Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Training Course.
As a PHECC-accredited Recognised Institution for the delivery of Emergency Medical Technician courses, we pride ourselves on the quality of our training. Our course offering is second to none and we are the leading private provider of EMT Training in Ireland (we have had the highest per centage of students successfully progressing on to registration as EMTs with PHECC for both 2014 and 2015).
Why choose Medicall Ambulance Service to be your training provider? The answer is simple - our results, feedback, equipment and course offering are best in the industry - take a look at this page (opens in a new window) to see why we are the best choice.
Course Aim: The aim of our Emergency Medical Technician course is to provide students with the essential skills and knowledge necessary to provide care management to a wide range of sick and injured patients, it also prepares students to undergo the Pre-Hospital Care Council (PHECC) examination. This is the minimum requirement to work on an ambulance in Ireland.
Course Structure: The Emergency Medical Technician course consists of 126 classroom hours followed by 40 hours clinical placements. (Medicall will arrange all placements on its own fleet of ambulances - guaranteed!). This course can be run either as a full-time (19 weekdays 09:00-17:00) or part-time basis (9 weekends, Saturdays and Sundays 09:00-17:00).
Course Content Overview: The course provides practical information, skills and knowledge on a diverse range of injuries and illnesses faced by an operational EMT on a daily basis. Please see below for a course overview.
- Introduction to the Irish EMS System.
- Ambulance Operations.
- The wellbeing of the EMT.
- Relevant Anatomy & Physiology
- Patient Assessment.
- Airway Management
- Care & Management of Cardiac Patients
- Medical Emergencies
- Trauma, including fracture management
- Soft Tissue Injuries
- Spinal immobilisation
- Medication Administration (additional medications to EFR standard)
- Emergency Childbirth
- Special Need Patients
- Major Incidents
- Specialised module on Geriatric Patients. This module is delivered by running the GEMS course (click on image below for further information on this course) as part of the EMT course.
- Specialised module on Paediatric Patients. This module is delivered by running the PEARS course (click on image below for further information on this course) as part of the EMT course.
To see the full breakdown of the Emergency Medical Technician Standard, please download the PHECC Education & Training Standard document here: STN014__Emergency_Medical_Technician_Education_and_Training_Standard-V1.pdf
Tutors: All instructors are experienced PHECC Practitioners. Each professional instructor is registered with the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) as an Educator, at least at Assistant Tutor level.
Equipment: We use the highest standard of state-of-the-Art equipment on all of our training programmes. To see profiles of our equipment, please click on this link (opens in a new window).
Course Fees: €1,875 inclusive of all books, course materials. Examination fees (currently €100) are not included and are payable directly to PHECC on completion of the course. Discounts of €125 are available to members of voluntary organisations - contact us for further information. A booking deposit of €400 is required to secure your place on the course. This deposit is non-refundable once the course commencement date is less than four weeks away.
How to apply: For further information please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (01) 4 966 933 (Option 2). Alternatively you can sign up by making a payment below or by clicking Book a Course to apply immediately. You can also download the course application form at the bottom of this page and email it to email@example.com
Student Materials: Students on the course are issued with the following items:
- EMT Textbook
- CFR-A Textbook
- GEMS Textbook
- PEARS Textbook
- CPGs Book
- Belt Pouch
- Pocket Face Mask
- Pupil Torch
- Poloshirt (x2):
Clinical Placements: Uniquely, we are able to offer our students placements on our own nationwide fleet of state-of-the-art ambulances, ensuring that students get time and opportunity to practice the knowledge and skills that they gain throughout the course. We also offer our students an additional forty hours of clinical placements (at no additonal cost), which can be invaluable in gaining a greater understanding of the function, role and mindset of a Pre-Hospital Practitioner.
Course Application Forms:
- Dublin Part-Time Course: EMT_course_application_form_Dublin_-_Part-time_Course.doc
- Cork Part-Time Course: EMT_course_application_form_Cork_-_Part-time_Course.doc
- Athlone Part-Time Course: EMT_course_application_form_Athlone_-_Part-time_Course.doc
- Sligo Part-Time Course: EMT_course_application_form_Sligo_-_Part-time_Course.doc
- Limerick Part-Time Course: EMT_course_application_form_Limerick_-_Part-time_Course.doc
- Waterford Part-Time Course: EMT_course_application_form_Waterford_-_Part-time_Course.doc
- Kerry Part-Time Course: EMT_course_application_form_Kerry_-_Part-time_Course.doc
- Dublin Full-Time Course: EMT_course_application_form_Dublin_-_Full-time_Course.doc
- Westport Full-Time Course: EMT_course_application_form_Westport_-_Full-time_Course.doc
Garda Vetting Process:
You can access information and necessary forms and documentation here: Garda Vetting