What is emt certification

what is emt certification

An EMT is a trained individual who provides emergency care in the field. This training includes basic emergency care skills, including automated defibrillation, use of definitive airway adjuncts, and assisting patients with certain medications.

In New Jersey, most EMTs are on local Volunteer First Aid Squads. We will gladly help direct anyone interested in joining his or her local volunteer First Aid to the appropriate organization.

An EMT is a trained individual who provides emergency care in the field. This training includes basic emergency care skills, including automated defibrillation, use of definitive airway adjuncts, and assisting patients with certain medications.

In New Jersey, most EMTs are on local Volunteer First Aid Squads. We will gladly help direct anyone interested in joining his or her local volunteer First Aid to the appropriate organization.

Healthcare providers face numerous challenges today. Many students have a variety of time commitments - from a busy work schedule with varied hours to family commitments. For many, there is not enough time in their schedule to commit to the traditional program 3 nights a week or during the day. Some students attend these classes after work, creating a less than optimal environment to comprehend and retain the fast paced information that is presented. Online Hybrid training programs are becoming increasingly popular as busy schedules dictate greater flexibility. The student must complete on line modules and also attend weekly skills competency sessions.

Section 1 Preparatory

Chapter 1 EMS Systems

Chapter 2 Workforce Safety and Wellness

Chapter 3 Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues

Chapter 4 Communications and Documentation

Chapter 5 The Human Body

Section 6 Medical

Chapter 12 Medical Overview

Chapter 13 Respiratory Emergencies

Chapter 24 Soft-Tissue Injuries

Chapter 25 Face and Neck Injuries

Chapter 26 Head and Spine Injuries

Chapter 27 Chest Injuries

Section 8 Special Patient Populations

Chapter 31 Obstetrics and Neonatal Care

Chapter 32 Pediatric Emergencies

Chapter 35 Lifting and Moving Patients

Chapter 37 Vehicle Extrication and Special Rescue

Chapter 38 Incident Management

Chapter 39 Terrorism Response and Disaster Management

Appendix A Medical Terminology

EMTs are required to complete a minimum of 48 CEUs every 3 years to maintain their New Jersey EMT Certification. These CEUs must consist of 24 Elective CEUs as well as 24 Core CEUs (24 hour Refresher class). The NJ Department of Health Office of EMS must approve these classes.

You can become eligible to sit for NJ EMT certification after completing an approved 24 hour EMT Refresher course. You do not have to attend the EMT Basic class. You may register for the certification exam through the New Jersey Department of Health Office of EMS after completing the Refresher Program. You must also present a current CPR card to be eligible to sit for NJ EMT certification. You must have the original card. The state representative sent to give the exam is not able to accept copies or letters in place of the original card.

If you are a member of a local volunteer First Aid Squad then there is no cost to you for EMT Basic training and all subsequent CEU Refresher Programs. Check with the officers of your First Aid Squad to see if your organization is eligible. MONOC provides EMT Basic and Refresher CEU training to eligible volunteer EMTs through the NJ EMT Training Fund.

STUDENTS MUST SUBMIT A SIGNED EMT TRAINING FUND CERTIFICATE OF ELIGIBILITY FORM PRIOR TO OR AT THE START OF CLASS. You can go to the button on the MONOC Education Web Page to download this form. Students not eligible for or not submitting a signed Certificate of Eligibility may pay for classes by purchase order, credit card, money order, or cash.

YES! Most classes are available to be taught by a MONOC Instructor in your squad building. MONOC will open these programs to

other EMTs by posting the program on the MONOC Education Web Site. A minimum number of EMTs are required to hold the class.

Emergency Medical Service Organizations are encouraged to develop an Annual Educational Calendar that will meet the needs of their organizations. MONOC will work together with you to develop a customized educational plan.

RNs may become eligible to sit for NJ EMT certification after completing an approved 24 hour EMT Refresher course. You do not have to attend the EMT Basic class. You may register for the certification exam through the New Jersey Department of Health Office of EMS after completing the Refresher Program.

RNs are required to complete a minimum of 48 CEUs every 3 years to maintain their New Jersey EMT Certification. These CEUs must consist of 24 Elective CEUs as well as 24 Core CEUs (Refresher class). The NJ Department of Health Office of EMS must approve these classes. There is no credit given for your RN.

Paramedics are prehospital emergency healthcare providers that supplement the first aid squad’s basic life support capabilities with the inclusion of advanced life support therapies. In short, they bring the emergency room to you, wherever you may be. The concept of MICU is to identify and treat critically ill or injured prior to transportation to definitive care. After utilizing Standing Orders, paramedics communicate to the emergency department base physician a complete patient history, physical and 12 lead EKG for physician review and additional treatment.

Mobile Intensive Care Paramedics provide these advanced life support therapies:

  • Endotracheal Intubation - Rapid Sequence Intubation
  • Pharmacology
  • Defibrillation - Cardioversion - External Cardiac Pacing
  • Intravenous Therapy - Phlebotomy
  • EKG Interpretation - Full 12 lead EKG
  • Intraosseous Infusion
  • Chest Decompression
  • CPAP/BIPAP
  • Pronouncements
  • Physician Communications

Paramedic training requires two years of prior EMS experience. The Paramedic training program is very fast paced. This course will prepare the student for the NJ Department of Health - National Registry Written and Practical Paramedic certification exam.

The Paramedic program includes classroom lectures, skill sessions, and a 748 hour clinical rotation. The clinical rotation consists of a hands on internship in various hospital departments including Respiratory Therapy, ICU/CCU, and the Emergency Department, as well as riding time on a paramedic unit. In addition to the initial program paramedics must be certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and Prehospital Trauma Life Support.

In conjunction with Ocean County College, MONOC operates one of only five New Jersey Department of Health approved paramedic programs in the state.

The requirements to enter into the Paramedic Program are:

· At least 18 years of age

· A High School Diploma or GED

· Current NJ Certification as an Emergency Medical Technician

· At least two (2) full years of providing emergency pre-hospital care

· A valid New Jersey Driver's License with an abstract which can be obtained by calling the DMV at (609) 292-6500

· Current AHA CPR for Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider Certification or American Red Cross Professional Rescuer Certification

Entry into the Paramedic Program is a competitive process. There are a limited number of seats available in the program each year. Successful applicants must pass the Screening Process, which includes a background check, an Interview, and Written and Practical Components.

This is called RECIPROCITY .

You must contact the New Jersey Department of Health Office of EMS (OEMS). OEMS will advise you of the requirements for your specific situation. The requirements for NJ reciprocity will differ from state to state. MONOC will then be able to help you complete these requirements and register you for the New Jersey State EMT Certification exam (if needed).

You may contact New Jersey OEMS at 609-633-7777 or file for New Jersey State Reciprocity on line at http://www.state.nj.us/health/ems/recipro.htm

Source: www.monoc.org

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