UC BERKELEY BEAR EMT SCHEDULE
10-WEEK PROGRAM MEETS 3 DAYS A WEEK:
Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00P - 10:00P
Sundays 9:00A - 5:30P
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The purpose of Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course is to provide students with an academic and working knowledge to become state certified and to provide basic life support patient care. It provides the basic concepts of emergency care which are needed to function as an EMT. This class will be helpful for other healthcare fields and is a prerequisite for the Paramedic course.
The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) provides basic life support care to critically ill or injured patients. EMTs work directly with another EMTs to provide this level of care and in conjunction with a paramedic to provide advanced life support. EMTs learn to manage an airway using artificial devices, assess the severity of illness or injury, manage wounds and bleeding, immobilize fractures, perform CPR, utilized an automated defibrillator and a host of other procedures. Recent curriculum changes at the national and state level allow EMTs to assist with the administration of some medications.
EMTs are entry-level EMS providers. They are essential in the EMS chain of survival. Additionally, one must become a certified EMT before entering the paramedic program.
Academic and Class Highlights
The EMT student will be provided an excellent education! This course will follow guidelines established by the California Board of EMS and the US Department of Transportation. This is a ten week course where students complete classroom, laboratory, and EMS internship sessions. A total of 24 hours of EMS internship time is required (acquired outside of class time, included in the program ), and proof of immunizations must be on file prior to the start of the EMS internship. Actual patient contact is provided during the class.