The EMT typically represents one of the first components of the emergency medical system. This course prepares individuals to care for patients at accident scenes and transport by ambulance to the hospital under medical direction. The course emphasizes emergency skills such as managing respiratory and cardiac emergencies, medical emergencies, trauma emergencies and patient assessment, and teaches these skills in a job-related context. The National Registry of EMT’s test is required at the completion of the course for licensure in the State of Wisconsin. The course is also a pre-requisite for EMT-Intermediate Technician and EMT-Paramedic training. EMT-Basic is 4 credits at 8 hours per week totaling 144 hours plus 10+ hours in a hospital emergency room setting and ambulance ride-along training.
EMT Basic Practical/Knowledge Base Outcomes
A minimum of an 80% is required on all exams to be eligible to attend the National Registry of EMT practical and written exams needed for Wisconsin EMT licensing.
- Recognize and provide interventions for airway and breathing emergencies
- Recognize and provide interventions for trauma related emergencies
- Recognize and provide interventions for cardiac emergencies
- Recognize and provide interventions for medical emergencies
- Recognize and provide interventions for pre-hospital childbirth, OB related emergencies and pediatric care
- Provide medications by the State of Wisconsin EMS protocols
- Show awareness of EMS operations, including special operations, EMS legal issues, communication, documentation and lifting and moving patients
Intermediate Technician Outcomes
Minimum of 80% is required on all exams to be eligible to take the State of WI EMT-Intermediate Technician Exam for licensing.
- Apply the preparatory aspects of EMT-Intermediate Technician care.
- Utilize a process of clinical decision making when forming a field impression.
- Demonstrate usage of basic pharmacology principles.
- Perform intravenous therapy.
- Demonstrate care of cardiovascular patients.
- Perform interventions for diabetic cases.
- Deliver emergency care of narcotic overdose patients.
- Perform clinical skill competencies.
- Deliver emergency care to pediatric patients.
A Caregiver Background Check WILL be required for clinical portion of the program. Students must meet the immunization requirements set by the CDC.
Intermediate Technician students will be graded using the following weights and values:
|Clinical-ER and Ambulance
|Classroom Skill Assessments
|Cognitive Objective Assignments
|Critical Thinking Assignments
|Exams-pass of 80% on each
|Team Project Presentation
Clinical Time and Competencies: 45 hours of clinical time must be completed by the end of the class. Each of the competencies listed must be completed and verified successful by a preceptor. It is a State of Wisconsin requirement to complete all competencies and hours in order to be eligible for course completion. Preceptors will complete leadership and care management plan evaluation forms for each assessment performed by the student. Competency checklist forms will be given to student at the beginning of clinical eligibility. Points will be awarded according to a standard system based on the performance evaluation made by the preceptors.
A - 93%-100%
B - 86%-92%
C - 80%-85%
D - 73%-79%
F - 0%-72%