EMT Skillsheet

AGE SPECIFIC
Newborn/neonate (birth-30 days)
                             
Infant (31 days-1 year)
                             
Toddler (ages 2-3 years)
                             
Preschool (ages 4-5 years)
                             
School age (ages 6-12 years)
                             
Adolescent (ages 13-21 years)
                             
Young adult (ages 22-39 years)
                             
Adult (ages 40-64 years)
                             
Older adult (ages 65-79 years)
                             
Elderly (ages 80+ years)
                             
ASSESSMENT
Assessment of Mental Status by Level: Alert
                             
Assessment of Mental Status by Level: Responds to verbal stimuli
                             
Assessment of Mental Status by Level: Unresponsive
                             
Assessment of Mental Status by Level: Determination of skin color, temperature, condition
                             
Assessment of Mental Status by Level: Determination of capillary refill in infants/children
                             
Assessment of Mental Status by Level: Responds to painful stimuli
                             
Assessment of Inspection and/or Palpation for: Deformities
                             
Assessment of Inspection and/or Palpation for: Contusions
                             
Assessment of Inspection and/or Palpation for: Abrasions
                             
Assessment of Inspection and/or Palpation for: Punctures/penetrations
                             
Assessment of Inspection and/or Palpation for: Bums
                             
Assessment of Inspection and/or Palpation for: Tenderness
                             
Assessment of Inspection and/or Palpation for:Lacerations
                             
Assessment of Inspection and/or Palpation for: Swelling
                             
Assessment of Inspection and/or Palpation for: Jugular vein distention
                             
Assessment of Inspection and/or Palpation for: Crepitation
                             
Assessment of Inspection and/or Palpation for: Distention
                             
Assessment of Inspection and/or Palpation for: Sensation
                             
Assessment of Inspection and/or Palpation for: Motor function
                             
Assessment of Inspection and/or Palpation for: Drainage
                             
Assessment of Inspection and/or Palpation for: Bleeding
                             
Assessment of Inspection and/or Palpation for: Discoloration
                             
Assessment of Inspection and/or Palpation for: Paradoxical motion
                             
Assessment of Inspection and/or Palpation for: Odors
                             
Assessment of Pupils: Size
                             
Assessment of Pupils: Reactivity
                             
Assessment of Pupils: Equality
                             
CIRCULATORY
Radial pulse
                             
Brachia! pulse
                             
Carotid pulse
                             
Femoral pulse
                             
Posterior tibial pulse
                             
Dosalis pedis pulse
                             
Assessment of Bleeding: External
                             
Assessment of Bleeding: Internal
                             
Assessment of Bleeding: Skin color and temperature assessment
                             
Assessment of Bleeding: Capillary refill assessment
                             
Recognition of Signs and Symptoms of: Cardiac compromise
                             
Recognition of Signs and Symptoms of: Shock (hypoperfusion)
                             
Use of Automated External Defibrillator (AED): AED maintenance (check battery charge status and change batteries as needed)
                             
Assessment of Blood Pressure: Auscultation
                             
Assessment of Blood Pressure: Palpation
                             
Bleeding: Capillary refill assessment
                             
Recognition of Signs and Symptoms of: Cardiac compromise
                             
Recognition of Signs and Symptoms of: Shock (hypoperfusion)
                             
