What you get when you enroll in this Advanced EMT (AEMT) Course
• 24 hour online access to EMT & Fire Training Self-Paced Learning Management System (LMS).
All of the didactic portion of the course is completed online in the LMS. This includes both live or recorded lectures, videos, quizzes, exams and interactive activities.
• Textbook for Advanced EMT (AEMT).
When you complete your enrollment your AEMT book is shipped from the publisher Jones & Bartlett. We are currently using AAOS Advanced Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured 2nd Edition for the AEMT course. This new book is designed to follow the new Advanced EMT level as established by the National EMS Educational Guidelines.
• 24 hour Instructor Helpdesk.
Students can use email, live chat or the LMS chat system to communicate with instructors 24 hours a day. Typically a live instructor is only available during scheduled virtual classroom hours. In cases where a student needs to speak to an instructor by phone, we will be happy to arrange a time to call you.
• 6 days of Hands on, Professional Instruction at our Training Facilitiesin Post Falls, Idaho.
The final educational component of this Advanced EMT (AEMT) course is the hands on instruction. Once the student has completed and passed the online course work they must attend and pass 6 days of hands on practical training.
• Single Occupancy Room for 5 nights.
Standard queen bed room at Templins. All accommodations are included in the price of the course.
• All Meals Provided at EMT Training Center.
The food at the training center is exceptional. Not something you would expect from an EMS training institution. Each student is provided 3 all you can eat meals a day. Common fare includes fresh deli sandwiches, chicken alfredo, fresh fruit salad, spring greens salad, burritos, brownies....the list goes on.* A vegetarian choice is provided at each meal.
• Snacks and Beverages available all day.
Student's don't just get hungry and thirsty at meal time so we provide various snacks such as granola bars, apples, oranges, bananas, juice, coffee, tea, water and soda all day.
•Indoor Swimming Pool, Hot tub and Workout room
These facilities are available to students when not in training.
• Wi-Fi Provided at EMT Training Center.
Students are encouraged to bring their laptop computers if they have one. Wi-Fi is available throughout the training center.
• 2 EMS Academy T-shirts.
100% cotton, pre-shrunk, it does not get any better than that. Students will use the shirts as part of their uniform when they return home to complete the clinical portion of their training.
• Personalized Littmann Stethoscope.
All students in our AEMT courses will be given a personalized Littmann stethoscope engraved with their name upon arriving at the EMS Academy for skills week.
• Liability Insurance.
EMT & Fire Training Inc. provides each student with liability insurance for completing the required patient contacts with an ambulance agency, hospital or fire department.
• Clinical Skills Expectations.
The AEMT program has an extensive Field and Clinical Internship component that includes the following:
AEMT Hospital/Clinical Experience:
The student MUST demonstrate the ability to:
a. Safely administer medications (the student should safely, and while performing all steps of each procedure, properly administer medications at least 15 times to live patients)
b. Safely gain vascular access (the student should safely, and while performing all steps of each procedure, successfully access the venous circulation at least 25 times on live patients of various age groups),
c. Perform an adequate assessment and formulate and implement a treatment plan for patients with chest pain,
d. Perform an adequate assessment and formulate and implement a treatment plan for patients with respiratory distress,
e. Perform an adequate assessment and formulate and implement a treatment plan for patients with altered mental status, and
f. Perform an adequate assessment on pediatric, adult and geriatric patients.
g. The student SHOULD demonstrate the ability to effectively ventilate unintubated patients of all age groups (the student should effectively, and while performing all steps of each procedure, ventilate at least 20 live patients of various age groups).
AEMT Field Experience:
The student MUST participate in and document team leadership in a field experience approved by the medical director and program director. (more details provided on the field documentation forms provided with the course)
NOTE: The Clinical and Field Experience requirements can be met in either setting, however, students must participate in a minimum of 96 hours of Field Experience as part of an EMS team. (Most students should plan on spending up to 240 hours in a field/clinical setting to meet the needed requirements)
• Realistic Moulaged Scenarios.
During every skills week, students in teams of two, respond and treat realistic patients with a variety of medical conditions and trauma injuries. The AEMT student will be taught to form a comprehensive assessment and treatment plan for these patients. This will include identifying and managing any life threatening illnesses or injuries. Patients vary in age from pediatric to geriatric depending on the availability of our 'patients.' There is also an emphasis on properly utilizing the NREMT assessment skills sheets during this process to better help you prepare for your psychomotor exam.
• NREMT Test Preparation from EMT-National-Training.com
EMT National Training is the top of the food chain for NREMT cognitive exam preparation and you get it FREE as long as you need it. Used by over 89,000 EMT's and Paramedics to study for the NREMT exam, there is nothing on the market that even compares.
• Transportation to and from Spokane International Airport. (Sunday and Friday).
A shuttle bus or van depending on the class size will be waiting for students at the airport. The training center is about an hour and 45 minutes away from the Spokane International Airport.
• NREMT cognitive exam testing fee.
Upon successful completion of the AEMT program, EFT will provide each student with a voucher that can be used to pay the $100 cognitive exam fee on the NREMT website.
NREMT Advanced EMT (AEMT) Course Online
(Self paced distance learning course + All inclusive skills week)
To Register for the course, please select the skills week below that you would like to attend. The skills week is the culminating event of the course, and all online coursework must be done prior to attending academy for the hands on training. This course is 'Work At Your Own Pace' so select a skills week that reflects the amount of time you want to spend doing the course work. The average student takes between 4-6 months to complete the online work but you can complete it more quickly if you are able.
|Choose Your Skills Week Dates - Click to Enroll
||Start Anytime After
|January 2015 Academy||FULL||FULL||January 25th - 30th, 2015|
|March 2015 Academy||FULL||FULL||March 22nd - 27th, 2015|
|May 2015 Academy||FULL||FULL||May 10th - 15th, 2015|
|August 2015 Academy||FULL||FULL||August 9th - 14th, 2015|
|October 2015 Academy||FULL||FULL||October 11th - 16th, 2015|
|January 2016 Academy||FULL||FULL||January 24th - 29th, 2016|
|March 2016 Academy||FULL||FULL||AEMT - Mar 20th - 25th, 2016|
|May 2016 Academy||FULL||FULL||AEMT - May 15th - 20th, 2016|
|August 2016 Academy||FULL||FULL||AEMT - Aug 7th - 12th, 2016|
|October 2016 Academy||3/5||Now||AEMT - Oct 16th - 21st, 2016|
|January 2017 Academy||1/5||Now||AEMT - Jan 22nd - 27th, 2017|
• You must have an existing EMT-B or EMT certification or license
• Agreement to all terms of our Student Application Agreement. Please read this Application Agreement in full now. It is also presented during the enrollment process.
• Good computer skills. This class is not for those just learning how to navigate the internet.
• High speed internet connection for viewing video lectures and activities.
Sponsorship by an EMS agency to provide clinical requirement of program.
A signed affiliation agreement must be on file with EMT & Fire
Training, inc. prior to beginning coursework. Download Agreement form here.
* EMT & Fire Training Inc. is a Proprietary School registered with the Idaho Board of Education. In addition, the school is recognized as a training institution by the Idaho Department of Emergency Medical Services.