You must be 16 years of age to become certified as an EMT in the State of Connecticut
This 190+ hour course is an entry level program that will train you to be an integral member of the pre-hospital team. The course provides instruction in basic life support skills such as CPR, airway management, treatment of bleeding control and shock recognition. In addition, we will cover: care for trauma victims, medical emergencies, OB/Gyn, and pediatrics.
During the program you will be required to complete 10 hours of observation time, separate from class time, at the Hartford Hospital Emergency Department and/or at a local ambulance service provider.
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be eligible to take the certification exam from the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). Successful completion of the exam is required in order to be certified as an EMT in Connecticut. The examination fee for one practical exam is included in the cost of the program.
The tuition fee includes:
- Trauma Shears
- Blood pressure cuff
- Pen light
- CPR Certification
- National Registry Practical Examination (one attempt)
The following textbook will be used:
Brady’s Prehospital Emergency Care, 10th edtion. Books will be available in the Bookstore.
UConn students who wish to register for the class for credit will need instructor permission. The permission number will be issued by Dr. Susan Gregoire after payment is made to Hartford Hospital.