Advanced EMT (AEMT) Courses
Contact: Douglas Sandbrook, MA, EMT-P, Paramedic Program Director/EMS Liaison
Phone: 315 464-4851
Registration for AEMT Original will open October 1, 2018
Class Dates (tentative): December 17, 2018 through August 15, 2019
Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:30pm to 10:00pm, and occasional Saturdays 9am-4pm
Registration for AEMT Refresher course to be announced for 2019.
Upstate’s Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) Course gives you the strength and skills to advance you career in Emergency Medical Services. We train students how to lead with confidence in high stress, emergency scenarios. The AEMT program prepares the student to provide basic and limited advanced emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system.
AEMTs are qualified in advanced emergency care by a competency-based training program that consists of didactic hours, clinical rotations, and a field internship. Students spend approximately:
- 150 classroom hours where students develop skillful techniques and achieve an in-depth understanding of many areas of medicine, including: anatomy and physiology, patient assessment, intravenous access, emergency pharmacology, airway management, cardiology, trauma, neonatology, and much more
- 120 hours in a series of clinical rotations in the hospital setting where emergency procedures are practiced and critical thinking skills are applied to real patients
- 150 hours of internship working in the field under the experienced preceptors
The student’s NYS AEMT certification must remain valid throughout the program. DOH BEMS Reimbursement does not cover tuition for this program. This course prepares you for the NYS and National certification exams.