The E.M.T. program covers proper techniques in first aid, patient assessment, extrication, communication, HAZMAT and Terrorism awareness, and various other concepts to give a beginning basis for students to become an E.M.T. The class meets all National Registry and Connecticut requirements and upon successful completion of the course, students will be eligible to take the National Registry exam. This course is offered in partnership with Norwalk Hospital and requires an extensive amount of reading and reading comprehension.
Program: Become a Certified EMT
WHEN: Our Fall Class is Currently in Progress
DATES: Future Classes TBD
TIMES: Future Classes TBD
Saturday dates: Future Classes TBD
WHERE: Comstock Community Center 180 School Rd. Wilton
Click Here. Then login with an existing account or create a new one. Click on Search Programs; then All Available Programs; and you’ll see “Become an EMT”, or you can just search “EMT”. Click to register and pay.
COST: $1,200 plus course book
Required material: Course Book: Emergency Care, 14th Edition. To access the material, please follow these directions:
1. Go to https://mlm.person.com/enrollment/storck71005
2. Sign in with your Pearson student account if you already have one, or create a new account.
3. Select “Use a Credit Card or PayPal”
4. Fill out the Form for payment ($99.99) to get access to the MyLab online version
**Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with unisex polo shirt size, which is required for the class.**
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Important Information
Immunization and Physical Examination Requirements
- COVID vaccination is required, but there are no other immunization or physical requirements for EMT class.
- Immunizations are required by OSHA when student works in EMS system.
- Student must be physically able to perform required skills (CPR, splinting, spinal immobilization)
Testing and Prerequisites
- There are no testing or prerequisite requirements for this class.
- Good reading skills are required, extensive didactic material.
- Student must pass a written & practical exam to pass class.
- Successful completion of EMT class qualifies student to take State of CT written & practical.
- Student must be at least 16 years old, at time of State exam, to be EMT.
- This program is open to the general public.
Length of EMT Program
- Course runs for a full semester and consists of evening and some Saturday sessions:
– Evening sessions (6:00 PM – 10:00 PM) meet twice a week
– Saturday sessions (8:00 AM – 4:00 PM) see dates above
- Students will spend 4 hours of Norwalk ER observation time.
- Clinical time on Norwalk Ambulance with 10 patient contacts
- Observation time will be on the Norwalk Hospital EMS ambulance.
- Norwalk Hospital is the only approved site for observation.
- Uniform appearance required.
- Day, evening and weekend hours are available.
- Students will schedule time to fit their schedule.
- Scheduling of observation hours may be done during or after the class, although students will not pass until the observation hours have been completed.
- Orientation/Introduction to Emergency Services/Well Being of an EMT
- Medical/Legal/Ethical Issues
- Anatomy and Physiology/Medical Terminology
- Airway Management
- Principles of Assessment
- Scene Size up and Primary Assessment
- Secondary Assessment/Reassessment
- Communications and Documentation
- Pharmacology/Respiratory Emergencies
- Diabetic Emergencies and Altered Mental Status
- Cardiac Emergencies
- Allergic Reactions
- Infectious Disease/Sepsis
- Behavioral and Psychiatric
- Bleeding Control
- Suicide/Poisoning/Overdose Emergencies
- Abdominal Emergencies/Hematologic and Renal Emergencies
- Splinting and Soft Tissue Trauma
- Chest and Abdominal Trauma
- Musculoskeletal Trauma/Trauma to Head, Neck and Spine
- Environmental Emergencies
- Domestic/Minor Sex Trafficking
- Emergencies for Patients with Special Challenges/EMS Operations
- Highway Safety/Vehicle Extraction/EMS Response to Terrorism
- Hazmat/MCI/Scene Management
Quizzes, Exams, & Practical Skills
There will be quizzes at each class meeting to assess whether the student is retaining the information.
There will be student demonstrations of practical skills learned during skill sessions.
A passing grade is a 70% or higher average on all exams. Pass all practical skills exams.
For further information or questions please email email@example.com or call 203.834.6245