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.
This guide 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 14.
(Click here to explore our full 14-Day EMT Curriculum)
EMT Boot Camp Syllabus & Class Schedule: Day 14
UTC = Until Task Completed
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.
Day 14 Includes:
- Final Examination
- Psychomotor Test
Final Exam: Summary
Day 14 is your final exam for the EMT Boot Camp. This written exam consists of 150 questions regarding all the material covered during the 13 days of Boot Camp instruction.
Psychomotor Test: Summary
Day 14 also includes the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) psychomotor test, which is the first half of the NREMT exam. The NREMT exam combines a psychomotor (physical/skills) test and a cognitive (written) test. Day 14 will include only the psychomotor test.
After successfully passing the final exam and psychomotor test and graduating from the EMT Boot Camp, you will need to schedule your own cognitive test at a Pearson VUE testing center. You will need to pass both parts of the exam (psychomotor and cognitive) before you can apply for NREMT certification and become a certified EMT.
The National Registry does not administer EMT psychomotor examinations. All EMT psychomotor exams are administered by either the State EMS Office or the training institution (with approval and oversight provided by the State EMS Office).
What’s On The Psychomotor Test
The NREMT psychomotor test will measure your ability to physically complete the responsibilities of an EMT. There are seven skills stations that you must pass on the psychomotor test (six are scheduled, one is randomly chosen). All of the skills stations require both hands-on and verbal communication. You will have three attempts to pass all seven stations.
The psychomotor exam will assess your skills in the following six scheduled areas:
- Patient Assessment and Management – Trauma. Includes scene size-up, primary survey and resuscitation, history taking, secondary assessment, reassessment.
- Patient Assessment and Management – Medical. Includes scene size-up, primary survey and resuscitation, history taking, secondary assessment, vital signs, reassessment.
- BVM Ventilation of an Apneic Adult Patient. The exam will test your skills at bag-valve-mask (BVM)ventilation of an adult patient who isn’t breathing. Among other competencies, the exam will check for PPE precautions, checking responsiveness, requesting additional EMS assistance, checking breathing and pulse, opening airway, preparing rigid suction catheter, and BVM ventilation.
- Oxygen Administration by Non-Rebreathing Mask. This portion will test your ability to administer oxygen using a non-rebreather mask. Among other competencies, this includes PPE precautions, assembly of the regulator to the oxygen tank, and attaching the non-rebreather mask to regulator and patient’s face.
- Cardiac Arrest Management/AED. The exam includes a review of your treatment of cardiac arrest and use of an automated external defibrillator (AED). PPE precautions, scene safety, checking patient responsiveness, requesting additional EMS assistance, checking breathing and pulse, chest compressions, CPR, and the operation of an AED.
- Spinal Immobilization (Supine Patient). This portion will also test your skill at properly immobilizing a patient with a spinal injury. This will include PPE precautions, directing assistant to place/maintain head position, reassessment of motor, sensory, and circulatory function in each extremity, applying extrication collar, directing movement of patient without compromising the integrity of the spine, and more.
The psychomotor exam will also assess your skills randomly in 1 of the following 4 areas. You will not know in advance on which area you will be tested:
- Bleeding Control/Shock Management. This portion will test your ability to control bleeding and manage shock in several ways. These include PPE precautions, applying pressure to the wound, applying a tourniquet. Also, this portion will test your ability to treat hypoperfusion.
- Joint Immobilization. This portion will test your ability to immobilize and manage an injured patient. This includes PPE precautions, manual stabilization of injury, assessment of injured extremity, splinting, immobilization of injury, and bone above and below injury, and reassessment.
- Long Bone Immobilization. This portion will test your ability to immobilize and manage an injured patient. This includes PPE precautions, manual stabilization of injury, applying a splint, immobilizing the hand/foot in the position of function, and reassessment.
- Spinal Immobilization (Sitting Patient). This will include PPE precautions, directing assistant to place/maintain head position, reassessment of motor, sensory, and circulatory function in each extremity, applying extrication collar, directing movement of patient without compromising integrity of the spine, and more.
Day 14: Summary
Day 14 of EMT Boot Camp will include your final written exam for the program. It will also include the NREMT psychomotor exam. After passing NREMT psychomotor exam and graduating from the EMT Boot Camp, you will still need to schedule the second part of your NREMT exam, the cognitive exam.
If you’re worried about passing the final exam or the psychomotor exam, don’t be. The EMT Boot Camp should have prepared you to confidently pass the final exam, the NREMT psychomotor exam, and the NREMT cognitive exam. More than 4,000 Boot Camp graduates have passed these exams before you, and our certification pass rates are among the highest in the nation.
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.
(Click here to explore our full 14-Day EMT Curriculum)
About The NREMT Cognitive Test
The cognitive portion of the NREMT test assesses your general knowledge of emergency medical care across a full spectrum of topics, including:
- Respiration & Ventilation
- Cardiology & Resuscitation
- EMS Operations
As with the NREMT psychomotor exam, the EMT training you have received in this 14-Day EMT Boot Camp should prepare you to excel on the NREMT cognitive exam. Of course, you will still need to study and review everything you have learned in the Boot Camp, and other relevant materials. You should also visit the NREMT website for general information on the cognitive exam, including a free Practice Analysis.
(Related: Click here to learn how to pass the NREMT exam)
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.