Making an Assessment
During a weeklong training session, emergency medical training students enrolled in the New York State Emergency Medical Technician course learned about patient assessment with Nassau County EMS Academy instructor Timothy Farrell.
As part of the national and New York State emergency medical training curriculum, the students were taught how to assess a patient with a medical or trauma emergency. They also learned to consider vital signs (blood pressure, respiration and circulation), to determine the nature of an illness and to form a general impression about the course of treatment for a patient. The course also prepared the students for the EMT Practical Skills Examination.