Emergency Medical Technician

Overview and course outline

Emergency Medical Technician

Overview

The basic role of an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) involves responding to emergency calls to provide Immediate and Efficient medical service with the help of a senior medical personnel to provide care for the critically ill, injured or life-threatened individual and transport the patient safely to a medical facility. EMT workers provide medical support to the patients while they are carried to the hospitals. They respond to the emergencies arising out of causalities like criminal violence, natural disasters, fires, air and land accidents, etc. They work together with doctors, nurses and other paramedics.

Course Outline for Emergency Medical Technician

• Demonstrate knowledge about the healthcare sector and emergency medical care services

• Demonstrate the ability to perform clinical skills essential in providing basic emergency medical care services such as urgent need to respond the emergency calls, assurance of scene safety, precision to call other emergency people, handling different emergency scenarios from clinical emergency to trauma emergency to mass casualty to disaster management, etc.

• Demonstrate setting of an ambulance for dealing with emergency situations

• Practice infection control measures

• Demonstrate safe and efficient transferring and ambulation techniques

• Demonstrate techniques to maintain the personal hygiene needs of oneself and the patient

• Demonstrate actions in the event of medical and facility emergencies

• Demonstrate professional behavior, personal qualities and characteristics of an Emergency Medical technician-Basic

• Demonstrate good communication, communicate accurately and appropriately in the role of Emergency Medical technician.

• Demonstrate knowledge about the healthcare sector and emergency medical care services

• Demonstrate the ability to perform clinical skills essential in providing basic emergency medical care services such as urgent need to respond the emergency calls, assurance of scene safety, precision to call other emergency people, handling different emergency scenarios from clinical emergency to trauma emergency to mass casualty to disaster management, etc.

• Demonstrate setting of an ambulance for dealing with emergency situations

• Practice infection control measures

• Demonstrate safe and efficient transferring and ambulation techniques

• Demonstrate techniques to maintain the personal hygiene needs of oneself and the patient

• Demonstrate actions in the event of medical and facility emergencies

• Demonstrate professional behavior, personal qualities and characteristics of a Emergency Medical technician-Basic

• Demonstrate good communication, communicate accurately and appropriately in the role of Emergency Medical technician.

Minimum Educational Qualification: Diploma or equivalent.

Vocational Training Centers:

Diamond Helix Medical Assistance , 2A Omorinre Johnson Street on Providence Road Beside Sunny Motors Lekki Phase I Lagos