Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Training Program

Program Overview:

The Emergency Medical Technician Training Program is designed to prepare individuals for a career in emergency medical services. This program provides comprehensive training in the knowledge and skills required to become a certified EMT, capable of responding to medical emergencies, providing pre-hospital care, and transporting patients to medical facilities.

Program Duration: The program is one semester, 14 to 16 weeks.

Curriculum Highlights:

  1. Introduction to Emergency Medical Services (EMS):
    • Overview of the EMS system, roles, and responsibilities of an EMT.
  2. Anatomy and Physiology:
    • Understanding the human body’s structure and function to provide effective patient care.
  3. Medical Terminology:
    • Development of proficiency in medical vocabulary used in emergency medical settings.
  4. Patient Assessment:
    • Training in systematic patient assessment, including primary and secondary surveys.
  5. Essential Life Support (BLS):
    • Instruction and hands-on practice in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and other basic life support techniques.
  6. Airway Management:
    • Techniques for maintaining open airways and providing adequate ventilation.
  7. Trauma Care:
    • Recognition and management of traumatic injuries, including bleeding control and immobilization techniques.
  8. Medical Emergencies:
    • Assessment and interventions for common medical conditions such as heart attacks, seizures, and respiratory distress.
  9. Emergency Pharmacology:
    • Introduction to medications commonly administered by EMTs in emergencies.
  10. Emergency Childbirth:
    • Training in assisting with childbirth in emergencies.
  11. Ambulance Operations:
    • Safe driving practices, vehicle operations, and patient transport considerations.
  12. Legal and Ethical Considerations:
    • Understanding legal and ethical aspects of providing emergency medical care.

Clinical Rotations: Hands-on experience through clinical rotations on ambulances that are NYS certified to apply learned skills in real-world scenarios.

Field Internship: Supervised field internship, allowing students to gain practical experience under the guidance of experienced EMTs.

Certification Preparation: Preparation for the New York State Practical Skills Examination and New York State written certification examination.

Target Audience: Individuals aspiring to become certified Emergency Medical Technicians, including those pursuing careers in ambulance services, fire departments, and other pre-hospital care settings.

Instructor Support: Experienced instructors provide guidance, answer questions, and offer mentorship throughout the program.

Resource Materials: Access to textbooks, manuals, and online resources relevant to EMT training.

Upon completing the EMT Training Program, graduates are prepared to take certification exams and enter the workforce as competent and compassionate emergency medical professionals.

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