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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Bryson City, NC
from $2550
Earn your EMT in 3 weeks!

SOLO Southeast’s intensive EMT program is designed to offer students a streamlined pathway into the world of Emergency Medical Services (EMS). The course is fast-paced and taught by our highly experienced instructors. Students learn anatomy, patient assessment, life-saving medical interventions, and pre-hospital patient care.

18+ Years Old
23 Days
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Overview

SOLO Southeast’s intensive EMT program is designed to offer students a streamlined pathway into the world of Emergency Medical Services (EMS). The course is fast-paced and taught by our highly experienced instructors. Students learn anatomy, patient assessment, life-saving medical interventions, and pre-hospital patient care. These topics are presented in lectures, hands-on labs, and textbook readings. Assessment is conducted through physical skill sign-offs and written exams and quizzes.

This rapid progression course provides career opportunities for students. EMT’s can join an ambulance service on a full- or part-time basis. Some fire departments require EMT certification for selection and many respond to medical calls. Pre-med and other pre-health students can improve their admission chances by gaining patient contact hours working in an emergency department or ambulance service. SOLO students will complete 192 hours of classroom work and 48 hours of clinical observations with local EMS agencies and emergency departments.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT): 240 Hours/23 Days

This 23-Day course consists of the Department of Transportation EMT curriculum condensed into an intensive, three-week program. Students learn how to perform patient assessment, respond to airway, breathing, and circulation issues, control incident sites, and perform emergency medical techniques. They also learn how to perform proper single-rescuer care with limited patient access and practice safe transport methods. The course includes hands-on, practical skills scenarios, classroom lectures, and clinical observations at local EMS services and emergency departments. American Safety and Health Institute Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR is included. Students will also complete an NAEMT Emergency Vehicle Operator Safety (EVOS) course. Following successful completion, students qualify to take the North Carolina State EMT Exams and/or National Registry EMT Exam. Looking for Wilderness upgrade?

What You’ll Learn

  • Perform patient assessment
  • Respond to airway, breathing, and circulation issues
  • Control incident sites
  • Perform emergency medical techniques.
  • How to perform proper single-rescuer care with limited patient access and practice safe transport methods

Skills & Materials Covered

  • Classroom Sessions (Covering the DOT National Registry & NC Requirements)
  • Practical Skills Labs (National Registry and NC Psychomotor Test Requirements)
  • Clinical rotations at a local EMS Departments (Required for Patient Contact Hours & Skills)
  • CPR & AED Basic Life Support Certification for Healthcare Professionals
  • NAEMT EVOS Driver Certification (new in 2021)

Upon Successful Completion, Students Will Obtain:

  • Certificate of completion for 240-hour state and nationally-certified Emergency Medical Technician course (qualification for NREMT/NCEMS written test)
  • NREMT psychomotor testing
  • 2-year Basic Life Support certification
  • NAEMT EVOS driver certification

Course Topics

  • Introduction to Emergency Care & Training
  • Medical Legal Issues
  • Patient Assessment System
  • Documentation
  • Airway Obstruction & Respiratory Arrest
  • O2 Therapy
  • Bleeding & Shock
  • CPR
  • CPR Considerations for the Remote Environment
  • Chest Trauma
  • Common Wilderness Medical Problems
  • Central Nervous System
  • Lifting and Moving
  • C-Collars
  • Back Board and KED Board
  • Litter Packaging
  • Backcountry Spinal Assessment
  • Head Injuries
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Wilderness Wound Management
  • Athletic Injuries
  • Fracture Management
  • Traction Splint
  • Dislocations
  • Cold Injuries
  • Hydration Illnesses
  • Cardiac, Respiratory and Neurological Emergencies
  • Diabetes
  • Abdominal Emergencies
  • Poisoning
  • Triage
  • Multiple Casualty Incidents
  • Incident Command System
  • Leadership, Teamwork & Communication
  • Medical Decision-making
  • Disturbances of Behavior
  • Alcohol & Drug Emergencies

What to Expect

This 23-Day course consists of the Department of Transportation EMT curriculum condensed into an intensive, three-week program.

Dates

2022 Dates

Dates Location
Feb 13-Mar 7, 2022 Bryson City, NC Book Now
Jun 5-27, 2022 Bryson City, NC Book Now
Sep 18-Oct 10, 2022 Bryson City, NC Book Now

Location

Address

SOLO Southeast
13077 US-19
Bryson City, NC 28713

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  • Professionally trained instructors

Please plan to have clothing appropriate to the season in which you will be taking the class, as you will spend a significant amount of time outside. The following list is to SUPPLEMENT the clothing you will be wearing. If you have trouble locating some of these items please call us as we have a limited amount for a loan.

Necessary Items (for All Classes)

  • Backpack to put everything in (medium to large)
  • Rain gear (tops and bottoms)
  • Layers of clothing (for splinting exercises and to keep yourself warm during scenarios)
  • Warm hat or sun hat
  • Water bottles (at least 1 qt/litre)
  • Some snacks
  • Pen and notepad
  • Wrist Watch (cell phone is not sufficient)
  • Footwear appropriate to the terrain (closed toes, no flip flops)
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen

Additional Items

(Optional for WFA, Required for AWFA, WFR, WEMT, WEMT Module)

  • Old Sleeping bag or blanket
  • Footwear you don’t mind getting wet
  • Knife
  • Plastic tarp or groundsheet (min 6’X6’)
  • Headlight
  • Sleeping pad (ensolite or thermarest)
  • Personal first aid kit (Band-Aids etc)
  • Trekking poles (useful but not required)

Prerequisites: Due to the intense nature of the course, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum age of 18 years
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • No felony convictions
  • Childhood vaccinations, Hep B series, and a negative TB test within 6 months of the course start date
  • Must be able to meet NHTSA Functional Job Analysis requirements for EMS

There are many factors that may exclude individuals from taking this course. For the safety of students and instructors, all required forms must be completed before the start date. These forms are available by contacting the SOLO Southeast office at 828-475-7215.

NOC is home to two onsite restaurants, and hours vary seasonally. View hours for River’s End Restaurant and Big Wesser. Snacks are available for purchase at the General Store.

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