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Emergency Medical Technician-Basic Course

Emergency Medical Technician-Basic Course

The Emergency Medical Technician-Basic course is the entry level course to the Emergency Medical Service and the backbone of EMS in Minnesota. It includes all skills necessary for the individual to provide emergency medical care at a Basic Life Support (MLS) level with an ambulance service or other specialized service.

EMT-Basics undergo 144 hours of instruction including classroom, practical and emergency room education. The training includes anatomy and physiology, documentation, lifting and moving, communications, airway management, patient assessment, and cardiac arrest management.

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be eligible to take the National Registry test and certify as an EMT-Basic in the State of Minnesota. The EMT-B must complete 24 (State) - 48 (National) hours of continuing education every two years to maintain their certification.

The course begins on September 9, 2019 and runs through December 19, 2019. Meeting days are Mondays and Thursdays from 6 - 10 p.m., and some Saturdays.

You must complete and pass a background check, go through a two-step mantoux and symptom review, submit proof of current and up-to-date immunization records and get your flu shot.

This 144-hour course includes CPR, Fisdap and skills testing.

Pre-registration for this course is required and there is a maximum capacity of 15 spots. Download the orientation paperwork (PDF), which needs to be completed PRIOR to the first class date. For questions or for more information please contact Renee Miller at

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TCHC - Wadena

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Renee Miller

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