The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) Course is a comprehensive program consisting of both classroom (didactic), skills lab, clinical (hospital observation) and field (ambulance observation) components. The course adheres to the 2009 National EMS Education Standards which are based on the National EMS Core Content and the National EMS Scope of Practice that define the minimal entry-level educational competencies for each level of EMS training and has replaced the DOT National Standards curricula used in the past.
This course consists of 168 hours of classroom time that includes hands-on skills training sessions. The student must also complete (outside of class time), two, 12-hour clinical internship rotations in the emergency room rotation where they will observe and assist with the assessment and management of patients within the scope of practice for the AEMT. The student is also required to complete three, 12-hour shifts in the prehospital setting with an EMS agency. Students are required to demonstrate the ability to assess and manage a minimum of 10 patients and document their care.
Students who successfully complete this course are eligible to take the National Registry of EMTs psychomotor and cognitive exams which lead to certification at the AEMT level in the State of Washington, as well as with the National Registry of EMTs.
Register and pay for this course at courseregistration.inhs.org.
Please know that enrollment into the AEMT course is a two-step process. This process includes registering and minimum payment as well as completion and submission of the course application (to be emailed after registration). Should the applicant complete both of these steps and meet the minimum requirements, they are considered accepted and enrolled in the program.
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