Emergency Medical Technician (136 required hours)
The Emergency Medical Technician program provides instruction on out of hospital emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical services (EMS) system. EMTs have the basic knowledge and skills necessary to stabilize and safely transport patients ranging from non-emergency and routine medical transports to life threatening emergencies. Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response system, under medical oversight. Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance. Emergency Medical Technicians are a critical link between the scene of an emergency and the health care system.
The Emergency Medical Technician program prepares students for employment as emergency medical technicians and/or firefighters. Students will learn patient assessment, bandaging and splinting, use of the AED, patient-assisted medication administration, airway management, bleeding control, managing environmental emergencies, and handling emergency childbirth. Through partnerships with the Layton City Fire Department, Davis Hospital, Lakeview Hospital, North Davis Fire District, and South Davis Community Hospital, Davis Tech is able to provide an exceptional training experience to students. This course offers students the chance to develop skills necessary to safely and effectively perform the basic duties of an emergency medical technician. These skills include recognizing the nature and seriousness of a patient’s condition or the extent of injuries, assessing requirements for emergency care, and administering appropriate care based on assessment findings. Topics covered include how to lift, move, position, or otherwise handle the patient to minimize discomfort and prevent further injury and how to perform triage at a mass-casualty site