Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)

Program Overview

Successful completion of the program allows the graduate to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT)® AEMT certification examination and apply for Georgia licensure as an AEMT. This Technical Certificate of Credit replaces the EM01 "Emergency Medical Technician (Intermediate)" Technical Certificate of Credit.

The Advanced Emergency Medical Technology Program at Atlanta Technical College is approved by the Georgia Department of Public Health - Office of EMS and Trauma.

Entrance Requirements

* Must be 18 years of age * Completion of high school diploma or GED and submission of official transcript required to apply * Achievement of minimum program admission scores in Reading, English, and Math * Transfer of previous post-secondary credits will be determined by the Registrar. * Student must pass an NCIC background check. * Students may be required by clinical affiliates to pass a drug screening.* Students with certification or licensure as an EMT- Intermediate or Advanced EMT may enter the program during the  AEMT portion of the class (EMSP 1510). Proof of Licensure or Certification must be provided before enrollment (NREMT® certification accepted). ** Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the AEMT exam administered by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT)®.  Student Performance/Graduation Requirements: Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average and complete all required courses to graduate.

 

Course Overview

Contact Hours
Credit Hours
Curriculum (10 hours)
Technical Courses (10 hours)
Topics include: EMS Systems; Documentation; EMS System Communication; Therapeutic Communication; Principles of Pharmacology; Medication Administration; Emergency Medications; Airway Management; Respiration; Artificial Ventilation; Primary Assessment; and Secondary Assessment.
Apply fundamental knowledge to provide basic and selected advanced emergency care and transportation based on assessment findings for an acutely ill patient. Applies fundamental knowledge to provide basic and selected advanced emergency care and transportation based on assessment findings for a patient in shock, respiratory failure or arrest, cardiac failure or arrest, and post resuscitation management. Applies fundamental knowledge to provide basic and selected advanced emergency care and transportation based on assessment findings for an acutely injured patient. Applies a fundamental knowledge of growth, development, and aging and assessment findings to provide basic and selected advanced emergency care and transportation for a patient with special needs. Topics include: Geriatrics; Patients with Special Challenges; Medical Overview; Neurology; Immunology; Infectious Disease; Endocrine Disorders; Cardiovascular; Toxicology; Respiratory; Hematology; Genitourinary/Renal; Shock and Resuscitation; Chest Trauma; Abdominal and Genitourinary Trauma; Orthopedic Trauma; Head, Facial, Neck, and Spine Trauma: Nervous System Trauma; and Integration of Medical/Trauma Assessments.
Topics include: Clinicals.
Topics include: Clinicals and Assessment Based Management.