Emergency Medical Technician

"The course was very enjoyable, the trainer put everybody at their ease and content was covered very well"

Course Aims

To train and qualify delegates in the knowledge and skills required to deal with medical and trauma emergencies beyond the scope of basic first aid.

Suitable For

Any person who may have to deal with trauma and medical patients using techniques and equipment beyond the scope of basic first aid. The course is ideal for private ambulance service personnel, fire fighters, medical response teams, on-site company ambulance staff and first aiders who wish to extend their basic skills.

Course Length

5 days

Pre-requisite

It is advisable to book your place no less than 6 weeks in advance to allow yourself enough time to complete the pre-course study. Delegates attending MUST be in possession of a current and valid First Aid at Work certificate or the equivalent first aid qualification. Aditionally, precourse study (details below) is required by all delegates, who are strongly advised to prepare for the course well in advance. This study is based on the IHCD Ambulance Service Basic training manual that will be sent to you on receipt of payment for the course.

Certification

Successful candidates will be awarded:

An EMT certificate which is valid for 1 year

And AED certificate which is valid for 1 year.

Course Venue

Closed courses are held at our venues in Norwich and Cambridge or alternatively, courses can be arranged at clients' own site anywhere in the UK (subject to suitability).

Syllabus

• Code of conduct, • Universal precautions, • 6 stages of pre-hospital care, • Presenting medical information, • Oro-pharyngeal airway, • Oral suction, • BLS - paediatric and during pregnancy, • Pulse oximetry and manual blood pressure, • Pain relief and Entonox administration, • Head, chest and abdominal trauma, heart conditions, • Epilepsy and convulsions, • Cerebrovascular accident , Communicating with patients, • Patient examination and assessment, • Glasgow coma scale, • Laryngeal mask airway, • Primary survey and interventions, • Oxygen administration (therapy and I.P.P.V.), • Advisory external defibrillation,• Crash helmet removal, • Use of spinal board, • Diabetes, • Chest diseases, • Anaphylaxis, • Knowledge and skills assessments.

Pre-Course Study

 

Section 1 - (1.2) Glossary

Section 2 - (2.1) Code of conduct

Section 7 - (7.1) Introduction to the body

Section 8 - (8.1) The respiratory system

Section 9 - (9.1) The circulatory system

Section 10 - (10.1) The nervous system

Section 11 - (11.1) The skeletal system

Section 12 - (12.1) The digestive system

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