Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
Prepare students to be the initial EMS responder to the scene of a medical, trauma or catastrophic incident. Students will be instructed, trained and evaluated on the following: to initiate initial scene assessment, triage and safety, patient care, basic airway adjuncts, respiratory intervention, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, control bleeding, wound care, stabilization of spinal injuries, splinting of fractures, assist with normal childbirth, assist patient with their medications, use of the statewide EMS communication system. The student is expected at course completion to demonstrate in an efficient and effective manner his/her ability to initiate basic care for medical and traumatic emergencies. The EMT course is structured using the National Standard Curriculum and the standards set forth by the Florida Bureau of Emergency Medical Services.