Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is a clinical course offered under KCEMT, paramedics are trained to respond quickly to emergency situations regarding medical issues, traumatic injuries and accident scenes.
EMTs most commonly work in ambulances, but should not be confused with “ambulance drivers” – ambulance staff who in the past were not trained in emergency care or driving. EMTs can also be found on Fire Department apparatus, Police vehicles, sports and industrial settings, construction sites or based in a hospital.
EMT curriculum is designed to assess a patient’s condition, and to perform such emergency medical procedures as are needed to maintain a patent airway with adequate breathing and cardiovascular circulation until the patient can be transferred to an appropriate destination for advanced medical care. Interventions include cardiopulmonary resuscitation, defibrillation, controlling severe external bleeding, preventing shock, childbirth, body immobilization to prevent spinal damage, and splinting of bone fractures.
Opportunities in EMT
- The County governments are required to have within every county emergency teams, thereby making the job market ready for such qualified
- EMT training offers a wider playing field especially for qualified persons- Emergency training is not limited to medics but the skills are applied in every field where emergency solutions to emerging issues are necessary.
- The Training gives the students the skills necessary to save lives if called upon especially in situations where hospitals are not in close reach.
- The skills offer a wider career playing field for you- from the sports arenas, to construction sites, hotels, ambulance etc.
- The training is internationally recognized thus not limiting you to local jobs but to international and worldwide.
EMT has two intakes per Year, that is January and July
The accredited exam body is Kenya Council of Emergency Medical Technician (KCEMT)