As an emergency medical technician (EMT), you will be working in a specialised medical field concerned with the care of illnesses and injuries requiring immediate medical attention. You will be trained to respond quickly to emergency situations regarding medical issues, traumatic injuries and accident scenes.
The work of an emergency medical technician mainly involves providing assistance to the emergency physicians/specialists in the treatment of patients who have life threatening conditions. They may have to respond to emergency calls to provide efficient and immediate care to the critically ill and injured, and to transport the patient to a medical facility.
A candidate seeking admission to emergency medical technology courses shall have studied Physics, Chemistry and Biology as principal subjects at the 10+2 level or its equivalent.
Candidates can also join certificate courses in this field after completing their 10th.
The duration of emergency medical technology courses is four years including a 12 months compulsory internship. Bachelor's degrees in emergency medical technology are available in different names like BSc Accident and Emergency Care Technology and BSc Emergency Medical Technology.
Emergency medical care aspirants are also eligible to take admission to diploma programs after completing their 10+2.
A person with a bachelor’s degree in emergency medical technology or its equivalent from a recognized institution shall be eligible for admission into the PG courses. The duration of PG courses is usually 2
Post-Graduate Diploma Courses are also available in the field of emergency medical care. The names of these programs might vary from institute to institute.
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Patients who are sick or injured may be in extreme pain or distress. An emergency medical technician has to treat patients with care and compassion.
An emergency medical technician needs to evaluate the patient's condition and act quickly if a patient’s life is threatened.
An emergency medical technician must accurately monitor and record the condition of the patient.
An emergency medical technician should have the skill in managing time to act quickly to save the patient's life.
An emergency medical technician has to coordinate a lot of things with others in order to work effectively.