STONY BROOK, N.Y., December 29, 2010 – The School of Health Technology and Management (SHTM) at Stony Brook University will hold a certification course for anyone interested in becoming a certified emergency medical technician (EMT). The weekend program runs from February 5, 2011, to May 19, 2011. The program includes education, training, and exams for New York State EMT certification completion. The 120-hour course costs $800.
“Being EMT certified is a great way to pursue new volunteer opportunities, and EMT certification is an important foundation toward pursuing careers in the growing healthcare field,” says Malcolm Devine, Associate Director of the Paramedic Training Program at SBU.
This Basic EMT course is divided into 31 topical chapters that provide education and training in all the areas necessary for EMTs. These include: The Human Body; Lifting and Moving Patients; Airway; Patient Assessment, Cardiovascular and Respiratory Emergencies; Medical, Legal and Ethical Issues; General Pharmacology, and many other topics.
Fire departments, hospitals, universities, state parks and day camps are some of the many places that employ EMTs. Successful EMT students will be eligible to apply to the SBU Paramedic Program. In addition, Mr. Devine says that those who take the course, including volunteers for local fire department and ambulance corps, may be eligible for reimbursement. SBU has offered an EMT Paramedic program for nearly 20 years. Seating will be limited and acceptance to the class will be based on the receipt date of the tuition fee
Applicants to the program need only be 18 years of age at the time the State test is offered (December 18, 2010). For more information on the Basic EMT course or on the paramedic program at Stony Brook University, go to sites.google.com/site/sbuemt/ or contact Malcolm Devine at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 631-240-4271.