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Accelerated Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Technical Certificate


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For more information, contact the Health Sciences division at 615-230-3330.

This program combines the one-semester Basic Emergency Medical Technician Technical Certificate and the Advanced Medical Technician Technical Certificate into a single semester. Students will learn valuable basic skills such as EMS operations, basic bandage, childbirth, and how to work as part of a first responder team. Students will then progress to more advanced skills, such as IV therapy and supraglottic airways, as well as more complex medication administration, all in this single-semester course. When students successfully complete the semester, they are eligible for both the basic and advanced national registry exams needed for state licensure.

The Accelerated Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Technical Certificate is embedded within the Associate of Arts and the Associate of Science, General Studies area of emphasis.  Courses in this certificate may be used to award the area of emphasis.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, the graduate will have developed the skills, knowledge, and abilities to accomplish the following:

  1. The student will apply fundamental knowledge relative to the multiple determinants of professional roles and responsibilities of the emergency medical services system as well as emergency medical services system operations as a pre-hospital emergency care provider.
  2. The student will demonstrate fundamental knowledge in EMS Systems, Research, Workforce Safety and Wellness, Documentation, Communication,and Medical/Legal and Ethics.
  3. The student will identify the operational roles and responsibilities to ensure patient, public, and personnel safety in performing emergency care and operational aspects as a prehospital care provider.
  4. The student will apply a fundamental knowledge of anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, pathophysiology, and lifespan development relative to patient assessment in determining emergency medical care administration.
  5. The student will apply a fundamental knowledge in patient airway management, including oxygen administration, airway adjunct application, and artificial ventilation.
  6. The student will demonstrate fundamental knowledge of pharmacology, medication administration, and emergency medications interventions available to treat patients as a pre-hospital care provider in the pre-hospital emergency care setting.
  7. The student will apply scene information to guide emergency management of patients by using scene size-up information, patient findings related to primary and secondary assessment, patient history, and reassessment.
  8. The student will demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of age-related management of prehospital emergency care within the scope practice of a prehospital care provider caring for a medical patient, including, but not limited to, neurologic emergencies, gastrointestinal/urologic emergencies, immunologic emergencies, endocrine/hematologic emergencies, cardiovascular emergencies, respiratory emergencies, and toxicological emergencies. 
  9. The student will apply fundamental knowledge to perform age-related management of shock and resuscitation.
  10. The student will demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of environmental emergencies, EMS operations, transport operations, lifting and moving patients, vehicle extrication, special rescue, incident management, and terrorism response.
  11. 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.

CIP Code:(31) 51.0904.04         SOC Code:29-2041

Certificate Requirements - Credits (18)


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