Course Outline and Subjects
A carreer in emergency medical care or the allied health professions, we have found, often begins with EMT training. In itself, working in the EMS field is a respected and growing field offering a dynamic and changing work environment not only from day to day, but even from hour to hour. As a stepping stone to more advanced careers, there are numerous Paramedics, and Emergency Room Physicians and Nurses who started out in our classrooms.

For those students currently attending college, this course is approved for college credits. Discuss this with your college counselor to see how it applies to your school.

The current EMT Curriculum includes the following topics:

Medical/Legal and Ethical Issues
Roles and Responsibilities of the EMT
Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body
Medical Terminology
Basic Cardiac Life Support (CPR)
Cadiac Defibrilation
Oxygen Therapy and Airway Management
Patient Assessment - Trauma / Medical
Detailed Physical Examination
Communication / Documentation
General Pharmacology
Respiratory Emergencies
Cardiovascular Emergencies
Diabetic and Alergic Emergencies
Poisonings and Overdose
Environmental Emergencies
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Emergency Childbirth
Pediatric and Geriatric Emergencies
Hazardous Materials Incidents
Soft Tissue Injuries
Musculoskeletal Injuries
Head and Spinal Injuries
Extrication and Spinal Immobilization
Infection Control and Personal Safety
Patient Lifts and Carries
Emergency Vehicle Operartion and the Law

Successful completion of the above topics and the State Practical Skills evaluation entitles the student to sit for the New York State EMT cerification exam. All RTC instructors are with you step-by-step to help you master these skills.

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