Emergency Medical Technician – Basic

The Emergency Medical Technician-Basic program at Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy is designed to prepare students to provide basic life support (BLS) to sick and injured patients. EMT-Basic is the minimum level of licensure one must obtain in the State of Michigan to work on an ambulance. The EMT-Basic program at Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy exceeds the US-DOT’s EMT-Basic National Standard Curriculum and is approved by the MDHHS.


EMT – Basic Training in Michigan

Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy offers the EMT-Basic training in Michigan at the following locations:

Madison Heights
Madison Heights, MI Campus | Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy
New Boston
New Boston, MI Campus | Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy
Bay City
Bay City, MI Campus | Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy
Jackson
Jackson, MI | Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy

EMT-Basic Program

The EMT-Basic program at Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy in Michigan fulfills the initial training for the EMT-Basic following the NHTSA National Education Standards and instructor guidelines, consistent with employer expectations for an entry-level EMS provider. Upon successful completion of this EMT-Basic course in Michigan, students will be eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) exam for EMT-B. This EMT-Basic program is also designed to prepare students for further advancement in the field to pursue Paramedic-level licensure.

EMT Training

The EMT training offered at Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy in Michigan is designed to expose students to the subjects and skills necessary for success as an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-Basic). Topics covered in the EMT classes at Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy in Michigan include patient assessment, basic airway procedures (including Combitube), BLS for Healthcare Providers, treatment of patients in shock, spinal immobilization, and patient privacy (HIPPA). Students enrolled in this EMT training program are required to complete 60-hours of clinical experience, with 36 ambulance hours and 24 emergency room hours. These unpaid clinical hours are scheduled and coordinated by the school. Students are required to obtain immunizations, as required in accordance with OSHA regulations, or proof of their prior administration.


EMT Jobs and Career Outlook

EMTs are healthcare professionals who save lives! In an emergency situation, a well-trained EMT could be the difference between life and death. Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) care for sick or injured patients in emergency medical situations. EMTs are needed in emergency situations such as car accidents, acts of violence, and natural disasters. An EMT’s ability to respond quickly and provide competent medical care to patients is critical both on the scene of an emergency and in transporting patients to healthcare facilities.

Specific job duties of an EMT may vary based on the state they are licensed in, but here are some duties that could be associated with the job description of an EMT:

  • Respond to calls for emergency medical assistance.
  • Perform emergency medical care such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or bandaging a wound.
  • Assess the condition of a patient at the scene and determine a course of treatment.
  • Provide treatment or life support care to patients at the scene of an emergency.
  • Transport patients safely in an ambulance to medical facilities.
  • Report their observations and treatment to healthcare professionals (such as doctors and nurses).
  • Document medical care that is provided to patients.
  • Inventory, replace, and clean supplies and equipment after use.

EMTs and Paramedics are in-demand and are among some of the fastest growing occupations in the nation today. For example, according to the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics is projected to grow 15% from 2016 to 2026, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. a In addition, according to the Michigan Department of Technology, Management, and Budget, Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives, employment of EMTs and Paramedics in the State of Michigan is projected to grow 16.2% from 2016 to 2026. b


EMT Classes in Michigan

Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy’s EMT-Basic program has classes starting soon at the following locations:

EMT-Basic program classes in Madison Heights, MI

December 3, 2018

EMT-Basic program classes in New Boston, MI

November 20, 2018

EMT-Basic program classes in Jackson, MI

November 20, 2018

EMT-Basic program classes in Bay City, MI

November 27, 2018

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a Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, EMTs and Paramedics, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/emts-and-paramedics.htm (visited March 05, 2018).

b Michigan DTMB, Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives, Long-Term Occupational Employment Projections (2016-2026) Michigan Statewide, EMTs and Paramedics (SOC Code:  29-2041), http://milmi.mt.gov/Portals/137/publications/projectionsdata/LongTerm_OccupationalProj_2026_MI.xlsx (visited July 14, 2018).