Emergency Medical Technology (EMT), Associate of Applied Science
Emergency Medical Services Technology (EMST) is a rapidly expanding profession involving the provision of the assessment, treatment and management, and transportation of patients. This entry level program is designed to educate students at the Emergency Medical Technician (open enrollment) and Paramedic (selective admission) levels of prehospital clinicians. This program is a blending of academics and career focus leading to the EMT Associate of Applied Science and includes specialized courses based upon the most current Emergency Medical Services Education Standards required to seek licensure as a Paramedic and college general education courses providing the credentials for career advancement. Faculty members with experience in hospital and pre-hospital health care provide instruction in classroom, lab, and clinical settings. State-of-the-art equipment and materials are integrated and used solely for quality emergency medical services education and training.
The CCBC EMT program is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP) on the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CoAEMSP), is an approved Maryland EMS Education Program by the Maryland EMS Board, and is an approved National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) Training Center.
Upon successful completion of this degree, students will be able to:
- assign priorities of emergency treatment;
- record and communicate relevant treatment data to other health care professionals;
- render emergency medical care, under the medical direction of a physician, that includes recognizing life-threatening disorders and initiating appropriate treatments for medical conditions such as airway and respiratory problems, cardiac dysrhythmias, and psychological crises.
- assess the patient's response to treatments and make changes in the treatment plan as necessary;
- exercise professional judgment to make treatment decisions and provide needed emergency care within pre-established guidelines, in cases where communications with the medical director fail, or where an immediately life-threatening condition exists;
- work in cooperation with medical command authority to direct and coordinate the transfer of patients to an appropriate care facility by the most effective means of transportation;
- create a medical record that accurately documents the incident and patient's condition; and
- direct the maintenance and preparation of emergency care equipment and supplies.