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Emergency Medical Technician Certificate

About the Program

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) are the first responders on the scene of medical emergencies and a wide variety of emergency situations. This is where the rubber hits the road!  The EMT program at Missouri Southern involves both classes and specialized clinical training through area hospitals and advanced life support ambulance services.  You'll be required to meet a specified number of hours in hospital Emergency Departments and hours onboard  ALS ambulances.  Our program meets all national standard curriculum requirements and prepares you for a new, exciting and important career.  

What You'll Learn

  • The essential elements for the safe and efficient response to a scene of a medical emergency.
  • Use of equipment including backboards, suction devices, oxygen delivery systems and more.
  • Managing respiratory, trauma and cardiac emergencies.
  •  Proper ways to deal with bleeding, fractures, airway obstruction, cardiac arrest, emergency childbirth and more.
  • Applying fundamental knowledge of the EMS system and medical, legal, and ethical issues to the provision of emergency care.

This Degree is Great for You if:

  • You welcome the challenge of helping save lives at the scene of the accident.
  • You want to function as part of a team of professionals working to stabilize patients and transport them for care.
  • You want to build your self-confidence and join a rewarding. growing profession.


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