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: 120 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 or 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.
- Ambulance Operations.
- The wellbeing of the EMT.
- Relevant Anatomy & Physiology
- Patient Assesment.
- 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) at educational award holder level.
Course Fees: €2,175 inclusive of all books, course materials.