EMT

Please refer to the current Continuing Education Schedule of Classes for upcoming dates and times.

Designed to train individuals to become emergency medical personnel, this course teaches patient assessment and basic life support techniques includ­ing airway management and CPR; hemorrhage control; oxygen administration; shock; bandaging and splinting; skull, spine, and chest injuries; child birthing; exposure to cold and heat; and transfer­ring patients to medical facilities. Successful com­pletion of this course allows the student to take the North Carolina and National EMT Registry Exams.

Course Length: 228 (204 lecture hours, 24 clinical hours) both day and evening classes available.

Requirements

High School Diploma, Adult High School diploma, or GED® with a TABE test for reading comprehension score of 11.0 or higher, OR 17 years old by the end of the course and a TABE test for reading comprehension score of 12.0 or higher. For more information about the TABE placement test, refer to the current Continuing Education Schedule of Classes.

This course will follow the guidelines established by the NC Office of EMS. The curriculum for the EMT educational program shall be the 1994 release of the United States Department of Transportation (US DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) EMT-Basic Course: National Standard Curriculum and the Supplemental Airways Modules for EMT-Basic; NSC.

Required Vaccinations

Vaccination Requirement
Measles (Rubeola) 2 vaccinations or a positive antibody titer
Mumps 2  vaccinations or a positive antibody titer
Rubella (German Measles) 2 vaccinations or a positive antibody titer
Varicella (Chicken Pox) 2 vaccinations or a positive antibody titer
Hepatitis B 3 vaccinations (or in process) AND a positive antibody titer. Declination waiver must be signed if student does not convert.
Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap) Tdap or Td booster within past 10 years
Polio (if <18 yrs old) 3 vaccinations or positive antibody titer
TB skin test 1 step, yearly
Influenza During flu season (or mask must be worn during hospital clinical)

Criminal Background Check

Onslow Memorial Hospital requires that all students participating in the clinical experience will receive a criminal background check prior to first clinical date. The background check is done online through Castle Branch, code OA49. The cost of this background check is $30.00 (student’s expense). This background check should be completed no sooner than 30 days prior to the first clinical date.

Drug Screen

Onslow Memorial Hospital requires that all students participating in the clinical experience will have a drug screen completed online through Castle Branch, code OA49D. The cost of the drug screen is $37.00 (student’s expense). The drug screen should be completed no sooner than 30 days prior to the first clinical

Hours

  • Day courses – 228 Hours, Monday – Friday, 7:30am–4:30pm, 25.5 training days
  • Night courses – 228 Hours, 2 nights a week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday or Tuesday and Thursday), 6:00pm–10:00pm, 6 months, last class session is a Saturday that meets 8:00am–5:00pm.

Books

  • Pre-Hospital Emergency Care 10th Edition
  • AHA: Basic Life Support Student Manual