Emergency Medical Sciences (EMS)
This program is sponsored by Manhattan Area Technical College and is approved by the Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services. It is based on current information and techniques considered the responsibility of the EMT, according to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, National Standard Curriculum, as enriched by the Kansas Board of EMS. This course exceeds the state and national requirements.
The course consists of a minimum of 202 hours of didactic and psychomotor skills in the classroom, skills demonstrations, including extrication demonstrations. Field experience includes a minimum of 36 hours on a contracted ambulance service. The field experience includes orientation to the emergency department and ambulance and extrication skills. The course will also contain simulated experiences in patient care and handling. This knowledge must be learned and maintained in order to function effectively as an EMT as it is an applied science.
This program is designed for individuals interested in providing Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) level care in the pre-hospital setting. The program will provide the participant with opportunities to gain information and skills necessary for certification and practice as an EMT in Kansas.