Emergency Medical Technician Training

Training the first ones on the scene

During the EMT-Basic Course, you will master the skills and knowledge you need to provide emergency medical care to the sick and injured, including:

  • Intravenous maintenance
  • Non-visualized airway
  • Automatic defibrillation
  • NLAST therapy
  • Advanced emergency care
  • Limited pharmacology

When the course commences—and you’ve completed the Indiana Department of Homeland Security’s certification examination—you’ll be prepared to function as an EMT-B.

Course Objectives

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role of the EMT-B in health care

  • Understand EMT-B scope of practice

  • Define and use medical terminology accurately
  • Perform the skills essential to the EMT according to Ivy Tech Community College and state standards

  • Successfully understand and show competency in all 1997 National Objectives

Training Description 


This course includes classroom, clinical, and internship experience according to Indiana State Department of Homeland Security standards.

2016-17 Syllabus (315k pdf file)

Hours


The course is designed with a total of 156 hours of classroom instruction and 40 hours of clinical experience (in the form of 16 hospital ER hours and 24 hours assigned to an ambulance).

Course requirements

Participants must:

  • Attend classes at Notre Dame Health Services (Saint Liam Hall) in accordance with Indiana EMS Commission Guidelines for minimum attendance requirements for didactic, clinical and ambulance internship. You MUST meet the minimum number of classroom hours to be eligible for State Certification.
  • Score a minimum of 80% average for the written test, the Mid-Term, and Final exams to be eligible for State Certification.
  • Complete a minimum of 40 clinical hours (16 hours in the ER, and 24 hours in an active EMS ambulance)
  • Complete and submit the course workbook prior to the Final Exam.
  • Successfully pass both the course written and practical exam to be eligible to challenge the State of Indiana EMT-B exam.
  • Have a current American Heart Association or American Red Cross CPR Healthcare Provider card.
  • Provide a State of Indiana Limited Background Check, and copies of current immunization records in order to participate in any clinical/ambulance rotations. Additionally, it is recommended that all participants have/get a TB skin test and Hepatitis B vaccinations.

Cost


The $800 fee will include tuition, a scheduling account, uniform shirt, and the Indiana psychomotor exam, but not the textbook.  A $200 deposit will be due before the first day of class.  For further details, attend the Information Session -date to be announced- (6 p.m. St. Liam Hall).
 Participants are responsible for costs associated with obtaining required documentation.

Contacts


Primary Instructor:

Christine Young, EMT-P, PI
574-876-0771
cyoung63@ivytech.edu