The Unitek 14-Day EMT Boot Camp at Unitek EMT includes interactive classroom instruction, hands-on exercises, and clinical simulations. Taught by experienced EMS professionals, the Boot Camp includes 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 4.
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EMT Boot Camp Syllabus & Class Schedule: Day 4
|0800–0900||1.0||Ch 12 Shock|
|0900–1030||1.5||Ch 13 BLS Resuscitation|
|1030–1200||1.5||Ch 14 Medical Emergencies Overview|
|1230–1500||2.5||Ch 15 Respiratory Emergencies|
About the EMT Textbook
The textbook used throughout 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), and medical, legal, and ethical issues relevant to emergency care. Each chapter covers National EMS Education Standard Competencies.
Chapters Covered on Day 4 Include:
- Chapter 12: Shock
- Chapter 13: BLS Resuscitation
- Chapter 14: Medical Overview
- Chapter 15: Respiratory Emergencies
EMT Textbook Chapter 12—Shock: Summary
Chapter 12 covers the causes, effects, and management of shock, respiratory failure or arrest, cardiac failure or arrest, and post-resuscitation management. This includes an in-depth discussion of the various types of shock, their signs and symptoms, patient assessment for shock, and emergency care.
After completing this chapter and course work, you will have an understanding of the different types and causes of shock, the process of perfusion, the signs and symptoms associated with shock, application of the assessment process with the shock patient, and the general and specific emergency medical care provided to patients experiencing shock.
EMT Textbook Chapter 13—BLS Resuscitation: Summary
This chapter applies a fundamental knowledge of basic life support resuscitation. The chapter explains basic life support (BLS) elements, how it differs from advanced life support (ALS), and why you must rapidly apply BLS. This chapter also provides a walkthrough of the components of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and when it should be performed on a patient. Guidelines for using an automated external defibrillator (AED) are also covered.
After completing this chapter and its course work, you will know the basic life support procedures for adults, infants, and children. This includes an understanding of BLS, ALS, CPR, and the use of AEDs. You will learn the ethical issues related to patient resuscitation, including when you should not start CPR and when you should stop. You will be able to perform CPR on different patient types, including removing foreign body airway obstructions. You will also be instructed on the best way to provide grief support to a patient’s loved ones after resuscitation has ended.
EMT Textbook Chapter 14—Medical Overview: Summary
Chapter 14 provides a fundamental understanding of the need for proper assessment techniques for patients with a chief complaint of a medical nature. The chapter also applies foundational knowledge for basic emergency care and transportation based on assessment findings.
After completing this chapter, you will understand how to provide prehospital care and transportation based on assessment findings for an acutely ill patient. You will learn how to identify the medical complaint, provide basic emergency care, decide the best destination, and transport the patient. Graduates are also taught how to recognize, assess and manage patients who may have an infectious disease.
EMT Textbook Chapter 15—Respiratory Emergencies: Summary
Chapter 15 focuses on respiratory emergencies, including those that affect the upper and lower airways, lungs, and accessory structures of the respiratory system.
Students are taught the assessment and management of the following:
- Spontaneous Pneumothorax
- Pulmonary Edema
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
- Environmental Exposure
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Pulmonary Embolism
- Viral Respiratory Infections
After completing this chapter and course work, you will understand the significance and characteristics of respiratory emergencies in infants, children, and adults. You should be able to demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of the following topics: respiratory anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, signs and symptoms of various respiratory conditions (eg, asthma, COPD, pneumonia), and the assessment and management necessary to provide basic care in the prehospital setting.
Day 4: Summary
After successfully completing Day 4 of the EMT Boot Camp, you will have a solid foundation on the emergency treatment of shock, respiratory failure or arrest, and cardiac failure or arrest. You will know the critical skills for BLS, ALS, CPR, and the use of an AED. You will be able to perform CPR on different patient types, including removing foreign body airway obstructions. For patients whose chief complaint is medical, you will know the proper assessment techniques, how to treat, transport, and where to transport. Finally, you will understand respiratory emergencies’ signs, symptoms, and significance in patients of various ages.
Day 4 includes 12 hours of accelerated coursework and study. 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.