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Emergency Medical Technology
Emergency medical technicians are health care professionals who provide emergency treatment to patients in the pre-hospital environment. They are familiar and comforting figures at the scene of an accident or medical emergency, where their special skills often mean the difference between life and death.
Careers in pre-hospital care are challenging and
exciting. They require students who possess leadership skills, are
good decision makers, can remain calm in emergency situations, and
who are compassionate and caring.
The entry level course for those wishing to transport patients is the 130 clock hour Emergency Medical Technician Basic Course (EMT-B). This course, in conjunction with the State of Ohio certification, is one of the prerequisites for EMT-Intermediate and all paramedic programs.
The EMT-Intermediate provides
emergency care at a high level utilizing advanced skills in
shock and fluid therapy, limited advanced airway, and cardiac care,
An exciting opportunity exists for EMT-P students at Shawnee State University. Students can pursue the associate of applied science degree in emergency medical technology. This two-year program is intended to expand the knowledge and experience base of the EMT-Paramedic in both general academics and pre-hospital emergency medicine. Completion of this program prepares the paramedic student for supervisory positions, advanced clinical procedures, as well as teaching opportunities in EMS. This degree may be pursued as part of the initial educational experience or for career advancement.