The Accomack County Department of Public Safety in cooperation with the Eastern Shore EMS Council is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Eastern Shore Regional EMS Academy.
This 200-hour program will include EMT instruction as well as certification in CPR, Infection Control, Hazardous Materials Awareness, and Emergency Vehicle Operations.
Eligibility Requirements: To be eligible for the Academy, candidates must be at least 16 years old as of July 31, 2016. Students under the age of 18 must obtain parental permission. In addition, students must be fluent in reading and writing the English language and be able to pass certain criminal background requirements. Students who did not have present certification in CPR (Healthcare Provider level or equivalent) must attend the BLS-Healthcare Provider Course offered on Sunday, July 24th at 0800 hours. Students must be affiliated with a 911 Emergency Agency in Accomack or Northampton County. Non-affiliated members may be considered if vacancies exist; however, students must obtain agency affiliation within 30 days from the start of class. Members failing to obtain agency affiliation will be dropped from the course.
The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification program is designed to train an individual to function independently in a medical emergency. This course provides the basic knowledge and skills needed to deliver Basic Life Support (BLS) care and is required to progress to more advanced levels of prehospital patient care.
The course requires a minimum of 144 hours of classroom and skills instruction and 10 hours of Clinical/Field rotations for a total of 154 hours of training. Virginia certification requires successful completion of a standardized cognitive and psychomotor skills examination. This course is designed to train individuals to serve as a vital link in the chain of the health care team. This includes all skills necessary to provide emergency medical care as an attendant-in-charge with a basic life support ambulance service or other specialized rescue service.
Upon successfully completion of the training program, the student will be capable of performing the following functions:
(1) Recognize the nature and seriousness of the patient’s condition or extent of injury to assess requirements for emergency care.
(2) Administer appropriate emergency care to stabilize the patient’s condition.
(3) Lift, move, position and otherwise handle the patient in a way as to minimize discomfort and further injury.
The EMT training program is based upon the Virginia EMS Education Standards derived the USDOT National EMS Education Standards.
CLASS MEETS: SUNDAY (1300-2200) and WEDNESDAY (1800-2200) THRU DECEMBER 12, 2016.
1) All candidates will be required to attend an informational meeting in mid-July (date TBA).
2) All candidates will be required to submit copies of required immunizations/vaccinations no later than the first day of class (7/31/2016). Further information will be made available upon registration.
3) Students must have access to the internet as coursework will involve online assignments and registration for certification testing.
DIrect all questions to: Kevin Holloway, Course Coordinator at email@example.com