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Introduction to Emergency Medical Services (EMS) In the state of Massachusetts there are four levels of emergency care providers: First Responder Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) – Basic EMT – Intermediate EMT - Paramedic First Responder CPR trained at the health care professional level

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in the state of massachusetts there are four levels of emergency care providers
In the state of Massachusetts there are four levels of emergency care providers:
  • First Responder
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) – Basic
  • EMT – Intermediate
  • EMT - Paramedic
first responder
First Responder
  • CPR trained at the health care professional level
  • Required minimum training for all police and firefighters in Massachusetts
  • Usually the first on the scene in an emergency
  • Trained to treat life-threatening emergencies with a minimum amount of equipment
emt basic
EMT - Basic
  • All of the skills of the first responder plus:
    • Trained in the use and operation of the ambulance
    • Certified to administer oxygen, glucose, epinephrine and some other medications at the on-line or off-line direction of the closest emergency department’s lead physician
      • Called the “medical control” physician
emt intermediate
EMT - Intermediate
  • All of the skills of the EMT-Basic plus:
    • Capable of starting an intravenous line and infusing volume-replacing normal saline
    • Trained to place an endotracheal tube in a patient’s windpipe to create a secure means of ventilating the lungs
emt paramedic
EMT - Paramedic
  • All of the skills of the EMT-Intermediate plus:
    • Administration of intravenous medications for cardiac, diabetic and other medical conditions under either off-line or on-line direction
    • Many other optional and advanced skills such as chest decompression and needle crichothyrotomy, etc.
basic or advanced
Basic or Advanced?
  • Basic life support called BLS describes the care given by First Responders and EMT-Basics
  • Advanced life support, called ALS, is the higher level of care performed by EMT-Intermediates and Paramedics
    • Permitted to perform invasive procedures
      • Procedures that introduce foreign substances or equipment into the patient’s body
training
Training
  • The EMS provider is legally prohibited from performing skills that are beyond his or her level of training
  • Each group of skills requires the proper certification
  • The length of time required for learning the advanced skills is considerable
first responder training
First Responder Training
  • Prerequisite: Health Care Professional level CPR
    • 8 hours
  • 24-hour class
  • Three-year certification period
    • Certification is maintained with a refresher course
      • 12 hours
emt basic training
EMT Basic Training
  • Prerequisite: Health Care Professional level CPR
    • 8 hours
  • 110-hour class plus
    • Five patient contacts
  • State certification application and fee
    • $150.00
  • Two-year certification period
    • 24-hour refresher course
    • 28 hours of continuing education
    • $150.00 recertification fee
emt intermediate training
EMT Intermediate Training
  • Prerequisite: Health Care Professional level CPR
    • 8 hours
  • 180-hour class plus
    • 100 hours of clinical observations and skills
      • 30 i.v. starts
      • 10 intubations
    • 100 hours of field observations and skills
      • 10 i.v. starts
      • 1 intubation
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EMT Intermediate Training
  • State certification application and fee
    • $150.00
  • State administered exam
    • Minimum passing grade: 70%
  • Two-year certification period
    • 24-hour refresher course
    • 28 hours of continuing education
    • $150.00 recertification fee
emt paramedic training
EMT Paramedic Training
  • Prerequisite: Health Care Professional level CPR & EMT-B certification
  • X contact hours as an EMT-B
  • 400-hour class plus
    • 200 hours of clinical observations and skills
      • 60 i.v. starts
      • 10 intubations
    • 200 hours of field observations and skills
      • 30 i.v. starts
      • 1 intubation
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EMT Paramedic Training
  • State certification application and fee
    • $150.00
  • State administered exam
    • Minimum passing grade: 70%
  • Two-year certification period
    • 24-hour refresher course
    • 28 hours of continuing education
    • $150.00 recertification fee
how far do you want to go
How Far Do You Want to Go?
  • HCP CPR
    • Written and practical tests
      • Minimum passing grade 84%
      • Unlimited repeat attempts are allowed
  • First Responder
    • Written and practical tests
      • Minimum passing grade 80%
      • Unlimited repeat attempts are allowed
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How Far Do You Want to Go?
  • EMT Basic
    • EMT-B is no longer part of the regular curriculum
    • Apply to take the summer course
      • Classes held at Mohawk
      • Evenings and alternate Saturdays from June – Aug.
      • Free to qualified Mohawk students
mohawk evening class
Mohawk Evening Class
  • Do you want to become an EMT?
what is involved
What is Involved?
  • Lectures & written tests
    • Called the didactic portion
    • Subjects are similar to the first responder curriculum but everything is covered in more depth
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What is Involved?
  • Practical skills demonstrations
the choice is up to you
The choice is up to you
  • Applications are available
  • Ask me for more information