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Emergency Medical Technician Charleston Regional Youth Apprenticeship

EMTs

The emergency medical technology field is full of opportunities for people who want to make a difference in others' lives in a challenging, fast-paced environment. For example, all firefighters are trained as EMTs, and emergency medical service providers most often give emergency care to patients in a pre-hospital setting. They care for patients on the scene and transport them to a medical facility, if necessary. EMS providers respond to incidents as varied as automobile accidents, heart attacks, drownings, gunshot wounds and childbirth.

Duties include:

  • Assessing the patient.
  • Managing respiratory, trauma and cardiac emergencies.
  • Using advanced airway devices, intravenous fluids and some medications.

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