Mary Purzycki EMT, Biotechnology, Medical Anatomy & Physiology, GSA and HOSA Advisor

Mary Purzycki

My teaching schedule is:
Red / White
1 EMT / Anat & Phys
2 EMT / Anat & Phys
A Lunch
3 Anat & Phys / Biotechnology
4 Prep / Anat & Phys
I am in room 141 which is in the east wing on the main level.

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Prepared students bring to all my classes (Anatomy, Biotechnology, and EMT):

  • a 3-ring binder(which may be shared with other classes), 2 dividers for the class, notebook paper, pens, and pencils.
  • a CHARGED laptop – we will use your laptop almost every day
  • Helpful items: colored pens or pencils (depending on learning style), highlighters, a small bound notebook for your study guides

Biotechnology students will also need:

  • In addition to the above a traditional composition notebook

EMT students will also need:

  • when you get them your EMT bag, you will need them almost every day

Old and New EMT Candidate Information

New Candidates you need to schedule a time for fingerprinting at a BEMS approved site please bring the form that BEMS sends you. They will send this to you once you have paid the application fee to BEMS. The form is only good for 30 days so don’t dally on getting it done.

1. You must log into you BEMS Account to see your status (expired, current, renewal information)
2. Once you turn 18 create your NREMT Account
a. Primary Employer: Hospital or EMS
b. EMS Employment Status: Volunteer (unless you are employed by a fire district or hospital)
c. Primary EMS Responsibilities: Patient Care Provider
d. EMS service type: Equal mix of 911 and medical transport
e. Skip over license
f. Make sure you complete the application
EMS education program: UT142-Park City Fire District/Summit County

If you forgot your username/id or password go to user id and password recovery

3. If all of your paperwork is in you should be able to pay for the written test. NREMT will send you an email explaining how to do this.
Helpful websites and links to get you ready for the NREMT Written Exam:

NREMT Written Test Review Video Playlist study guides
emtprep study guides
Pearson NREMT Practice Test site
Limmer 5 tips for passing the NREMT Test
Limmer How to digest an NREMT Test Question
Limmer How to digest an NREMT Test Question 2
EMS Terms: Frequently Tested Terms

EMT Crash Course Quizlet
The Ultimate NREMT EMT review
Check out these study guides:
Sabrina’s Reveiw Sheets
Limmer’s Study Guide for the NREMT

4. Keep you BLS card up to date!!

5. For recertification, you must have CME hours (University of Utah, maintaining your BLS, local fire district trainings et cetera)
Free Clinical on-line Training
BoundTree University

Helpful phone numbers:
BEMS Utah: 1-801-273-6666 or 1-800-284-1131
NREMT 1-614-888-4484 (Monday – Friday 8:30-5:00pm -with limited staffing from 12-1:00pm)

When in doubt email me and I will try and direct your question to either our course coordinator or tell you who to contact.

Need Extra Help??

SciSpace: In room 233 before (6:45-7:30) and after school (2:30 to 3:30)

Ms P: Mornings from 6:50 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., Afternoons by appointment, and A lunch (both days) in my classroom room 141, I can help you with Chemistry, Biology, EMT, EMS, Biotech or MAP

Senior Tutors: free!! get the list in counseling or (will add when we know who they are)

NHS Tutors: free!! get the list in the counseling office


Please note there is a $200 course fee in addition to a State Licensure Fee $115 (w/fingerprints) and $85.00 testing fee to the NREMT

This 120+ hour instructional program prepares individuals to be eligible to sit for the Utah Bureau of Emergency Medical Services written and practical exams and obtain an EMT-Basic certification. Students will perform initial medical diagnosis, treatment, and comprehensive care in medical crises, under the general supervision of a coordinating physician. Includes instruction in all aspects of basic health care; disease, disorder, and injury symptomology; emergency medical treatment procedures for various injuries and disease outbreaks; basic pharmacology; anesthetics; drug administration procedures; obstetrics procedures; emergency medical equipment operation and maintenance; special care of patients exposed to heat, cold, radiation, or contagious disease; emergency vehicle operation and patient transportation procedures along with the administrative aspects of emergency medicine.

Course Requirements:
Students must be 18 years-old within 120 days of course completion
For more information on the process please see: National Registry EMT-Basic

  • 120 hours of course lecture and skills
  • 100 Medical/Trauma Patient Assessments
  • 10 hours of EMS clinical experience
  • Criminal Background Check w/ Fingerprints
  • Recent Tuberculosis “TB” test ($15 at the Summit County Health Department Monday-Wednesdays)
  • Hold a current BLS/Professional CPR/AED card. (CPR certification will not be part of EMT-B Course Curriculum)

More information on Utah’s requirements please see: BEMS EMS/Paramedic Initial Certification

Students can also earn concurrent enrollment credit through UVU for more information see

The 200.00 course fee pays for your supplies (Stethoscope, BP cuff, bandaging and splinting materials etc) and uniform

Medical Anatomy and Physiology (MAP)

This full-year course open to all students provides students with an in-depth study of health care careers including actual clinical experience in a variety of areas. Instruction includes intermediate anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, diseases and disorders and medical ethics. The class is designed to prepare students for the Advanced Health Science courses and programs. The course credit earned may be applied as either Science or CTE in order to meet graduation requirements.

Course fee: $15.00


In this Junior/Senior level course, you will learn how Biotechnology impacts mainstream America from the food you eat to the medical care you receive, to convicting criminals. Discover the applications of microbiology and gain hands-on experience in crime scene investigation and DNA manipulation using cutting-edge technology. Also discussed will be the social and ethical issues related to Biotechnology and genetic engineering.

EMS Instructor is Mr. Romero

This semester course open to all students is designed to give students the opportunity and resources to learn about and explore career opportunities in the Emergency Medical Services field. The purpose of the American Red Cross Emergency Medical Response course is to provide the participant with the knowledge and skills necessary to work as an emergency medical responder (EMR) to help sustain life, reduce pain and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until more advanced medical help takes over.

Students will learn the skills necessary to earn their First Aid/CPR/AED certification and skills to prepare them for an Emergency Medical Responder training.

Students can also earn concurrent enrollment credit through UVU (students must meet all deadlines for application and registration)

Please note there is a $25.00 course fee which is put towards your American Red Cross Certification for EMR/BLS cards.