Texas Emergency Medical Technician - Basic

Texas EMT-Basic Patch
National Registry of EMT's

Hereford High School students and other interested community members will have the opportunity to participate in the Emergency Medical Technician - Basic course offered by the Health Science Technology EducationDepartment at Hereford High School.

2009 Student EMT-B Skills Videos
EMT-Skills Videos

EMT-Basic Chapter Study Guides
HISD EMT-Basic Online Learning Website (Moodle)
National Registry Skill Sheets
Clinical Dress Policies

EMT-Basic Learning Objectives

Initial Training

All EMT-B training must be received from a Department -approved training program. All programs must meet the content and objectives of the Department of Transportation's 1994 national standard EMT-B curriculum. The curriculum includes at least 120 hours of classroom training and 24 hours in the Emergency Room and 24 hours on the Ambulance in a clinical rotation setting.

Skills Allowed

  • Taking and recording vital signs
  • Basic airway management
  • Managing soft tissue injuries
  • Oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal airways
  • Splinting bone and joint injuries
  • Pharyngeal suctioning
  • Pneumatice anti-shock garment (PASG)
  • Managing medical emergencies
  • Administration of oxygen
  • Emergency childbirth
  • Mask and nasal cannula
  • CPR and obstructed airway maneuvers for infant, child and adult
  • Use of bag-valve-mask device
  • Administration of oral glucose and activated charcoal
  • Automated defibrillation
  • Assisting in adminstration of nitroglycerin, prescribed inhaler and epinephrine auto-injector

HISD Online Learning

The website that we will use for all of our class quizzes and tests will be the EMT-B Moodle Website that is the also the HISD Online Learning Site. In order to access this site you must be registered and have a valid username and password. Your teacher will be able to provide you with these.

Helpful EMT-B Resources and Websites

Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT)
Brady Emergency Care 10th edition Website (Textbook)
EMT-B Job Outlook
EMT-B Medical Career Information
EMT-B, Career Prep
Texas EMT Website
Paramedic TV

Class Documents

HHS EMT-B Syllabus
HHS EMT-B Laboratory Manual

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