Medical Skills Training and Refreshers

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Courses may be provided on-site and tailored to your company’s training needs. Call (337) 521-3430 to find out how we can customize your company’s training programs.

Emergency Medical Technician/Diver Medical Technologist Combo


The Emergency Medical Technician Basic Level curriculum (260hrs total) is designed to teach basic lifesaving skills to individuals who desire to enter the emergency medical services profession. Local ambulance rotations are mandatory and consist of a 12hr ride-along in the pre-hospital environment.

Course Objectives

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Training

Classroom/Didactic – Lecture 210 hrs

EMT Basic and advanced emergency skills related to diving and non diving injury and illness, which includes:

Introduction to Emergency Medical Care, The Well-Being of the EMT-Basic, Medical/Legal and Ethical Issues, The Human Body, Lifting and Moving Patients, Airway Management, Scene Size-up, The Initial Assessment, Vital Signs and SAMPLE History, Assessment of the Trauma Patient, Assessment of the Medical Patient, Ongoing Assessment, Communication, Documentation, General Pharmacology, Respiratory Emergencies, Cardiac Emergencies, Acute Abdominal Emergencies, Diabetic Emergencies and Altered Mental Status, Allergic Reactions, Poisoning and Overdose Emergencies, Environmental Emergencies, Behavioral Emergencies, Obstetrics and Gynecological Emergencies, Putting It All Together for the Medical Patient, Bleeding and Shock, Soft-Tissue Injuries, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Injuries to the Head and Spine, Putting It All Together for the Trauma Patient, Infants and Children, Geriatric Patients, Ambulance Operations, Gaining Access and Rescue Operations, Special Operations, EMS Response to Terrorism, Advanced Airway Management, American Heart Association CPR Provider

Diver Medical Technologist (DMT) Training

Classroom/Didactic – Lecture 50 hrs

DMT Review of Diving Physics, Anatomy/Physiology of the Ear and Hearing, Barotrauma (Squeeze and External Otitis), Inner Ear Barotrauma, Anatomy of the Chest, Respiratory Physiology, Physical Examination of the Chest, Pulmonary Overinflation Syndromes, Bubble Theory, Decompression Sickness, Neurological Examination, Treatment Table Review, Adjunctive Therapy, Drugs and Diving, Altitude Decompression, Physical Examination of Divers, Women and Diving, Central Nervous System Oxygen Toxicity, Pulmonary Oxygen Toxicity, Hypoxia, Carbon Dioxide Retention (Hypercapnia), Inert Gas Narcosis, Effects of Carbon Monoxide Toxicity, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Breath Hold Diving, Drowning and Near Drowning, Hypothermia, Underwater Work Hazards: Blasts, Shocks, Toxic Gas Exposure, Underwater Work Hazards: Dangerous Marine Life, Differential Diagnosis of Diving Accidents, Saturation Diving and High Pressure Nervous Syndrome, Dysbaric Osteonecrosis, Insertion of IV’s, Medication Administration, Suturing, Electrocardiograms, Hearing Conservation Program and Medical Exam, Hands-on practical exams conducted in a highly stressed with frequent “Simulations” performed by the students to demonstrate understanding of the management of diving and non-diving situations

Classroom/Didactic – Lecture 8 hrs

CHT Preventative Medicine, EENT Examination, Diagnostic Reasoning, Laboratory Values, SOAP note Documentation, Medication Procedures, Hyperbaric Use in the Treatment of Non Diving-Related Illness

Practical – Lab 64 hrs

Practical is conducted in a laboratory environment, which includes practical evaluation of student knowledge base

Additional Information

Course Required By: Company-specific

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.

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.

Course Registration

Training questions? Email us at

Courses may be provided on-site and tailored to your company’s training needs. Call (337) 521-3430 to find out how we can customize your company’s training programs.