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Related Degrees:

Nursing (RN)

LPN Bridge to RN

Related Certificates:

Advanced Health Care

Practical Nursing Program (Rockbridge area)

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) (DSLCC Main Campus)

Massage Therapy

Related Career Studies Certificates:

Emergency Medical Services - Basic and Enhanced

Introductory Health Care

Massage Therapy

Intermediate EMS

Emergency Medical Services Career Studies Certificate-Intermediate

The purpose of the Emergency Medical Services-Intermediate (EMS-Intermediate) is to produce competent entry-level Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediates (EMT-I/99) who can serve the community with advanced life support care via the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) infrastructure.

Upon completion of the program, students will have successfully fulfilled requirements for National Registry and certification in the Commonwealth of Virginia at the EMT-I level.  Employment/placement opportunities for EMT-Intermediates technicians are available with ambulance, fire and rescue services; hospitals; local, state and federal government agencies; and humanitarian relief organizations.

 

Program Requirements

Meet Virginia prerequisites for advanced level programs:  

  1.   Have no physical or mental impairment that would render student unable to perform all practical skills required for that level of certification.
  2.   Hold a current certification as an EMT-Basic or higher
  3.   Be proficient in reading, writing and speaking the English language
  4.   Hold current certification in an Office of Emergency Medical Services approved cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) course at the beginning date of the course.  This certification must also be current at the time of state testing.
  •   Not have been convicted of or found guilty of any crime, offense or regulatory violation, or participated in any other prohibited conduct identified in the state EMS regulations as follows:

1.  Have never been convicted or found guilty of any crime involving sexual misconduct where lack of affirmative consent by the victim is an element of the crime.

2.  Have never been convicted of a felony involving the sexual or physical abuse of children, the elderly or the infirm.

3.  Have never been convicted or found guilty of any crime (including abuse, neglect, theft from, or financial exploration) of a person entrusted to their care or protection in which the victim is a patient or is a resident of a health care facility.

4.  Have never been convicted or found guilty of any crime involving the use, possession, or distribution of illegal drugs, except that the person is eligible for affiliation or enrollment five years after the date of final release if no additional crimes of this type have been committed during this time.

5.  Have never been convicted or found guilty of any other act that is a felony except that the felon is eligible for affiliation or enrollment five years after the date of final release if no additional crimes of this type have been committed during this time.

6.  Are not currently under any disciplinary or enforcement action from another state EMS office or other recognized state or national healthcare provider licensing or certifying body.  Personnel subject to these disciplinary or enforcement actions may be eligible for certification provided there have been no further disciplinary or enforcement actions for five years prior to application for certification in Virginia.

7.  Have never been subject to a permanent revocation of license or certification by another state EMS office or recognized state or national healthcare provider licensing or certifying body.

  •   All references to criminal acts under this section refer to substantially similar laws or regulations of any other state or the United States.  Convictions include prior adult convictions, juvenile convictions, and adjudications of delinquency based on an offense that would have been, at the time of conviction, a felony conviction if committed by an adult within or outside of Virginia.
  •   Be clean and neat in appearance
  •   May not be under the influence of any drugs or intoxicating substances that impairs your ability to provide patient care or operate a motor vehicle while in class or performing clinicals, while on duty or when responding or assisting in the care of a patient.
  •   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.
  •   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.

PLEASE REFER TO THE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS PAGE FOR ADDITIONAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

 

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Dabney S. Lancaster Community College, 1000 Dabney Drive, Box 1000, Clifton Forge, Virginia 24422
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