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Alaska

by: Mike    Category: EMT Classes By State
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If you live in Alaska, you might wonder which kind of job is interesting and what not. EMTs can be a very good career choice for you. Here’s a quick info sheet on what you need to know about Alaska EMT requirements.

 

Alaska stats:

Alaska population: 698,473

Number of hospitals in Alaska: 7

 

 

General EMT requirements:

  • High School Graduate
  • No criminal record
  • Completed an EMT classes
  • Pass the NREMT exam

 

Specific Alaska EMT requirements:

  • Be 19 years of age or older (as opposed to 18 years for more States)
  • Provide a letter from the applicant’s physician sponsor verifying that the applicant will, at all times, be under the supervision of a physician sponsor approved by the board
  • Submit a certified copy of the applicant’s paramedic education program certificate or an original letter
  • May not be currently under suspension or revocation as a mobile intensive care paramedic or emergency medical technician-paramedic
  • CPR credential

 

Alaska EMT fees & other specification:

 

Fees in Alaska are $250 to submit your EMT application. The EMT names in Alaska is a bit different than the “classical” EMT levels. Here’s the list of EMTs training levels:

 

ETT: The Emergency Trauma Technician class is only 40 hours. It covers the basic of emergency cares and medical cares. This level is below the EMT-Basic Level in national standards.

 

EMT-I: EMT-I is the equivalent of EMT-Basic Level. The EMT provides basic life support such as splinting, hemorrhage control, oxygen therapy, suction, CPR and use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs).

 

Defibrillator Technician: if an EMT-I takes this 16 hours class, he will have an additional certification and will be able to use defibrillators to save life.  This is definitely a plus in your resume.

 

EMT-II: The EMT-II level is the equivalent to the EMT-Intermediate 1985 Level and lasts at least 50 hours. This EMT class shows students to initiate intravenous lines and administer fluids and certain medications.

 

EMT-III: with an additional 50 hours of class, an EMT-II can become an EMT-III and upgrades his basic cardiac care skills to those the EMT has learned already. Also included in the training program is the use of morphine, lidocaine, atropine, and epinephrine.

MICP: Mobile Intensive Care Paramedics are licensed by the Alaska Department of Commerce and Economic Development. MICP is the highest level of EMTs in Alaska and can also work as supervisor and EMS director.

 

For more information, you should visit the Division of Public Health Emergency Programs.


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