Following the Department of Transportation National Standard Curriculum, Northark’s Basic EMT program is offered every semester and is approved by the Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services. The class is open to any person. GED or High School Education is recommended and you must be 18 years of age to take the Arkansas Exam. The course covers the spectrum of EMS work. As an EMT you are a critical component of the
ambulance team, providing care in patient assessment, treatments, packaging, and disentanglement. This class is not only classroom but also clinical at NARMC Emergency Room and ride time on the ambulance. The student will have the flexibility to schedule their emergency room and ambulance rotation at the time of their choosing. Each student must complete 24 hours in the emergency room with multiple patient contacts. The ambulance rotation will include 24 hours ride time and a minimum of 6 patient contacts.
Upon successful competition of the curriculum the student will be eligible to take the Arkansas State Practical Exam. It consists of three stations,
- Patient Assessment (Trauma or Medical),
- Spinal Immobilization (long Board or KED) and
- Fracture Immobilization (Traction or Long Bone).
In accordance to Arkansas EMS Law passing the Practical Exam permits the student to take the National Registry Exam. This testing is completed on Northark’s South campus at the Pearson Testing Center.
Emergency Medical Technician - Basic
The EMT-Basic is the professional-level training course to prepare the student to become a team member on the ambulance service. The course follows the Department of Transportation National Standard Curriculum. The study reviews the basic principles, procedures, and techniques in emergency care. Successful completion of these courses will allow the student to challenge the Certification Exam and become certified in Arkansas.
Prerequisite: Health Care Provider Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.
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Basic EMT Requirements and Cost (PDF)
To register for the EMT Basic program, complete a Northark College application and enroll in EMS 1105 and EMS 1101. Books are available at Northark’s Bookstore.
Emergency Medical Technician - Intermediate
EMT-Intermediate is the level between the Basic and the Paramedic. This is the entry level into advance life support. This course follows the 1985 Department of Transportation National standard Curriculum. The study reviews the basic principles, procedures, and introduces advance techniques in emergency care. Fluid resuscitation and advanced airways procedures will be covered. Successful completion of these courses will allow the student to challenge the Certification Exam and become certified in Arkansas. Prerequisite: Arkansas EMT Certification.
EMS 1107 Emergency Medical Technician - Intermediate 7 cr.
Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic (Registry Eligible)
This option is for the EMT or Intermediate that needs to get into the field in a year and work on the AAS Degree a little at a time. This course follows the 1999 Department of Transportation National Standard Curriculum. The study is divided into five sections –
- Introduction to Advance Pre-hospital Care,
- Patient Assessment,
- Medical Emergencies,
- Trauma Emergencies, and
- Special Considerations
Successful completion of these courses will allow the student to challenge the Certification Exam and become a certified EMT. Prerequisite: EMT Certification.
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