Anyone who is considering becoming an EMT Intermediate or an EMT-Basic needs to realize what it takes to become an EMT. An EMT Intermediate is the second level of an EMT license. If you have considered pursing this rewarding career there are some things that you need to take into consideration before you pursue the training that it is going to require you to become an EMT in the state that you live in.
How Can I Become An EMT Intermediate?
There is a process that it is going to require you to become an EMT Intermediate and if you are unsure of the process you will want to take the time to read the following:
EMT-Basic: Before you can pursue the training and education that it is going to require you to become an EMT Intermediate you will first have to complete the first level of training that is required to become an EMT-Basic. Once you have successfully completed that level of training and passed all the required tests you can then proceed to get your EMT-I certification.
The level of training that one receives to pursue this level of certification will depend on the state that you live in. Every state is different; this means that the number of training hours can vary greatly from state to state.
EMT Intermediate Skills Training
When you decide to pursue your EMT-I training you will have to complete an accredited program that offers this type of program. This also means that you will have to invest in some EMT intermediate books that you will be using throughout the course; you can expect the coursework to include some of the following:
- How to use advanced techniques that will help you unblock airways.
- How to use advanced medical equipment as well as keeping updated on all the changes that are made to the medical equipment.
- Using IV’s so you can administer IV’s intravenously.
- How to use a defibrillator as well as using CPR techniques that will be required in the field.
- How to move and stabilize a victim who has suffered a spine injury.
The EMT-intermediate work courses are offered at two different levels for students who are interested in pursing this training. These levels of training are set nationally by the NREMT which is also known as the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.
EMT-I/85: Anyone who is involved at this level of training will learn all the skills that we listed about. You will also be required to learn how to administer several types of prescription medications to victims. There are several classes that you will have to take to get the skills and training that you will need to perform this job and some of those classes will involve; pediatrics, human anatomy and physiology along with several of other classes you will need to get your EMT license.
EMT-I/99: This level of training will learn everything that the EMT-I/85 has to learn; however they will learn these skills at a higher level.
EMT Intermediate Jobs
By now you are well aware of the fact that these jobs are in high demand. Before you can begin applying for any of the EMT Intermediate jobs you will be required to pass all the required exams such as the psychomotor exam before you can become a certified EMT Intermediate and begin working as an EMT.