Provides the student with a basic knowledge of pharmacology, providing a foundation
for the administration of medications given by the EMT-Basic and those used to assist
a patient with self-administration.
Reviews components of the lesson on respiratory anatomy and physiology. It will also
provide instruction on assessment of respiratory difficulty and emergency medical care
of respiratory problems, and the administration of prescribed inhalers.
Reviews of the cardiovascular system, an introduction to the signs and symptoms of
cardiovascular disease, administration of a patient's prescribed nitroglycerin, and use
of the automated external defibrillator.
Reviews of the signs and symptoms of altered level of consciousness, the emergency
medical care of a patient with signs and symptoms of altered mental status and a
history of diabetes, and the administration of oral glucose.
Teaches the student to recognize the signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction, and
to assist the patient with a prescribed epinephrine auto-injector.
Teaches the student to recognize the signs and symptoms of poisoning and overdose.
Information on the administration of activated charcoal is also included in this section.
Covers recognizing the signs and symptoms of heat and cold exposure, as well as the
emergency medical care of these conditions. Information on aquatic emergencies and
bites and stings will also be included in this lesson.
Develops the student's awareness of behavioral emergencies and the management of
the disturbed patient. Restraining the combative patient will also be taught in this
Reviews the anatomical and physiological changes that occur during pregnancy,
demonstrate normal and abnormal deliveries, summarize signs and symptoms of
common gynecological emergencies, and neonatal resuscitation.
Lesson 4-10 Practical Skills Lab: Medical/Behavioral Emergencies and
Draws on the knowledge and skills learned thus far in this practical lab. Students will
be given the opportunity to assess and treat a variety of patients with various medical
Lesson 4-11 Evaluation: Medical/Behavioral Emergencies and
Conducts a written and skills evaluation to determine the student's level of achievement
of the cognitive, psychomotor and affective objectives from this module of instruction.
EMT lesson plans are taken from the national registry.