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 6.
EMT Boot Camp Syllabus & Class Schedule: Day 6
|Friday||0800–1000||2.0||Ch 20 Immunologic Emergencies|
|1000–1200||2.0||Ch 21 Toxicology|
|1230–1500||2.5||Ch 22 Psychiatric Emergencies|
|1500–1700||2.0||Practical Skills||Ch 23 Gynecologic 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 6 Include:
- Chapter 20: Immunologic Emergencies
- Chapter 21: Toxicology Emergencies
- Chapter 22: Psychiatric Emergencies
- Chapter 23: Gynecologic Emergencies
EMT Textbook Chapter 20—Immunologic Emergencies: Summary
Chapter 20 focuses on immunologic emergencies, including hypersensitivity disorders and anaphylactic reactions. Students will learn the fundamentals needed to provide basic emergency care and transportation based on assessment findings for an acutely ill patient. This includes the recognition and management of shock and difficulty breathing related to anaphylactic reactions.
After completing Chapter 20, you will understand the anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of hypersensitivity disorders and anaphylactic reactions. You will also have the knowledge and skills needed to recognize and manage hypersensitivity disorders and anaphylactic reactions.
After this chapter, students will know the difference between a local and systemic response to allergens and be able to identify the five categories of stimuli that could cause an allergic reaction. Students will also be prepared to manage the ABCs of a patient experiencing an allergic reaction.
EMT Textbook Chapter 21—Toxicology: Summary
Chapter 21 provides a foundational background on the basic emergency care and transportation of patients suffering from toxic exposure or poisoning. Subjects covered include:
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Nerve agent poisoning
- Inhaled poisons
- Ingested poisons
- Injected poisons
- Absorbed poisons
- Alcohol intoxication and withdrawal
After completing this chapter and its course work, you will be familiar with the classes of compounds involved in substance abuse and poisonings. You will also understand the routes by which poisons enter the body, and the signs, symptoms, assessment, and treatment for various poisoning emergencies. You will understand the role of airway management for patients suffering from poisoning or overdose. Finally, chapter 21 also enables you to apply safety considerations for scenes with potentially hazardous materials or violent people.
EMT Textbook Chapter 22—Psychiatric Emergencies: Summary
Chapter 22 provides the necessary knowledge to provide basic emergency care and transportation for patients with psychiatric emergencies, including acute psychosis, suicidal risk, and agitated delirium. The topics covered include:
- The myths and realities of psychiatric emergencies
- Factors that can alter a patient’s behavior
- The magnitude of mental health problems in society
- The main principles of the mental health care system
- The two basic categories of mental health diagnosis
After completing this chapter, you will have the knowledge and skills to successfully assess and manage patients suffering from a psychiatric emergency within the legal parameters of the EMT scope of practice. The curriculum will familiarize you with the basic principles of the mental health system. You will know the signs of psychosis, schizophrenia, delirium, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and suicide. Additionally, you will be able to recognize behaviors that pose a risk to the EMT, patient, or others and the methods used to restrain patients.
EMT Textbook Chapter 23—Gynecologic Emergencies: Summary
Chapter 23 focuses on EMT treatment for gynecologic emergencies. The curriculum covers the anatomy and functions of the female reproductive system, including developmental changes that occur during puberty and menopause. Students will understand the causes, risk factors, assessment and management of common gynecologic emergencies. Age-related considerations for patients experiencing gynecologic emergencies are also covered.
At the conclusion of Chapter 23, students will understand the significance and characteristics of the female reproductive system, including the developmental changes during puberty and menopause. You will be able to assess and provide prehospital treatment for gynecologic emergencies. Finally, the curriculum will cover the special considerations and precautions that an EMT must observe when arriving at the scene of a suspected case of sexual assault or rape.
Day 6: Summary
After successfully completing Day 6 of the EMT Boot Camp, you will possess important knowledge and skills for the prehospital treatment of immunologic, toxicology, psychiatric, and gynecologic emergencies. You will understand the ETM treatment and transportation procedures for:
- Immunologic emergencies, including hypersensitivity disorders and anaphylactic reactions
- Exposure to poison and other toxins, including substance abuse
- Psychiatric conditions, including acute psychosis, schizophrenia, PTSD, and suicidal threat
- Gynecologic emergencies, including vaginal bleeding, shock associated with vaginal bleeding, sexual assault, and rape
Day 6 requires 12 hours of participation from start to finish, including two half-hour 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. 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.