Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Course Aim: 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: 140 classroom hours (20 days, 7 hours per day) followed by 40 hours clinical placements. (Medicall will arrange all placements on its own fleet of ambulances – guaranteed!). This course can be run either on a full-time (four straight weeks, Monday-Friday, 09:00-17:00) or a part-time basis (10 weekends, Saturday and Sunday, 09:00-17:00).

Course Content Overview: The course provides practical information, skills and knowledge on  a diverse range of injuries and illness faced by an operational EMT on a daily basis. Please see below for a course overview.

  • Introduction to the Irish EMS System.Interior Defib
  • 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.
  • Emergency Childbirth.
  • Special Need Patients.
  • Major Incidents.

Tutors: All tutors are experienced Pre-Hospital Practitioners. Each tutor is registered with the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) as an educational award holder.

Course Fees: €2,300 inclusive of all books, course materials.

How to apply: For further information please e-mail memt@medicall.ie or phone (01) 4 966933 – Option 2 or click Book a Course.

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