So, I was gifted an EMT-B Textbook and Workbook (along with a few other books) to study up on for book knowledge and familiarization prior to my EMT-B Class in Fall Quarter.
Anyways, I noticed this book is 1300 pages, with an additional 70 page glossary, blah blah blah.
How do Medics do entire books like this in 6 weeks?
And just out of curiosity, what in addition to:
- Airway Management,
- Assessing Patients and Injuries and situations.
- General Pharmacology
- Respiratory Emergencies
- Cardiac Emergencies
- Acute Abdominal Emergencies
- Diabetic Emergencies and Altered Mental Status'
- Allergic Reactions
- Poisoning and Overdose Emergencies
- Environmental Emergencies
- Behavioral Emergencies
- Obstetrics and Gynecological Emergencies
- Bleeding and Shock
- Soft Tissue Injuries
- Musculoskeletal Injuries
- Injuries to the Head and Spine
- Neonatal and Pediatrics
- Gerontological Emergencies
- Special Needs
- EMS Operations and Response to Terrorism
- Special Operations of EMS
- Advanced Airway Management.
This alone is a LOT. And this class is 20 hours per week for 3 months. (with 120hrs clinical and didactic on top of it)
It goes over patient evacuations, etc. etc.
How much in addition to this does the typical Medic fresh from AIT go through not listed? That's amazing.
I can't even imagine how far beyond an RN or Paramedic is from this.
I'm just curious for personal interest, the Guard unit I'm going to be going into, has 11Bs (Quite a few) with their EMT-Bs, but say the Medics are above them in terms of medical knowledge. That's a very large variety of topics to memorize, too.
How do you do your clinical rotations? Didactic?