School of Emergency Medical Technology
Emergency Medical Technician -
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) COURSE STARTING SOON!
Now Accepting Applications
Class Starts: September 7, 2010
Course will be held at:
Marquette General Health System’s School of EMT in Marquette and at various Hospitals throughout the Upper Peninsula.
Through our 290 hour program, you will be taught the basics on how to care for patients in all types of situations; including things such as: patient assessments, motor vehicle accidents, falls, sports injuries, chest pain, difficulty breathing, abdominal pain, airway obstructions, uncontrolled bleeding, pediatric emergencies, and childbirth.
Students who successfully complete the EMT- Basic program at Marquette General Health System School of Emergency Medical Technology are trained at a level higher than the National Standard Curriculum and the State of Michigan requires.
When you arrive at the scene of an emergency, you must be able to think quickly and act competently; your patients’ life may depend on it. You will also be trained on how to care for patients when transporting them to the hospital, as well as doing transports from hospital to hospital or from the hospital to their place of residence. Along with being trained in patient care, you will also be trained how to properly use the medical equipment and perform other life sustaining skills. Some of the equipment you may encounter, and skills you may perform include: backboarding, splinting, airway skills, oxygen therapy, vital signs, AEDs, etc.
This program consists of both didactic and clinical hours. The didactic hours will include lectures, quizzes, homework, and exams. Clinical hours consist of taking the skills learned in the classroom and applying them to real life situations in the field under direct supervision. These hours will be spent in the emergency department, EMS, respiratory therapy, ICU, NICU, and other areas of the hospital. The clinical requirements will be a minimum number of hours and objective based.
A recent EMS recruitment drive by Michigan’s Region 8 (Upper Peninsula) Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Network has spurred a great demand for this level of EMS education. Some local EMS and Fire agencies throughout the Upper Peninsula have expressed interest in recruiting new members and may pay a portion of the course fees for eligible candidates. Others may be able to assist with tuition assistance. Boundtree Medical a vendor of emergency medical equipment also has their legacy scholarship program, aimed at promoting the professional status of Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs). This program will award $50,000 in scholarships to children of EMTs and Firefighters interested in becoming EMTs, or furthering their certification by becoming Paramedics. The scholarship awards will be available nationwide for those who fit the eligibility criteria and are interested in pursuing a state approved certification program.
The course will begin on September 7, 2010. Classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in the Northern Michigan University, University Center Room 2306 in Marquette and will be available at other Hospitals around the Upper Peninsula via videoconference. The actual availability of classes at local Hospitals will be dependent upon minimum enrollment at each site. There will be some Saturday classes in the program from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuition for the program is $1,000.00 and covers books, uniforms, and required equipment.
For more information, or to find out where our teleconference sites will be located please contact Dennis Karuzas (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Cheryl Koppinger (email@example.com) at (800) 562-9753 extension 7590 or (906) 225-7590.
Basic - Course Application