Emergency Medical Responders provide immediate lifesaving care to critical patients who access the emergency medical services system. EMRs have the knowledge and skills necessary to provide immediate lifesaving interventions while awaiting additional EMS resources to arrive. EMRs also provide assistance to higher-level personnel at the scene of emergencies and during transport. Emergency Medical Responders are a vital part of the comprehensive EMS response. Under medical oversight, Emergency Medical Responders perform basic interventions with minimal equipment.
Emergency Medical Technicians provide out of hospital emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical services (EMS) system. EMTs have the basic knowledge and skills necessary to stabilize and safely transport patients ranging from non-emergency and routine medical transports to life threatening emergencies. Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response system, under medical oversight. Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance. Emergency Medical Technicians are a critical link between the scene of an emergency and the health care system.
The primary focus of the Advanced Emergency Medical Technicianis to provide basic and limited advanced 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. Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician is a link from the scene to the emergency health care system.
The traditional EMT recertification program requires a total of 72 hours of continuing education to recertify. This model includes a refresher course and continuing education. All EMTs recertifying with the traditional model are required to show proof of BLS-CPR (or healthcare provider level equivalent) certification current through the NREMT expiration date (March 31).
The 2016 EMT National Continued Competency Program (NCCP) requires a total of 40 hours of continuing education to recertify. The model contains three components, or 'buckets': a national component, a local or state component, and an individual component.
We are commited to offering all programs necessary to your agency to meet or exceed the NCCP requirements.
We are proud to offer a wide variety of AHA programs to include BLS initial and renewal courses, All HeartSavers series, Infection Control, First Aid and P.E.A.R.S. programs. We are also able to offer instructor training programs.