EMT-B Refresher Courses
This course is the required course for the EMT-Basic
seeking to recertify. The course is based on the Department of
Transportation's (DOT) 1994 EMT-Basic curriculum.
This course is a minimum
of 24 hours in length and consists of lecture or online sessions, along with practical
sessions. The material covered in this course is divided into
7 modules. They are as follows; Preparatory, Airway Management,
Patient Assessment, Medical Emergencies, Trauma Emergencies, Infants
and Children and Operations. A brief description of each module
Topics covered in this module are: EMS systems,
the role of the EMT-Basic, the safety and well-being of the EMT-Basic,
legal and ethical issues, basic anatomy and physiology, techniques
of lifting and moving patients.
- Airway Management
Topics covered in this module are: airway
anatomy, airway management techniques, oxygen and oxygen equipment
- Patient Assessment
Topics covered in this module are: assessment
of the medical and trauma patients, vital sign assessment, taking
a patient history, documentation, and communication
- Medical Emergencies
Topics covered in this module are: pharmacology,
respiratory, cardiac, diabetic, allergy, poisoning and overdose,
environmental, behavioral and obstetrical / gynecological emergencies
- Trauma Emergencies
Topics covered in this module are: bleeding
and shock, soft tissue and musculoskeletal injuries, injuries
to the head, neck, spine, chest and abdomen.
- Infants & Children
Topics covered in this module are: physical
and physiological differences between adult and pediatric patients,
pediatric medical and trauma emergencies
Topics covered in this module are: ambulance
operations, rescue and extrication, multiple patient situations,
hazardous materials situations
There is also a written
and practical exam for the course. A passing grade is 70% or higher.
This class must be completed
by the end of December of the year before your EMT-B card
expiration date. For example, if your card expires April
1, 2009, you must pass this course by December 31, 2008.
Here at EMS Training Inc.
we offer this course several times per year, both as a "live"
traditional classroom course, and as an online course with
one 4 hour practical session.
If you are in need of an
EMT-Basic refresher course, please fill out our application
If you have any questions
please fill out our online form, or
feel free to contact Shaun E. Dean by e-mail at
firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 978-835-8695.