Emergency Medical Technician - Basic
The Emergency Medical Technician - Basic course at Jersey City Medical
Center is designed to be a comprehensive introduction to the 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-B, and the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services,
the JCMC Care System EMT-Basic 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 JCMC EMT-Basic 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, JCMC EMT-Basic 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.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and fees for the EMT-Basic course are established on a yearly basis.
Tuition may be covered by the State for those individuals who can verify
membership in a volunteer first aid squad. Proper documentation is required
for verification of volunteer status.
General requirements for application to the JCMC EMT-Basic program are
- A minimum of 16 years of age
- A current Healthcare Provider level CPR course completion card
- A completed application form
All candidates who apply to the JCMC EMT-Basic program must have completed
a Healthcare Provider/Professional level CPR course.
Please contact the JCMC EMS office for available courses.
For further information, please contact the JCMC EMS office or the EMT-Basic
EMT-Basic Program Director
Jersey City Medical Center
Emergency Medical Services – Training Center
415 Montgomery Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302