Lincoln Land Community College will begin offering Advanced Emergency Medical Technician courses for current EMTs in spring 2018. Advanced EMT is a recently approved licensing level in Illinois and expands the scope of medical care that can be given to patients in pre-hospital emergency situations. Registration for spring semester courses is now open.
“We are pleased to offer the courses required for the Advanced EMT certification,” says Nick Ferreira, LLCC’s emergency medical services program coordinator. “It falls between the levels of EMT and paramedic and provides a good opportunity for fire department and transport agency personnel to be able to enhance the level of patient care that can be provided for communities.”
A current and valid EMT license is required to enroll in Advanced EMT classes. The courses provide the instruction, training and field internships for students to develop proficiency in the roles, responsibilities and skill level required by state and national standards for licensing as an Advanced EMT.
There are two required courses in the Advanced EMT certificate program. EMS 110 is the initial course. It covers medical-legal considerations, airway management, cardiac management, pathophysiology and patient assessment.
EMS 111 emphasizes special considerations, such as terrorism and hazardous materials management. The course also addresses special populations, assessment-based management and rescue operations.
The emergency medical services program at LLCC offers a full complement of pre-hospital emergency care training and certifications. The program is offered under a cooperative agreement among St. John’s Hospital/Memorial Medical Center EMS Systems and LLCC. For more information, visit http://www.llcc.edu/emergency-medical-services or contact Ferreira at 217-786-2834.
To apply and register for courses visit www.llcc.edu/getting-started or call LLCC Admission and Registration at 217-786-2292.