For more information on this program, contact the Health Sciences division at 615-230-3330.
The one-semester Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) Technical Certificate program is the required course of studies designed to prepare students for advanced positions as professional medical care providers in a pre-hospital setting such as an ambulance service. These are prerequisite courses required by the State of Tennessee EMS rules and regulations for persons considering entry into the Paramedic Technical Certificate program. The AEMT duties include the recognition, assessment, and management of medical, trauma, and environmental emergencies under the direction of the medical control physician or medical director. The courses follow the current National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards. Students who successfully complete the course work and clinical components of the program are eligible for the Tennessee Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) Licensing Examination. The program has an application and selection process. To be admitted to the program, students MUST be 18 years old, and submit an acceptable background check, a “passing” drug screen, and acceptable placement scores or completion of all Learning Support competencies in Reading. Students should be physically able to perform heavy lifting or strenuous activity for extended periods and must demonstrate the ability to perform these tasks during classroom and clinical periods. Students must have successfully completed the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program or have a current Tennessee EMT license prior to enrollment in the AEMT program.
Courses are offered at several off-campus locations that may include Nashville, Springfield, and Clarksville. Up to twelve students are accepted into each section of the course each semester offered. Students enrolled MUST successfully complete all didactic and clinical components of the program to be eligible to take professional licensing examinations.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, the graduate will have developed the skills, knowledge and abilities to accomplish the following:
Student will safely and effectively perform the psychomotor skills relative to age-related management of a patient with an acute or chronic traumatic and non-traumatic emergency disorder.
The student will apply the multiple determinants of professional roles and responsibilities of operating as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician in the pre-hospital emergency care setting.
The student will apply the multiple determinants of medical and legal considerations of operating as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician in the pre- hospital emergency care setting.
The student will demonstrate fundamental knowledge used in the skills associated with advanced level management of age-related patient presentations associated with care as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician in the pre-hospital emergency care setting.
The student will apply fundamental knowledge in the multiple determinants of pharmacological interventions available to treat patients as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician in the pre-hospital emergency care setting.
The student will demonstrate critical thinking skills to develop the ability to analyze and develop the most effective means of caring for age-related patient management of prehospital care for patients as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician.
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