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EMT

Emergency Medical Services (EMT)

 

Paramedics checking pulse of individual.Emergency Medical Services includes both EMT and paramedic training. The EMT and paramedic programs meet the standards of the U.S. Department of Transportation National Standard Training and KCTCS-Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services (KBEMS).

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) provides pre-hospital emergency care to acutely ill or injured patients. The EMT course (EMS 105) is offered during the Spring and Fall semesters and takes just 15 weeks. Course graduates are eligible to take the National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) Examination upon completion.

Paramedics provide pre-hospital emergency care to acutely ill or injured patients with an advanced level of knowledge and skill set. The paramedic program begins every August and finishes in just 16 months. Program graduates are eligible to take the National Registry Paramedic (NRP) Examination upon completion. Paramedic program enrollment is limited, and students are required to be a certified EMT prior to entering paramedic program coursework.

Gateway's paramedic program is the only in the area that offers a fully functional ambulance for simulation and education. Our "family" of Laerdal simulation mannequins include SimMan, SimMom, SimJunior, and three SimBabies. We also have special tracks for Registered Nurses.

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The Gateway Community & Technical College Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

To contact CAAHEP:
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
www.caahep.org

To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett TX 75088
(214) 703-8445
FAX (214) 703-8992
www.coaemsp.org 

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