History and development of the Emergency Medical Technician Program and suggested diploma curriculum
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Statement of the Problem: The purpose of this project was: (I) To trace the development of Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training in the nation, state, and Western Wisconsin vocational district. (II) To determine the need for expanding the educational options for EMT students. (III) To develop a suggested diploma level curriculum for the career-minded EMT student. Procedure Used: Through a review of related literature and from personal experience, the development and history of EMT training is traced from the passage of the Highway Safety Act of 1966 to the present. This development is examined on a national level, a State of Wisconsin level and within the district boundaries of Western Wisconsin Technical Institute (WWTI). The need for expanding the educational program for EMT students and certified EMT's was explored. A survey questionnaire was sent to 180 certified EMT's, eight emergency physicians and 22 emergency department registered nurses. The survey was intended to assess the opinion of the group in regard to the development and implementation of a pre-service, diploma level program for the beginning EMT and the implementation of advanced skill modules for the certified EMT. According to the final tabulation of the survey responses, the group favored implementation of advanced skill training in a modular format. Conclusion: The results of this project and its recommendations will be presented to the Division Chairman of the Health Occupations Division at WWTI and to the Emergency Medical Services Consultant of the Wisconsin Board of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education. It is hoped the diploma curriculum and advanced training can be implemented soon.
Emergency medical services -- Study and teaching.
Emergency medical personnel -- Education.