The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is a health professional whose primary responsibility is to respond to emergency scenes and provide medical care to ill and injured patients. EMTs may be employed by the fire service, ambulance companies, law enforcement, air medical transport, search and rescue, public health agencies, hospitals or other clinical areas. Some volunteer for the community.EMTs deliver basic life support for traumatic injuries and events such as fractures, bleeding, shock, unconsciousness and burns. EMTs assess patient conditions and adminster aid including CPR, defibrillation, bandaging, splinting, and medications.
If this sounds like something you would like to pursue, enroll in this course that begins January 22. Go to www.ccri.edu/westerly for details.