FTEC 144: Emergency Medical Technician

Syllabus, Sample Assignment

Welcome to the Durham Technical College EMT program! Emergency Medical Technicians are professional medical responders that work to help ill and injured patients in various emergency field and clinical settings. EMT principles that are covered throughout this course include, but are not limited to: leadership, followership,communication, safety, situational awareness, basic life support (BLS), patient assessment and professionalism. EMT students learn about the practices and procedures for treating medical illnesses andtraumatic injuries through facilitated discussion, skills lab, simulations, scenarios and field experience. Students who successfully complete all 170 hours with an overall grade of 80% (B) or better will qualify to takethe NREMT test for certification. Once the NREMT is completed, the student would be eligible for a state EMT license.

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