At successful completion of the course, the student will be capable of performing the following functions at an entry level:
- Recognize the nature and seriousness of the patient's condition or extent of injuries to assess requirements for emergency medical care.
- Administer appropriate emergency medical care based on assessment findings of the patient's condition.
- Lift, move, position and otherwise handle the patient to minimize discomfort and prevent further injury.
- Perform safely and effectively the expectations of the job description.
The course is 110 hours in length, equally divided between lecture and practical skills labs. Courses are approved by the Vermont Department of Health Office of EMS and Injury Prevention, and are offered for academic credit and non-credit.