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    • Emergency Medical Technician Certificate Program

        • The Emergency Medical Technician course is a partnership between Hudson County Community College and Jersey City Medical Center. The program is designed to be a comprehensive introduction to emergency medical services and the treatment of the sick and injured. In accordance with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Standard Curriculum for the EMT, and the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, the EMT program focuses on honing the knowledge, skills and abilities that will allow each student to properly assess and treat a wide variety of medical emergencies as EMTs in the pre-hospital setting. Cardiac arrest, respiratory emergencies, shock and bleeding, trauma, emergency childbirth, fracture splinting, wound care, and diabetic emergencies are some of the many situations that the EMT student will learn to respond to. Additional focus topics will include scene and personal safety issues, ambulance operations, topographical anatomy, lifting and moving techniques, basic pharmacology, and street survival for the pre-hospital care provider. All of these topics are presented in an exciting and challenging format that will require students to be dedicated, motivated and enthusiastic about learning. Students should also be open to performing hands-on skills and working as a team. As medical professionals, and part of the healthcare continuum, EMT students are educated and expected to perform their duties in a prompt, professional manner, and in such a way that will make them leaders in the Emergency Medical Services profession. This program requires additional health screenings and criminal background clearance.