Eleven Carson High School Career and Technical Educational students completed the Emergency Medical Technician National Skills Testing at CHS on May 22.
The National Skills Test was an accumulation of the Emergency Medical Technicians basic class, whereby each student had to perform seven specific skills; medical, trauma, bleeding control and shock management, CPR and AED, c-spine, oxygen and bag valve mask of an apneic patient. Students had to maintain a minimum average of 80 percent. Nine of eleven students passed all seven skills, and are eligible to sit for the written National Registry Emergency Medical Technicians exam.
The EMT basic class is a 7.5 credit college class that is also taught at Western Nevada College, Truckee Meadows Community College, and REMSA. Students at CHS follow a strict program throughout the year to complete this class. Additionally, students have to complete an 8-hour shift in an emergency department, attend a ride-along with Carson Fire, and be present at numerous skill days that take place after school hours.