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Emergency Medical Technology - Basic Program

This 9-week (DAY) and 15 week (Evening/Weekend) – 272 clock hours course which trains prospective students in competencies that enables the graduate to successfully pass the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technology. The Emergency Medical Technology (Basic) will perform skills that include: (a) a brief overview of the human body, (b) techniques as defined in airway and pulmonary resuscitation for adults and special populations, (c) communication using various methods and proper documentation, (d) use of terminology and medical abbreviations as they relate to the EMT-Basic, (e) evaluating the scene for potential hazards, (f) recognizing the signs and symptoms of allergic reactions, (g) summarize signs of medical/behavioral emergencies. (h) traumatic injuries to the spine and head (i) learning the pre-hospital environment and transferring patients with life threatening illness. Upon successful completion of these courses as required by state regulations, graduates receive a certificate of completion for Emergency Medical Technology Program-Basic from Rio Grande Valley College. All students must pass the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technology Examination prior to registration as an Emergency Medical Technology-Basic.

This program is not approved or regulated by TWC/CSC.

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Emergency Medical Technology Program students

at RGV College can learn the following beneficial career skills:
  • A brief overview of the human body
  • Evaluating the scene for potential hazards
  • Techniques as defined in airway and pulmonary resuscitation for adults and special populations
  • Communication using various methods and proper documentation
  • Use of terminology and medical abbreviations as they relate to the EMT-Basic
  • Recognizing the signs and symptoms of allergic reactions
  • Summarize signs of medical/behavioral emergencies.
  • Learning the pre-hospital environment and transferring patients with life threatening illness

Our EMT - Basic program takes about 9 weeks (Day) or 15 weeks (Evening/Weekend) and 272 clock hours to complete. Click here to download a course description

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