EMR to Initial EMT Bridge
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This EMR to EMT Bridge Program is an entry level course of 90+ hours that will prepare students for participation in pre-hospital patient care.
This is a State of Connecticut approved bridge course that trains an Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) to become an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Students enrolling in this course will be required to provide proof of a valid EMR certification.
EMT’s are the first line of treatment providing care that is critical to patient survival. The EMT course provides instruction in life support skills including assessment of patient condition, airway management, treatment of bleeding control, shock recognition, and more. The program is a combination of classroom instruction and clinical observation.
Students will have daily online course work to complete for class, so, some type of computer is needed for this class. This Initial EMT program is a hybrid class that has over 50 hours of online instruction and over 150 hours in classroom instruction that will prepare students for participation in pre-hospital patient care. Students must have access to internet speeds capable of video streaming.
The final step in the program is completion of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) certification exam. The examination fee of $120 is separate from the tuition and is paid at the time of the exam.
You must be 16 years of age, by the end of the class, to become certified as an EMT in the State of Connecticut. Students under the age of 18 are not eligible to be certified by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. Details on how to become an NREMT at age 18 can be found at www.nremt.org.
Online Component of our course:
This course has a significant online component as part of the learning and instructions. Students will be required to complete a certain number of weekly assignments via computer. A portable computer is required for the first day for course registration. Additional days that a computer will be needed will be identified on day 1. Students should have access to an internet speed capable of video gaming or streaming.
The cost of our class includes:
- Clinical Uniform shirt
- Online digital access to Jones and Bartlett AAOS EMT 11th Edition
- Digital Copy of AAOS 11th edition EMT text (paper text can be purchased for an additional fee)
- AHA BLS Provider Certification
- Blood Pressure Cuff and Stethoscope
- Pre-Hospital clinical observation – 12 hours is required to complete this course.
Payment Plan Option
Students can choose to make weekly payment for this EMT class.
The required non refundable down payment must be made to qualify. During the registration process students can choose the payment plan option to indicate their desire to make payments.
Payments must be made weekly no later than Friday close of business. Payments are calculated by taking the balance due after the non refundable down payment and dividing by the number of weeks the class is. An administration fee of $10 will be charged for each payment. There is no penalty for paying the balance early.
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