To objective of the course is to equip the learners with the knowledge and skills to prepare them to respond quickly to emergency situations regarding medical issues, traumatic injuries and accident scenes.
What is EMT?
EMT is a clinical course offered under KCEMT, paramedics are trained to respond quickly to emergency situations regarding medical issues, traumatic injuries and accident scenes. EMTs most commonly work in ambulances, but should not be confused with “ambulance drivers” – ambulance staff who in the past were not trained in emergency care or driving. EMTs can also be found on Fire Department apparatus, Police vehicles, sports and industrial settings, construction sites or based in a hospital.
EMT curriculum is designed to assess a patient’s condition, and to perform such emergency medical procedures as are needed to maintain a patent airway with adequate breathing and cardiovascular circulation until the patient can be transferred to an appropriate destination for advanced medical care. Interventions include cardiopulmonary resuscitation, defibrillation, controlling severe external bleeding, preventing shock, childbirth, body immobilization to prevent spinal damage, and splinting of bone fractures.