Emergency Medical Technician
The Keller Center for Advanced Learning Emergency Medical Technician Program (EMT) program is designed to take high school students and inspire them to a future career as a Pre-hospital care professional, either on an ambulance, a fire engine, or in an Emergency Room. This dynamic entry level course is set up for Senior level students who are currently enrolled in a Keller ISD high school.
Topics during the program include; medical legal considerations, basic anatomy and physiology, patient assessment, airway adjuncts and oxygen administration, cardio pulmonary resuscitation, managing traumatic injuries as well as medical emergencies, hazardous materials and ambulance operations.
The minimum psychomotor skills required of the EMT include;
Airway and Breathing
• Insertion of airway adjuncts intended to go into the oropharynx or nasopharynx
• Use of positive pressure ventilation devices such as manually triggered ventilators
and automatic transport ventilators
• Assist patients in taking their own prescribed medications
• Administration of the following over-the-counter medications with appropriate medical oversight:
• Oral glucose for suspected hypoglycemia
•Aspirin for chest pain of suspected ischemic origin
The EMT student in this program will also receive training in Professionalism, and Advanced Cardiac Life Support for the EMT, a program that is designed to help the EMT better understand and function as part of the team during the resuscitation of person in cardiac arrest.
Upon successful completion of this program students will be eligible to sit for the National Registry Certification Exam for EMT- Basic.
** It should be noted that students must be 18 years of age before taking the exam. **
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Chris Evans is a proud graduate of Texas Christian University with a Bachelors in History. Chris is entering his eighth year in education, and fourth year at KCAL. Prior to coming to KCAL, Chris taught eighth grade U.S. History as well as coached football, basketball and track. Before entering education, Chris worked as a licensed paramedic in the DFW area running 911 calls in southeast Dallas, Balch Springs, and Seagoville, as well as working for Careflite. Chris also supervised all medical services for venues such as American Airlines Center, Dallas Convention Center, Dos Equis Pavillion, Six Flags over Texas and Hurricane Harbor. During his career as a paramedic, Chris was able to work alongside bands such as U2, Metallica, and many others, to ensure the safety of concert goers. Currently, Chris teaches E.M.T., Pathophysiology and World Health Research, and is completing his Masters in Education.