The 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.
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 2.
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EMT Syllabus & Class Schedule: Day 2
|0800–1000||2.0||Ch 5 Medical Terminology|
|1000–1200||2.0||Ch 6 The Human Body|
|1230–1330||1.0||Instructor Time||Ch 7|
|1330–1500||1.5||Ch 8 Lifting & Moving Patients|
|1500–1700||2.0||Skills Instructor Intro’s & Practical Skills|
About the EMT Textbook
The primary textbook for the EMT Boot Camp is: Navigate 2 Advantage Access for Emergency Care 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), medical and legal, and ethical issues to the provision of emergency care. Each chapter covers National EMS Education Standard Competencies.
Chapters Covered on Day 2 Include:
- Chapter 5: Medical Terminology
- Chapter 6: The Human Body
- Chapter 7: Life Span Development
- Chapter 8: Lifting and Moving Patients
EMT Textbook Chapter 5—Medical Terminology: Summary
Chapter five focuses on the important medical terms used in communications with emergency medical services (EMS) and other medical professionals. This includes an in-depth study of relevant root words, abbreviations, acronyms, symbols, prefixes, and suffixes.
After completing this coursework, you will be proficient in all relevant medical terms used in written and verbal communication with EMS colleagues and other healthcare professionals. You will understand the purpose of medical terminology, identify its components, and define an unknown medical term based on an understanding of its components. You will also be familiar with the error-prone medical abbreviations and acronyms. Common direction, movement, and position terms are also covered in this chapter.
EMT Textbook Chapter 6—The Human Body: Summary
Chapter six covers the fundamentals of human anatomy and the function of all human systems as they apply to the practice of EMS. It teaches students to identify the anatomy and physiology of all human systems, including skeletal, musculoskeletal, respiratory, circulatory, nervous, digestive, lymphatic, and more.
After completing this chapter, you will be able to describe the body planes, topographic anatomy, and anatomic position and apply them to EMS treatments. You will know basic anatomic structures and related functions. You will also be able to describe each body system as well as the roles of the structures and their interaction with other body systems in maintaining the life support chain. You will also understand the possible consequences of illness and injury of these systems on the proper functioning of the body.
EMT Textbook Chapter 7—Life Span Development: Summary
Chapter seven provides a fundamental understanding of the physiological and psychosocial differences found in each phase of human development. This includes an in-depth discussion of the different physical characteristics found in infants, toddlers, preschoolers, school-age children, teenagers and adults.
After completing this course work, you will have a fundamental understanding of the physiological and psychosocial differences of each phase of human development. You will also be able to discuss adaptations and strategies that you might apply to better assess and manage patients.
EMT Textbook Chapter 8—Lifting and Moving Patients: Summary
Chapter eight covers the procedures, equipment, and general considerations required of EMTs during patient packaging and handling. This chapter discusses tools and techniques for patient lifting and moving to help prevent harm or injury to the patient and the EMS professional. Among other situations you will face as an EMT, you will learn about special considerations for moving patients who are elderly, overweight, unresponsive, or carrying a transmittable disease.
After completing this chapter, you will understand the body mechanics of patient movement, principles of safe reaching and pulling, urgent and nonurgent moves, and how to move patients as a team. You will also learn the various types of patient packaging and moving equipment, how to protect yourself from injury when moving patients, and the use of medical restraints.
Day 2: Summary
After successfully completing Day 2 of the EMT Boot Camp, you will have a broad knowledge of important medical terms and be able to communicate effectively with other medical professionals. You will be well versed in human anatomy and the function of all human systems as they apply to the practice of EMS. You will also understand the physical and psychosocial differences among all the stages of human development, from infant to elderly adult. Finally, you will have insight and practice in the tools and techniques for lifting and moving patients.
Day 2 will require 12 hours of accelerated coursework. 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 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.