The Unitek 14-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 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 5.
EMT Boot Camp Syllabus & Class Schedule: Day 5
|Thursday||0800–1000||2.0||Ch 16 Cardiovascular Emergencies|
|1000–1200||2.0||Ch 17 Neurologic Emergencies|
|1230–1330||1.0||Instructor Time||Ch 18 Gastrointestinal & Urologic Emergencies|
|1330–1500||1.5||Ch 19 Endocrine & Hematologic 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 5 Include:
- Chapter 16: Cardiovascular Emergencies
- Chapter 17: Neurologic Emergencies
- Chapter 18: Gastrointestinal and Urologic Emergencies
- Chapter 19: Endocrine and Hematologic Emergencies
EMT Textbook Chapter 16—Cardiovascular Emergencies: Summary
Chapter 16 covers the cardiovascular system and the causes, effects, and management of cardiovascular emergencies. Students will study the following cardiovascular conditions:
- Chest Pain
- Cardiac Arrest
- Acute Coronary Syndrome
- Aortic Aneurysm
- Heart Failure
- Hypertensive Emergencies
After you complete this chapter and the related course work, you will understand the significance and characteristics of:
- The Cardiovascular System
- Cardiovascular Emergencies
- The Disorders of Respiration and Perfusion
- Signs and Symptoms of the Most Common Cardiac Conditions
- The Indications, Contraindications, and Use of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)
- Prehospital Care of a Patient Experiencing a Cardiac Emergency
EMT Textbook Chapter 17—Neurologic Emergencies: Summary
This chapter applies fundamental knowledge of neurologic emergencies to prehospital treatment and transportation of patients. Students will study various topics related to neurologic emergencies, including:
- Anatomy and Physiology of the Nervous System
- Common Disease Processes (strokes, seizures, headaches, and altered mental status)
- Assessment and Basic Care Management for Patients With Neurologic Emergencies (including performing tests for speech, facial movement, and arm movement)
- Assistance of the ALS Provider in Managing These Neurologic Emergencies
After completing this chapter and its course work, you will understand the significance and characteristics of the brain and spinal cord, common disease processes, and the assessment and basic prehospital care for neurologic emergencies. You will know the various ways that blood flow to the brain may be interrupted. You will recognize the various types of stroke and seizure and their symptoms. You will understand the proper care, treatment, and transportation procedures for managing a neurologic emergency.
EMT Textbook Chapter 18—Gastrointestinal and Urologic Emergencies: Summary
Chapter 18 provides the fundamental knowledge needed to provide basic emergency care and transportation for patients with gastrointestinal and urologic emergencies. Students will study the anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and renal systems. Students will learn to assess and manage various patient populations with gastrointestinal or genitourinary complaints, including:
- Abdominal Pain
- Shock Related to Gastrointestinal Disorders
- Complications Related to the Renal System (renal dialysis)
After completing this chapter, you will have a foundational understanding of the gastrointestinal, genital, and urinary systems and the related pathological conditions. You’ll also be able to assess and manage acute and chronic gastrointestinal hemorrhage, peritonitis, and ulcerative diseases. Finally, you’ll understand blood pressure assessment in hemodialysis patients, complications related to renal dialysis, urinary catheter management, and have a working knowledge of kidney dialysis.
EMT Textbook Chapter 19—Endocrine and Hematologic Emergencies: Summary
Chapter 19 focuses on the prehospital care of endocrine and hematologic emergencies. This chapter includes lessons on diabetes, sickle cell disease, clotting disorders and their associated complications. Students will also learn the appropriate steps for the assessment and prehospital treatment of diabetic and hematologic emergencies.
At the conclusion of Chapter 19, you will understand the characteristics of diabetes, sickle cell disease, clotting disorders, and the complications associated with each. Students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the characteristics of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. They should also be able to list the appropriate steps for assessment and prehospital treatment of diabetic emergencies.
Day 5: Summary
After successfully completing Day 5 of the EMT Boot Camp, you will have a solid understanding of the prehospital treatment of the following emergencies:
You will know the signs and symptoms of the most common cardiac conditions and how to provide prehospital treatment, including the use of AEDs. You will be familiar with the nervous system, its most common disease processes, and proper care and transportation of patients. You will also learn how to assess and manage various patients with gastrointestinal, genitourinary, endocrine, and hematologic complaints, with a focus on diabetic emergencies.
Day 5 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. 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.