Emergency Medical Technician – Basic (EMT-B)



The Emergency Medical Technician (Basic) course is for individuals interested in entering into the healthcare emergency services arena as an EMT-B, or an Emergency Room Technician (ERT). The course is extremely fast paced and rigorous as it encompasses 40 Chapters of textbook material, on-line studies, psycho-motor skills. The course is full-time 12-16 weeks. The training course involves classroom lectures and homework assignments (text book, on-line adaptive learning, assessment in action, writing projects, etc). Emotional development is equally as important as the lecture and the hands on component because it assesses the student’s behavioral dispositions and navigates them towards professionally compliant responses.

The national mandates for the course require that students become skilled in the following areas:

  • Cognition (Lecture) – This component of the EMT-B course involves active and interactive cognitive classroom lectures, homework assignments, text assignments, and projects. There are 40 chapters to complete in the cognitive portion of the course.
  • Psycho-motor (Hands on) – This component of the EMT-B course involves hands on skill development in assessment of trauma, assessment of medical, CPR-Automated External Defibrilator (AED), Bag Valve Mask (BVM), Spinal Cord injuries, KED, Bleeding, Long Bone and Joint emergencies.
  • Affect (Emotional Behavior) – This component of the EMT-B course involves ensuring the student is able to demonstrate emotional stability and “affect”. This component ensures that the student is behaviorally competent in teamwork and diplomacy, integrity, empathy, self-confidence, patient advocacy and careful delivery of service.

The EMT-B course is offered through hybrid learning, which is a combination of (On-line and On-site). The course will require the student to complete assignments thru a combination of learning activities (i.e., on-line tutorials, on-site classroom activities and on-site skill labs. Students will need to come to the classroom to complete all written testing, computerized modules, unit testing and psycho-motor skills training to ensure compliance in comprehension of course material and demonstration of skills development. Upon successful course completion and national testing criteria, the student will be able to sit for the National Registry EMT test. The national certification certifies the student to apply for EMT-B positions nationwide.

Training Hours Required: (Course 240 Hours) –(M-F 9:00am – 5:00pm) 40 Hrs @ Week

Required Student Materials: Text Book, Workbook, On-line Tutorials (all included in course price)

Location: The class will be held at 700 – 12th Street, N.W, Washington, D.C.20005 and Clinical Site

(on-line and on-site)

Price includes (course, books, tutorials, testing, credentialing, clinicals)


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