s): January 5, 2022 - April 3, 2022
Registration: November 24, 2021 at 00:00 - January 04, 2022 at 00:00

NH CPR, LLC - PETERBOROUGH
375 Jaffrey Road #14, Peterborough, New Hampshire, 03458, United States

Registration Open
Starts
Jan.
6

Date(s): January 6, 2022 - April 3, 2022
Registration: November 24, 2021 at 00:00 - January 05, 2022 at 00:00

NH CPR, LLC - BEDFORD
9 Cedarwood Drive, Unit 12, Bedford, New Hampshire, 03110, United States

Registration Open
Starts
Jan.
8

Date(s): January 8, 2022 - April 24, 2022
Scheduled Days and Times: 5pm - 9pm
Registration: November 16, 2021 at 00:00 - January 07, 2022 at 00:00

Life Safety Institute LLC
6 Loudon Rd, Suite 203, Concord, New Hampshire, 03301

Registration Open
Starts
Jan.
18

Date(s): January 18, 2022 - May 12, 2022
Registration: October 18, 2021 at 00:00 - January 17, 2022 at 00:00

Granite State EMS
25 Hall Street, Granite State College Building/Lower Level/Conference Room B, Concord, New Hampshire, 03301, United States

Registration Open
Starts
Jan.
24

Date(s): January 24, 2022 - April 27, 2022
Scheduled Days and Times: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings
Registration: November 24, 2021 at 00:00 - January 23, 2022 at 00:00

New Hampshire Hall
124 Main St., Durham, New Hampshire, 03824

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