The Unitek 14-Day EMT Boot Camp is a two-week program that includes hands-on exercises, active learning, and clinical simulations that will prepare you for a successful career as an EMT. Taught by seasoned EMS professionals, the EMT program includes approximately 10 hours of EMS instruction per day for 14 consecutive days. During the program, students participate in realistic emergency simulations to prepare them for success in the field. Click here for a broad overview of the entire EMT Boot Camp Program. If you’ve already earned your EMT license and need to recertify, click here to learn more about the Unitek EMT Refresher Course.
The primary resource for the EMT Boot Camp is the textbook: Navigate 2 Advantage Access for Emergency Care Transportation of the Sick and Injured, Eleventh Edition. First published in 1971 by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), this textbook laid the foundation of EMS training. Today, the Eleventh Edition is transforming how EMS education is delivered throughout the world and helps develop world-class EMS professionals around the globe. Each chapter covers National EMS Education Standard Competencies.
This is the first of a 14-part series detailing each day of our EMT Boot Camp. This guide summarizes everything you can expect from Day 1.
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EMT Syllabus & Class Schedule: Day 1
|08:00–10:00||2.0||Introduction to Program||Prior to class|
|12:00–13:00||1.0||Ch 1: EMS Systems|
|13:00–15:00||2.0||Ch 2: Workplace Safety & Wellness|
|15:00–17:00||2.0||Ch 3: Medical, Legal and Ethical Issues|
|17:30–20:00||2.5||Ch 4: Communication & Documentation||Ch 4|
About the EMT Textbook
The EMT textbook used in this training provides the fundamental knowledge of the emergency medical services (EMS) system, safety and well-being of the emergency medical technician (EMT), medical and legal, and ethical issues to the provision of emergency care.
Chapters Covered Include:
- Chapter 1: EMS Systems
- Chapter 2: Workforce Safety and Wellness
- Chapter 3: Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues
- Chapter 4: Communications and Documentation
EMT Textbook Chapter 1:
EMS Systems: Summary
Chapter one focuses on the emergency medical services (EMS) system including the history of EMS, the roles and responsibilities of EMS personnel, the attributes an EMT is expected to possess, and EMT licensure criteria. You will learn the importance of patient safety, data collection, and evidence-based decision-making.
You will also explore the purpose of the EMS continuous quality improvement (CQI) process, the EMS role in disease and injury prevention and public education, and the impact of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) on patient privacy. This chapter will give you a broad understanding of the EMS system and all its working parts that will be essential to your success as an EMT.
EMT Textbook Chapter 2:
Workforce Safety and Wellness: Summary
Chapter two covers workforce safety and wellness within the emergency medical services (EMS) system and the prevention of disease transmission. You will gain a broad understanding of standard safety precautions and decontamination processes. This chapter will teach you the importance of decontaminating everything from your ambulance to your EMT equipment after treating a patient.
Chapter two further addresses the importance of personal protective equipment (PPE) and its many uses. Injury prevention is also covered, including work-related injuries, disease transmission, and general wellness principles. Of course, not all injuries are physical. EMTs have to manage a great deal of stress. For this reason, this chapter touches on the management of stress and some of the coping mechanisms you can use when dealing with death and dying.
EMT Textbook Chapter 3:
Medical, Legal and Ethical Issues: Summary
Chapter three discusses the medical, legal, and ethical issues involved with the EMS profession. You will learn about consent—including expressed, implied, and involuntary consent—and how it impacts your decision-making as an EMT. You will also learn about EMS protocols for using forcible restraint, the importance of do not resuscitate (DNR) orders, and what to do if a patient refuses treatment or transport.
This chapter will also cover the physical, presumptive, and definitive signs of death. You will learn the signs of death, how to manage organ donors, and the importance of medical identification devices in treating EMS patients. This chapter provides a basic understanding of the laws, as well as ethical and moral considerations, that apply to the EMT.
EMT Textbook Chapter 4:
Communications and Documentation: Summary
Chapter four focuses on the communication and documentation required for EMS
emergency medical services (EMS) systems. You will learn how to communicate and interact with patients in ways that develop a positive relationship and make the patient feel comfortable. Just as important, you will learn how to communicate with team members and other healthcare professionals to ensure you’re providing the most efficient care possible.
This chapter will explain the purpose of the patient care report (PCR) and the information required to complete it. You will explore special reporting requirements, such as for gunshot wounds, dog bites, and abuse. You will also learn the basic principles of various communications equipment used in EMS, including correct radio procedures and the proper sequence of information to communicate.
Day 1: Summary
With the successful completion of Day 1, you will have a broad understanding of the EMS systems, workforce safety and wellness, medical, legal, and ethical issues, as well as communicating with other healthcare professionals and documenting your calls and treatments. Day 1 is a rigorous 12-hour day. Like the other 13 days, it will be exhaustive and challenging. You will be expected to understand and retain a lot of information in a relatively short time. The Unitek 14-Day EMT Boot Camp is not easy, but it is worth it! Our graduates are among the best trained, most effective and dedicated EMTs in the world today.
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About Unitek EMT
Unitek EMT is one of the premier EMT schools in Arizona. Our mission is simple: training the next wave of top-notch EMT professionals. We offer a variety of training options to fit your needs, including an accelerated EMT program, to get you mission-ready and certified fast. We also offer EMS Continuing Education courses to update your expertise and enhance your career. Unitek EMT instructors are experienced leaders in their fields, and our real-world training scenarios are ideal for aspiring EMT professionals.