Course Description: EMT is the entry level Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course that prepares students for the National Registry EMT certification written and practical examinations and follows NHTSA’s National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards. Topics of instruction include the EMS system, roles and responsibilities of the EMT, basic cardiac life support, as well as pathology, assessment, and care of the traumatized or acutely ill patient. Skills sessions cover patient assessment, soft tissue injury care, splinting, patient packaging, extrication, patient movement, and radio communication. Also allowing the student to practice in a clinical and field setting those skills covered in the didactic and laboratory portions. Specifically the student will participate in the physical examination of patients, monitor vital signs and provide basic treatment to emergency patients in both the hospital setting and on the ambulance.
Location: West Monroe Campus
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