Accelerated EMT-E Program in August

Tom Perroni

Forum Crew Member
Accelerated EMT – E Program
EMT Enhanced (Advanced Life Support Program)

Dates: August 18, 2014 – August 31, 2014 (14 Days)

Time: 8am-6pm

Location: Commonwealth Criminal Justice Academy, 56 Joseph Mills
Drive, Suite # 100 Fredericksburg, Va. 22408

Cost: $1,400.00 (This does not include books and test fees)

Coordinator: Theresa L. (Terri) Gamlin NREMT-P

Registration: Call (540) 322-3000 or e-mail

Required text:

Mosby's EMT-Intermediate Textbook 3rd Edition for the 1999 National Standard Curriculum by Bruce R. Shade EMT-P EMS-I AAS, Thomas E. Collins Jr. MD FACEP, Elizabeth Wertz RN BSN MPM FACMPE PHRN EMT-P, and Shirley A. Jones MSEd MHA EMT-P.

Program description:
EMT-Enhanced (EMT-E) holds a 3 year certification.
EMT-E's are ALS providers in Virginia. EMT-E’s can start IVs and use advance airway techniques to maintain a patient airway in unconscious patient. They are able to administer some medications, such as Benadryl in allergic reactions, Albuterol nebulizer treatments for asthma patients and dextrose in diabetic emergencies. You can see a complete list of medications and skills listed below.

The Emergency Medical Technician-Enhanced: Virginia Standard Curriculum represents the minimum required information to be presented within a course that leads to Virginia EMT-Enhanced certification eligibility. All skills and subjects contained in the curriculum for EMT-Enhanced are covered in a minimum of 80 hours of instruction plus a minimum of 48 hours devoted to extensive clinical rotations in specialty units and field internship. These additional clinical rotations include time spent in OR/Recovery Units, Critical Care Units, Labor & Delivery Units, Pediatrics, Emergency Department, Family Practice, Mental Health Clinics, Dialysis Clinics, Neurovascular Rehabilitation Clinics, Detoxification Units, and Extended Care Facilities.

(in addition to EMT-B drugs)
• Ipatropium Bromide (Atrovent)
• Methylprednisolone (Solu-Medrol)
• Albuterol (Proventil)
• Dextrose 50%
• Benadryl (Diaphenhydramine)
• Glucagon
• Narcan (Naloxone HCL)
• Nitroglycerine (sl)
• Aspirin
• Epinephrine (sq)

Skills: (in addition to EMT-B skills)
• Peripheral Vein Cannulation
• Saline Locks
• Needle Pleural Decompression
• Intraosseous infusion

• Classroom hours = 80
• Clinical hours = 48
• Certification life = 3 years

To be eligible to attend an Advanced Level EMT course in Virginia you must:
• Be proficient in reading, writing and speaking the English language.
• Be a minimum of 18 years of age at the beginning date of the certification course.
• Hold a current certification as an EMT-Basic or higher.
• Hold, at a minimum, a High School or General Equivalency Diploma.
• Have no physical or mental impairment that would render them unable to perform all practical skills required for that level of certification.
• Not have been convicted of or found guilty of any crime, offense or regulatory violation, or participated in any other prohibited conduct identified in state EMS regulations by an adult within or outside Virginia.
• Be clean and neat in appearance.
• If in an ALS Bridge certification Program, must have completed the eligibility requirements for certification at the lower ALS level prior to the beginning date of the ALS Bridge Certification program.
• If in an ALS Bridge certification Program, must have become certified at the lower level prior to certification testing for the higher level of ALS certification.
• Take the ALS pretest and pass with an 80% before you begin class.
• Have all necessary vaccines or titers and a 9 panel drug screen before class begins.
• E-mail the school for more specific information.

To register for the course or for information contact:

Tom Perroni Training Director (540) 322-3000 or (540) 846-7088 or