ERIC Number: ED163200
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
National Apprenticeship and Training Standards for Emergency Medical Technicians.
Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Developed jointly by several professional organizations and government agencies, these national standards depict the essential skills, knowledge, and ability required of certified emergency medical technicians (EMT) to provide optimal prehospital care and transportation to the sick and injured. Topics covered include definitions of terms EMT's encounter often in work; entrance requirements for the EMT apprenticeship; how qualified applicants are selected for apprenticeship; length of apprenticeship; the agreement all trainees must sign; duties of a supervisor; probationary period; hours of work; how wages are determined; how the number of apprentices in a given program is determined; what type of work experiences will be encountered; an explanation of examinations concerning work, drill, and training records; the responsibility of apprentices; how instruction relates to grades and credit; grievance procedures; safety instruction; modification of standards; administration; training committees; consultants; and credit for previous experience. The appendixes comprise the bulk of the document and include the following: Appendix A contains performance objectives and a course content outline for EMT ambulance (EMT-A) apprenticeship; Appendix B contains performance objectives and outlines for course modules, clinical training, course content, and training program for EMT paramedic (EMT-P) apprenticeship; and Appendix C describes clinical and field internships. A list of state and regional apprenticeship agencies and training offices is also included. (CT)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Apprenticeships, Behavioral Objectives, Competitive Selection, Course Content, Definitions, Emergency Squad Personnel, Grievance Procedures, Job Skills, National Standards, Occupational Information, Performance Criteria, Qualifications, Safety Education, Skill Development
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Note: Reproductions of correspondence in the beginning and example forms and other information at the end of this document will not reproduce well due to small print