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EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN – Renewal

Course: Emergency Medical Technician – 24-Hour Renewal
Instructor: EMS Educators
Hours: 24 Hours
POST: 10164-0016

Course Description:
This Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Renewal course has received approval from the state of Minnesota’s Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board (EMSRB) as a 24-hour renewal course, and meets or exceeds the National Continued Competency Requirements’ (NCCR) – 20-hour continuing education – requirement. All instructors hold EMT or paramedic certification from the EMSRB and have at minimum three years of experience on an advanced life support (ALS) transportation ambulance. All lead instructors have completed a DOT instructor course or its equivalent as approved by the EMSRB. EMT’s are some of the most utilized pre-hospital care givers in the emergency medical services system.  The goal is to provide the students with a review of, and updates to, the core knowledge and skills needed to function in the capacity of an EMT in the state of Minnesota. Upon successful completion of this course, the participant will be eligible for recertification as an EMT by the EMSRB.

Prerequisite:

  • EMT certificate (current or within 48 months of expiration).

Course Goals and Objectives

  • Show knowledge in the roles, responsibilities and ethics of an EMT
  • Show proficiency with all skills associated with the EMT NCCR
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills in patient assessment
  • Recognize hazards associated in the EMT role
  • Obtain the American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) certification

Course Activities:
Class will be split between lecture and hands on skills.  Students will be working with other students practicing all skills associated with being an EMT along with patient assessment.

Attendance/Grading:
Attendance is mandatory to complete the required curriculum for this course.  Quizzes may be given periodically after the completion of various modules and skills.  Grading will be the accumulation of quizzes and skills stations.  Points will be awarded for class participation and skill checks.

In the event of a failure to complete the required course curriculum the student will meet with the instructors, course coordinator, EMS department head and medical director, or a subset of these, to discuss a course of action to meet the requirements.

Text/Uniforms:
A textbook is not required for this course; however curriculum is taken from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ (AAOS) Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured, Eleventh Edition as well as the information outlined in the NCCR. All additional study guides, books and materials will be the responsibility of the student. 

Clinical/Ride-Along (Optional):
Students will be provided with a mentor to follow throughout their shift.  Students may be asked to take vitals and/or assist with the care of a patient.  Students that discuss the treatment, diagnosis, name or anything relating to any patient or patient care with any person other than their mentor are violating HIPAA laws. Any student in violation of the law will be expelled from this course with no refund, and if any legal action is taken from this, the student will be solely responsible.

During the ride-along and clinical, each student is required to wear:

  • White button-down shirt (long- or short-sleeved) or white polo shirt with NO LOGOS.
  • Black or navy blue pants. NO JEANS.
  • Black shoes or EMS boots. NO TENNIS SHOES.
  • Black dress socks or work socks must be worn if wearing shoes.
  • Name tag will be provided for clinical.

Fees:
A fee of $250.00 for this EMT 24-Hour Renewal course is due no later than the first day of class. 

Course Coordinator
Malissa Radanke NRP, FF, RN
Mdewakanton Public Safety Education
2330 Sioux Trail NW
Prior Lake, MN 55372
952-233-9134 office
612-718-6035 mobile
952-233-2845 fax