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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

If you would like more information about the class, please contact us at buems@bu.edu or 617-358-1891.

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