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Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) provide prompt basic emergency care to the critically ill and injured, and safe, expeditious transportation to medical facilities for emergent and non-emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. EMTs are the link from the scene to the emergency health care system and function as part of a comprehensive Emergency Medical Services (EMS) response, under medical oversight. An EMT possesses the knowledge and skills necessary to provide competent and compassionate patient care and transportation.
EMTs perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance. EMTs are trained in patient assessment, anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, management of medical and trauma patients, medication administration, as well as safe and effective EMS operations. EMTs primarily work on ambulances providing emergent and non-emergent patient care at private, municipal, or fire service based EMS agencies. They may also work in Emergency Departments, in industrial settings, as well as in education, sports teams, and volunteer groups.
The EMT Certificate prepares students for careers in Emergency Medical Services as EMTs. Upon completion of the EMT Program, graduates will be eligible to take the National Registry of EMTs (NREMT) certification exams. Those who earn NREMT EMT certification will be eligible to seek state licensure in Massachusetts and most other states. Upon completion of coursework, both parts of the NREMT exam (psychomotor and cognitive), and state EMT certification, the graduate may seek employment.
The EMT Program is accredited by the Department of Public Health: Office of Emergency Medical Services
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Upon acceptance into the Emergency Medical Technician program, students are required to attend a New Student (program-specific) Orientation. Students accepted to the program are required to verify certain immunization and health records and submit documentation thereof by published deadlines which are program-specific and determined by clinical rotation start dates. A complete list of the required immunizations can be found on Division of Health Sciences’ web pages of the MassBay website by clicking the link, “Health and Background Check Requirements.” Immunization requirements are in accordance with clinical site requirements and Massachusetts state law. If the student does not meet the initial published deadline, s/he will not attend the clinical rotation.
The student must complete the CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) form to authorize a search of conviction and pending criminal case information under Standard Required Level I by the DCJIS (Department of Criminal Justice Information Services). The student must also complete the SORI (Sex Offender Registry Information) form. The CORI and SORI completion process will occur prior to the beginning of clinical/practicum experiences. If a CORI and SORI completion process will occur prior to the beginning of clinical/practicum experiences. If a CORI and/or SORI Report is returned with a finding(s), it may or may not prohibit progression in a Health Sciences Program. A National County Criminal Background check will be conducted as a part of the student’s completion of the clinical requirements.
The EMT program requires applicants to attend a recent information session. Times and dates for these sessions can be located at www.massbay.edu/infosessions.
More information is available on the Emergency Medical Services Program pages on the MassBay website.