Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) are vital to the survival of the Healthcare chain. In most communities, EMTs provide out of hospital emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients and have the basic knowledge and skills necessary to stabilize and safely transport patients ranging from non-emergency and routine medical transports to life threatening emergencies. Overall, EMTs are a critical link between the scene of an emergency and the health care system.
In the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Initiative, Medical and Health Professions students will participate in a longitudinal educational experience within the Hampton Roads communities that will guide them in developing an understanding and skillset to care for patients in the prehospital setting. Students will also complete the educational and practical skills training required for them to obtain their National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) certification and will complete EMS shifts during the academic year.
- Complete on-line, practical skills education, ride-along, and national registry exams required for NREMT certification. During this time period, students will also complete the on-boarding process for local EMS locations.
- Complete a minimum of one EMS shift per semester. Students will ride one shift approximately every 90 days to stay active as a volunteer.
- In total, complete 10 EMS shifts throughout the academic year.
- Complete the OSHA exam on an annual basis.
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For additional details on EMS, click here to download the handout.
You may also contact Community-Engaged Learning or faculty lead Dr. Barry Knapp for any additional questions.