Course Description: This course was initially designed to transition current EMT-Basics into the newly adopted Education Standards for an Emergency Medical Technician by bridging the gap between the current EMT-Basic and
the recently adopted EMS Educational Standards level provider of EMT. This course was developed and is being taught by the President of ETA and
author of the EMT Transition Manual. In addition to being an author, Ms. Barwell is a prehospital RN and an
EMT-Instructor Trainer for the PA Department of Health, Bureau of EMS. She is also an instructional designer specializing in online and distance learning. The course can also be used as a 24-hour refresher course or 24 hours of continuing education.
Course Format: This course is an online course. Once you enroll in the course, you will be provided an access code to the course. Students are responsible for purchasing their own textbook separately (a link will be provided). Students are required to complete a quiz for each section as well as a 50 question multiple choice final exam.
Course Options: A minimum of 16 hours of transition continuing education is necessary to meet the
minimum state transition requirements. If you require 24 hours of continuing education for either NREMT
EMT-Refresher training or to meet the mimumum 24 hour state con-ed requirement, you can enroll in the
24 hour transition course. The 24 hour course includes additional content in patient assessment, airway
management, trauma, and infants/pediatrics to meet the NREMT content requirements. We also offer a 36 hour course for those individuals in need of additional continuing education credits.
In addition to the transition course, students are required to obtain HAZWOPER Awareness level training
and ICS100 and ICS700 level training. If you have taken any of these courses in the past, you have the
requisite knowledge. If you have not, you will be required to take this training in addition to the Transition
Course. We provide you links to this training through our online Transition Course.
Course Cost:16-hour course = $225 OR 24-hour course = $300 (both courses include online access/materials only. You are responsible to purchase your own textbook. )
Certification: Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a certificate of completion from
Emergency Training Associates stating successful completion of a 16 or 24 hour EMT Transition Course.
This certificate is accepted by both the PA Bureau of EMS and NREMT. PA BEMS has awarded con-ed credits equal to the enrolled hours (16 or 24) which can be used for recertification.
Course Content: This course will provide a basic
overview of the history of the EMS Agenda for the future and EMS Education Standards as well as the
new levels of EMS providers. The focus of the course is on the new patient assessment process, more
in-depth anatomy and physiology, and pathophysiology of various medical conditions of illness for
all body systems. Specifically, the EMT Transition Course will cover the following: