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EMT B (Basic)

This course is designed to provide the basic instruction for the Emergency Medical Technician-Basic Certification test.  The EMT-Basic Certification test is required by the Illinois Department of Public Health, Division of Emergency Medical Services and Highway Safety.  Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT's) care for the injured in emergency settings by providing first aid treatment or life support to sick or injured persons in pre-hospital settings.  Following specific guidelines, EMT's perform patient/victim assessment and provide appropriate emergency care.  Certification may be obtained by exam from Illinois Department of Public Health.

Students are taught to recognize the nature and seriousness of a patient's illness/injury to assess requirements for emergency medical care.  Instruction includes the proper handling of patients to minimize discomfort and further injury.  This class will provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to care for the emergency sick and injured patients, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, bleeding, shock, injuries to the skull, brain, neck and spine will be stressed.  Auto extraction will be taught in order for proper emergency care of highway accidents.

Students are REQUIRED to have, or obtain, a current Health Care Provider CPR Certification before the class begins.

A waiver of tuition is available for Allied Health majors, Community Service personnel (police, nurse, school nurse, miner, fire, or other emergency services), or Ambulance Service volunteers (100 hours required).  See an SIC Counselor for a waiver form (252-5400 ext. 4130).  Completed waivers must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office by the tuition due date.  However, there is a malpractice insurance fee that is currently $19.00 and is not covered by the waiver.