Anyone interested in learning what to do in a medical emergency could benefit from CTC’s Emergency Medical Technology program. This could be for someone’s personal use, as an adjunct to a job such as a child care provider or a fire fighter or to help someone get started in a career in emergency medicine.
Primarily, CTC's EMT program provides pre-hospital care training at two levels, the first responder level and the EMT-Basic level.
Generic EMT-B job description: An EMT-B is the medical professional who usually staffs an ambulance. He/she is a medical care-giving professional who goes to the scene of an emergency. He/she is sent out to the scene of an emergency by a dispatcher. The dispatcher acts as a communications channel for all the links of an Emergency Medical Services system and may also by trained as an EMT. An EMT-B makes the initial assessment of the nature and extent of a victim's medical problems. In order to help victims, EMTs must quickly identify the nature of the emergency, stabilize the patient's condition, carry out the necessary medical procedures and transport the victim to a medical care facility.
Because an EMT is usually the first medical professional to assess the victim in an emergency, this role is crucial in the outcome of emergency care.
There is significant job growth potential for EMTs as this field is growing at a much faster pace than many other occupations. In addition, a large majority of EMT’s have some post-secondary education and can use their credential to build on other careers within the health care field. (O*Net OnLine http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-2041.00).
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