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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Those currently certified as NREMTs have three options to recertify before their certification expires.
This option requires 24 hours of refresher training (10 of which can be taken online) and 48 hours of Continuing Education (CE) training (24 of which can be taken online). This course applies as 24 hours (10 Refresher + 14 CE).
Select "EMT Refresher Certificate" during the enrollment process.
This option requires 72 hours of CE training (24 of which must include the United States DOT National Standards Curriculum Topics) of which 24 can be taken online. This course applies as 24 hours of CE.
Select "Continuing Education Certificate" during the enrollment process.
Certified EMS professionals may make one attempt to demonstrate continued cognitive competency by taking an examination (in lieu of documenting continuing education) within six months of their expiration date (October 1 through March 31).
This course is taken entirely online from any computer that has high speed internet and meets our System Requirements. No classroom to attend; no travel required.
There's no need to take the training in a single sitting. Start and stop as often as you want. Our system will track your progress, allowing you to resume your training where you left when you log in.
Have questions about the course? Contact an instructor by email or through our Instructor Hotline. You can expect to receive a response within an hour during business hours and are guaranteed a response within 24 hours.
Two certificates to choose from — This course can be taken as a refresher, or for continuing education (CE) credit.
Download, save, or print a certificate after completing your training. If selected during enrollment, your PVC wallet ID, with optional photo, will be mailed within 24 hours.
Take up to twenty-four months to complete your 24 Hour EMT Refresher - Online training.
Follow along as our narrator talks you through the course.
Telephone support is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, including holidays.
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.
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.
|2||Navigating the Course|
|3||Completing the Course|
|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|
|9||Chapter 6 - Airway Management|
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|
|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|
|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|
|28||Chapter 25 - Infants and Children|
|29||Chapter 26 - Ambulance Operations|
|30||Chapter 27 - Gaining Access and Rescue|
|31||Chapter 28 - Special Operations|
|33||Student Information Verification|
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.
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.
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."
Approved EMT-Basic (1) Education Program
Basic Life Support / Advanced Life Support Continuing Education Provider Approval Number #56-0013 Approved EMT-Basic (1) Education Program
BLS/ALS Continuing Education Provider #56-0013
Approved Training Center #CA20584
This course is approved for 24 Contact Hours of EMS Continuing Education by approved California EMS provider 56-0013.
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:
This task must be completed before we can issue you a certificate of completion.
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.
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|
|$130 /$155 Rush Shipping|
|Optional Skills Testing (if purchased with the online course)|
|Optional Skills Testing (if purchased separately)|
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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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