Paramedic Job Description

The Unitek14-Day EMT Boot Camp at Unitek EMT features interactive classroom instruction, hands-on exercises, and clinical simulations. The Boot Camp is taught by experienced EMS professionals and averages about 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 an overview of the 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.)

This article is part of a 14-part series providing an overview of each training day at the Unitek 14-Day EMT Boot Camp. This article summarizes Day 11.

EMT Boot Camp Syllabus & Class Schedule: Day 11

 

Day

 

Time

 

Hours

 

Description

 

Homework

Wednesday 0800–1200 2.5 Ch 33 Obstetrics & Neonatal Care
  1200–1230 0.5 LUNCH
  1230–1500 2.5 Ch 34 Pediatric Emergencies
  1500–1700 2.0 Practical Skills
  1700–1730 0.5 DINNER
  1730–2000 2.5 Practical Skills

About the EMT Textbook

The textbook used throughout the EMT Boot Camp is: Navigate 2 Advantage Access for Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured. Published by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), this textbook provides the fundamental knowledge of the emergency medical services (EMS) system, safety and well-being of the emergency medical technician (EMT), and medical, legal, and ethical issues relevant to emergency care. Each chapter covers National EMS Education Standard Competencies.

Chapters Covered on Day 11 Include:

  • Chapter 33: Obstetrics & Neonatal Care
  • Chapter 34: Pediatric Emergencies

EMT Textbook Chapter 33—Obstetrics & Neonatal Care: Summary

Chapter 33 covers the prehospital care and transportation of pregnant patients and newborns. Students learn about the female reproductive system, the changes that occur in the body during pregnancy, and the possible complications.

Among other topics, the Chapter 33 curriculum covers the recognition and management of:

  • Anatomy and physiology of normal pregnancy
  • Pathophysiology of complications of pregnancy
  • The pregnant patient
  • Normal delivery
  • Abnormal delivery
  • Vaginal bleeding in the pregnant patient
  • Third trimester bleeding
  • Spontaneous abortion/miscarriage
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Newborn care
  • Neonatal resuscitation

After completing Chapter 33 and its related coursework, you will understand the anatomy and physiology of the female reproductive system as it relates to pregnancy. You will learn the assessment and emergency treatment for childbirth, including stages of labor, normal delivery, complications of pregnancy, and neonatal evaluations and resuscitation. Many of the complications that can occur with pregnancy are also covered, including abuse, substance abuse, hypertensive disorders, bleeding, miscarriage, and gestational diabetes.

EMT Textbook Chapter 34—Pediatric Emergencies: Summary

Chapter 34 focuses on the prehospital care and transportation of pediatric patients (ages zero to 18). Students are taught the age-related assessment and treatment modifications for the major disease and emergencies specific to the pediatric patient.

Among other topics, Chapter 34 covers:

  • Upper airway obstruction
  • Lower airway reactive disease
  • Respiratory distress, failure, and arrest
  • Shock
  • Seizures
  • Sudden infant death syndrome
  • Gastrointestinal disease

Upon completing Chapter 34 and its related coursework, you will understand the anatomy and physiology of the child as compared to the adult. You will know the appropriate assessment and care for the types of illness and injury affecting children of all ages, injury patterns based on size, and special body system injuries. Also covered are the indicators of abuse and neglect, and the medical and legal responsibilities of an EMT.

Day 11: Summary

Successful completion of Day 11 of EMT Boot Camp will provide the required knowledge and skills to provide prehospital care and transportation of pregnant patients and pediatric patients, including newborns. You will understand the need to consider two patients—the woman and the unborn fetus—when treating a pregnant trauma patient. The assessment and emergency treatment for childbirth is also covered, including stages of labor, normal delivery, complications of pregnancy, and neonatal evaluations and resuscitation.

In addition, you will understand the age-appropriate treatment of illness and injuries to the pediatric patient, including newborns. The indicators of abuse, substance abuse, and neglect, and the medical and legal responsibilities of the EMT are also covered.

Day 11 requires 12 hours of participation from start to finish, including two half-hour breaks for lunch and dinner. The coursework and training are accelerated. You will be expected to process afnd 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 dedicated graduates are among the best trained and most effective EMTs in the world today. To learn more about the Unitek 14-Day EMT Boot Camp click here.

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.