New England Emergency Medical Training (NEEMT) is a leader is EMS Education in Southern New England. Our instructors are recognized professionals in both the public and private sector of EMS delivery. Visit our Staff page to see and learn more about them. We deliver training in all levels of EMS including; EMR, EMT, AEMT, RI Cardiac and National Registry Paramedic (NRP). NEEMT is one of the only established teaching facilities with their CoAMPS LoR (Letter of Review) affirming for the student that at the end of the course they will be recognized as eligible to test for their (National Registered Paramedic) NRP in the state of Rhode Island.
EMR is a certification level of entry level pre-hospital care giver. EMR’s complete a 40 hour training course, and must take the NREMT EMR Computer test to be certified at this level. EMR’s can administer oxygen to those needing such, Emergency bleeding control and other acts to assist the Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT’s) and higher. EMR’s in the state of Rhode Island receive training in Opioid overdose management and delivery of life saving naloxone intranasal.
EMT level providers must complete a 180 hours (minimum) training course, and pass the NREMT computer based certification exam, along with a NREMT Based practical skills exam, along with specific training course testing in order to become a licensed EMT in Rhode Island. Once licensed the individual may work in both the public and private EMS setting. The EMT is considered the entry level provider to work on an ambulance or rescue in RI. At NEEMT the EMT candidate will receive training in the required curriculum for the course, but will also receive; certification in emergency vehicle operations for ambulances, Supra-glottic airway management, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), advanced pharmacology and Rhode Island Pre-hospital Care Protocols. Neemt has set its course training time at 220 hours. Typically this course takes between 3 months (accelerated summer course) and 5 months (nights and weekends) to complete.
The AEMT is a nationally based certification level. The AEMT Level is used by the state of RI as the core curriculum for the Rhode Island Cardiac Level. This 160 hour (minimum – without practical skills hours) course provides the candidate with a deeper understanding of the medical and trauma management of patients in the pre-hospital setting. Candidates once completed will be able to obtain IV access in certain patients for fluid management and medication administration. NEEMT sets its course hours at 190 hours. This course typically takes about 4 months to complete. All persons must pass both the National computer written and practical skills exams in order to be certified at the AEMT level.
This is the entry level Advanced Life Support (ALS) course that is unique to the state of Rhode Island. It incorporates additional training in emergency cardiac pharmacology, electrophysiology and trauma management. The curriculum, although based on the national AEMT model, is uniquely incorporated by the State of Rhode Island. The minimum course hours for classroom are approximately 160 hours. NEEMT has adopted a 220 hour curriculum before pre-hospital patient contact requirements. Besides the aforementioned (AEMT) areas of study the candidate will have to master ECG monitoring and treatment, patient assessment advanced skills and many other areas of study. NEEMT delivers the Rhode Island Cardiac course as a stand-alone semester for those seeking licensure in Rhode Island and as a combination of AEMT/Cardiac 2 semester course for first time candidates in Rhode Island EMS. This course will take approximately 5 months to complete, not counting patient contact requirements. Additional Certifications the candidate will receive include Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS, Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).
For those taking both the AEMT and Cardiac programs as a 2 semester course with the additional patient contact requirements, should understand that their training will take approximately 1 year to complete.
NR-P is the highest ALS Prehospital level provider. Candidates in this course undergo over 450 hours (9 months) of classroom training in advanced anatomy & physiology, pharmacology, neurology, endocrinology, electrophysiology and many more subject matters related to advanced patient care. The Paramedic candidate must also do an in hospital internship with Physicians and Nurses to hone their assessment, critical reasoning and treatment skills. They also must operate in the field under a Paramedic preceptor to ensure that the student has mastered their trade. Candidates must understand that in order to complete their training they will need to spend from 18 months to 2 years to complete their training and also take their national computer exams and practical skills exams. Additional certifications that the candidate will receive during this class are Advanced Cardiac Life support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS).
*The New England Paramedic Education Consortium Paramedic Program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professionals (CoAEMSP). This letter is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, it is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT’s Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.*