2018 Fall EMT Course
The Loyola University Medical Center Emergency Medical Services Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Program is a four-month course of study based on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National EMS Education Standards (2009) and NHTSA National EMS Scope of Practice Model (2007) for EMT instruction. Incorporated into each 196-hour course are 16 hours of ambulance ride time and 16 hours of clinical rotation in hospital emergency departments.
The primary focus of the EMT 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. EMTs function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. This program focuses on developing the knowledge, skills, and abilities that will allow each student to properly assess and treat a variety of medical emergencies as EMTs in the prehospital setting. It is designed for individuals seeking to become healthcare providers and presents a strong foundation for those who wish to pursue advanced training at the Paramedic level.
Cardiac arrest, respiratory emergencies, shock and bleeding, trauma, emergency childbirth, fracture splinting, wound care and diabetic emergencies are some of the many situations that the LUMC EMT student will learn to respond to.
The EMT course requires that students be dedicated, motivated and enthusiastic about learning. They should be open to performing hands-on skills and working as a team. As prehospital healthcare providers, LUMC EMT students are educated and expected to perform their duties in a prompt and professional manner that will make them leaders in the Emergency Medical Services profession.
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