Note: A Laptop is required to be able to take exams in class.
The Intermediate program is designed to certify technicians to a mid-level of pre-hospital advanced life support care in Virginia. This program fulfills all the requirements of the Virginia EMS Education Standards at the Intermediate level.
All skills and subjects contained in the curriculum for Intermediate are covered for a minimum of 272 hours of instruction with a minimum of 68 hours devoted to extensive clinical rotations in specialty units. In addition to the above, the candidate must complete a minimum of 10 patient contact calls in which they act as the Field Team Leader (FTL) on an ALS ambulance. Clinical rotations of this type are not usually available for lower level providers. These additional clinical rotations include time spent in OR/Recovery Units, Critical Care Units, Labor & Delivery Units, Pediatrics, Emergency Department, Family Practice, Mental Health Clinics, Dialysis Clinics, Neurovascular Rehabilitation Clinics, Detoxification Units, and Extended Care Facilities.
The Intermediate program is designed to educate the technician in the following areas of pre-hospital care: preparatory skills, airway management and ventilation, patient assessment, trauma, medical, special considerations and assessment based management.
In Virginia, all initial Intermediate programs are required to satisfy the testing guidelines established by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. Upon successful course completion and National Registry EMT – Intermediate 99 certification, For Virginia trained Intermediates, successful certification at the NREMT – Intermediate 99 level will automatically lead to a Virginia Intermediate certification. NREMT-99 certified technicians trained outside of Virginia must apply for Virginia certification before being allowed to practice at this level. After receiving Virginia credentials, the Intermediate has the option to maintain National Registry Intermediate certification without affecting their Virginia certification; however, Virginia certification must be maintained in order to provide patient care at this level.
(As referenced from OEMS)
For Non College Credit: Students wishing to enroll into the EMT Intermediate Program and who do not wish to receive college credits will enroll directly with the Center for EMS Training.
Students who are seeking college credit towards the A.A.S degree, Paramedic , Intermediate EMT , or a Career Studies Certificate for EMT, utilizing financial aid or Veterans Administration benefits will also enroll with Thomas Nelson Community College at www.tncc.edu . Choose “Student” then select “Become a student”, and select Emergency Medical Services.
Tuition Fees and Policy: 22 Credit hours at the current TNCC tuition rate, $124.50 per credit hour and $650.00 course fee.
Price: $2739.00 (does not include course fee)
Course tuition and application fee is expected to be paid in full two weeks prior to the scheduled class along with the students application UNLESS you are an enrolled TNCC student, in which the students application and application fee needs to be submitted two weeks prior to the scheduled class. Payment may be made by Cash, Certified Check, Money Order, Visa, MasterCard or Discover Card. Students enrolling where fees are paid by the employer / agency must submit written authorization or valid purchase order with the students’ application. Full tuition will be refunded if withdrawn 5 days prior to the beginning of the course. There will be no refunds for withdrawals once the program has begun.
“An additional fee of $650.00 applies to this program. Two Clinical Shirts, Criminal Background Check, Clinical/Field Internship badge, FISDAP, ExamSoft, and maintenance of the student records are included in this fee. This fee is due no later than October 31, 2012. If this fee is not received by the deadline, CEMS reserves the right to remove the student from class until such time as the fee is paid in full. Any absences due to non-payment will count against the student.”
*The EMT Paramedic program is approved for Veterans Administration Benefits*
The completed student application form, tuition and all supporting documentation should be submitted as soon as possible to reserve class position to include:
1. Proof of age as evidenced by a copy of the students drivers license or certified birth certificate.
2. Copy of a current AHA BLS for Healthcare Provider 2010 Guidelines or ARC Professional Rescuer certification card 2010 Guidelines.
3. Copy of current EMT Basic certification.
4. Proof of a high school diploma, general equivalency diploma, or higher degree of education.
1. The minimum age for course enrollment is 18 years of age at the start of the training program. As evidenced by a copy of the prospective students’ certified birth certificate or valid drivers’ license.
2. Be proficient in reading, writing and speaking the English language.
3. High school diploma, general equivalency diploma, or higher degree of education as evidenced by a copy of the certificate or official transcripts.
