Current class is filled.
Next: Enhanced/Advanced Bridge to Intermediate EMT class offered Jan 2016- Jun 2016
PRETEST: October 2015 - email Donna Burns to register for pretest
The goal is to produce competent, entry level Intermediate providers to serve in career and volunteer positions in central Virginia.
Synopsis of the Programs
Students in this program bridge from the EMT-Enhanced/AEMT to the EMT-Intermediate level. EMT-Intermediate bridge students build on the EMT- Enhanced/AEMT knowledge and skills. Additional pharmacology and skills are covered. Identification and management of cardiac arrhythmias is a significant part of this program.
EMT-Intermediate (EMT-I) bridge courses also consist of four components of instruction:
Didactic & Laboratory: Minimum of 152 hours
Clinical Education: Minimum of 68 hours*
Field Internship: Minimum of 75 hours**
ACLS: 12 hours
* Minimum numbers of EMT-I competencies must be completed prior to certification testing. For example fifteen IV starts and fifteen medication administrations are required. Some students will require more than 48 hours of clinical education to complete all the competencies. Some clinical rotations may be scheduled on dayshifts during the week.
** During the field internship the EMT-I must function as a team leader on ten calls. Some students may have to spend more than 48 hours collecting these ten calls.