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The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (A E M T) course offered in partnership with Northwest Emergency Medical Services prepares the student to function competently as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician as described in the National EMS Scope of Practice Model. The primary focus of EMS providers at this level takes the skill and knowledge set of the EMT and adds new skills and treatment modalities for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system.
The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician functions as part of a comprehensive EMS system and functions under medical oversight to provide emergency care at a higher level than EMT level providers but less than that provided by a Paramedic level provider.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be eligible to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Advanced EMT cognitive exam and the Pennsylvania Department of Health psychomotor examinations necessary to be certified as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician.
This program is offered in a blended format and will require a combination of remote learning and in person learning at the training center located at 380 West Bainbridge Street, Elizabethtown. In person instruction is typically by scheduled appointment based upon student preference and instructor availability. Field clinical time is a component of this program and students can expect to spend 100 to 150 hours applying their knowledge alongside certified EMS professionals on an ambulance responding to 911 calls.
Prerequisite: Certification as an NREMT or Pennsylvania EMT certification