Emergency Medical Services

EMS Department Office:
(970) 339-6397

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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.

What are the prerequisites for this class?

**Copies of all documents are due to Stacey Tekansik before the prerequisite due date. If you have questions, please contact Stacey directly at 970-339-6397 or stacey.tekansik@aims.edu. Documentation may either be hand delivered or scanned and emailed. Students whose prerequisites are not completed by the due date, will be administratively dropped from the course.

What course do I need to register for?

  • EMS 130 – EMT Intravenous Therapy (2 credits)

**Students will only be allowed to register for this class with department approval after all prerequisites are completed and turned in to Stacey Tekansik.

What supplies do I need for this class?

  • Textbooks
  • One box of gloves (Latex free)
  • Protective eyewear

Do I need assessment scores to take EMT Intravenous Therapy?

Please contact Kristie Cordes at 970-339-6582 or kristie.skala@aims.edu.

Essential Skills

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.