Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Refresher



The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Refresher program (40hrs total) is designed to refresh cognitive and psychomotor basic lifesaving skills for Emergency Medical Technicians at the Basic level.

Course Objectives

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

  • Performing CPR
  • Utilizing an AED (Automated External Defibrillator)
  • Managing airway problems and new advanced airway techniques
  • 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
  • Documentation of emergency medical care
  • Managing bleeding emergencies and splinting potential fractures and related injuries

Additional Information

Course Length: 24 hrs

Course Required By: National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians; Louisiana Bureau of Emergency Medical Services for recertification

Written Exam: EMT refresher final exam minimum passing score is 70%

Retraining: Bi-annually as per National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician Standards

Prerequisites: Current EMT-Basic certification

Practical Exam: Performance skills, such as CPR, AED, bag valve mask, patient assessment, oxygen administration, soft tissue injury and airway management, fracture and spinal immobilization, will need to be performed to complete the program as well as introduce the student to new and updated skills and knowledge. Successful completion is mandatory.

Upon successful completion of the course the student will be given a certificate of completion as required by the Louisiana Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, reflecting completion of the refresher course.

Note: No refresher course letters will be issued as per the Louisiana Bureau of Emergency Medical Services.

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