24 Hour EMT Refresher - Online

EMT and Paramedic Courses

Only: $125.00

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Overview

This 24 Hour EMT Refresher - Online course is brought to you through a partnership with the EMS Training Institute. Please visit the EMS Training Institute web site for more details.

Take your EMT Refresher course completely online at your own pace. You have the option to purchase a textbook with this training as well as skills testing. Safety Unlimited, Inc. offers the busy EMT the ability to complete the required 24 hours of refresher training online and at anytime. This course meets local and state requirements for California. This course qualifies for Instructor based training.

State Certified EMTs

State of California EMTs

This course counts as a complete EMT Refresher Course for current or expired (within the past 2 years) EMTs in California who need to complete 24 hours of EMT refresher training or continuing education. Select "EMT Refresher Certificate" during the enrollment process.

Also needed is a valid CPR certification and California EMT Skills Testing, which is scheduled monthly in Simi Valley, California or can be provided by a certified instructor in your area.

Other State Certified EMTs

Each State EMS Agency establishes it's own specific EMT certification requirements many of which simply utilize the certification process of the NREMT (see below for how this course applies to NREMTs).

Additionally, local EMS agencies, EMS Providers, and Medical Directors can establish higher standards and requirements. Please contact your EMS Agency for specific recertification requirements. State EMS Agencies Information

Note This course is not accepted for State recertification for Arizona or Nevada EMTs, but DOES APPLY to Arizona and Nevada EMTs looking for NREMT recertification as described below.

National Registry EMTs (NREMTs)

Aspiring NREMTs

This course applies to those people who have failed the initial National Registry EMT exam 3 times anywhere in the U.S. and require an EMT Refresher Course to retest an additional 3 times. Select "EMT Refresher Certificate" during the enrollment process.

Note The NREMT Exam must be passed within 2 years of completion date of initial EMT Training. Also needed is a valid CPR certification and NREMT Skills Testing (within the past 12 months).
Expired NREMTs

This course applies as an EMT Refresher Course for expired NREMT Certified EMTs who want to be eligible to take the NREMT exam. Select "EMT Refresher Certificate" during the enrollment process.

Note NREMT expiration must have been less than 2 years unless a State EMT card was maintained anywhere in the US. If greater than 2 years, initial EMT training course must be retaken.
Currently Certified NREMTs

Those currently certified as NREMTs have three options to recertify before their certification expires.

Note Current NREMTs must be actively working within an emergency medical service, rescue service, or patient health care facility using your EMT-Basic/EMT skills.
* Check your state EMS Authority for any possible additional requirements.

Advantages of Safety Unlimited Online Training

Course Outline

This course consists of 28 sections broken down into 7 modules. Students are required to take each section in sequential order as listed below. There is no final exam.

Course Exams

This course has 7 module exams based upon the 7 modules. Each exam consists of 25 questions randomly selected from a large pool of questions. A 80% score or better is required to pass each exam. Students who do not pass the exam the first time may retake the exam as many times as necessary in order to pass. Again, there is no final exam.

Course Sections

Course Modules, Sections and Exams
Module Section Course Title
Course Introduction
1 Course Overview
2 Navigating the Course
3 Completing the Course
Module 1
4 Chapter 1 - Introduction to the EMS Systems
5 Chapter 2 - The Well-Being of the EMT-Basic
6 Chapter 3 - Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues
7 Chapter 4 - The Human Body
8 Chapter 5 - Lifting and Moving Patients
Module Exam
Module 2
9 Chapter 6 - Airway Management
Module Exam
Module 3
10 Chapter 7 - Part 1 - Scene Size-Up, Initial Assessment, Baseline Vitals, and SAMPLE History
Chapter 7 - Part 2 - The Primary Assessment
Chapter 7 - Part 3 - Vital Signs and Monitoring Devices
11 Chapter 8 - Assessment of the Trauma Patient
12 Chapter 9 - Assessment of the Medical Patient
13 Chapter 10 - Assessment of Pediatric and Geriatric Patients
14 Chapter 11 - Communication and Documentation
Module Exam
Module 4
15 Chapter 12 - General Pharmacology
16 Chapter 13 - Respiratory Emergencies
17 Chapter 14 - Cardiac Emergencies
18 Chapter 15 - Diabetic Emergencies and Altered Mental Status
19 Chapter 16 - Allergies
20 Chapter 17 - Poisoning and Overdose Emergencies
21 Chapter 18 - Environmental Emergencies
22 Chapter 19 - Behavioral Emergencies
23 Chapter 20 - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Module Exam
Module 5
24 Chapter 21 - Bleeding and Shock
25 Chapter 22 - Soft Tissue Injuries
26 Chapter 23 - Musculoskeletal Injuries
27 Chapter 24 - Injuries to the Head and Spine
Module Exam
Module 6
28 Chapter 25 - Infants and Children
Module Exam
Module 7
29 Chapter 26 - Ambulance Operations
30 Chapter 27 - Gaining Access and Rescue
31 Chapter 28 - Special Operations
Module Exam
Skills Review
32 Skills Review
Module Exam
Course Completion
33 Student Information Verification
34 Course Evaluation

