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JRU launches new EMT program

The medical profession particularly nursing has experienced more upheavals and shifts in the past few years than any other industry. This lack of so-called stability has led students to believe that a nursing career would not be in their best interest.

Fast forward to school year 2012-2013. JoséRizal University bolsters the College Nursing by introducing its new Emergency Medical Training (EMT) program. It is an entry-level patient care provider in the field of emergency medical services. After earning a Nursing degree, students now have the option to take this six month training course which allows them to be part of a growing industry and increases the number of career opportunities available to them both here and abroad.

The EMT program provides basic and advanced instruction on life support to patients in the pre-hospital emergency setting. Specific EMT functions include: establishment and maintenance of airway, administration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR); immobilization of fractures; bandaging of wounds and the like. This program will train students to properly assess the patient’s condition and to perform medical procedures until the patient can be transferred to a medical care facility.

The JRU EMT program stresses the importance of professionalism, preparedness, and how to relate to the public in their state of crisis or emergency. The course combines the classroom work with rigorous hands-on training. Upon completion of the program graduates will have the knowledge and skills to assist various levels of emergency medical personnel and immediately apply what they learned in real life situations.

JRU has tapped the Community Help Education Emergency Rescue Services (CHEERS), the only accredited emergency training center in the Philippines, to teach the program modules. Having accreditations from the American Heart Association (AHA), American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI), and Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI), students are sure that they will be learning from the best.

José Rizal University EMT enrollment is on-going. Interested parties may call the JRU College of Nursing at 531-8031 to 35 extension 28 for more details.