Training


Emergency Medical Technician - Basic
South Carolina follows the current 1994 United States Department of Transportation (SCDOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) curriculum for EMT-Basic.  In addition to the 110 hour curriculum, additional hours are included for the following:
 

  • Advanced Airway (Module 8- Orotracheal Intubation-ET): 12 Hours

  • CPR (included in course): 8 Hours

  • Enrichment Modules: 9 Hours

  • Infection Control

  • Hazardous Materials

  • Pneumatic Anti-Shock Garments

  • IV Maintenance

The initial EMT-Basic course as outlined above is a minimum of 139 classroom hours plus the required clinical experience as specified in the curriculum course guide.  The refresher EMT-Basic course exceeds the DOT EMT-Basic Regresher and is a minimum of 36 classroom hours and incorporates the Advanced Airway Module in addition to the standard refresher training.

Entrance requirements for all candidates entering an initial EMT-Basic training program in South Carolina are as follows:

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • 18 years of age prior to the last class meeting

  • Be physically fit and able to perform all tasks required of an EMT

  • Other prerequisites as required by the specific training institution

  • Must have a current BLS credential prior to state certification as a basic

Entrance requirements for all candidates entering a refresher EMT-Basic training program in South Carolina are as follows:

  • Current South Carolina EMT or

  • Previous South Carolina EMT (not expired more than one year) or

  • Letter of permission from the state EMS office

All candidates successfully completing a South Carolina EMT-Basic course ( initial or refresher) must successfully pass the National Registry EMT-Basic Practical & Written Examinations prior to receiving a South Carolina EMT-Basic Certification.


Emergency Medical Technician - Intermediate
South Carolina follows an updated Intermediate/85 United States Department of Transportation (DOT) / National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) curriculum.  In addition to the curriculum, additional training is provided in AED, LMA, Epi Auto-Injectors, prescribed inhalers, and intraosseours infusion.

The initial EMT-Intermediate course is a minimum of 64 classroom hours and 16 clinical hours of experience.

The refresher EMT-Intermediate course is a minimum of 36 classroom hours.

 


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