Aug. 31 – Dec. 16 2020
Lifeline Academy Skokie IL
EMT Certification Program Description:
Designed for those interested in emergency medical care or thinking about pursuing advanced medicine, the LifeLine EMS Academy Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Program provides students with the training and skills needed to become a successful EMT.
Through engaging lectures and skills practice sessions, students will learn the fundamentals of emergency medicine, including patient assessment, bleeding control, airway management, triage and other skills necessary for the proper care and transport of patients. Students will also be instructed on the administrative aspects of emergency medical care, including understanding the Emergency Medical System (EMS), workforce safety, communication and medical, legal and ethical issues. These lessons will then be applied outside of the classroom, as students receive hands-on clinical experience on in-duty ambulances with live patients.
Students who successfully complete the program will possess the knowledge and skills needed to excel in the field of emergency medicine, and will be eligible to sit for the National Registry of EMTs examination to receive certification as a Nationally Registered EMT.
A course completion certificate is awarded to students who pass the course with a score of 80% or better and fulfill all clinical requirements. Successful completion of the EMT course provides eligibility to the National Registry of EMTs examination to receive certification as a Nationally Registered EMT. Once nationally registered, graduates are eligible to apply for state licensure which will allow them to work as an EMT in local areas of choice. A student must be 18 years or older in order to qualify for state licensure. (NREMT and State/Local Licensure fees are not included in course cost.)
This course meets all of the National EMS Education standards for EMTs and is accredited with the state of Illinois through the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).
EMT Training with LifeLine EMS Academy
Your career in healthcare begins right here with the LifeLine EMS Academy Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Program. Designed and taught by the LifeLine EMS Academy instructors, this program provides students with an outline of the Emergency Medical System (EMS), teaches assessment skills and treatment techniques, and introduces learners to the pathophysiology of common neurological, respiratory and cardiac emergencies found within the scope of practice of an EMT. If you aspire to a career in the emergency medical care field or to eventually practice advanced medicine, this program provides the foundation you need to reach those goals.
What You’ll Learn
This program meets all of the National EMS Education standards for EMTs and is accredited with the state of Illinois through the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). Upon completion of this program, you will possess the knowledge and skills expected of an entry-level EMT professional, including:
- Essential problem-solving skills to make informed decisions in high-stress situations
- Evaluation of illnesses or injury in order to make field diagnoses
- Basic life support methods
- Safe administration of medications outlined by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT)
- Treat and manage critical trauma or medical patients
- Leadership, problem solving, and much more…
What You’ll Get
Students who enroll in and successfully complete the LifeLine EMS Academy Emergency Medical Technician Program will receive:
- Illinois quality EMT training from LifeLine EMS Academy
- One-on-one training with veteran pre-hospital care professionals
- hands-on clinical experience on in-duty ambulances with live patients.
- Eligibility to sit for the National Registry of EMTs examination to receive certification as a Nationally Registered EMT
- The LifeLine EMS Academy Emergency Medical Technician Program consists of in-person lectures, in-person content review and activates, skills practice and simulation-based lab sessions.
- The EMT program takes place over 8 & 16 weeks and includes 32 hours of clinical experience performed outside of the classroom.
- The clinical experience component of this program will provide direct patient observation and will occur in a in-duty ambulance with live patients. The clinical experience must be completed within three weeks of the end date of the course.
- Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) regulations require a minimum number of hours for EMT education. Therefore, attendance is always mandatory and is tracked hour by hour. Students who fail to meet the hourly obligation MUST make up missed hours on an hour for hour basis.
- A course completion certificate is awarded to students who pass the course with a score of 80% or better and fulfill all clinical requirements.
Get Started/Prerequisites Please read before going further:
- Must have High School Diploma or GED
- Must Be 18 or older to take NREMT Exam
Materials included in course tuition:
- eCard Access for textbook
- 1 Blood pressure cuff
- 1 Stethoscope
- 1 Uniform polo shirt
- 1 pair of EMT Trousers
- State & Federal Background Check
Student Responsibilities Prior To & After Course Start:
*Vaccine Records must include & be current*
- Current TB Test Record
- Current Hep B Vaccine Record
- Current Flu shot
- 10 panel drug screening (Conducted at LifeLine Academy)
Not Included in Tuition (State & National Testing Fees)
- NREMT Testing Fee: $80.00
- IDPH Licensing Fee: $50.00 Application + License Fee $45.00