The institutions that organize emergency medical technicians program generally divide the program schedule in three different parts.-The didactic part, the field ride part and the final testing part. While going through the didactic part you get practical knowledge of dealing with patients in emergency. In the next part, the experts will let you working with patients who are in need of emergency medical support. Here, students need to work with 10 students minimum but some institutions allow working with a few more. The last part of the program continues for 8 hours where you get intensive knowledge on how to care for the patients, from the lectures delivered by the experts.
The Different Formats of the programs:
An emergency medical technicians program is also divided into three categories. These are accelerated program, which is organized in weekdays, evening programs, where you have to attend classes in evening for a few days in a week and the weekend program that continues for 6 to 7 hours during Saturdays and Sundays. Duration of the accelerated, evening and weekend programs are 3 weeks, 11 weeks and 8 weeks respectively.
To take part in any of the emergency medical technicians program, a candidate has to be physically fit and it is a mandatory rule to follow. You have to go for regular physical check ups prior taking admission in the selected program and should carry a document from a physician that proves your fitness. You have to attach the fitness certificate while filling the admission form. It proves that the candidate has no such physical limitations to take part in clinical and classroom component of the program. A candidate must also carry a copy of the compensation insurance or personal health insurance card to take part in the ride-along component of any of the programs. If you forget to take the card, you have to bear medical care expenses personally in case of illness, exposure or injury.