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2023 - 2024 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2023 - 2024 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Emergency Medical Technology (EMT) - Basic, Certificate Of Proficiency

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This is an introductory course of study of emergency medical service systems and the basic principles of emergency care.Through didactic and clinical instruction, the EMT-Basic studentis prepared for the National Registry EMT-Basic written and practical examinations.

Students will be prepared to be proficient in practical skills used in medical and trauma-related emergencies, such as airway management, patient assessment, spinal immobilization, oxygen therapy, defibrillation with AED (automatic externaldefi brillator), and patient-assisted medication administration. Students must complete an application to enter UAFS in order to register for this program.

Admission Requirements

  1. Meet UAFS admission requirements.
  2. Have a high school diploma or GED.
  3. Be at least 18 years of age at time of National Registry/State testing.
  4. Hold current American Heart Association Basic Life Support(BLS) for Healthcare Providers or American Red Cross Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Professional Rescuer certification.

Note: The Arkansas Department of Health requires a background check to be completed on all EMT students. Students with an adverse or negative background check will be unable to complete the course.

8 Total Hours

A grade of C or better is required in all courses applicable to this program.

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