Emergency Medical TechnicianJustin GardnerWest Los Angeles College
Responding to 911 calls for emergency medical assistance, such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), bandaging a wound, or administering oxygen. Assessing a patient’s condition, taking vital signs and determining a course of treatment. Using backboards and restraints to keep patients still and safe in an ambulance for transport. Helping transfer patients to the emergency department of a healthcare facility and reporting their observations and treatments to the staff. Maintaining composure in critical and stressful situations.
Detection: Understanding the problem, identifying the dangers, ensure safety.Transfer to Definitive Reporting: The call for Care: Appropriate professional help is specialized care is made.provided at the hospital.Care in Transit: Patient Response: The firstis transported to hospital rescuers provide care to by ambulance while the extent of their treatment is continued. abilities. On Scene Care: EMS personnel arrive and provide immediate care.
EMTs experience a much larger than average number of work-related injuries or illnesses. They are required to do considerable kneeling, bending, and lifting while caring for and moving patients. They may be exposed to contagious diseases, such as hepatitis B and HIV. Sometimes they can be injured by mentally unstable or combative patients. During a 24 hour shift, its not unusual to work straight through without much food or sleep.
National Registry Exam 100 hours of EMT didactic Certificate of Completion 10 hours of clinical Certifications NeededState EMT License Driver License CPR Card Ambulance Driver PermitMedical Examiner’s State Ambulance Driver Certificate Certificate
AMBULANCE COMPANY EMERGENCY ROOM You can work alongside nurses and You can work alongside the Fire doctors. Department assisting with 911 Under supervision, you may be able calls. to perform certain treatments You transport patients to the outside of your scope of practice. hospital, and transport patients More hands on with advanced care. back home. You transport patients to medical appointments such as dialysis.
Chart Title $53,00060000 $30,70040000 $25.50 $19,900 ER Technician20000 $14.77 Interfacility Transport $9.56 911 Companies 0 Salary Hourly Wage 911 Companies Interfacility Transport ER Technician
Employment for EMTs is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through 2016. Job prospects should be good, particularly in cities and private ambulance services. Full-time paid EMTs will be needed to replace unpaid volunteers due to the training and large time commitment. Demand will increase for EMTs due to the aging population of the baby boom generation. Many job openings will arise from growth and from the need to replace workers who leave the occupation because of the limited potential for advancement.
-The National Association of State EMS Officials is the leadnational organization for EMS, a respected voice for nationalEMS policy with comprehensive concern and commitment forthe development of effective, integrated, community-based, universal and consistent EMS systems.-To serve as the National EMS Certification organization byproviding a valid, uniform process to assess the knowledgeand skills required for competent practice by EMSprofessionals throughout their careers and by maintaining aregistry of certification status. -The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians represent and serve EMS practitioners, including paramedics, emergency medical technicians and emergency medical responders, through advocacy, educational programs and research.
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