A Key Partnership Begins

Emergency Medical Training Center (EMTC) is Approved by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT).

AUA’s EMTC is now an official NAEMT Training Center. As such, it joins NAEMT at the forefront of national discussions and initiatives that have a significant impact on the EMS profession.

The NAEMT is the only organization in the United States that represents and serves the professional interests of all EMS practitioners. This includes paramedics, emergency medical technicians, emergency medical responders, and other professionals who provide prehospital and out-of-hospital emergent, urgent, or preventive medical care. NAEMT members work in all sectors of EMS including government service agencies, fire departments, hospital-based ambulance services, private companies, industrial and special operations settings, and in the military. It serves more than 65,000 members by advocating for them on issues that impact their ability to provide quality patient care, providing high quality education that improves the knowledge and skills of practitioners, and supporting EMS research and innovation. Mobile integrated healthcare and community paramedicine, disaster preparedness, military medic transition programs, and ensuring for the safety of EMS patients and practitioners are just some of the key areas the NAEMT addresses.

Every year, NAEMT hosts an annual World Trauma Symposium where members can learn from recognized trauma care knowledge experts, and share their own experiences in trauma care with international attendees. It also hosts an annual meeting called “The EMS 3.0 Transformation Summit,” which draws EMS agency professionals from around the United States to learn the strategies of EMS, healthcare, and government leaders, for thriving in an outcomes-based healthcare economy.

To earn the NAEMT seal of approval means a lot to AUA. Perhaps most relevant to the university and the EMTC specifically, is that NAEMT sets the global standard in EMS evidence-based, field-tested, continuing education that emphasizes critical thinking skills to obtain the best outcomes for patients. AUA believes that teaching students the life-saving techniques utilized by professional first responders is an essential part of their Basic Sciences foundation and will benefit them throughout their medical careers.  The EMTC is very excited and honored to be an official NAEMT Training Center. AUA looks forward to working hand in hand with the NAEMT on future initiatives that seek to improve emergency services around the world.