Emergency Trauma Technician (ETT) and AHSI BLS CPR/AED Course
The Emergency Trauma Technician training program is 40 hours in length and teaches the basics of emergency medical care. The ETT provides basic life support such as patient assessment, splinting, hemorrhage control, oxygen therapy, suction, CPR and use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs). An ETT may assist with the administration of the patient’s own epinephrine auto injector, nitroglycerin, or hand held bronchodilator inhaler. ETT’s are taught to recognize and treat symptoms of heart attack, stroke, poison, overdose, hypothermia and cold related injuries as well as treatment for burns and a variety of other medical conditions. The course has evolved considerably since it was first developed in Southeast Alaska for use in logging camps. The ETT course can be modified to meet the particular needs of the students or community. This course is approximately 40 hours in length.
ETT and Provider CPR Recertification Course, 16 hours
80-Hour Emergency Medical Technician (ETT to EMT-1 Bridge Course) for Providers CPR Course, (2 year certification for both)
The Emergency Medical Technician-I is equivalent to the National Standard EMT-Basic, as described in the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) curriculum, revised in 1994, excluding the use of advanced airway devices. The EMT provides basic life support such as splinting, hemorrhage control, oxygen therapy, suction, CPR and use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs). Clearly, most treatment procedures performed in any EMS System, regardless of level, are basic life support procedures. Mastery of EMT-I level knowledge and techniques must occur before moving to an EMT-II level of certification. Basic skills should be maintained regardless of certification level. Under the direct or indirect authorization of a physician, an EMT-I may assist with the administration of the patient’s own epinephrine auto injector, nitroglycerin, or hand held bronchodilator inhaler. The use of a manual external defibrillator requires separate certification as a Defibrillator Technician. The EMT-I Bridge course is at least 80 hours in length. You will also receive your Provider CPR certification during this course. ETT certification is a prerequisite. This course is approximately 80 hours in length.
EMT-I and Provider CPR Recertification Course, 24 hours
56-Hour Emergency Medical Technician-2 Course, (2 year certification)
The Emergency Medical Technician 2 level exceeds the National Standard Training Program EMT-Intermediate, developed by the USDOT in 1985. The EMT-2 class is at least 56 hours in length and prepares the student to initiate intravenous lines and administer fluids and certain medications. A person must have ten patient contacts as an EMT-I in order to be enter an EMT-2 training program. Certification as an EMT-2 also requires that the individual be under the sponsorship of a department approved physician medical director.
EMT-2 Recertification Course, 24 hours
56-Hour Emergency Medical Technician-3 Course, (2 year certification)
The EMT-3 program is designed to add basic cardiac care skills to those the EMT has learned already. Also included in the training program is the use of morphine, lidocaine, atropine, and epinephrine. The EMT-3 training program is at least 56 hours in length. A person must have ten patient contacts and ten venipunctures as an EMT-2 in order to be enter an EMT-3 training program. As with the EMT-2, certification requires that the individual be under the sponsorship of a department approved physician medical director.
EMT-3 Recertification Course, 24 hours
Continuing Medical Education (CME)
AAC 26.999 (12) “continuing medical education” means instruction in topics included in the training course curriculum for EMT-Is, EMT-IIs, or EMT-IIIs, that may be presented using critiques, didactic sessions, practical drills, workshops, seminars, or other department-approved means; additional topics for continuing medical education include: air medical emergency care, athletic injuries, battered spouses, child abuse, communications, crime scene response, disabled adults, electrical hazards, explosion injuries, extrication, medical terminology, farm machinery injuries, hazardous materials, incident management industrial injuries, infectious diseases, injury prevention, medico-legal aspects, neonatal care/sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), protective breathing apparatus, radioactive materials, rape intervention, rappelling, sea survival, hyperbaric medicine, or special rescue (e.g. aerial, diving, mountain, search). For more information and a list of approved CME courses, go to the CME link on this website.