MONROE, CT — The Monroe Volunteer Emergency Medical Service is offering an emergency medical technician (EMT) course for those who want to help their community with the possibility of pursuing a medical career. Classes will be held from Feb. 5 through June 22.
Approved by the State of Connecticut Office of Emergency Medical Services, this comprehensive EMT course equips students with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the field of emergency medical services.
The program, totaling approximately 150 hours, combines traditional lecture-style learning with hands-on practical exercises, ensuring a well-rounded educational experience.
The EMT class is open to those age 16 and older, with no admission test required. The tuition ranges from $800 for Monroe residents to $950 for non-residents, and covers essential materials such as the EMT textbook, stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, polo shirt, and CPR certification.
The course fee is 50-percent reimbursable after one year of active membership with MVEMS, and 100-percent reimbursable after two years of active membership.
Classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m., with one to two Saturdays a month from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Highlights of the EMT course include coverage of anatomy and physiology, primary and secondary patient assessments, triage, airway management, oxygen therapy, and treatment of various medical and traumatic emergencies.
Clinical rotations, featuring hospital-based emergency department observation time and pre-hospital ride time with an EMS service, are integral to the program.
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