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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 guide is part of a 14-part series providing an overview of each training day at our 14-Day EMT Boot Camp. This article summarizes Day 13.

(Click here to explore our full 14-Day EMT Curriculum)

Day 13 of EMT Boot Camp

EMT Boot Camp Syllabus & Class Schedule: Day 13

Time Hours Description Homework
0800–1000 2.0 Ch 41 A Team Approach to Health Care
1000–1200 2.0 Documentation/PCR Lecture
1200–1230 0.5 LUNCH
1230–1330 1.0 Final Examination Review
1330–1700 3.0 Simulated Scenarios
1700–1730 0.5 DINNER
1730–2000 2.5 Simulated Scenarios

About the EMT Textbook

The textbook used throughout the EMT Boot Camp is: Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured Digital Advantage Package, Twelfth Edition. 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 13 Include:

  • Chapter 41: A Team Approach to Health Care

EMT Textbook Chapter 41—A Team Approach to Health Care: Summary

Chapter 41, the final chapter in this course, covers the characteristics of a team approach to health care and the direct effect of this approach to positive patient outcomes. Throughout Chapter 41, students will also learn the steps an EMT should follow to assist with Advanced Life Support (ALS) skills, including the placement of advanced airways and vascular access.

Among other topics, Chapter 41 covers:

  • The continuum of care
  • Advantages of a team over a group
  • Essential elements of a team
  • Critical elements to ensure effective patient transfer
  • Patient care report (PCR)
  • Assisting with advanced life support (ALS)
  • Intubation procedure
  • Troubleshooting interpersonal conflicts

After completing this chapter and the related coursework, you will be able to function as an effective team member of the emergency health care team that includes not only first responders, paramedics, and other EMTs, but also physicians, nurses, and other personnel who will help care for your patients through their injury or illness. You will learn your roles and responsibilities as an EMT, and understand the roles and responsibilities of other team members. This includes an examination of how BLS and ALS providers work together for a more effective continuum of care. You will also be prepared with techniques for resolving team conflicts.

Day 13: Summary

The first half of Day 13 will conclude the training portion of the EMT Boot Camp by describing the ideal team approach to emergency medical services, and the EMT’s role in that approach. You will learn to function as an integrated team member to provide the highest level of health care to your patient. A final lecture will cover proper documentation and the importance of the patient care report or PCR.

The second half of the Day 13 includes a comprehensive final exam review along with simulated EMS scenarios to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the material covered throughout this course. At the conclusion of Day 13, you will have reviewed all the necessary knowledge and skills to pass the NRMT (National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians) exam and become a certified EMT. Of course, you will still need to study and review the material.

The NRMT exam actually combines two tests—a cognitive (written) test and a psychomotor (physical/skills) test. The psychomotor test is conducted on the last day (Day 14) of the EMT Boot Camp. After successfully passing the psychomotor test and graduating from the program, you will need to schedule your cognitive test at a Pearson VUE testing center.

Day 13 requires 11.5 hours of participation from start to finish, including two 30-minute breaks for lunch and dinner. The coursework and training are accelerated. You will be expected to process 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 dedicated graduates are among the best trained and most effective EMTs in the world today. Click here to learn more about our two week EMT Boot Camp.

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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.