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The following Emergency Medical Technology courses are offered:

EMT 100
Emergency Medical Technician 7 Units
Prerequisite: HEED 322 with a grade of "C" or better; OR equivalent CPR certification (BLS for the Healthcare Provider from the American Heart Association or CPR for the Professional Rescuer from the American Red Cross). All cards must be current.
Advisory: AH 110
Enrollment Limitation: Not open to students with a current EMT - Basic certificate.
Hours: 81 hours LEC; 135 hours LAB
This course provides instruction to the level of Emergency Medical Technician (previously called EMT Basic or EMT-I). Topics include skills necessary to provide emergency medical care at a basic life support level with a fire, ambulance, or other specialized service. Folsom Lake College's Emergency Medical Technology 100 course is the primary step to apply for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician. This course is approved by the Sacramento County and El Dorado County Health Departments, Division of Emergency Medical Services, which is the certifying agency for Sacramento and El Dorado Counties by the State of California. This certification is mandatory for all personnel who wish to pursue a career working on an ambulance. EMT certification is also a pre-employment requirement for most paid fire departments. Together with varying levels of actual on-the-job experience, it is required for admission to Paramedic training programs throughout the state and country. EMT students will gain actual clinical experience by spending time off-campus in operating ambulance units and in emergency departments of hospitals. Students will be required to complete background checks/drug screens, purchase uniforms, and verify immunizations, Tb clearance and other requirements for the clinical component of this course. The course requires students to work on an ambulance in the clinical component. To be compliant with ISHA regulations, students may not have a beard or any facial hair below the lip. This course is conducted in compliance with the California Code of Regulations. A final grade of "B" or better is required for a course completion certification. This is an intensive medical class and students are STRONGLY advised to take a class in medical terminology as well as a basic anatomy and physiology course. Students who do not possess both generally do not succeed in this course. All students must bring a watch with seconds displayed each day to class. Students will also be required to have PPE (gloves), and other EMT equipment to participate in the clinical component. All students must purchase an EMT student T-shirt to be worn to all class sessions. Dark blue work pants will be required for the ER and ambulance experience. Liability insurance will be purchased from the college.

EMT 102
Emergency Medical Care Refresher 1.5 Units
Prerequisite: Current certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (I) or Basic.
Hours: 23 hours LEC; 12 hours LAB
This course provides continuing education and skills verification modules for current Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) certified at the Basic Life Support (BLS) level. It satisfies most of the refresher requirements of local, state and national Emergency Medical Services (EMS) certifying organizations. EMS related topics include airway management and ventilation, cardiac care and resuscitation, patient assessment, injury management, legal and ethical issues, vital signs monitoring and assisting with medication administration. This course is designed for currently California State certified EMT - Basic(I) and meets all state requirements for EMT (I) recertification by Sacramento County and El Dorado County Health Departments, Division of Emergency Medical Services, which is the certifying agency for Sacramento County by the State of California. BLS (CPR) cards are not issued upon completion of this course. Students that have expired EMT (I) certification should contact the instructor prior to signing up for EMT 102. This course provides limited preparation for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) entry or recertification exam. This course may be taken four times for credit.

EMT 299
Experimental Offering in Emergency Medical Technology .5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None

Updated 5/22/154

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