December 7, 2008 5:06 am at 5:06 am #588818
Anyone know of an EMT Training course for women? I know there was one that took place in Brooklyn last year. Please share any leads you know about.
Thanks!December 7, 2008 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm #643050
There was one sponsored by cojo (I think) a few years back geared for those without a previous degree/steady job. For a regular standard course, call your local hospital EMS dept or education dept and they can direct you.December 8, 2008 6:57 pm at 6:57 pm #643051teenagerMember
I spent about a year and a half looking for one. There is one that started in September 2 nights a week or so in Brooklyn. But I just ended up taking a co-ed course, since as an EMT I dont just work with female patients so to there wasnt a point in taking a course like that.December 8, 2008 8:18 pm at 8:18 pm #643052
Thanks Curious and teenager for your posts – I’m specifically interested in one for women. My interest is for personal pursuit to have the knowledge of it ( I’m involved in other lifesaving/medical fields) and not to join an ambulance corps or work with hatzolah (though I’d love to…)
Teenager – do you have the contact info for the one that started in September? Thanks.December 8, 2008 9:17 pm at 9:17 pm #643053frum33Member
IF ANY ONE KNOWS AN EMT COURSE FOR MEN I WOULD LIKE TO JOIN ONE. aNY WHERE IN THE LAKEWOOD AREA WOULD BE GREAT!!December 9, 2008 2:37 am at 2:37 am #643054teenagerMember
Ashreinu- I am going to try to get the info for you
frum33- theres one in monsey, dont know bout lakewoodDecember 9, 2008 3:05 am at 3:05 am #643055
Ashreinu – it would probably be hard to find one for women only, but if you do find one in the metro area you can get definitely let us know.
If you do decide to go coed, it could be pretty simple if you go along with a female friend and then the 2 of you can always buddy up to practice skills together. Don’t make the mistake of going alone and then having the instructor pair you up…. (talking from experience)December 11, 2008 5:56 am at 5:56 am #643056
Teenager – Thank you, I’m hoping you can get it and post it…awaiting your answer.
Curious – I looked into all kinds of options when first researching this. Hospitals and regular training facilities won’t hesitate to accept me. I still want to do my hishtadlus in finding a way to do it with a single-gender class, before resorting to the latter option. Thanks for your suggestion!January 2, 2009 4:15 am at 4:15 am #643057
Ashreinu – did you find anything?January 2, 2009 6:31 am at 6:31 am #643058
Not yet:(January 2, 2009 6:36 pm at 6:36 pm #643059bitachoncoachingParticipant
frum 33 if u call hatzalah of the jersey shore (deal) they can help you out with a course.January 6, 2009 12:11 am at 12:11 am #643060havesomeseichelMember
what about cpr? anyone know?April 20, 2009 8:34 pm at 8:34 pm #643061OrdainedPosekMember
For a fraction of the cost, you can buy an EMT book (you’d have to read it all during the course anyway). Many include a skills DVD.
The real nitty gritty of the skills (i.e. traction splinting, long-board, KED’s, etc.) you will never need to know if you’re not part of an ambulance crew.
Also, take a CPR course (if you haven’t already).
You can download your local protocols (or national, depending on the state) for free on your states DOH website. (I know NYS has them)
If you need help for the bandaging and splinting, you can ask another female EMT (even hire her for a few $’s) or take a first-aid course.
You can take free online tests at most EMT book publishers’ websites.
You’ll have all the knowledge and skills of any EMT student.April 20, 2009 9:35 pm at 9:35 pm #643062yossieaParticipant
That’s not good advice. I wouldn’t tell someone to read medical books and then they’d have the knowledge and skills of a doctor.April 21, 2009 1:03 am at 1:03 am #643063OrdainedPosekMember
I understand your apprehension. It seems inaccurate that by reading the books, you can become as knowledgeable as an EMT student who took a course.
However, what “Ashreinu” was looking for was “for personal pursuit to have the knowledge of it”.
While there is value in taking a course (I am an EMT), any good EMT (or doctor) will tell you that most of the SKILLS they learned were “in the field”. The skills required to pass the state exams, and the amount of experience necessary to do so (about 10 hrs of observing activity in an ER) are minimal.
In my experience, one can become proficient as an EMT by thoroughly studying the material, and putting it to practice. (You cannot become certified w/o a course, though)
Again, since we are dealing with a question of knowledge, most of the knowledge gained from taking courses can be learned from the books. Consider the fact that an EMT’s job is not to treat but to stabilize and transport. It’s really quite simple. The diagnostic skills that make an excellent EMT can only be learned one way, [working knowledge +] field experience.April 22, 2009 6:44 am at 6:44 am #643065
OrdainedPosek – thank you for expounding on the topic and for your exegesis. I hear and understand all your points about “knowing the info” Vs. “taking the course.”
Thanks for sharing that, especially as an experienced individual in the field. It’s helpful to know all that.
In reality, I’m actually looking to take a course and get certified as an EMT.
Anyone still have any info abt a course for women?
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