EMT Training

Emergency Medical Techinician Training

Emergency medical technician training involves advancing up the five levels of first responder, basic, intermediate-1985, intermediate-1999, and finally, paramedic. Training begins at the bottom, of course, with the first responder / basic training. This consists of a combination of classroom and field work encompassing the very building blocks of the fundamentals of emergency medicine. Classroom and written instruction focus on assessing the patient and critical care, including treament of acute trauma. Issues such as bleeding, fractures, heart attacks, and similarly critical events are covered. In other areas, more experience is given by requiring a certain number of hours observing real life EMTs as they perform patient stabilization and transport. Requirements may include a set number of emergency department observations and ambulance ride alongs.