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.

Click here for an overview of the 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 7.

EMT Boot Camp Syllabus & Class Schedule: Day 7











Saturday 0800–1000 2.0 Ch 25 Bleeding
  1000–1200 2.0 Ch 26 Soft-Tissue Injuries  
  1200–1230 0.5 LUNCH  
  1230–1330 1.0 Ch 26 Soft-Tissue Injuries
  1330–1500 1.5 Midterm Review & Instructor Time Ch 24 Trauma Overview
  1500–1700 2.0 Practical Skills  
  1700–1730 0.5 DINNER
  1730–2000 2.5 Practical Skills

About the EMT Textbook

The textbook used throughout the EMT Boot Camp is: Navigate 2 Advantage Access for Emergency Care and 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 7 Include:

  • Chapter 24: Trauma Overview
  • Chapter 25: Bleeding
  • Chapter 26: Soft-Tissue Injuries

EMT Textbook Chapter 24—Trauma Overview: Summary

Chapter 24 applies the fundamental knowledge needed to provide basic emergency care and transportation based on the assessment findings for an acutely injured trauma patient. Students will also learn some common injury patterns to major body systems.

The curriculum provides an overview of the causes, effects, assessment, and management of the trauma patient. Some of the topics discussed in this chapter include:

  • Mechanism of injury (MOI) for blunt and penetrating trauma
  • Examples of the MOI that cause blunt and penetrating trauma
  • Injury patterns associated with different types of motor vehicle crashes
  • Factors for assessment of a fall victim
  • The effects of penetrating trauma, blast injuries, multisystem trauma
  • Patient management in relation to scene time and transport selection

After completing Chapter 24 and related course work, you understand the basic concepts of energy and its effect on the human body. You’ll gain a knowledge of the general injury patterns associated with different types of impacts, falls, and penetrating trauma, and the basic application of physics on the assessment of trauma patients. You will also develop critical thinking skills in making predictions of injuries and adjusting index of suspicion based on the analysis of evidence gathered in scene size-up simulations.

EMT Textbook Chapter 25—Bleeding: Summary

Chapter 25 focuses on the cause, effects and assessment of bleeding and the basic emergency care and transportation of bleeding patients. Among other topics, this chapter covers:

  • The circulatory system and its function, including heart, arteries, veins, and capillaries
  • The significance of bleeding caused by blunt force trauma, including the importance of perfusion
  • Hypovolemic shock as a result of bleeding
  • The signs and symptoms of internal bleeding
  • Emergency medical care of patients with internal and external bleeding

After completing this chapter and its course work, you will understand the structure and function of the circulatory system and the significance and characteristics of bleeding. You will also know the importance of personal protective equipment when treating a bleeding patient, external and internal bleeding characteristics, how to conduct a patient assessment, and methodologies for controlling bleeding.

EMT Textbook Chapter 26—Soft-Tissue Injuries: Summary

Chapter 26 provides the knowledge needed to provide basic emergency care and transportation for patients with soft-tissue injuries. This includes an in-depth discussion of open and closed soft-tissue injuries, the use of dressings and bandages, and the assessment and care of different types of burns, including thermal, chemical, electrical, and radiation burns.

After completing this chapter, students will have the knowledge and skills to successfully assess patients and provide prehospital care to patients suffering from soft-tissue injuries. You will also become familiar with the anatomy and functions of the skin, and the various types of open and closed soft-tissue injuries. In addition to burns and wounds, this chapter also covers emergency medical care for an impaled object, neck injuries, animal bites, and others.

Day 7: Summary

After successfully completing Day 7 of the EMT Boot Camp, you will possess the necessary knowledge and skills for the prehospital treatment of patients with trauma, bleeding, and soft-tissue injuries, including wounds and burns. You will understand the causes, effects, assessment, and management of the trauma patient, both blunt and penetrating traumas. Bleeding emergencies, both internal and external, are also covered, including the significance of blunt force trauma and perfusion. Finally, you will learn how to provide basic emergency care and transportation for patients with soft-tissue injuries.

Day 7 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.