Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (RXAEMT)


Course Memo

Course Description: • The primary focus of the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician is to provide basic and limited advanced emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. The AEMT is a link from the scene to the emergency healthcare system. • Course consists of 180 hours of theory and lab, and 140 hours of clinical (32 hours in an OR; 12 hours in an IV Lab; 36 hours in an ER; and 60 hours in Field EMS). • Not a certification course – but will prepare student for licensure. Prerequisites: • Must be a licensed EMT and hold current CPR certification at the BLS Healthcare Provider level prior to the first day of class. Pertinent Information: • Books included in tuition • No high school diploma or equivalency is required for enrollment. • Documentation of immunizations, Bloodborne Pathogens Training, a respirator fit test, and proof of health insurance is required before the student can participate in clinicals. This will be discussed in-depth with students during the first night of class. • Students will also be required to obtain a national felony record search to include a Sex Offender Registry search (this is not included in tuition) from an entity designated by Meridian Technology Center. This record search must be conducted after the individual begins the program. This will be discussed in-depth with students during the first night of class. Students who have a positive response will be reviewed for eligibility to complete training. • Students cannot miss more than 9 class periods (36 hours) or they will be ineligible to complete the class. • Students will spend 140 hours in clinical observations. Clinicals are required for course completion; students should be prepared to make the necessary personal arrangements to ensure 100 percent attendance is not in question. Professional EMT attire will be required for the clinicals. • Students will be practicing skills in class through various scenarios, so should dress comfortably, but appropriately. • Student will be tested throughout the course and must have an overall average score of 85 percent to be eligible to take the final comprehensive exam. Students must score 85 percent or better on the final exam to be eligible for class completion. • Student must certify in NIMS 100, 700 and HAZMAT Awareness before course completion. • Upon completion of the course, students must pass the National Registry Practical Skills Exam and the National Registry written exam in order to be licensed. • The State EMS department will conduct a criminal records check on each applicant before they will be eligible for licensure. Course Content: Module 1 Preparatory Module 2 Pharmacology Module 3 Assessment Module 4 Airway Module 5 Shock and Resuscitation Module 6 Trauma Module 7 Special Patient Populations Module 8 EMS Operations For more information, please call the Health Occupations desk at (405) 377-3333 ext. 209 or 211 (Health, EMT, AEMT, NREMT)