Passavant Area Hospital will offer an emergency medical technician-basic (EMT-B) starting January 15, 2018. Individuals completing the class and passing the state licensure exam will be will allowed to work as a healthcare provider with an ambulance service. The EMT-B certification is the first step to becoming a paramedic.

The class meets on Mondays and Thursdays through May 24, 2018, from 6 to 10 p.m. at Passavant. In addition to the classroom portion of the course, participants are required to complete 48 hours of clinical time, split between riding on an ambulance and observation in the Passavant Emergency Department.

Prerequisites for the class include:

·  18 and older (prior to state licensure testing)
·  High school diploma or GED (prior to state licensure testing)
·  Completion of healthcare provider CPR before start of class
·  Up-to-date vaccinations
·  Drug test and background check (included in class fee)
·  Liability insurance

Cost of the class is $525. Grants may be available through local volunteer EMS agencies. Applications are available at PassavantHospital.com/EMT. Class size is limited to 25.

For additional information, please contact Travis Wilson, EMT-P, LI, assistant EMS coordinator at Passavant, 245-9541, ext. 3929, or email, wilson.travis@mhsil.com.

 


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