Emergency Medical Services
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EMT Intravenous Therapy
This class is designed to assist students in building the hands-on skills needed to:
- Successfully start an IV
- Develop decision-making skills critical in IV therapy
Students practice IV skills on each other in class and then complete an 8-hour clinical (minimum). In order to qualify for state certification as an EMT-IV, students must complete 4 successful IV sticks on a patient in a clinical setting. The instructor-to-student ratio utilized in this program helps to ensure that safety standards are met and provides the one-on-one attention that is needed to learn this skill.
Students must be currently certified in CPR and as a Colorado EMT before they will be signed off to register for the class.
Supplies for the EMT-IV program can be purchased at the Aims Bookstore, medical stores, or various department/discount stores throughout the area.
- One box of gloves (Latex free)
- Protective eyewear
Students must register for:
- EMS 130 – EMT Intravenous Therapy (2 credits)
If you are interested in taking the EMT-IV Program, please review the following pages for instructions on mandatory prerequisite requirements and registration information.
- Assessment Scores
- CPR Certification / Colorado State EMT Certification
- Background Check and UA
- Release of Confidential Information and Previous Expulsion Notice
- Program Prerequisite Due Dates
- Registration Information
Check out the essential skills guide which is a list of commonly encountered qualities and skills typically necessary to be successful in a particular program or area of interest.