EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN, EMT Course
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The EMT Course at SAHARA EMS COLLEGE offers students an exceptional foundation in Pre–hospital Emergency Medicine education. The course is composed of both classroom and hands on activities designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary for them to excel as they enter the field of Emergency Medical Services. With over 20 years of Pre–Hospital patient care and education experience, our Instructors bring to the classroom real world knowledge that serves to enhance students’ education.
EMT Course Content:
MODULE 1 Preparatory; Includes Introduction to EMS, Well–being of an EMT, Medico-Legal and Ethical issues, Human body (Anatomy and Physiology), Lifting and Moving, Communication and Documentation, Basic Life Support
MODULE 2 Airway Management
MODULE 3 Patient Assessment; Scene Size–up, Initial assessment, Vital signs, SAMPLE history, Assessment of Trauma/Medical Patient, Secondary Assessment, Ongoing Assessment, Communication, Documentation, Handing over
MODULE 4 Medical Emergencies; Pharmacology, Cannulation & IV Therapy, Behavioral, Cardiac, Obstetric & Gynecologic, Environmental, Acute abdomen, Respiratory, Poisoning and Overdose, Neurologic, Pediatric, Geriatric, Special Populations Patients, Endocrine & Hematologic, Immunologic,
MODULE 5 Trauma; Bleeding and Shock, Soft Tissue Injuries, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Head and Spine
Injuries, Face and Neck Injuries, Orthopedic Injuries, Multiple Casualty Incidents,
MODULE 6 Younger and Older patients; Infants and Children; Geriatrics
MODULE 7 Operations; Ambulance Operations, Gaining access and Rescue Operations, Special operations
MODULE 8 Advanced Airway Management and Cardiac Life Support MODULE 9 Ambulance Operations/Emergency Vehicle Operations MODULE 10 Gaining Access/ Extrication
MODULE 11 EMS Leadership and Management
MODULE 12 Incident Command System
MODULE 13 EMS Safety Techniques and Applications
MODULE 14 Emergency Medical Dispatcher Course
MODULE 15 EMS Approach to HIV–AIDS
MODULE 16 Managing Emergency Incidents on the Roadway
MODULE 17 Ambulance Clinical Rotation
MODULE 18 Hospital Emergency Department and Ambulance Clinical Rotation
This is an intensive 24 hours (minimum) per week course lasting 22 weeks of didactics followed by at least 500 hours of internship both in the field as a practicing EMT under the supervision of an EMT field preceptor and hospital based Clinical rotations. This is to be completed over a period of 10–12 months.
Course Admission Process.
This is a highly competitive and intense Course; therefore, admission is based on a criterion, which ensures that only the eligible students are admitted. All applications received before the deadline are scrutinized and those meeting the minimum criteria are called for an interview. The interviews, both written and oral, produce the top student at which a maximum of 25 are admitted.
OPTIONS On Minimum Academic Requirements:
The EMT Council has set a KCSE minimum grade of C- for admission into the EMT Course. They have also stipulated that a student who scores a D+ or D plain may be allowed to enroll for the EMT Course under the following conditions:
- Have done and completed the Emergency Medical Responder, EMR Course
- Have prior experience and certification in a recognized medical-related course
The EMR Course serves as a “bridging course” and is available out our institution for a cost of 22,500 shillings. It takes a maximum of fours weeks and is intended to prepare and acclimatize the student with the expected course content in the EMT training. The EMR Course cost is SEPARATE from the cumulative cost of the EMT Course. We encourage those students who wish to enroll for the EMT Course and have not met the C- KCSE requirement to report earlier than the rest so that they can finish the EMR Course in time. We also believe in molding the “bridging student” into the right mindset before commencement of the EMT Course. Some of our former students who began with the EMR Course have turned out to be big success stories because we offer a personalized and humanistic experience right from the first day of training.