The Londonderry Volunteer Rescue Squad is excited to offer an Emergency Medical Technician Course this Fall. It starts September 5th, 2018 and runs through the end of February 2019.
EMT’s treat and transport medical and trauma patients for medical emergencies at the basic life support level. Their competence is a key link in the chain of patient care. The course is approximately 145 hours of classroom training and will be limited to sixteen students. It is open to students who are eighteen years of age on or after March 1st, 2019. It will cover patient care including the topics of Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology, Life Span Development, Shock, Airway Assessment, CPR, Medical Emergencies, Cardiac Emergencies, GI, GU, Endocrine, Hematologic Emergencies, Psych Emergencies, Trauma, Bleeding, Face and Neck Injuries, Head and Spine Emergencies, Orthopedic Injuries, Neurological Emergencies, Environmental Emergencies, Special Populations and EMS Operations, Communications and more. There will be practical stations including Medical Assessment,Trauma Assessment, Long and Short Bone Immobilization, Joint Immobilization, Spinal Immobilization, Oxygen Administration, BVM Ventilation of an Apneic Patient, Cardiac Arrest Management – AED, and Bleeding Control.
The course is excellent for those who want to learn what to do in the case of a medical emergency and who would like to volunteer as licensed professionals treating and transporting emergency patients. It will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30 – 9:30 pm and will run from September 5th through February 27th with State testing to follow. The fee for the course is $600.00, which will be reimbursed by LVRS for students who become licensed and who join LVRS as a full members.
To become licensed in the State of Vermont, you must apply to take the examinations. Please review the application and confirm that you are eligible: National Registry of EMTs Requirements for License. A State listing of current course offerings is listed on the State of Vermont EMS webpage.