The entry level of prehospital emergency medical care in the United States. EMT-Bs are employed in a variety of industries. EMT-Bs are not trained to provide definitive medical care, but instead focus on rapid in-field treatment and transport to higher medical providers. EMT-Bs work in conjunction with other medical providers such as paramedics, EMT- Cardiacs (RI), nurses, and physicians, as well as with other EMT-Bs. When operating in the prehospital environment, their actions are governed by protocols and procedures set by their system's physician medical director.
The EMT Cardiac program is only recognized in Rhode Island, but is the primary level of ALS care in the State. Students will learn Skills in Advanced Life Support, Respiratory Emergencies, Trauma Emergencies, Intravenous Therapy, EKG Analysis, Emergency Cardiac Pharmacology, IV Pump Training, & Transcutaneous Pacing.
The Paramedic Training Program consists of 11 months (approximately 1400 hours) of didactic and clinical instruction. We provide a comprehensive overview of emergency treatment for all types of medical and traumatic emergencies. Students will be engaged in field and prehospital treatment, rehabilitation and discharge of patients with a focus on how they can impact patient care in their day to day practice as a paramedic.
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Course is held in 15 session's total, 11 for Basics, 15 for Cardiacs. The program follows the state required standards for recertification at a student's licensure level. Those students meeting the required minimum state standards students will receive certifications of completion. All Rhode Island EMT's are required to attend a refresher course for recertification of licensure.