EMS and other training techniques.

EMS Training

EMS Training

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

This course provides a basic foundation in pre-hospital emergency medical services care, as per procedures developed by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

Prerequisites are:
A. Must be 16 years of age or older.
B. Prioritized Department of Health selection process enforced.

The program will be a minimum of 160 hours with combined lecture & practical skill sessions. Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be eligible for certification from the NREMT and the PA Dept. of health as an EMT.

May 29 to August 4, 2018

Tuesday and Thursday Evenings, 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Course fee $475

This specific training will be held at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus.

To register, call 724-430-4211 or online.


Basic Life Skills—CPR Training

American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers training reinforces healthcare professionals' understanding of the importance of early CPR and defibrillation, basic steps of performing CPR, relieving choking, using an AED, and the role of each link in the Chain of Survival. Skill performance includes adult, child, and infant patients, as well as 2-rescuer CPR, AED use, and use of a bag-mask for ventilation. Students must successfully complete both skills and written examinations for certification. This course meets occupational requirements for health care providers in various fields.

You do not need to be in the medical field to participate in this course.

This specific training will be held at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus in the Eberly Building.

Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers 2018 Dates

  • May 19, 2018
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  • June 9, 2018
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  • June 16, 2018
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  • June 23, 2018
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  • August 18, 2018
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  • September 15, 2018
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  • October 20, 2018
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  • November 17, 2018
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Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (A-EMT)

Provides basic and limited advanced emergency care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual will function as part of a comprehensive EMS response team. Under medical oversight the A-EMT will perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. The A-EMT is a link from the scene to the emergency health care system.
*Must be 18 years of age or older and a Pennsylvania State Certified Emergency Medical Technician to enroll in this course.

March 17, 2018-July 10, 2018
Tuesday evenings 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Saturdays 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Course fee is $1,265.00

This specific training will be held at the EMS West office in Kersey, PA 15846.

Payment options:

  • Online registration (requires payment in full)
  • Payment plan (contact our office 724-430-4217 or 724-430-4211)

Online Registration


Paramedic

On successful completion and certification, the paramedic is qualified to perform advanced emergency care. Course consists of on-line assignments, didactic and classroom skill competencies with additional hours of clinical and field internship. Paramedics are trained in the recognition, assessment and advanced management of a patient suffering any type of emergency and function under the direction of a medical doctor. Paramedics can perform their skills in a pre-hospital or other appropriate setting.
*Must be 18 years of age or older and a Pennsylvania State Certified Emergency Medical Technician to enroll in this course.

March 17, 2018-December 14, 2019
Tuesday evenings 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. and Saturdays 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., March 17, 2018-July 10, 2018
Paramedic Pathophysiology will be held on Saturdays 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., July 14, 2018-August 25, 2018 (no class on Aug., 11th)
Students will also have online assignments during the week and lab sessions Saturdays 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. September 10, 2018-December 14, 2019
Course fee is $6,000.00

Payment options:

  • Online registration (requires payment in full)
  • Payment plan (contact our office 724-430-4217 or 724-430-4211)

Online Registration