Emergency Medical Services

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 Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics are medical personal who are dispatched to emergency sites, where they attend to the needs of sick or injured persons. They provide on-scene care and transport the patient to the nearest medical facility.

Employment of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics is projected to grow 24 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Emergencies, such as car crashes, natural disasters, and acts of violence, will continue to create demand for EMTs and paramedics.

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  • Rock Valley College
  • College and High School Credit Earned
  • 1 Year Program
  • Prerequisites: High School Counselor and Accuplacer Scores

Rock Valley College

Emergency Medical Technician

Topics to be covered:

  • Handling critically ill and injured patients
  • Control of hemorrhage
  • Treatment of shock
  • Fractures and soft tissue injuries
  • Burn victims, poisoning
  • Emergency childbirth

Certification: EMT-Basic
Course: FRE 223
*See RVC catalog with course description