Streaming Video - 2008
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With the growth of America's urban populations has come an increased demand for medical first responders - most notably, the emergency medical technician. This program guides students through the duties of the EMT-Basic and EMT-Paramedic, the skills and personality traits both require, and the financial and personal advantages that these positions offer. Featuring interviews with veterans of the profession, the program describes the 110-hour class and national or state registry exam an aspiring EMT must complete, along with specific functions - for EMT-Bs, supporting an ambulance team in the field and during patient transport, maintaining vitals and airwave access, controlling bleeding, basic splinting, and applying a cervical collar; and for EMT-Paramedics, traction splinting, patient status assessment, and other functions that prepare patients for emergency room care. Both the Hollywood-style excitement and the routine aspects of EMT life are emphasized, in addition to the best high school courses and volunteer opportunities in which a would-be EMT should get involved. Correlates to national and state board certification standards
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2008], c2008.
Branch Call Number: E-VIDEO
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (22 min.) : sd., col., digital file + instructional materials (online)
Alternative Title: Emergency medical technician


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