Emergency Medical Technician is a one-semester instructional program that prepares individuals to provide basic emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight, trained in airway management, communications, documentation, general pharmacology, hemorrhage control, ambulance operations, and splinting of adult, pediatric, and infant patients; and special care of patients exposed to heat, cold, radiation, or contagious disease. Students who complete the program are eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Exam and become state certified.

Industry standards are based on the National EMS Education Standards and the Emergency Medical Technician Instructional Guidelines. The Mississippi State Department of Health determines guidelines and minimum standards and the Mississippi Community College Board provides curriculum. Industry standards are based on the National EMS Education Standards and the Emergency Medical Technician Instructional Guidelines.

Mississippi State Department of Health
Mississippi Bureau of Emergency Medical Services
570 Woodrow Wilson Drive 36
Jackson, MS 39216
866-458-4948
www.msdh.ms.gov

Mississippi Community College Board
3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211
601-432-6519
www.mccb.edu

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Contact:

Monica Rigdon
Administrative Assistant
Division of Healthcare Education
Phil Sutphin Building
Decatur, MS
601-635-6293
mrigdon@eccc.edu