commonly asked questions

What does an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-Basic) do?

    1. Respond to 911 calls for emergency medical assistance, such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or bandaging a wound

    2. Assess a patient’s condition and determine a course of treatment

    3. Follow guidelines that they learned in training and that they receive from physicians who oversee their work

    4. Use backboards and restraints to keep patients still and safe in an ambulance for transport

    5. Help transfer patients to the emergency department of a healthcare facility and report their observations and treatment to the staff

    6. Create a patient care report; documenting the medical care they gave the patient

    7. Replace used supplies and check or clean equipment after us.

What kind of qualities do I need to become an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-Basic)?

    1. Compassion: EMTs and paramedics must provide emotional support to patients in an emergency, especially patients who are in life-threatening situations or extreme mental distress.

    2. Interpersonal skills: EMTs almost always work on teams and must be able to coordinate their activities closely with others in stressful situations.

    3. Listening skills: EMTs need to listen to patients to determine the extent of their injuries or illnesses.

    4. Physical strength: EMTs need to be physically fit. Their job requires a lot of bending, lifting, and kneeling.

    5. Problem-solving skills: EMTs need strong problem-solving skills. They must evaluate patients' symptoms and administer the appropriate treatments.

    6. Communication skills: EMTs need to be able to comfort and explain procedures to the patient, give orders, and relay information to others.

Where can I work as an EMT-Basic?

  • Ambulance services

  • Local government

  • Hospitals

  • Offices of physicians

Where can I find more information about Emergency Medical Technicians?

For More information Call:(708)326-7218

E-mail: register@emtnow.org

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