Accreditation

California

This course is brought to you by Safety Unlimited, Inc. through a partnership with the EMS Training Institute. The EMS Training Institute issues the certification.

This 24 Hour EMT Refresher Course is certified by the state of California (provider #56-0013) and the Ventura County EMS Agency (provider #56-0013), and meets the state and NREMT requirements for EMT Refresher training.

Other States

Each state sets its own standard for what is required for EMT Refresher Training and which courses are accepted. This course meets the National EMS Scope of Practice Model, which is the minimum standard for all states.

Please check with your local State EMS Agency to see if this course applies in your state.

EMS Training Institute's Accreditations

Bureau For Private Postsecondary & Vocational Education

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Educatiom

Approved EMT and Paramedic Refresher Program #20598 — School Code #41500904

"As per California Assembly bill number: AB 1525, EMS Training Institute, Inc. has entered into a voluntary agreement with the Director of Consumer Affairs pursuant to paragraph (3) of subdivision (b) of Section 1 of this act. This was done in lieu of the regulations of the Bureau of Post Secondary and Vocational Education."

Sacramento County Emergency Medical Services Agency

Sacramento County Emergency Medical Services Agency

Approved EMT-Basic (1) Education Program

Approved EMT-Basic (1) Education Program

Ventura County Healthcare Agency

Basic Life Support / Advanced Life Support Continuing Education Provider Approval Number #56-0013 Approved EMT-Basic (1) Education Program

California State approved EMT Initial / Refresher School

California State Approved EMT Initial / Refresher School

BLS/ALS Continuing Education Provider #56-0013

AHA Authorized Training Center

American Heart Association

Approved Training Center #CA20584

EMS Continuing Education Credits

This course is approved for 24 Contact Hours of EMS Continuing Education by approved California EMS provider 56-0013.

* Check your state EMS Authority for any possible additional requirements.

Requirements

Proof of High School Diploma or its Equivalent Assignment

The California State Department of Consumer Affairs, Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education requires that 24 Hour EMT Refresher - Online students show proof of a "high school diploma or its equivalent".

Acceptable proof includes any of the following:

  • Proof of GED, High School or College Diploma
  • Any College transcripts
  • Current or prior EMT Certification

This task must be completed before we can issue you a certificate of completion.

Additional Training

While this course counts as a complete EMT Refresher Course for current or expired (within the past 2 years) EMTs in California, also needed is a valid CPR certification and EMT Skills Testing, which is scheduled monthly in Simi Valley, California or can be provided by a certified instructor in your area.

Each State EMS Agency establishes it's own specific EMT certification requirements many of which simply utilize the certification process of the NREMT.

Additionally, local EMS agencies, EMS Providers, and Medical Directors can establish higher standards and requirements. Please contact your EMS Agency for specific recertification requirements.

State EMS Agencies Information

* Online training can assist in an EMT's training. It is equally important that EMT's receive hands-on training.

Options

Textbook

You have the option to purchase a textbook with this training as well as skills testing. Safety Unlimited, Inc. offers the busy EMT the ability to complete the required 24 hours of refresher training online and at anytime. This course meets local and state requirements for California. This course qualifies for Instructor based training.

