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St. GeorgesSt. Georges Technical High School

Emergency Medical Services

Training in Emergency Medical Services will prepare graduates to work as Emergency Care Assistants, but it may also be used as a foundation for technical/community college study in Emergency Medical Technology (paramedic) and other Allied Health professions. This course will introduce the student to the Emergency Medical Technician profession. While this course will cover the first half of the U.S. Department of Transportation Basic EMT Program, it will also allow students to develop the skills necessary to assume entry-level employment within related positions within the medical services and public service professions. Some of these positions are with municipal and volunteer fire departments, hospitals, and public or private ambulance agencies. National Certification as an Emergency Medical Technician is attainable by students once they become eighteen years of age. A variety of topics will include: introduction to emergency care, EMS systems, well-being of the EMT, medical-legal aspects of emergency care, hazardous materials, blood and airborne pathogens, infectious diseases, ambulance operations and emergency vehicle operations, the human body, patient assessment, communications and documentation, lifting and moving patients, gaining access, airway, basic life support-CPR, and automatic external defibrillation. Students may earn First Responder Certification as well as certification in CPR/AED and First Aid; EMT certification is possible once students reach the age of eighteen.

Employment opportunities available after high school graduation:

EMR, EMT, Firefighter, 911 Operator, Police Dispatcher, Police Officer

Employment opportunities requiring 2-years or more of specialized training after high school:

Paramedic, Nursing, Surgical Technician, ER Doctor, ER Nurse