Emergency Medical Technician – Basic

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Register for September 1st, 2015. The student registration fee of $150.00 is non-refundable. Once you fill out the registration application one of our advisers will contact you within a few hours to review your application.

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Program Cost

REGISTRATION FEE (Non-Refundable) $ 150.00
CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK (Non-refundable) $ 50.00
TUITION $ 1,450.00
STUDENT SUPPLY FEE $ 100.00
TEXTBOOKS $ 250.00
TOTAL PROGRAM PRICE $ 2000.00

Student supply fee includes T shirt, Polo shirt, student handbooks and school ID
METHODS OF PAYMENT – VISA/MC – cardholder must be present in order to process this form of payment. CANNOT BE USED AS DEBIT.
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Cashiers’ Checks or Money Orders ONLY accepted. The $150.00 registration, $50.00 background check fees must be paid at enrollment. The balance of $1800.00 shall be paid one week prior to the start of class.

Payment can be made as follows:

( ) Full payment at signing of enrollment agreement.

( ) Registration fee and background check fee at signing of enrollment agreement, with balance paid prior to class starting date.

NOTE: All fees and tuition must be paid prior to class starting date.
FINANCIAL AID: Financial aid is not available.

All prices for the program are as printed herein. There are no carrying charges, interest charges or service charges connected with the programs.

EMT Basic Program Objectives

1. Student shall complete all the requirements set forth by the most current United States Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
2. The student will need to have passed all module exams with a passing score of 75% and the midterm and final with an 80% or higher.
3. The student will need to have successfully completed and passed the practical portion of the EMT Basic course, set forth by the National Registry guidelines.
4. Successfully complete the required clinical and field internship set forth by SEMA.
5. Be competent in all the objectives of the National curriculum.
6. Demonstrate, and comprehend all the clinical and didactic material through a final written and practical exam.
7. Demonstrate the ability to adhere to rules and responsibilities set for the by the institution throughout the course
8. Comprehend and apply clinical information relevant to the role of the EMT
9. Demonstrate proficiency in all of the skills necessary for the entry level EMT
10. Demonstrate personal behaviors consistent with professional and employer expectations for the EMT
11. To assist the entry level EMT in the recognition of the need for continuing education.

Prerequisites
CPR certification at the Healthcare Provider/Professional level by the American Heart Association, or the American Red Cross

Special Requirements
Prospective students need to be aware that the Basic Emergency Medical Technician program and career requires that students are physically able to complete all necessary tasks, such as, bending, stooping, working on their knees for extended periods, working in dangerous environments, doing CPR for extended periods, lifting and carrying persons and equipment in excess of 175 pounds, and other tasks requiring manual dexterity and strength. Students should also be aware that prospective employers normally require criminal and personal background checks, therefore, any criminal record or serious offenses on driver licenses may exclude certain employment opportunities.

Program Content
The EMT program offered by Southeastern medical Academy is based on the most current curriculum set forth by the United States Department of Transportation. This 270 hour program uses 3 objectives for teaching; Cognitive, Affective, and Psychomotor. The student must successfully pass each phase of the EMT program, which covers, didactic, hands on training (lab), hospital externship rotations, and field internship which is covered in the student handbook. The student will also be taught 4 hours of HIV/Aids Education.

Course Description
The course numbering system begins with the letters EM followed by a sequential number for each section of the program starting with 001 and ending with 004.
EM001. Lecture This module will cover the didactic portion of the program. It will consist of preparatory (14 hours including safety, well-being, communications and documentation, the human body and life span development), Pharmacology (6 hours including the principles of pharmacology), patient assessment (5 contact hours), airway (6 hours including the management of airways), shock and resuscitation (6 hours including shock management and BLS review), medical emergencies (25 hours including specific medical conditions relating to each body system), trauma (20 hours including specific traumatic injury process and management of the adult patient), special patient population needs (15 hours including obstetrics, pediatrics and geriatric emergency management), EMS operations (8 hours including terrorism and disaster response, special rescue and extrication), and ALS techniques (5 hours including how to assist the paramedic in ALS procedures). This module will account for 110 total contact hours. This module will include 4 hours of instruction on HIV/Aids infection control. Students will be familiarized with Section 401, Florida Statutes, and Chapter 64J-1, FAC.
Clock Hours: Lecture: 110 Lab: 0 Pre-REQUISITE: CPR for Healthcare Providers

