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Review notes on this website are based on EMT classes offered through Durham Technical Community College in collaboration with the Orange County Rescue Squad and ACERIP of UNC Chapel Hill.

Contact your local community college for information on EMT training and certification.

Upon successful completion of the EMT class, the student should be able to:

  • Recognize the nature and seriousness of the patient's condition or extent of injuries to assess requirements for emergency medical care;
  • Administer appropriate emergency medical care based on assessment findings of the patient's condition;
  • Lift, move, position and otherwise handle the patient to minimize discomfort and prevent further injury; and,
  • Perform safely and effectively the expectations of the job description.

Source: guidelines set by the National Registry.