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Course Descriptions 

Emergency Medical Technician-Basic - 214 hours

The Emergency Medical Technician Certification is a qualified pre-hospital program consisting of didactic course work. The following competencies include but are not limited to the recognition, assessment, and management of medical emergencies. The EMT-Basic performs skills such as CPR, artificial ventilations, oxygen administration, basic airway management, AED defibrillation, spinal immobilization, vital signs, and hemorrhage control. Successful completion of the course will allow the student the opportunity to sit for the North Carolina Office of EMS certification examination. 

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician - hybrid course - 312 hours

The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) certification is a mid-level EMS provider of prehospital emergency medical services. The scope of practice consists of all EMT level skills, advanced airway management, usage of a CPAP device, initiation of peripheral intravenous therapy and several pharmacological interventions beyond the EMT level. The pharmacological interventions include administration of intravenous fluids such as 0.9% saline solution, dipheynhydramine for allergic reactions, epinephrine 1:1,000 for anaphylaxis and 1:10,000 for cardiac arrest, dextrose and glucagon for diabetics, naloxone for opioid overdoses and inhaled beta agonist medications such as albuterol and ipratropium for respiratory emergencies. Successful completion of the course will prepare the student to sit for the North Carolina Office of EMS Advanced EMT certification examination.