Welcome to EMT Training Spokane where we strive to be Spokane’s premier school for EMT Training. We offer all inclusive tuition including with no extra hidden cost.
EMT Training Spokane has smaller class sizes allowing students more practical training and emphasizes on preparing students to pass the National Registry EMT computer adaptive exam.
Our success rate of students completing our course and passing the National Registry EMT exam is an outstanding 89%
Below you will find the related documents pertaining to our EMT Training program including the overview, enrollment agreement, and current class schedule. If your are interested in enrolling in an EMT course, or have any questions regarding our EMT Certification training classes, please feel free to send us an inquiry via the contact form on the right.
This school is licensed under Chapter 28C.10 RCW. Inquiries or complaints regarding this private vocational school may be made to:
Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board
128 – 10th Avenue Southwest
Olympia, Washington 98504
The Emergency Medical Responder, Emergency Medical Technician, and Advanced Emergency Medical Technician programs conducted at EMT Training Spokane are approved by the Washington State Department of Health and Spokane County EMS and Trauma Council in cooperation with the regulations set by the Washington State Department of Health Quality Care Assurance Commission and adhere to the NHTSA/DOT guidelines. Program approval is subject to bi-annual review.
National EMS Scope of Practice: EMS Personnel Licensure Levels
Emergency Medical Responder
The primary focus of the Emergency Medical Responder is to initiate immediate lifesaving care
to critical patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the
basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide lifesaving interventions while awaiting
additional EMS response and to assist higher level personnel at the scene and during transport.
Emergency Medical Responders function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under
medical oversight. Emergency Medical Responders perform basic interventions with minimal
Emergency Medical Technician
The primary focus of the Emergency Medical Technician is to provide basic emergency medical
care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical
system. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient
care and transportation. Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive
EMS response, under medical oversight. Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions
with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance. The Emergency Medical Technician
is a link from the scene to the emergency health care system.
Advanced Emergency Medical Technician
The primary focus of the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician is to provide basic and
limited advanced emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients
who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and
skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Advanced Emergency Medical
Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight.
Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic and advanced
equipment typically found on an ambulance. The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician is a
link from the scene to the emergency health care system.
The Paramedic is an allied health professional whose primary focus is to provide advanced
emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical
system. This individual possesses the complex knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient
care and transportation. Paramedics function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under
medical oversight. Paramedics perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment
typically found on an ambulance. The Paramedic is a link from the scene into the health care system.
For further questions or inquiries please fill out the inquiry form to the right. We will do our best to address your questions promptly.
EMT Training Spokane
- What is an EMT
- EMT vs Paramedic
- EMT Certification
- EMT Jobs outlook for Spokane and abroad.
- EMT Salary Statistics
- EMT Practice Tests.
- And a whole lot more…
What is an EMT?
EMT stands for Emergency Medical Technician. EMTs are medical professionals who are trained to respond to various medical emergencies such as injuries occurring in homes and workplaces. This would include everything from slips and falls, heart attacks, automobile accidents, gunshot wounds and a surplus of other emergency medical situations.
EMTs provide a vital service to each community as people’s lives depend on the quick reaction, and skilled care that skilled EMTs provide during emergency situations.
EMT’s and Paramedics are typically dispatched to emergency situations by 991 dispatchers and work closely with local police and fire departments. The EMT is responsible for evaluating a patient’s medical condition upon arriving at a scene and then following the standard operation procedures necessary to provide the care and safe transport of the patient.
EMT vs Paramedic
An EMT and a Paremedic are often times confused as being the same. The difference between the two is the amount of training and experience as well as the scope of practice. EMTs usually undergo a 120-150 hour certification course whereas a Paramedic training is typically a two year degree providing candidates 1200 to 1800 hours of training.
Paremedics and EMTs are both very skilled medical response professionals, however the scope of practice between the two is usually summed up by the ability to break the skin. EMTs are typically restricted to using glucose, asthma inhalers, oxygen, etc. where Paramedics can give shots and administer medications. Paramedics are usually trained in the administration of 30-40 different medications.
Besides the care and transferring of a patient and EMT is also responsible for documenting their observations and the action taken during each medical response. EMT’s must insure the ambulance or patient transfer vehicle is sterilized after each transport and that the vehicle is properly restocked with the required supplies and equipment needed for each response.
Beyond the general duties above, the specific responsibilities of EMTs and paramedics depend on their level of qualification and training. The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) certifies emergency medical service providers at five levels: First Responder; EMT-Basic; EMT-Intermediate (which has two levels called 1985 and 1999) and Paramedic. Some States, however, have their own certification programs and use distinct names and titles.
The EMT-Basic represents the first response of the emergency medical system. An EMT trained at this level is prepared to care for patients at the scene of an accident and while transporting patients by ambulance to the hospital under the direction of more highly trained medical personnel. The EMT-Basic has the emergency skills to assess a patient’s condition and manage respiratory, cardiac, and trauma emergencies.
The EMT-Intermediate has more advanced training. However, the specific tasks that those certified at this level are allowed to perform varies greatly from State to State.
Paramedics provide more extensive pre-hospital care than do EMTs. In addition to carrying out the procedures of the other levels, paramedics administer medications orally and intravenously, interpret electrocardiograms (EKGs), perform endotracheal intubations, and use monitors and other complex equipment. However, like the EMT-Intermediate level, what paramedics are permitted to do varies by State.
EMT Jobs in Spokane
Employment for EMTs and paramedics is expected to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations through 2018. Job prospects should be good, particularly in cities and private ambulance services.
Employment of emergency medical technicians and paramedics is expected to grow 9 percent between 2008 and 2018, which is about as fast as the average for all occupations.
Driving this growth is the large call volume of the aging population. As aging members of the baby boom generation—becomes more likely to have medical emergencies, demand will increase for EMTs and paramedics. In addition, the time that EMTs and paramedics must spend with each patient is increasing as emergency departments across the country are experiencing overcrowding. As a result, when an ambulance arrives, it takes longer to transfer the patient from the care of the EMTs and paramedics to the staff of the emergency department. In addition, some emergency departments divert ambulances to other hospitals when they are too busy to take on new patients. As a result, ambulances may not be able to go to the nearest hospital, which increases the amount of time spent in transit. Both these factors result in EMTs and paramedics spending more time with each patient, which means more workers are needed to meet demand.
In addition, hospitals are increasingly specializing in treating a particular illness or injury. This results in more patients needing to be transferred to the hospital best able to treat them. Most patients must be transferred by ambulance, so their condition can be monitored en route. Therefore, more demand for transfers between hospitals increases the demand for the services of EMTs and paramedics.
There also still will be demand for part-time, volunteer EMTs and paramedics in rural areas and smaller metropolitan areas.
EMT Salary Statistics
Earnings of EMTs and paramedics depend on the employment setting and geographic location of their jobs, as well as their training and experience. Median hourly wages of EMTs and paramedics were $14.10 in May 2008. The middle 50 percent earned between $11.13 and $18.28. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $9.08, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $23.77. Median hourly wages in the industries employing the largest numbers of EMTs and paramedics in May 2008 were $12.99 in other ambulatory healthcare services and $15.45 in local government.
EMT Practice Test
We will soon be posting EMT practice tests right here on emttrainingspokane.com to allow our students and visitors to adequately prepare for their EMT Certification.
Please be patient as we are still undergoing construction of this website. If we have not addressed your questions adequately, please send us an inquiry via the contact form on the right.
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The team at EmtTrainingSpokane.com