May 28, 2022  
2021-2022 Catalog & Student Handbook 
    
2021-2022 Catalog & Student Handbook

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Technical Certificate


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The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician program includes basic and limited advanced skills focused on the acute management and transportation of critical and emergent patients. The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician has the knowledge associated with, and is expected to be competent in, all of the skills of the EMR and EMT. Additional studies include pharmacological interventions, tracheobronchial suctioning of an already intubated patient and intravenous therapy. The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician renders basic and advanced life support to patients at the scene of their injuries or illness and continues this treatment while transporting these patients to the hospital.

This program follows the guidelines set by the National Scope of Practice Model and is designed to help prepare individuals for licensure as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician by the Tennessee Department of Health, Division of Health Licensure and Regulation, Office of Emergency Medical Services. Advanced Emergency Medical Technician training is a combination of classroom instruction (lectures and hands-on practical skills) and numerous areas of clinical experience. Each course requires a “C” (3.0) grade average. Upon completion of each of the EMSA courses with a “C” or better, students will be eligible to take the National Registry written and practical examinations at the AEMT level. The EMT National Registry exam must be passed before the AEMT National Registry exam can be taken. Passing of National Registry EMT and AEMT levels leads to National Registry certification and with the proper paperwork completed an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) license in the State of Tennessee.

Students will be required to meet all health and safety guidelines of affiliating agencies, including a urine or blood drug screen. Students are required to purchase malpractice insurance through the college at the time of registration for the Advanced EMT(EMSA) courses. Students will be required to undergo a criminal background check prior to clinicals. If as a result of a required criminal background check, a student is prohibited from a clinical affiliate agency, the student may be dismissed from the program. A CPR card is required to participate in clinicals.

Summary of Required Hours

Course Title Credit Hours
   1
   1
   2
   2
   5
   5
Total 16

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