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Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Program Code 305316

Technical Diploma

Offered throughout the District. For information in Green Bay: (920) 498-5444. For information in Marinette: (715) 735-9361. For information in Sturgeon Bay: (920) 746-4900. Toll-free: (888) 385-6982.

This program is not eligible for financial aid.

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician students are Wisconsin licensed EMTs seeking to upgrade their skills to the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician level. An Advanced EMT performs advanced pre-hospital patient care for the ill and injured on board a licensed Advanced Emergency Medical Technician level ambulance service. These skills are performed and compliant with the Wisconsin scope of practice.

Employment Potential

A graduate with an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Technical Diploma will have the potential for employment as an Advanced EMT with a Wisconsin ambulance service licensed to provide Advanced Emergency Medical Technician level care. Ambulance services in Wisconsin are volunteer, private, fire based or hospital based.

Program Outcomes

. Apply the preparatory aspects of Advanced Emergency Medical Technician care.
. Perform intravenous therapy.
. Perform clinical skill competencies.
. Demonstrate usage of basic pharmacological principles.
. Manage cardiac, diabetic and narcotic overdose cases using medications.

Requirements for Program Entry

. Must be 18 years or older to enter training.
. Valid Wisconsin EMT license.
. Students are required to maintain a current American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider CPR certification to comply with affiliating agency requirements.
. Proof of current health status and immunizations.
. NWTC is required to comply with the Wisconsin Caregiver Law.
. Aptitudes required for work of this nature are good physical stamina, endurance, and body condition that would not be adversely affected by frequently having to walk, stand, life, carry, and balance at times, in excess of 125 pounds.

Wisconsin Caregiver Law

NWTC is required to comply with the Wisconsin Caregiver Law (1997 WISCONSIN ACT 27). The completion of a caregiver background check includes the review of criminal records for convictions of serious crimes or a history of improper behavior. Students accepted into this program must complete a background check through www.CertifiedBackground.com. Information regarding this process is provided to students immediately upon acceptance into the program. Students with a criminal history may be denied access to placement at the discretion of the clinical or practicum site. Consequently, should a student have a history of convictions of serious crimes or a history of improper behaviors, NWTC cannot guarantee clinical/practicum placement or guarantee graduation within typical program timing.

Curriculum

Students following the study plan below will complete the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician technical diploma in the number of semesters shown.

FIRST SEMESTER

* 30-531-303 Advanced EMT
4
SEMESTER TOTAL
4

TOTAL CREDITS
4

Curriculum Note
. No final grade lower than a “C” is acceptable. A student who withdraws or receives a grade lower than a “C” in a program course may apply for re-entry into the program.
. Successful program completion prepares and entitles the student to take the state license examination. A graduate is licensed only after successful completion of the licensing examination and application for a state license.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

These courses provide an opportunity for students to develop the knowledge, skills, and understanding required for employment in this field.

30-531-303 ADVANCED EMT...preparatory aspects, clinical decision-making, basic pharmacology, intravenous therapy, cardiovascular cases, diabetic, narcotic overdose, pediatrics, terrorism response and clinical skill competencies of Advanced EMT level care. (Prerequisite: 10-531-102, EMT and acceptance into AEMT program)