EMS 132   Emergency Medical Technician* (12 Hours)

Prerequisites : EMS 128 or EMS 129 with a grade of "C" or higher or Department approval.

The primary focus of the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is to initiate immediate lifesaving care at the scene of an emergency for ill or injured patients. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide lifesaving interventions at the emergency scene and during transport. Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response under medical oversight. Emergency Medical Technicians perform essential interventions with minimal equipment. This course is taught according to the Kansas EMS Educational Standards and National Educational Standards and allows students to gain appropriate skills and knowledge necessary for the National and State certifications as an Emergency Medical Technician.