Okefenokee Technical College

Okefenokee Technical College 2013-2014 Catalog

Advanced Emergency Medical Tech (AEMT) EMH1

Up one level

Paramedicine

Technical Certificate of Credit

Program Description

The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician certificate program prepares students 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. Successful completion of the program allows the graduate to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians AEMT certification examination and apply for Georgia licensure as an AEMT.

This technical certificate of credit replaces the previous Emergency Medical Technician (Intermediate) technical certificate of credit.

Program Approval

The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) program is approved by Georgia Department of Public Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma (SOEMST).

Licensure/Certification Information

Graduates of the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) program are eligible to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians AEMT certification examination and apply for Georgia licensure as an AEMT.

Admission Requirements

Minimum Required Age

18

High School Diploma or GED Required

Yes

Placement Scores for Regular Admission (COMPASS)

English

Reading

Math

Algebra

32

70

26

N/A

 

Other Conditions of Admission

Submit documentation of current certification and/or licensure as an: EMT or EMT-Basic (with successful completion of Georgia State Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma (SOEMST) EMT-B to AEMT update course); or proof of successful completion of EMSP 1110, EMSP 1120, EMSP 1130, EMSP 1140, EMSP 1150, and EMSP 1160.

Criminal background checks and drug screens may be required based on the requirements for participation in clinical experiences.

Program Courses

Credits

Program Courses

 

EMSP 1510 - Advanced Concepts for the AEMT

3

EMSP 1520 - Advanced Patient Care for the AEMT

3

EMSP 1530 - Clinical Applications for the AEMT

1

EMSP 1540 - Clinical and Practical Applications for the AEMT

3

Minimum credit hours for Graduation

10