Northwest College

Training Schedule

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic

  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, August 14 thru December 2, 2017
  • 5:30pm - 9:30pm
  • 1501 Stampede Ave - Cody
  • NWC CTD - Park County Complex
  • $1037.00 (must also purchase textbook)
  • Instructors are West Park Hospital Paramedics

*** Course is brought to you in partnership with West Park Hospital! ***


This course is designed for preparation of the Emergency Medical Technician – Basic which includes anatomy and physiology of the human body, techniques of emergency treatment for various injuries and emergency situations, and other topics related to emergency medical and first aid practices.

Class includes:
  • 188 hours of classroom (NWC – Cody 1501 Stampede Ave – Park County Complex Building)
  • Additionally, the participants will have 24 hours of ambulance ride-time

The purchase of the textbook will also be necessary: "Brady Emergency Care – 13th Edition”
Purchasing information will be included in program syllabus which will be provided upon registration. You can choose to purchase the textbook new or used either paperback or hardcover. It is not recommended that you purchase the book in the eTextbook format.

Successful completion of the course prepares students to take the National Registry Written Examination and the State Practical Assessment. Students must complete the EMT Basic training course with an 80% grade average, and must achieve a minimum 80% score on the State Final written exam in order to sit for the National Registry written exam, and be able to read and write English.

What you will learn:

The well being of the EMT

Lifting/Moving Patients/Spinal Immobilization
Legal & Ethical issues

Anatomy & Physiology
Medical Terminology

Principals of Pathophysiology

Ventilation, Perfusion & Shock

CPR / Life Span Development

Airway Management, Respiration, Artificial Ventilation

Scene Size-up

Vital Signs & Monitoring Device, Secondary Assessment
Assessment of the Trauma patient

Assessment of Medical Patient

Communication & Documentation

Musculoskeletal Trauma
Long Bone Splinting

Bleeding & Shock

Soft-Tissue Trauma
Dressing & Bandaging

Chest & Abdominal Trauma

Practical Labs

Trauma to the Head, Neck & Spine

Critical Thinking & Decision Making

Multi-system Trauma
Spine Board Immobilization

Introduction to Ambulance

Obstetric & Gynecologic Emergencies

Pediatric Emergencies

General Pharmacology / Medication Administration / Self-Assisted Medications

Respiratory Emergencies

Cardiac Emergencies

Diabetic Emergencies & Altered Mental Status

Allergic Reactions

Poisoning & Overdose Emergencies

Environmental Emergencies

Behavioral & Psychiatric Disorders & Suicide

Abdominal Emergencies

Highway Safety & Vehicle Extrication

Geriatric Emergencies

Patients with Special Needs

EMS Operations

Hematologic & renal Emergencies

EMS Response to Terrorism

ICS 100, 200, 700

Hazardous Materials, Multiple Casualty Incidents & Incident Management

What are the responsibilities of an Emergency Medical Technician – Basic?

Special Demands

  • Display tact and sympathy in dealing with a wide variety of patients and family members, many of whom are in a disturbed condition. Show a willingness to assist a patient under less than desirable circumstances.
  • Display initiative and judgment in transporting patients, administering pre-hospital care, and operating a motor vehicle. Work under general supervisor performing tasks that are standardized but which require occasional independent decisions.
  • Must physically be able to fulfill the role of EMT-Basic, with or without a reasonable accommodation, which includes, but is not limited to, lifting and moving patients weighing up to 150 lbs without assistance and up to 300 lbs with the assistance of one other crew member

Patient Care Responsibilities

  • Determines the nature and extent of illness and injury and establishes priority for required pre- hospital emergency care
  • Administers proper pre-hospital treatment to the patient at the scene and en route to the hospital
  • Provides appropriate airway management to patients
  • Provides cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to patients
  • Provides appropriate treatment for control of hemorrhage and shock
  • Provides appropriate management for immobilization of suspected fractures and dislocations
  • Provides appropriate dressings and bandages for wound care
  • Provides appropriate assistance in immediate childbirth delivery, cares for newborn infants
  • Provides immediate initial treatment to poison and burn patients
  • Provides appropriate oxygen therapy to patients
  • Provides assistance to the paramedic by having the knowledge and ability to set up the heart monitor, IV lines/supplies, and intubation equipment
  • Every crew member is equally responsible for proper disposal and/or cleaning of contaminated material
  • Provides care that is observant and responsive to patient needs as they arise

EMT-Basic Level Skills

  • Taking of vital signs and patient history
  • Performing a primary and secondary patient exam
  • Administering oxygen
  • Performing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in accordance with current protocols
  • Applying bandages, dressings, and other wound care as needed
  • Splinting of suspected fractures/dislocations appropriately
  • Insertion of nasal, oral, and esophageal airways
  • Nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal suctioning
  • Proper “situational” patient movement and extrication
  • Set up of heart monitor, IV line, and intubation equipment
  • Written and verbal communications both inter-service and hospital
  • Emergency and defensive driving skills
  • Scene control under direction of the paramedic
  • Use of Automated Defibrillator

Duties and Other Responsibilities

  • Responds to all ambulance calls efficiently and rapidly within local traffic law guidelines
  • Ability to operate an emergency vehicle in a safe and controlled manner
  • Knowledge of all streets in the service area and ability to choose the best route to the scene and to the hospital, considering road conditions, and patient comfort
  • Knowledge of all traffic regulations and speed limits
  • Assures vehicles are completely stocked with available supplies and that equipment is in good working order, both before and after an ambulance call
  • Completes patient insurance forms and/or other forms as may be necessary on all ambulance calls
  • Maintains good relations and communications with the hospital staff, public safety services, as well as hospital personnel and the general public
  • Work cooperatively with all field, supervisory, and office personnel
  • Adheres to all rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and orders as written in the hospital rules and regulations manual or as given by a supervisor
  • Maintains both vehicles and duty stations in a state of order, adhering to safety and OSHA regulations, sanitation, and housekeeping regulations
  • Attends continuing education sessions and meetings concerning the hospital
  • Performs other job related duties as may be assigned or required to allow for the smooth and efficient operation of the hospital system


This training brought to you through a partnership between
Northwest College Center for Training & Development and West Park Hospital

Funding may be available for qualifying students.
Contact Anna Sapp to learn more - 307-754-6061 - 

To register or for more information: call 307-587-3506 or email

Important! Registration is not complete until payment is made.