• UWA offers Basic EMT licensure courses at Demopolis Higher Education Center

    Posted: August 01, 2012

    Author: Gena Robbins

     The University of West Alabama will offer three Basic Emergency Medical Technician courses this fall that, when taken together, meet or exceed the U.S. Department of Transportation National EMS Education Standards for the Basic Emergency Medical Technician and meet the requirements necessary to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) EMT Examination. Alabama requires completion of the NREMT testing process for licensure for EMT. Classes will begin on August 20, 2012 and will end on December 13, 2012. 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 Education Services at 205-652-3497.
    Credit Students
    UWA students may take these courses for credit at the regular tuition cost. For more information, email R.T. Floyd or call 205-652-3714.

    EMT 200 Basic Emergency Care (6)
    Includes all required modules of the 1994 EMT Basic National Standard Curriculum Patient assessment, airway management, hemorrhage control, management of fractures, care of special injuries, emergency childbirth, environmental emergencies, transportation of the sick and injured, and radio communications. Prerequisite: AHA BLS for Health Care Providers. Corequisite: EMT 205 & EMT 206.
    Class meeting times are 6:00 -10:00 P.M. Monday & Thursday August 20 through Dec. 13

    EMT 205 Basic Emergency Clinical Internship (1)
    Pre-hospital care and transportation of the sick and injured using principles of basic life support, correlated with emergency room experience. Time distributed between emergency room, ambulance, communications center, and interfaculty transport vehicle.
    Class meeting times are TBA August 20 through Dec. 13

    EMT 206 Basic Skills Laboratory (1) TBA
    Basic Emergency Medical Technician Skill practicum. Designed to allow Basic EMT students extensive practice of required psychomotor skills.
    Class meeting times are TBA August 20 through Dec. 13

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