Emergency Medicine Academy’s blended EMT course is designed to allow you to earn your EMT certification at your own pace.
The hands-on skills and psychomotor training will conclude your EMT course after all online material is completed. This portion of your course takes place over four days. EMA ensures that during your hands-on skills lab week you will be training with experienced, providers in Boise.
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During the registration process of this course, you will schedule the hands-on skills week of your choosing. Please allow yourself ample time to complete all online material. The didactic portion must be completed prior to your skills week. The average EMA student takes between 3 – 4 months to complete the online work, however you can complete the course in more or less time depending on personal preference. You have one year from the date of registration to complete the entire course.
When you complete your registration and payment is processed, your textbook will be shipped the following business day from the textbook publisher Jones and Bartlett.
Registration fees include the complete online course, your textbook, online lectures, interactive study materials, clinical rotations, drug testing, background check, NREMT psychomotor testing, and the uniform polo shirt for your clinical rotation and skills week.
The Virtual Classroom:
The Virtual Classroom is available twenty-four hours a day seven day a week. You can view all lectures and videos and complete the quizzes, exams and interactive activities whenever you choose.
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You can email an instructor any time of day or use the message board in the virtual classroom. Phone or Web X live meeting time can be scheduled as needed. Students can email instructors and schedule a phone or Web X appointment for office hours. All inquiries for technical support will have a response within 12 hours. All inquiries related to course material will have a response within 24 hours.
A current American Heart Association BLS healthcare provider CPR certification or equivalent is a requirement prior to your clinical time and/or lab week. If you do not have an American Heart Association BLS healthcare provider CPR or equivalent certification, EMA can provide the required training. Please email us promptly to schedule your CPR certification course.
Hazardous Materials First Responder Awareness, Landing Zone Officer, and Extrication Awareness Certifications are included in this course.
Clinical requirements for each student will be scheduled during the didactic portion of the online EMT course and/or within two weeks after the didactic portion of the course is complete. Clinicals must be completed at this time. All clinicals are scheduled with agencies in Ada County. If you would like to schedule clinical time with an agency outside of Ada County this can be arranged but it must be done with cooperation between the outside agency and Emergency Medicine Academy. Please let us know if you are interested in this option at the beginning of your didactic portion of the EMT course.
Students will be given an EMA uniform polo shirt prior to their scheduled clinicals.
EMA conducts in house NREMT psychomotor testing included in the cost of tuition. At the conclusion of the hands-on skills week you will have the opportunity to participate in the NREMT psychomotor test. This means that upon graduation from EMA you will only have to complete the NREMT written test to earn your NREMT certification.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the ethical and legal responsibilities of an EMT, explain the EMS system and its function, describe the role of the EMT in an EMS system.
- Demonstrate the ability to perform an assessment of vital signs.
- Demonstrate airway assessment and management techniques used for medical and trauma patients.
- Demonstrate the ability to recognize and treat patients suffering from respiratory, cardiac, or altered mental status emergencies.
- Demonstrate the procedure for delivering a newborn during normal or complicated childbirth as well as basic infant and pediatric resuscitation techniques.
- Demonstrate proper technique for providing emergency care to victims of trauma.
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of ambulance operations.
Emergency Medicine Academy LLC is recognized as a training institution by the Idaho Department of Emergency Medical Services and is registered as a proprietary school with the Idaho State Board of Education.
This course was designed in accordance with the National Registry and State of Idaho EMT Curriculum. This course will provide education in the treatment and transport of ill and injured patients in the emergency setting. Additionally, successful completion of this course will make the student eligible to take the exams required to obtain a national certification as an EMT. This course includes lectures, demonstrations, practical skills, instruction and clinical hours. Clinical hours and practical skills labs are mandatory and are in addition to scheduled online class time.