EM002. Laboratory This module will consist of the laboratory or psychomotor requirements of the program. Each student will complete the required hours in the lab setting and demonstrate the required skills set forth by the most current United States DOT curriculum and National Educational Standards. Students will be provided individual lab skill sheets that must be completed during the skill sessions. Upon conclusion of the program, each student will receive a comprehensive final practical exam which must be passed with an 80% in order to pass this module. Individual skill sheets will be provided in the student manual. This module consists of 88 contact hours.
Clock Hours: Lecture: 0 Lab: 88 C0-REQUISITE: EM001 Lecture
EM003 Field Ambulance Field Training: This module requires the student to ride with an assigned Emergency Medical Services system for 48 hours to acquire hands on experience in emergency medical procedures. In addition, student will have clinical objectives that must be completed in order to pass the module. Those objectives can be found in the student clinical manual.
Clock Hours: Lecture: 0 Lab: 0 Externship: 48 CO-REQUISITE: EM001, EM002
EM004 Hospital – Emergency Department Clinical Training: Students will be required to attend assigned hours in an Emergency Department for a total of 24 hours. This will allow the student to experience Emergency medical care in an acute setting. In addition, student will have clinical objectives that must be completed in order to pass the module. Those objectives can be found in the student clinical manual.
Clock Hours: Lecture: 0 Lab: 0 Externship: 24 CO-REQUISITE: EM001, EM002

Program Length
The EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN-BASIC program is 270 total hours in length. The class meets 12 hours per week for lecture and laboratory skills practice. Students will complete 24 hours of clinical rotation in a hospital emergency department and will complete 48 hours of ride along time with an Advanced Life Support transport unit. The program may be completed in approximately 15 weeks. The reason for approximation is to allow for holiday days or other days with no class. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians exam for national certification or the State of Florida Emergency Medical Technicians exam for state certification.

Disclosures
The student registration fee of $150.00 is non-refundable. The student supply fee of $100.00 will provide each student with a Student Manual, a Hospital Manual, a student t-shirt and a student golf shirt. This supply fee is non-refundable. A non-refundable fee of $50.00 is charged for a criminal background check. Students must complete a 10-panel drug screen. Results will remain strictly confidential. These results can be documented by a Florida Licensed physician on the student physical form or physician’s form but must specify results and 10-panel drug screen. Students must return the academy issued photo ID card to receive a diploma or to receive a refund upon withdrawing or dismissal.
Students will not be admitted to the institution if their background check shows a felony conviction or a conviction for a crime involving moral turpitude or illegal drug dealing.
Students who receive an EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN-BASIC diploma from Southeastern Medical Academy will be eligible to take the Florida and/or National EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN-BASIC examination.
In order to practice as an EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN-BASIC in the State of Florida, students must become certified by the State of Florida Bureau of Emergency Medical Services. To become certified, students must pass a written exam given by the National Registry of EMT’s. Students wishing to practice in another state must comply with that state’s regulatory policy.

Course Hours
Classes are held as follows: Shifty Based class: Which means the class would meet every third day except for Sundays from 5:30 – 10:30PM
NOTE: Certain circumstances may require schedule changes.
Clinical rotation at the hospital emergency department and advanced life support transport unit ride along times will be scheduled by the instructor. Students must complete 24 hours of clinical training in the hospital emergency room and 48 hours of ride along time on an advanced life support transport unit. All hospital clinical time and field ride time must be completed prior to the course final exam.