QUALIFICATIONS

Each candidate must successfully complete the Wyoming Office of Emergency Medical Services/Injury Control approved training curriculum and achieve a passing score on practical and written certification examinations.

The candidate must be certified CPR Healthcare provider (American Heart Association) or equivalent to.

The candidate must be at least eighteen (18) years of age when applying for EMT certification, or by the conclusion of the Wyoming EMS/IC approved training program.

The candidate must possess the ability to communicate verbally via telephone and radio equipment.

The candidate must possess the ability to interpret written and oral instructions,; must possess the ability to use good judgment and remain calm in high-stress situations; must possess the ability to be unaffected by loud noises and flashing lights; must possess the ability to function efficiently throughout the entire work shift without interruption.

The candidate must possess the ability to calculate weight and volume ratios; possess the ability to read English language manuals and road maps; accurately discern street signs and address numbers.

The candidate must possess the ability to interview patients, family members and bystanders; possess the ability to document, in writing, all relevant information in prescribed format in light of legal ramifications of such; possess the ability to converse in English with coworker and hospital staff as to the status of patients.

The candidate must possess good manual dexterity with the ability to perform all tasks related to the delivery of the highest quality of patient care; must possess the ability to bend, stoop and crawl on uneven terrain; possess the ability to withstand varied environmental conditions such as extreme heat, cold, and moisture; and possess the ability to work in low light and confined spaces.

COMPETENCY AREAS

EMT Basic

The candidate must demonstrate competency assessing a patient, handle emergencies utilizing Basic Life Support equipment, possess the ability to perform CPR, control hemorrhage, provide non-invasive treatment for inadequate tissue perfusion, splinting and spinal immobilization, use of a semi-automatic defibrillator, possess the ability to administer self-assisted medications, manage environmental emergencies, and emergency childbirth.

REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPLETION OF EMT- BASIC COURSE

WRITTEN EXAMS: There will be three exams during the course. You must average a 70% in order to be eligible to sit for the final written and practical exams. The final written exam is the National Registry. You must score a 70% minimum to be eligible for Wyoming certification.

PRACTICAL EXAM: Your final practical exam will consist of simulated scenarios. These stations are graded on a pass/fail basis.

ATTENDANCE: Absences may not exceed two (3 hour) classes.

IN-HOSPITAL TRAINING: All students must complete 24 hours of observation in a hospital Emergency Department. Whenever possible, students should also spend 16 hours participating in and riding on an ambulance. ( EMT-Basic course 160 hours.)

SUBJECTIVE EVALUATION: In addition to the aforementioned criteria governing confirmation or denial of completion, the attitude, participation, appearance, and overall performance of each student in conjunction with all other students, instructors and with the overall program will potentially play important part in the final decision as to whether or not a student successfully completes the course.

STATE OF WYOMING CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

After successfully completing this course, and you have been signed off by a Wyoming licensed physician, you will be a certified EMT in Wyoming. You will then receive a Continuing Medical Education Record booklet.

Each EMT is individually responsible for completing and submitting the required recertification material to the Office of Emergency Medical Services.

The certification period in Wyoming is (2) years.

You are responsible for 40 hours of continuing education during the two years of certification. There are 24 structured hours covering specific topics, and 16 hours of unstructured hours.

You will also be required to obtain 25 points which include patient contacts, holding instructor cards in first aid and CPR, participating in disaster drills, extrication courses, EVOC or defensive driving course, etc.

You will be required to review self-assisted medications, AED, PASG (MAST) twice a year.

Along with CME hours, you will be required to take a written recertification examination.


Contact Director Darin Yates if you have any questions call 307-532-7052.