January 2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Certificate in Emergency Medical Technician — Advanced (CEMT)
(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.)
This advanced emergency medical technician program will cover the roles and responsibilities of an advanced EMT within an EMS system, applying the basic concepts of development, pathophysiology, and limited pharmacology to assess and manage patients with emergency medical needs. The student will learn how to maintain a patient’s airway, oxygenate and ventilate a patient, be able to take a proper history, and perform a comprehensive physical exam. Students will be able to properly administer limited medications and communicate effectively with other healthcare providers, including physicians, nurses, and other allied health personnel. Students will also be able to integrate pathophysiology principles, assessment findings, and critical thinking skills to formulate a field impression and implement a treatment plan for trauma and medical patients of all ages. Graduates will be eligible to write the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Examination.
Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the healthcare delivery system, and incorporate the role of the advanced emergency medical technician (AEMT) into the system.
- Provide accurate patient assessments in chronic and acute settings.
- Recognize the needs of diverse populations in regard to socioeconomic, cultural, and lifespan issues.
- Provide basic life support and specific advanced procedures 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 Advanced EMT Licensure Examination 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 10.00 semester credit hours is required for graduation.