Trainees learn practical exercises in the Kent County Emergency Medical Training Program in the United States.
Grand Rapids Michigan USA Date:1977 Duration:6 min 55 sec Sound:Yes
Highlights of the Kent County Emergency Medical Training program in the Grand Rapids and Kent County area of Michigan, United States. Men gathered at an accident site. They open a medical aid box and give emergency medical treatment to a road accident victim. Innovative program of Emergency Medical Training is developed at Grand Rapids, Michigan and surrounding Kent County. Civilians walk through the streets. An ambulance drives through a snow covered street. Professors give classroom training about emergency medical treatment to students. Technicians bring a patient who needs emergency treatment. They contact a nurse in the emergency room of a city hospital. The nurse instructs the technicians how to provide immediate life saving treatment to the patient. In the training program: trainees learn how to diagnose heart rhythms, how to treat cardiac victims and to access patient's breathing system. They learn how to clear the air passage. The trainees receive an advanced training to become EMTs "Emergency Medical Technicians". They learn about life support exercises. They are taught to treat fractures, cuts, electrical shocks and radiation injury. Apart from practical exercises they receive basic instructions in physiology. Teachers and drivers learn how to evacuate victims from vehicles after road accidents. Doctors discuss about the Emergency Medical Training Program during a conference.
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