EMT training in Nevada provides students with an EMT-Basic course that will educate and train them to perform basic life support during an emergency. Coupled with that, students will also be prepared to take the NREMT exams, as well as apply for state certification.
Here are a few requirements prospective students will need to meet before enrolling in a Nevada EMT program:
· EMT students in Nevada will need to be eighteen years old or older. They also should have the ability to establish evidence of a high school diploma or a GED.
· Should have a valid driver’s license.
· Should be able to read at a 10th grade level or higher. Prospective students are occasionally asked to provide placement results (from examinations such as ASSET or COMPASS or ACCUPLACER, which evaluate one’s academic capabilities in English, math, and reading).
· Need to have CPR certification and retain it throughout the duration of the training program.
· EMT students will need to show proof of the following vaccinations: Measles, Mumps, Rubella Vaccination/Illness, and Hepatitis B Vaccination Series. You will most likely also need the Tdap vaccine to safeguard against Tetanus, Diphtheria and Petrussis; Chicken Pox (vaccinated 2 shot series or positive titer); a negative Tuberculosis skin PPD test (within the last 12 months); a negative Chest X-ray (within the last 12 months) and a Flu shot (within the last 12 months).
· Must go through a drug test and submit to a criminal background check.
Schools and Programs
Below, please click on a school to get admissions information on their programs:
· College of Southern Nevada – Las Vegas, NV
· National College of Technical Instruction-Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV
Getting Ready for EMT Classes
During an EMT training course in Nevada, students will be taught the necessary skills to provide prehospital emergency medical care at a basic life support level. When the course is properly finished, students will be able to determine the significance of a patient’s injury and evaluate the requirement needed for emergency medical care.
Students will also learn to carry out proper emergency medical care based on a patient’s problem, as well as lift, position, or transfer a patient to reduce pain and avoid additional injury.
An EMT student in NV who has completed an EMT training course is expected to have a firm understanding of the following:
· The Human Body
· EMT-Basic Pharmacology
· Respiratory and Cardiac Emergencies
· Emergency Childbirth/Pediatric Emergencies
· Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues in EMS
· Bleeding and Shock Management
· Environmental and Behavioral Emergencies
· Epinephrine Auto-Injector
· Trauma Patient Assessment
· Airway Management
· Obstetrics and Gynecological Emergencies
· Soft Tissue Injuries
· Musculoskeletal Injuries
· Head, Neck and Spine Injuries
· Vital Signs
· Infants, Children, Adolescents and Old Patients
· Lifting and Moving Patients
· Diabetic Emergencies
Becoming an EMT in Nevada
Once you have successfully completed your EMT-Basic course, you will then be able to apply for national certification by taking the NREMT exams. National EMT certification requires students to successfully complete both a cognitive (computer adaptive test) and psychomotor exam (skills test).
The NREMT-B practical exam is a state approved exam and will be given through state recognized EMT training programs. If you have any questions about EMT testing, training, or certification in NV contact the Nevada EMS Office.