(Please see the Undergraduate Program Offerings by Campus chart in the catalog or on the Herzing Website at www.herzing.edu/career-programs/downloads for a list of Herzing campuses offering this program.)
The EMT-B is trained in basic life-support procedures and performs limited invasive (advanced) skills. This program emphasizes the development of student skills in patient assessment and examination, the recognition of signs and symptoms of illness or injury, and the use of proper procedures when rendering basic emergency care. General topics covered include human anatomy and physiology, bleeding and shock, emergency childbirth, airway management, splinting of fractures and dislocations, medical emergencies, and movement of patients. The intent of the program is to provide the student with the knowledge and skills to assess and manage life-threatening injury and illness and provide transport to medical facilities. Clinical experience is an integral part of the program. Graduates will be eligible to write the EMT-Basic licensure exam administered by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.
Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the healthcare delivery system, and incorporate the role of the emergency medical technician into the system.
- Provide accurate patient assessments in chronic and acute settings.
- Identify the needs of diverse populations in regard to socioeconomic, cultural, and life-span issues.
- Provide basic life support for emergencies including, but not limited to, trauma, cardiac, and other medical emergencies.
- Meet the academic requirements to be eligible to apply and sit for the EMT-Basic licensure exam administered by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.
Potential Occupational Titles
Potential occupational titles for this program include, but are not limited to, emergency medical technician.
A minimum of 11.00 semester credit hours is required for graduation.