Students’ will learn the following topics: Hospital care of patients, patient assessment, baseline vital signs, bandaging, oxygen therapy, patient transport, focused and detailed examinations and patient reports. This session will orientate the student with the roles of the Emergency Department. Each student will work along medical professional in the field or hospital setting and gain the hands on training needed in the EMS field. This is presented in lecture and laboratory prior to the student being sent to clinical. An instructor will be with the student at all times.
The primary focus of the Emergency Medical Technician is to provide basic emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance. The Emergency Medical Technician is a link from the scene to the emergency health care system.