Course Pricing With Optional Textbook Add on Price
Course Textbook
$130 /$155 Rush Shipping
Optional Skills Testing (if purchased with the online course)
$50
Optional Skills Testing (if purchased separately)
$75

EMT Refresher Text Book

Emergency Care, Twelfth Edition, has set the standard for EMT training for over 30 years. Updated with the latest research and developments in emergency medical services, this edition meets the 2010 American Heart Association guidelines for CPR and ECC, providing all the practical information students need to succeed in the classroom and in the field. Using the National EMS Education Standards as a foundation, this edition goes beyond the Standards to provide the most current, accurate reflection of EMS practice today. Getting students to think like an EMT, the text integrates scientific principles in a way that's easy to understand, and a host of critical thinking features–including a new chapter, "Critical Thinking and Decision Making," – helps students learn key concepts while getting a dose of the reality of being an EMT.

Table of Contents

  • Section 1 – Foundations
  • Introduction to Emergency Medical Services and the Health Care System
  • The Well-being of the EMT
  • Lifting and Moving Patients
  • Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues
  • Medical Terminology and Anatomy and Physiology
  • Principles of Pathophysiology
  • Life Span Development
  • Section 2 – Airway Management, Respiration, and Artificial Ventilation
  • Airway Management
  • Respiration and Artificial Ventilation
  • Medical Terminology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Ambient Air, Airway, and Mechanics of Ventilation
  • Regulation of Ventilation, Ventilation/Perfusion Ratio, and Transport of Gases
  • Blood, Cardiac Function, and Vascular System
  • Section 3 – Patient Assessment
  • Scene Size-up
  • The Primary Assessment
  • Vital Signs and Monitoring Devices
  • Assessment of the Trauma Patient (includes history-taking specific to the trauma patient)
  • Assessment of the Medical Patient (includes history-taking specific to the medical patient)
  • Reassessment
  • Critical Thinking and Decision Making
  • Communication and Documentation
  • Section 4 – Medical Emergencies
  • General Pharmacology
  • Respiratory Emergencies
  • Cardiac Emergencies
  • Diabetic Emergencies and Altered Mental Status
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Poisoning and Overdose Emergencies
  • Abdominal Emergencies
  • Behavioral and Psychiatric Emergencies and Suicide
  • Hematologic and Renal Emergencies
  • Section 5 – Trauma Emergencies
  • Bleeding and Shock
  • Soft Tissue Trauma
  • Chest and Abdominal Trauma
  • Musculoskeletal Trauma
  • Trauma to the Head, Neck, and Spine
  • Multisystem Trauma
  • Environmental Emergencies
  • Section 6 – Special Populations
  • Obstetric and Gynecologic Emergencies
  • Pediatric Emergencies
  • Geriatric Emergencies
  • Emergencies for Patients with Special Challenges
  • Section 7 – Operations
  • EMS Operations
  • Hazardous Materials, Multiple-Casualty Incidents, and Incident Management
  • Highway Safety and Vehicle Extrication
  • EMS Response to Terrorism
  • Appendices
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support Review
  • Medical Terminology
  • Glossary
  • Answer Key
  • Index

Volume Pricing

To learn more about our volume discounts for this training, visit our Volume Pricing page. We also offer an easy way to Enroll Multiple Students.

Frequently Asked Questions About This Course

If you do not find your question here, we do have more FAQs

Our courses are set up to take a specific amount of time. Some students may get through the training more quickly, while others may take longer to complete their training. This course will take around 24 hours to complete.

Remember, this training should be used as an intricate tool in the context of an overall training program; it can be combined with other training throughout the year in order to meet any hour requirements needed.

No, our courses are designed so you can start and stop as needed, allowing you to break the training up over a longer period of time. Our system will keep track of your progress, enabling you to resume where you left off upon your next login. If you need to leave the computer for an extended amount of time you can click the Save Progress and Return to Course Outline link provided in the upper-right corner of the course to save your progress in the course.

Yes, you can take this course by signing in with your username and password from any location and computer with high-speed internet access. However, each computer needs to meet our Basic System Requirements for viewing our online courses.

Yes, once you have completed the course you will be able to download, save, or print a certificate of completion from your student account. Certificates are created in a pdf format. Users must have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader before attempting to download the completion certificate.

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