24 Hour EMT Refresher - Online

EMT Transition 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 39 section exams, each consists of 10 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
Module 1
1 Introduction to Emergency Medical Care
Section Exam
2 Well-Being of the EMT
Section Exam
3 Lifting and Moving Patients
Section Exam
4 Medical/Legal and Ethical Issues
Section Exam
5 Medical Terminology
Section Exam
6 Anatomy and Physiology
Section Exam
7 Ventilation, Perfusion, and Shock: Understanding Pathophysiology
Section Exam
8 Life Span Development
Section Exam
Module 2
9 Airway Management
Section Exam
10 Respiration and Artificial Ventilation
Section Exam
Module 3
11 Scene Size Up
Section Exam
12 The Primary Assessment
Section Exam
13 Vital Signs and Monitoring Devices
Section Exam
14 01 The Secondary Assessment - The Medical Patient
02 The Secondary Assessment - The Trauma Patient
03 The Secondary Assessment - Reassessment and Diagnosis
Section Exam
15 Communication and Documentation
Section Exam
Module 4
16 General Pharmacology
Section Exam
17 Respiratory Emergencies
Section Exam
18 Cardiac Emergencies
Section Exam
19 Diabetic Emergencies and Altered Mental Status
Section Exam
20 Allergic Reactions
Section Exam
21 Poisoning and Overdose Emergencies
Section Exam
22 Abdominal Emergencies
Section Exam
23 Behavioral and Psychiatric Emergencies and Suicide
Section Exam
24 Hematologic and Renal Emergencies
Section Exam
Module 5
25 Bleeding and Shock
Section Exam
26 Soft Tissue Trauma
Section Exam
27 Chest and Abdominal Trauma
Section Exam
28 Musculoskeletal Trauma
Section Exam
29 Trauma to the Head, Neck, and Spine
Section Exam
30 Multisystem Trauma
Section Exam
31 Environmental Emergencies
Section Exam
Module 6
32 Obstetric and Gynecologic Emergencies
Section Exam
33 Pediatric Emergencies
Section Exam
34 Geriatric Emergencies
Section Exam
35 Emergencies for Patients with Special Challenges
Section Exam
Module 7
36 Operations
Section Exam
37 Hazardous Materials, Multiple-Casualty Incidents, and Incident Management
Section Exam
38 Highway Safety and Vehicle Extrication
Section Exam
39 EMS Response to Terrorism
Section Exam

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 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

Emergency Care 13th Edition – This book has the most current educational curriculum including the newest NREMT exam.

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
Purchase the optional textbook
+ $165 Standard Shipping
+ $180 Rush Shipping
Optional Skills Testing (if purchased with the online course)
+ $50 Non-refundable
Optional Skills Testing (if purchased separately)
+ $75 Non-refundable

Emergency Care 13th Edition

This book has the most current educational curriculum including the newest NREMT exam.

"Emergency Care" 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.

Refunds

EMT Refresher Student have 1 day to process a refund as detailed below.

EMT Refresher "Student's Right to Cancel"

The student has a right to cancel the enrollment agreement and obtain a refund. The institution shall, for all students, without penalty or obligation, refund 100 percent of the amount paid for the institutional charges, less a reasonable deposit or application fee not to exceed $100.00, if the notice of cancellation is made prior to or on the first day of instruction. Furthermore, the student has the right to withdraw from a course of instruction at any time. A student who has completed 60 percent or less of the course of instruction shall be granted a pro rata refund of tuition and amounts paid for returnable equipment. Books, once they have been opened, are not refundable. If the student withdraws from the program of instruction after instruction has begun, the student is obligated to pay only for educational services rendered, plus the non-refundable registration fee. Any student who withdraws after completing 60% or more of the course will not receive a refund. There will be no refund issued if student fails program or any requisite requirements. EMS Training Institute, Inc. offers a distance education program where the instruction is not offered in real time and shall transmit the first lesson and any materials to students within seven days after the institution accepts the student for admission. The student shall have the right to cancel the agreement and receive a full refund pursuant to section CCR71750 before the first lesson and materials are received. Cancellation is effective on the date written notice of cancellation is sent.

In lieu of a refund, students are allowed to reschedule the class one time as long as they contact EMS Training Institute in writing prior to the first day of class. Keep in mind that the above refund policy applies to the original class dates of instruction, not the rescheduled dates. Students will not be eligible to receive a refund of any kind after the original class dates have passed.

Hypothetical Refund Example of EMT Refresher Course

A student withdraws from the program after completing 5 hours of instruction. $125.00 less $25.00 registration fee and $00.00 STRF assessment fee = $100.00 divided by 24 hours = $4.17 hourly program charge. 5 hours X $4.17 = $20.85. $100.00 less $20.85 = $79.15 refund. This calculation does not include a refund for the books.

You must pay the state-imposed fee for the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) if all of the following applies to you: (1) you are a student, who is a California resident and prepays all or part of your tuition either by cash, guaranteed student loans, or personal loans; and (2) your total charges are not paid by any third-party payer such as an employer, government program or other payer unless you have a separate agreement to repay the third party. You are not eligible for protection from the STRF and you are not required to pay the STRF fee if either of the following applies: (1) you are not a California resident; and (2) your total charges are paid by a third party, such as an employer, government program, or other payer and you have no separate agreement to repay the third party.

Any questions or problems concerning this school which have not been satisfactorily answered or resolved by the school should be directed to the:

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833
Mailing address: P.O. Box 980818, West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818 (888) 370-7589
www.bppe.ca.gov

Questions About Refund Policy

Should you have other questions or concerns about this refund policy, please call us at 805-581-2124 or 877-EMTTRAIN (368-8724), or send us an email to info@emstraininginstitute.com.

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.

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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