EMT Program in Idaho
EMT program in Idaho provides necessary skills to the students that help them to do the pre-hospital care of the patients, who become the victims of certain severe emergencies. It has been certified and operated under Idaho Emergency Medical Services System. The three important levels of EMT program in Idaho are EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate and EMT-Paramedic.
Following are the eligibility criteria that a student needs to meet in order to get enrol for EMT program in Idaho:
- The age of the students, who want to pursue EMT program in Idaho, must be 18 years or above.
- A valid driving license along with a GED or high school diploma should be owned by the students in Idaho.
- It is important for students to hold a current CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) certification by the National Healthcare Providers.
- Some students may also need marks of COMPASS or ACCUPLACER exams in order to apply for EMT program in Idaho. These test their mathematical skills, as well as the capability to read, write and speak English.
- Students of Idaho need to submit their drug examination report and a check on their criminal background.
- A proof of immunization, such as chickenpox, tetanus, measles, diphtheria, mumps, hepatitis B and pertussis is also needed to be submitted by the students.
- They should also provide the negative reports of tests of tuberculosis, chest X-ray and a flu shot. All the three tests must be done within the last 12 months.
- Basic anatomy & physiology
- EMT-basic pharmacology
- Ways of lifting and moving patients properly
- Legal, ethical and medical issues of EMS
- Respiratory, cardiac, diabetic, and poison/overdose emergencies
- Obstetrics and gynaecological emergencies
- Childbirth and pediatric emergencies
- Patient assessment (trauma)
- Communication and documentation
- Shock and bleeding management
- Airway management & oxygen techniques
- Injuries of head, neck, spine, chest and abdomen
- Musculoskeletal and soft tissue injuries
- How to measure vital signs?
- Care of old-aged people
- Rescue operations or treatment of multiple patients at big catastrophes
Duration and Fees
The approximate cost or fee structure of a basic EMT program is around $950-$1,000 per student, while a paramedic program will cost you between $1,000 and $5,000. An EMT-basic program takes around 140 hours to train the students.
State-Approved Program Centers
- Brigham Young University
Address: 525 South Center Street, Rexburg, Idaho- 83460
Contact Number: (208) 496-1411
Official Website: http://www.byui.edu/
- College of Southern Idaho
Address: 315 Falls Avenue, P.O. Box- 1238, Twin Falls, Idaho- 83303-1238
Contact Number: (208) 733-9554
Official Website: http://www.csi.edu/
- Idaho State University
Address: 921 South 8th Avenue, Pocatello, Idaho- 83209
Contact Number: (208) 282-0211
Official Website: http://www.isu.edu/
- Lewis-Clark State College
Address: 500 8th Avenue, Lewiston, Idaho- 83501
Contact Number: (208) 792-5272, (800) 933-5272
Official Website: http://www.lcsc.edu/
If you need any other information on EMT program in Idaho, you may contact:
Idaho EMS Bureau
590 West Washington,
Boise, Idaho- 83702
Contact Number: (208) 334-4000