Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)



The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) curriculum is designed to teach basic lifesaving skills to individuals who desire to enter the emergency medical services profession.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of Emergency Medical Technician-Basic training, the student will be familiar with:

  • Performing CPR
  • Utilizing an AED (Automated External Defibrillator)
  • Managing airway problems
  • Using oxygen delivery devices and applying oxygen
  • Monitoring blood pressure and vital signs
  • Performing initial patient assessment and ongoing assessment until advanced medical care arrives
  • Obstetrics and gynecological emergencies
  • Pediatric emergencies
  • Ambulance operations
  • Documentation of emergency medical care
  • Managing bleeding emergencies and splinting potential fractures and related injuries
  • Skills and knowledge required by the United States Department of Transportation Curriculum on Emergency Medical Technician-Basic Level

Additional Information

Course Length: 210 hrs

Written Exam: American Heart healthcare provider exam requires a minimum passing score of 85%. EMT final exam minimum passing score is 70%. Satisfactory assessment of psychomotor skills, such as CPR, AED, bag valve mask, patient assessment, oxygen administration, soft tissue injury and airway management, fracture immobilization and spinal immobilization must be completed to successfully complete the program.

Upon successful completion of the course the student will be eligible to apply for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians exam and obtain Louisiana State certification after passage of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians written and practical exam. Local ambulance rotations are mandatory and consist of a 12hr ride-along in the pre-hospital environment.

Retraining: Two years upon successful completion of National Registry Exam testing.

Location: Offered anywhere in Louisiana.

Prerequisites: In order to enroll in our EMT programs, a student must have a high school diploma or GED and be at least 18 years old. Students must also demonstrate a minimum standard of reading aptitude and must be physically able to perform the duties of an EMT.

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