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 January 28, 2019 and runs through May 4, 2019. Meeting days are Mondays and Thursdays from 6 - 10 p.m., and some Saturdays.
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.