The Medical Module is presented as part of the traditional one (1) term emergency medical technician (EMT) course. This is the sixth of several modules that are included in the EMT certificate program. In this presentation the medical module is recommended to be completed over a two (2) week period with additional time reserved for practical skills verification testing in a lab setting.
The following chapters will be covered within the Medical Module for Emergency Medical Technician. Students should note that this is a blended online program. All facets of the lecture, review activities, knowledge checks, and in some cases, practical skills which are filmed and uploaded into the system, are completed there and graded. All online requirements must be completed before students may attend the lab sessions.
Students will learn the signs and symptoms of the most common medical emergencies faced by EMTs in the field.
This course highlights the basic knowledge and skills necessary for individuals who wish to obtain state or national certification as an Emergency Medical Technician and adheres to the 2009 National EMS Education Standards which are based on the National EMS Core Content and the National EMS Scope of Practice that define the minimal entry-level educational competencies for each level of EMS training and has replaced the DOT National Standards curricula used in the past.
The medical module will teach the signs and symptoms of the most common medical emergencies faced by EMTs in the field. Students will be taught how to treat, stabilize, and support patients and how to reassess them during transport. They will also learn when it is appropriate to request advanced life support and how to work cooperatively with ALS providers.