First Approach EMS Education is proud to announce our Spring 2023 Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Education Program.
The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program is designed for anyone who is interested in learning more about the emergency response system and caring for patients in the back of an ambulance en route to the hospital. Students will gain the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation to sick and injured patients. Among many others, topics covered in this course will include patient assessment cardiac arrest management, airway management, patient immobilization, diabetic emergencies, strokes, and seizures.
Students will have in person lectures, with weekly online quizzes to complete along with live skills sessions and ambulance ride time scheduled with local ambulance service or clinical observation at UCONN Health in the Emergency Department.
This course is offered in cooperation with Middlesex Hospital, Office of Emergency Medical Services and the CT Department of Public Health. The curriculum prepares students to take the exams to become Nationally Registered EMTs, and State of Connecticut certified at the basic Emergency Medical Technician level. This program is open to students age 16 and up.
Here is a link for an informational video for our EMT Program.
First Approach EMS Education is also an EMT Certification Testing Site. Exams are scheduled every other month.
Students who become state certified EMTs are eligible to receive college credit through Charter Oak State College!!