• EMT courses announced for spring, summer

    Posted: March 08, 2012

    Author: Gena Robbins | grobbins@uwa.edu

    The University of West Alabama will offer four Advanced Emergency Medical Technician courses this spring/summer that, when taken together, meet or exceed the U.S. Department of Transportation National EMS Education Standards for the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) and meet the requirements necessary to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) AEMT Examination.

    Alabama requires completion of the NREMT testing process for licensure for AEMT. Classes will begin on March 19 and will end on Aug. 2. Course descriptions and specific meeting times/dates are listed below. Successful completion of the courses, whether non-credit or for credit provides examination and licensure eligibility.

    Non-Credit Students

    The courses are offered to the public for non-credit. Non-credit tuition for the entire program is $800 and does not include the cost of textbooks. Required textbooks are available through the UWA bookstore. For more information, contact UWA Division of Educational Outreach at 205-652-3497.

    Credit Students
    The courses may be taken for credit by UWA students at the regular tuition cost. For more information, contact R.T. Floyd at 205-652-3714 or rtf@uwa.edu.

    EMT 300 - Advanced Concepts for the AEMT (3)
    This course serves as the introductory course to the advanced level practice of the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT). It expands on the information attained at the EMT level.Topics include: EMS Systems; Documentation; EMS System Communication; Therapeutic Communication; Principles of Pharmacology; Medication Administration; Emergency Medications; Airway Management; Respiration; Artificial Ventilation; Primary Assessment; and Secondary Assessment. Prerequisite: Licensure or eligibility for licensure at the EMT level.
    Class meeting times are 6:00 -10:00 P.M. Monday, Tuesday & Thursday March 19 through May 1

    EMT 301 - Advanced Patient Care for the AEMT (3)
    This course provides opportunities to apply fundamental knowledge of basic and selected advanced emergency care and transportation based on assessment findings for the following: an acutely ill patient; a patient in shock, respiratory failure or arrest, cardiac failure or arrest, and post resuscitation management; and an acutely injured patient. In addition it provides a fundamental knowledge of growth, development, and aging and assessment findings to provide basic and selected advanced emergency care and transportation for a patient with special needs. Topics include: Geriatrics; Patients with Special Challenges; Medical Overview; Neurology; Immunology; Infectious Disease; Endocrine Disorders; Cardiovascular; Toxicology; Respiratory; Hematology; Genitourinary/Renal; Shock and Resuscitation; Chest Trauma; Abdominal and Genitourinary Trauma; OrthopedicTrauma; Head, Facial, Neck, and Spine Trauma: Nervous System Trauma; and Integration of Medical/Trauma Assessments. Prerequisite: Licensure at the EMT level. Prerequisite or co-requisite: EMT 300.
    Class meeting times are 6:00 -10:00 P.M. Monday, Tuesday & Thursday May 1 through Aug. 2

    EMT 302 - Clinical Applications for the AEMT (1)
    This course provides supervised clinical experience in various clinical settings. Topics include: Clinicals. Prerequisite: Licensure at the EMT level. Co-requisite: EMT 301.
    Class meeting times are 6:00 -10:00 P.M. Monday, Tuesday & Thursday March 19 through May 1

    EMT 303 - Clinical and Practice Applications for the AEMT (3)
    This course provides supervised clinical experience in various clinical settings as well as opportunities to demonstrate critical thinking skills and assessment based management techniques through competency based evaluations relevant to the practice of an AEMT. Topics include: Clinicals and Assessment Based Management. Prerequisite: Licensure at the EMT level. Co-requisite: EMT 301.
    Class meeting times are TBA May 2 through Aug. 2

    Fore more information, please contact Dr. R.T. Floyd at (205) 652-3714 or rtf@uwa.edu.
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