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HCC: Emergency Medical Technician: Videos

Basic First Aid (58 minutes)

Emergency situations can occur at any time, and an untried health care trainee may be among the first to respond—in some cases, perhaps, the only source of aid available. This program will help medical support personnel build their skills and know-how in treating the injured. In addition to the three main principles of emergency care, the video presents field-tested strategies for dealing with cuts, burns, chest pains, bone fractures, breathing emergencies, and apparent poisonings or allergic reactions. Viewers learn specific information on CPR, the proper method of applying pressure to a wound, signs and symptoms of shock, and techniques to calm and reassure a patient in a crisis. Designated for 3 contact hours of continuing nursing education. 

EMT (22 minutes)

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. A viewable/printable instructor’s guide is available online. Correlates to national and state board certification standards. A Meridian Production.

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