What is an EMT-B and What Does an EMT-B Do?
An Emergency Medical Technician - Basic is trained to assess and
provide care in three major categories. An EMT-B is trained to provide
basic life support for critically ill and injured patients with such
skills as airway management, CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation),
controlling accessible bleeding and treating for shock and poisoning.
A second category of training includes non-life-threatening
conditions such as bandaging and splinting, delivering babies and care
of the newborn.
A third category of training covers non-medical requirements,
including verbal and written communication skills, proper extrication
techniques and equipment, and coping with medicolegal problems.
EMT Training is not limited to the previously given examples but this description provides some idea of the scope of training.
Class size is limited to 20 students. To be considered for the
program, applicants must be at least 18 years old AND possess a high
school diploma. All students must read, write, and speak the English
language fluently. Students must be currently certified in CPR (Cardio
Pulmonary Resuscitation) at the American Heart Association Healthcare
Provider at the time he or she starts the course.
Tuition is $650.00 which DOES NOT include the required textbook and optional workbook.
Following successful completion of the course, program graduates are
eligible for the State of Indiana Certification Examination and the
National EMT Registry Examination. Application for the state
certification is dependent upon passing this examination.
What Opportunities are Available for Certified EMT's?
opportunities exist with ambulance services, fire and police
departments, hospital emergency departments and clinics as well as
When is the Next Class?
EMT Classes are on going throughout the year - for more information contact:
Jim Ginder, MS, NREMT, PI; EMT Lead Instructor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathi Ricketts, RN, CCEMT-P, FP-C; EMS Program Director email@example.com