EMT Training in Idaho

If you’re interested in EMT training in Idaho, it’s important to know that students are required to complete training from a state approved EMT program.  Each program, which can often be found at a college or university, has a certain set of prerequisites one must meet, such as the following:

· EMT students in ID must be 18 years old or older.  They also must be able to show proof of a high school diploma or a GED.

· Must have a valid driver’s license.

· Must be able to read at a 10th grade level or higher.  Prospective students are sometimes asked to provide placement scores (from tests such as ASSET or COMPASS or ACCUPLACER, which test one’s academic skills in English, math, and reading).

· Must have current CPR certification.

· EMT students will need to show proof of the following vaccinations: Measles, Mumps, Rubella Vaccination/Illness, Hepatitis B Vaccination Series, and Tuberculosis Testing.  You will likely also need the Tdap vaccine to protect against Tetanus, Diphtheria and Petrussis; Chicken Pox (vaccinated 2 shot series or positive titer); a negative Chest X-ray (within the last 12 months) and a Flu shot (within the last 12 months).

· Must undergo a drug test and submit to a criminal background check.

EMT School

While enrolled in an EMT program in Idaho, students will learn the necessary skills to provide prehospital emergency medical care at a basic life support level.  Once the course is successfully completed, students will be able to recognize the significance of a patient’s injury and assess the requirement needed for emergency medical care.

Students will also learn to administer proper emergency medical care based on a patient’s condition, as well as lift, position, or move a patient to limit pain and prevent additional injury.

Schools and Programs

Below, please click on a school to get admissions information on their healthcare programs:

College of Southern Idaho
Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
315 Falls Ave
HSHS 116
Twin Falls, ID 83301

Idaho State University
Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
1311 East Central Drive
Meridian, ID 83642

Lewis-Clark State College
Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
500 8th Ave
Lewiston, ID 83501

EMT Classes in Idaho

An EMT student who has successfully completed an EMT course in ID should have a thorough 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 Idaho

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 in Idaho, contact the Idaho EMS Bureau.

When you become a nationally registered EMT, you can then apply for state licensure by sending a completed application form (and any other necessary paperwork to):

ID EMS Bureau
590 West Washington
Boise, ID 83702
(208) 334-4000

EMT Salary in Idaho

To read more about EMT salary in Idaho, along with the annual income of paramedics and flight paramedics, be sure to visit our article entitled Paramedic Salary in Idaho.

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