McLaren Flint
Emergency Medical Technician

Emergency Medical Technician

Click here for a list of classes and to register.

An EMT must be proficient in CPR, and in training that is centered on recognizing and treating life-threatening emergencies.

An EMT learns the basics in how to handle.

  • cardiac and respiratory arrest
  • heart attacks
  • seizures
  • diabetic emergencies
  • respiratory problems
  • other medical emergencies
emt class

He or she also learns how to manage traumatic injuries such as:

  • Falls
  • fractures
  • lacerations and burns

The material covered in this course is divided into 7 modules. They are:

Module 1 - Preparatory -Topics covered in this module are: EMS systems, the role of the EMT-Basic, the safety and well-being of the EMT-Basic, legal and ethical issues, basic anatomy and physiology, techniques of lifting and moving patients.

Module 2 - Airway Management - Topics covered in this module are: airway anatomy, airway management techniques, oxygen and oxygen equipment

Module 3 - Patient Assessment -Topics covered in this module are: assessment of the medical and trauma patients, vital sign assessment, taking a patient history, documentation, and communication

Module 4 - Medical Emergencies - Topics covered in this module are: pharmacology, respiratory, cardiac, diabetic, allergy, poisoning and overdose, environmental, behavioral and obstetrical / gynecological emergencies

Module 5 - Trauma Emergencies - Topics covered in this module are: bleeding and shock, soft tissue and musculoskeletal injuries, injuries to the head, neck, spine, chest and abdomen.

Module 6 - Infants & Children - Topics covered in this module are: physical and physiological differences between adult and pediatric patients, pediatric medical and trauma emergencies

Module 7 -- Operations -Topics covered in this module are: ambulance operations, rescue and extrication, multiple patient situations, hazardous materials situations

At the conclusion of each module there are written exams and when appropriate practical exams. There is also a final written and final practical exam for the course.

No prior medical experience or training is required of the course applicant. Successful completion of the course will allow the student to be eligible to take the National Registry certifying exam.

In order for the student to be eligible to be state licensed, the student must:

  1. successfully pass the course
  2. successfully pass the National Registry exam
  3. be 18 years of age
  4. be able to read, understand & communicate in English
  5. be free from any physical or mental defect or disease which might impair his/her ability to provide emergency care within the scope of the EMT-Basic's training and responsibilities

(This list is not meant to be all inclusive, a complete list of requirements can be found @ www.mi.gov/ems)

There are additional fees associated with the National Registry certifying exams and state license that are not included in the course fee.

Any further questions feel free to contact the program coordinator @ (810) 342-2257 or David.Benn@mclaren.org