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The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) certificate is a course where an existing EMT will expand their knowledge, skills, and abilities. The course focuses on emergency care but has content covering medical and traumatic emergencies, adult and pediatric patients, acute and chronic medical conditions, intravenous therapy, and pharmacology. Lecture and skills laboratories are evenly balanced to meet the learning needs of the “hands on” learner as well as those who perform better in a classroom environment. Students must complete 48 hours of clinical rotations in the Emergency Department where students are permitted to work with a variety of patients while having an opportunity to observe several healthcare disciplines. Students also participate in 72 hours of field internship as a member of an EMS crew responding to 911 calls. Classes are taught by leading professionals in the field. AEMT is a great certification as it allows the individual to broaden their scope of practice. Upon completion of the course with a 78% or higher and all requirements, the student will be eligible to partake in the NREMT Psychomotor examination and the NREMT Cognitive examination.
Should you decide to further your education, this certificate program fulfills one of the pre-requisite requirements for admission to the Paramedic Certificate program at Mercy College.