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Top 4 Certificates in Emergency Medicine 2019

A certificate is a post-secondary non-degree award that enables graduates to learn necessary skills to gain employment. A certificate can qualify individuals to perform specific skills and tasks. This type of program generally incorporates hands-on learning.

You may be wondering, what is a Certificate in EMS and Paramedics? A Certificate in EMS and Paramedics offers students a practical learning approach. In addition to classroom instruction, students gain real-life experience by working in emergency rooms and transporting patients in ambulances. Students learn life-saving skills, such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation, spinal immobilization, and other noninvasive procedures. The paramedics portion of the certificate enables students to gain advanced life-support skills, including intravenous initiation and defibrillation. The certificate may take anywhere from one to two years to complete.

One of the greatest benefits of earning an EMS and paramedics certificate is the satisfaction of saving lives. Individuals who are sick or injured often rely on prompt medical care to sustain them until they reach a medical facility. Another benefit is a growing job outlook.

The cost of obtaining a certificate varies depending on a variety of factors. These factors include program location and length of time to complete the certificate. Contact your program of choice to determine financial specifics.

Careers in emergency medical services are abundant. With an aging population and emergencies that continue to demand the medical attention of EMTs and paramedics, the medical services field is favorable. Approximately half of all EMTs and paramedics work in ambulance services. Another possible career is working for the government. State, local, and private hospitals also employ graduates in EMS and paramedics. EMTs and paramedics enjoy a stable career with a variable work schedule. Many EMTs and paramedics work 12- or 24-hour shifts and then enjoy several days off work.

To find out more information about this promising certificate, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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4 Results in Emergency Medicine

ABM College

ALL of our First Aid, CPR, and AED courses meet the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and Work Safe Alberta. This guarantees that personnel working ... [+]

All too often it’s an accident, illness, or disaster that demonstrates how important it is to be prepared for a medical emergency. Emergencies strike with little warning, you’re either prepared or you’re not. Individual skills and company emergency preparedness protocols should be reappraised regularly.

ALL of our First Aid, CPR, and AED courses meet the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and Work Safe Alberta. This guarantees that personnel working in construction, manufacturing, massage therapy, the oil and gas industry, and as school teachers, social workers, childcare workers, office workers, firefighters, police officers, emergency medical responders, and hospitality employees are trained in delivering high-quality First Aid and CPR.... [-]

Canada Calgary
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
Polk State College

The Paramedic Certificate Program provides a study of the information, skills, and techniques necessary to implement safe, effective, and appropriate care as an entry-lev ... [+]

The Paramedic Certificate Program provides a study of the information, skills, and techniques necessary to implement safe, effective, and appropriate care as an entry-level paramedic. Additionally, the program focuses on the professional demeanor necessary for the role. A paramedic is the team leader of the Emergency Medical Services System team, delivering out-of-hospital emergency care under the direction of an emergency physician. Paramedics direct and manage patient care aspects of the Emergency Response Team.

This team is commonly composed of public safety and community service agency personnel who respond to traffic accidents, fires, explosions, cave-ins, emergency rescue calls, and other life-threatening situations. The paramedic's primary responsibilities are to safely care for victims of accidents or sudden illness by stabilization of the patient's condition using advanced life support skills and equipment, and also to safely transport the patient to the hospital emergency department. The paramedic performs these duties in various settings in conjunction with other emergency service providers, including law enforcement and fire department personnel. Paramedics also assist in patient care in hospitals and doctors' offices with specific instruction and supervision.... [-]

USA Bartow Lake Wales Lakeland Winter Haven  + 1 More
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Polk State College

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is a member of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) team delivering out-of-hospital emergency care under the direction of an emerge ... [+]

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is a member of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) team delivering out-of-hospital emergency care under the direction of an emergency physician. EMTs are a mainstay with public health and community service agencies, operating emergency vehicles that respond to emergency rescue calls and other life-threatening situations. The EMT's primary responsibilities are to safely care for victims of accidents or sudden illnesses by stabilizing the patients and then safely transporting them to the hospital emergency department.

Prerequisite

Emergency Medical Responder (EMS 1059C) is a prerequisite course for entrance into the EMT Certificate Program. Students may also choose the Emergency Medical Responder Credit-by-Exam option for which they must earn a score of 70 percent or higher. Successful completion of this exam provides students with Polk State College credit for the Emergency Medical Responder course.... [-]

USA Bartow Lake Wales Lakeland Winter Haven  + 1 More
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
College of Marin

These courses provide occupational education and training for men and women who wish to pursue coursework in fire technology. ... [+]

These courses provide occupational education and training for men and women who wish to pursue coursework in fire technology.

Skills Certificates

Skills Certificates are an acknowledgment that the student has attained a specified set of competencies within an occupational program. Skills Certificates may be part of a “ladder” of skills, beginning with job entry skills and leading to a full Certificate of Achievement program or may constitute a skill set that enables a student to upgrade or advance in an existing career. Skills Certificates require less than 18 units and are shorter in duration than the Certificate of Achievement.

Emergency Medical Technician Training Course Skills Certificate... [-]

USA Kentfield Novato
September 2019
Full-time
Campus