Emergency Medical Technician Basic

EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN (EMT) – BASIC

 

  • Introduction:

 

  • Emergency Medical Technicians provide out of hospital emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical services (EMS) system.
  • EMTs have the basic knowledge and skills necessary to stabilize and safely transport patients ranging from non-emergency and routine medical transports to life threatening emergencies.
  • Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response system, under medical oversight.
  • Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance.
  • Emergency Medical Technicians are a critical link between the scene of an emergency and the health care system.

 

  • Objectives:

 

  • This course is designed to instruct a student to the level of Emergency Medical Technician-Basic, formerly the EMT-Ambulance, who serves as a vital link in the chain of the health care team. It is recognized that the majority of Prehospital emergency medical care will be provided by the EMT-Basic. This includes all skills necessary for the individual to provide emergency medical care at a basic life support level with an ambulance service or other specialized service. Specifically, after successful completion of the program, the student will be capable of performing the following functions at the minimum entry level:
  • Recognize the nature and seriousness of the patient’s condition or extent of injuries to assess requirements for emergency medical care;
  • Administer appropriate emergency medical care based on assessment findings of the patient’s condition;
  • Lift, move, position and otherwise handle the patient to minimize discomfort and prevent further injury; and,
  • Perform safely and effectively the expectations of the job description.

 

  • Course Description:

 

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Patient assessment including history taking
  • Monitoring vital signs & neurological status
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • EMS Systems
  • Basic Airway Management
  • Airway Manuvers
  • Supplemental oxygen therapy
  • Medical & Trauma Patient Assessment and Documentation
  • Cardiovascular Emergencies
  • Respiratory emergencies
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecologic Emergencies
  • Paediatric Assessment Emergencies
  • Trauma Emergencies–Head, Neck & Spine, Soft tissue, Abdominal, Thoracic
  • Recognition & Management of Shock
  • Trauma in pregnancy
  • Geriatric emergencies
  • Environmental Emergencies
  • Movement and transferring of patient