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2014-2015 Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician, Technical Certificate


Summary of Required Hours

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 includes pharmacological interventions, tracheobronchial suctioning of an already intubated patient, and intravenous therapy.  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 Techncian 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.  Upon successful completion of the course, students are eligible to sit for the National Registry written and practical examinations.  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.

For more information, contact the Division of Health and Wellness at (423) 478-6228 or (800) 604-2722, Ext. 228.

Summary of Required Hours

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