Emergency Medical Technician

An FDNY ambulance awaiting a call in New York City. Photo: Petr Kratochvil

An EMT certification is the entry-level for licensed EMS provider and the first step toward a career Emergency Medical Services. This course stresses a greater depth of knowledge about the anatomy and physiology of the body and how sickness and injury affect people. Most importantly the increased care and treatments available to stabilize people in emergent situations. The format of this course stresses the application of skill through scenarios, minimizing time spent in lecture. It prepares the EMT to offer a higher level of emergency care at the scene and to work as a full team member on the ambulance.

This NH approved course is taught under the new National Education Standards for EMS and replaces, and supersedes, the old EMT-Basic (which disappears nationally in 2017), EMT is both the entry level licensed volunteer EMS provider and the first step to an EMS career.  This course stresses a greater depth of knowledge about the anatomy and physiology of the body and how sickness and injury affect people, and most importantly the increased care/treatments available to stabilize people in emergent situations. 

Simulation Lab and NREMT Cognitive Testing are included.

May
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OEC to EMT Course (N. Conway) @ No. Conway Fire/EMS
May 9 – Jun 7 all-day
OEC to EMT Course (N. Conway) @ No. Conway Fire/EMS
The OEC to EMT course was created specifically for Outdoor Emergency Care technicians and Ski Patrol Directors who want to expand their knowledge and skills both on and off the mountain.  This course both recognizes the excellent trauma and rescue skills of the certified patroller and builds on that foundation by bridging the gaps between the OEC and National Standard EMT curriculum.  This first-of-its-kind course focuses on a deeper understanding of anatomy & physiology, pathophysiology,  medical emergencies,  urban rescue, ambulance operations, hazardous materials, mass-casualty incidents, triage, and much more. We have spread out the 80+ hours of course content over four weekends creating a reasonable pace. This course includes take-home quizzes, clinical experiences, and on-line lessons, allowing the certified OEC Technician to become an EMT in about half the time and about a third of the usual course cost. This course is designed to prepare students for the National Registry EMT cognitive and psychomotor exams for national certification. 80+ hrs., Sat/Sun, over 4 weekends. Click here to complete and application.
May
23
Sat
Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician (WEMT) @ University of New England - Biddeford Campus
May 23 – Jun 13 all-day
Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician (WEMT) @ University of New England - Biddeford Campus

The Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician (WEMT) course is a comprehensive, evidence-based wilderness medicine course that prepares the student to manage injuries and illnesses far from help. The accelerated 3-week schedule allows students to be full-time learners, completing the 180+ hour curriculum with minimal interruption.  Classes Monday through Saturday with 9 hours of blended hands-on and classroom time. Clinical experience is gained with 911 ride-along and emergency room rotations during evenings and weekends.  Instruction is a dynamic combination of lecture, skill labs, scenarios, mock drills, team-building, and on-line study. The instructors have decades of experience in wilderness and expedition medicine. This course prepares the student for the National Registry exams and Nationally recognized certification. Click here to register for this course!