4. Be of sound physical and mental condition, capable of performing all assigned duties.
5. Have no physical defect, which would render the student unable to perform all practical skills required for this level of training.
6. A health examination and copies of immunization records will be required.
7. Hold current certification as an EMT Basic certification.
8. Hold current certification in an approved course in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (Healthcare Provider CPR or Professional Rescuer)
9. Have never been convicted of a felony under the laws of this State or of the United States.
10. Have never been found guilty on Child, Domestic or Elderly Abuse.
11. Have never had an EMS License or Certificate revoked or suspended by any certifying agency.
Components of This Course:
Introduction to Advanced Life Support
(4 credits) Co-requisite(s): EMS 170. Prepares the student for Virginia Enhanced certification eligibility and begins the sequence for National Registry Intermediate and/or Paramedic certification. Includes the theory and application of the following: foundations, human systems, pharmacology, overview of shock, venous access, airway management, patient assessment, respiratory emergencies, allergic reaction, and assessment based management. Conforms at a minimum to the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services curriculum. Lecture 3 hours + lab 2 hours = total 5 hours per week.
Basic ECG Recognition
(2 credits) Focuses on the interpretation of basic electrocardiograms (ECG) and their significance. Includes an overview of anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system including structure, function and electrical conduction in the heart. Covers advanced concepts that build on the knowledge and skills of basic dysrhythmias determination and introduction to 12 lead ECG. Lecture 2 hours per week.
ALS – Medical Care
(4 credits) Prerequisite(s): Current EMT-B certification, EMS 151 and EMS 153. Continues the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services Intermediate and/or Paramedic curricula. Includes ALS pharmacology, drug and fluid administration with emphasis on patient assessment, differential diagnosis and management of multiple medical complaints. Includes, but are not limited to conditions relating to cardiac, diabetic, neurological, non-traumatic abdominal pain, environmental, behavioral, gynecology, and toxicological disease conditions. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
ALS – Trauma Care
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): Current EMT-B Certificate and EMS 151. Continues the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services Intermediate and/or Paramedic curricula. Utilizes techniques which will allow the student to utilize the assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the treatment plan for the trauma patient. Lecture 2 hours + lab 2 hours = total 4 hours per week.
ALS – Special Populations
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): EMT-B Certification and EMS 151 and EMS 153. Co-requisite(s): EMS 155.Continues the Virginia office of Emergency Medical Services Intermediate and/or Paramedic curricula. Focuses on the assessment and management of specialty patients including obstetrical, pediatric, and neonates. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
EMS 165Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
(1 credit) Prerequisite(s): EMS 111, EMS 153 or equivalent. Prepares for certification as an Advanced Cardiac Life provider. Follows course as defined by the American Heart Association. Lecture 1 hour per week.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
(1 credit) Prepares the student for certification as a pediatric advanced life support provider as defined by the American Heart Association. Covers primary assessment and emergency care of infants and children. Lecture 1 hour per week.
ALS Internship I
(1 credit) Begins the first in a series of clinical experiences providing supervised direct patient contact in appropriate patient care facilities in and out of hospitals. Includes but not limited to patient care units such as the Emergency Department, Critical Care units, Pediatric, Labor and Delivery, Operating Room, Trauma centers and various advanced life support units. Lab 3 hours per week.
ALS Clinical Internship II
(2 credits) Co-requisite(s): EMS 151. Continues with the second in a series of clinical experiences providing supervised direct patient contact in appropriate patient care facilities in and out of hospitals. Includes but not limited to patient care units such as the Emergency Department, Critical Care units, Pediatric, Labor and Delivery, Operating Room and Trauma Centers. Lab 6 hours per week.
ALS Field Internship II
(1 credit) Continues with the second in a series of field experiences providing supervised direct patient care in out-of-hospital advanced life support units. Laboratory 3 hours per week.
(1 credit) Reviews material covered in the intermediate/paramedic program. Prepares the student for National Registry testing. Lecture 1 hour per week.
(Course numbers and information as referenced on TNCC website)
(Required Textbooks are available through Thomas Nelson Community College)