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.
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 8.
EMT Boot Camp Syllabus & Class Schedule: Day 8
|1230–1430||2.0||Ch 27 Face & Neck Trauma|
|1430–1630||2.0||Ch 28 Head & Spine Injuries|
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 8 Include:
- Chapter 27: Face and Neck Injuries
- Chapter 28: Head and Spine Injuries
EMT Textbook Chapter 27—Face and Neck Injuries: Summary
Chapter 27 provides students with the knowledge and skills for the basic prehospital care and transportation of patients with face and neck injuries. Students will learn how to recognize life threats associated with these injuries and the correlation with head and spinal trauma. Among other related topics, the curriculum covers:
- Detailed anatomy and physiology of the head, neck, and eye
- Trauma to the mouth
- Penetrating neck trauma
- Laryngotracheal injuries
- Facial fractures
- Dental injuries
- Blast injuries to the eye
After completing this chapter coursework, you will understand how to manage trauma-related issues with the face and neck. This includes injuries and life threats to the head, skull, spine, teeth, ears, and eyes. Among other procedures, you will be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of face and neck injuries, assess the patient’s condition and provide appropriate emergency care and transportation. Finally, you will also learn how to manage common eye injuries such as foreign objects, puncture wounds, lacerated eyelids, burns, impaled objects, and complications from blunt trauma.
EMT Textbook Chapter 28—Head and Spine Injuries: Summary
Chapter 28 focuses on the cause, effects and assessment of head and spine injuries. Students will learn how to recognize life threats associated with these injuries and the correlation with head and spinal trauma. This chapter emphasizes on the skills needed for emergency treatment. Among other related topics, the curriculum covers:
- The need for immediate spinal stabilization and airway and breathing support
- The cause, effects, and management of traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI), including mechanism of injury (MOI), and primary versus secondary injury
- Transport considerations
- Traumatic airway control
- Manual in-line stabilization
- Placement of cervical collar
- Immobilization of the patient
After completing Chapter 28 and its coursework, you will understand how to provide emergency treatment for trauma-related issues of the head and spine. You will learn how to recognize life threats associated with these injuries and the need for immediate spinal stabilization and, potentially, airway and breathing support. The curriculum includes a detailed discussion of the nervous system and the cause, effects, and management of traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries. This chapter is skills intensive and goes into detail on bandaging, traumatic airway control, manual in-line stabilization, cervical collar placement, and more.
Day 8: Summary
After successfully completing Day 8 of the EMT Boot Camp, you will possess the knowledge and skills needed to provide basic prehospital care and transportation for patients with face, neck, head, and spine injuries. This includes injuries to the:
- Mouth and teeth
- Larynx and trachea
You will be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of the various injuries, understand their potential mechanism of injury (MOI), and provide appropriate care, which may include controlling bleeding, removing a foreign object, airway control, manual in-line stabilization, and patient immobilization.
Day 8 requires 12 hours of participation from start to finish, including two half-hour breaks for lunch and dinner. The coursework and training are accelerated, which means you will be expected to process and retain a lot of information in a relatively short amount of 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 the Unitek 14-Day EMT Boot Camp.
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.