According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics is expected to grow by 19 percent through 2016, “faster than the average for all occupations.” Full-time, paid EMTs and paramedics will be needed to replace unpaid volunteers as it becomes increasingly difficult to recruit and retain unpaid volunteers. As members of the baby boom generation age, they are more likely to have medical emergencies, increasing need for EMTs and paramedics.
CPR & First Aid, ACLS, PALS
Our American Heart Courses are intended for use by many of our communities and college’s student population and needs. We also serve healthcare professionals in emergency, intensive care, or critical care departments; emergency medical services (EMTs, paramedics); first responders; and AHA and other BLS, ACLS and PALS instructors. We offer courses for basic community training and in support of local agency health requirements. Yavapai College offers courses to support the community’s broad scope of facilities and their personnel that are required to be certified to work in their facilities. The area that Yavapai College serves with their AHA CPR courses is a very diverse rural population and we hope that it serves to lead by example our commitment to our community and fellow citizens.
The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS, and PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the association.
Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics care for the sick or injured in emergency medical settings. People’s lives often depend on their quick reaction and competent care. EMTs and paramedics respond to emergency calls, performing medical services and transporting patients to medical facilities.