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Become an EMT

The Emergency Medical Technician course is designed to prepare an individual to take the National Registry EMT written exam and state psychomotor exam that is offered at Boston University by Emergency Medical Services. The class is open to students and the general public. The EMT course starts every Fall, Spring, and Summer Semester and can be taken as a recreational course or for BU academic credit.

Topics covered in the course include, but are not limited to:

  • Medical, legal, and ethical issues in EMS
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Pharmacology for the EMT-Basic
  • Respiratory emergencies
  • Cardiac emergencies
  • Endocrine emergencies
  • Environmental emergencies
  • Neurological emergencies
  • OB/GYN emergencies
  • Medical emergencies
  • Traumatic emergencies
  • Ambulance operations
  • Pediatric and geriatric emergencies

The class includes ambulance and emergency room observation time at local ambulance companies and trauma centers.

If you would like more information about the class, please contact us at buems@bu.edu or 617-353-8032.

Become an Emergency Medical Technician

An intensive course that prepares students to take the written and practical EMT exams issued by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or the National Registry of EMTs. Students learn all aspects of pre-hospital emergency care for injuries and illnesses, and practice patient assessments and emergency procedures. Emergency room and ambulance observations are additional components of the course. There are no course prerequisites, but students must attend all class sessions and pass written and practical exams. Class fee includes required texts and CPR training.

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