The Training of Emergency Medical Technicians--Cardiovascular

  • L. B. Rose
Conference paper
Part of the Anaesthesiology and Resuscitation / Anaesthesiologie und Wiederbelebung / Anesthésiologie et Réanimation book series (A+I, volume 95)


Emergency Medical Technicians have been trained in the basic program in the State of Oregon, USA, for at least ten years. More than 1,000 men throughout the State have received this training as a result of the standardized program developed through the Cooperation of the National Research Council and the American College of Orthopedic Surgeons. In 1968 we were asked to develop a program for Emergency Medical Technicians who had satisfactorily completed the basic course, to train them in advanced techniques which would make it possible for them to deliver more sophisticated emergency cardiac care in the field. A program was designed to upgrade the training of existing personnel. Initially a select group of men were chosen for the advanced program which included didactic, hospital, and animal laboratory training in the following subjects:
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    Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology

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    Electrocardiographic Rhythms

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    Clinical observations, especially vital signs

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    Recording of findings

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    Intravenous Therapy

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    Basic pharmacology of drugs used in resuscitation

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    Endotracheal Intubation.



Endotracheal Intubation Medical Advisor Intravenous Therapy Cardiac Arrest Patient Advanced Program 
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