In-hospital clinical experience includes: instruction and supervised practice of emergency medical skills primarily in the Emergency Departments of Northwestern Medicine-Delnor Hospital, Presence Mercy Medical Center, and Rush-Copley Medical Center. Other experience is gained in critical care units, operating rooms, labor and delivery or cardiac catheterization labs. Experiences include assessment and management of various types of patients in both an emergency medical services (EMS) capacity as well as in the hospital/clinical setting. Basic life support (BLS) and advanced life support (ALS) skills are also emphasized. The in-hospital clinical runs concurrently with the field clinical and culminates with clinical opportunity with the Medical Director or their designee.
Prereq: Program admission; current license as an EMT-B; C or better in EMT124, EMT125, EMT126, EMT127, EMT130, and EMT131.
Coreq: EMT128; EMT231.