DUTIES AND EQUIPMENT
Provide patient comfort/reporting pain to RN or MD
                             
Provide support for patient family
                             
Pulse oximetry
                             
Restraints
                             
Sharps disposal
                             
Sphygmomanometer
                             
Stethoscope
                             
Stock/ clean/ organize rooms
                             
Stretcher
                             
Thermometer - digital/manual
                             
Warmers
                             
Wheelchairs
                             
Suture or staple removal
                             
Transport
                             
Time management prioritization skills
                             
Universal precautions
                             
Ambu bag
                             
Answer call lights/phones
                             
Bandages
                             
Bedpans/urinals
                             
Catheterization tray - straight cath and Foley cath
                             
Change linen
                             
Commode
                             
Crash cart - pediatric and adult
                             
Fire extinguisher
                             
Glucose monitoring
                             
Ice pack
                             
Isolation technique and protocol
                             
IV and lab supplies
                             
Patient transport
                             
Monitors - portable/bedside
                             
Procedure trays - OB, nasal packing, laceration
                             
GENERAL SKILLS
Patient and/or family in a death/dying situation
                             
Patient or fellow emergency service worker with acute stress
                             
Assist in code
                             
Assist with pelvic exam/obtaining cultures
                             
Casting/splinting/OCL
                             
Allergy bands
                             
Charting
                             
Communication skills
                             
Computer skills
                             
Connect patient to monitor
                             
External defibrillator pads
                             
Disaster preparedness
                             
EKG
                             
Seizure pads/precautions
                             
IV Setup
                             
Medical terminology
                             
Triage protocols (if applicable)
                             
Orthopedic devices/equipment/patient teaching
                             
Phlebotomy
                             
Gloves, mask, gown, eye protection
                             
HEPA respirator
                             
Hazardous material suit
                             
Respiratory rate
                             
Quality of Respiration
                             
Auscultation of breath sounds
                             
Suction set up
                             
Oxygen set up and application - tanks, mask, NC
                             
Patient rights
                             
Specimen collection - stool, sputum, urine, throat, wound
                             
Sterile set up
                             
Suction devices
                             
Awareness of HCAHPS
                             
Visual acuity
                             
Vital signs - normal and abnormal parameters
                             
Weigh patients
                             
Wound care and dressing
                             
Legal Issues
                             
Patient refuses treatment
                             
Reporting rape, abuse, gun shot wound
                             
Body Substance Isolation and Use of PPE
                             
Sterile set up
                             
Suction devices
                             
Body mechanics
                             
Post mortem care
                             
Body Substance Isolation and Use of PPE: HEPA respirator
                             
Body Substance Isolation and Use of PPE: Hazardous material suit
                             
Assist RN and physician
                             
Assist with minor surgical procedures
                             
Seizure pads/precautions
                             
Triage protocols (only if applicable)
                             
Suction set up
                             
Specimen collection - stool, sputum, urine, throat, wound
                             
Visual acuity
                             
Vital signs - normal and abnormal parameters
                             
Weigh patients
                             
Wound care and dressing
                             
Legal Issues: Patient Refuses Treatment
                             
Legal Issues: Reporting rape, abuse, gun shot wound
                             
Body Substance Isolation and Use of PPE: Gloves, mask, gown, eye protection
                             
PATIENT CARE
Pneumatic splint
                             
Poisoning/Overdose through: Ingestion
                             
Poisoning/Overdose through: Inhalation
                             
Poisoning/Overdose through: Body contact
                             
Poisoning/Overdose through: Injection
                             
Behavioral Emergencies: Danger to self (suicidal)
                             
Behavioral Emergencies: Danger to self (violent)
                             
Obstetrical Condition: Miscarriage
                             
Obstetrical Condition: Normal vaginal delivery
                             
Obstetrical Condition: Abnormal delivery (cord prolapse, breech, prematurity)
                             
Bleeding: Direct pressure, dressings
                             
Bleeding: Pressure splints
                             
Bleeding: Pressure points
                             
Bleeding: Tourniquet
                             
Trauma: Shock
                             
Trauma: Head Injury
                             
Trauma: Spinal Injury
                             
Trauma: Vomiting
                             
Soft Tissue Injuries: Closed (contusion, bruise,crush injury)
                             
Soft Tissue Injuries: Abrasions/lacerations/ avulsions
                             
Soft Tissue Injuries: Penetration/puncture
                             
Soft Tissue Injuries: Amputation
                             
Soft Tissue Injuries: Chest injury
                             
Soft Tissue Injuries: Abdominal/ evisceration
                             
Soft Tissue Injuries: Impaled object
                             
Burns: Fire
                             
Burns: Chemical
                             
Burns: Electrical
                             
Musculoskeletal injury
                             
Identification and Care of an Infant or Child with Seizures
                             
Modes/Methods of Communication: Communication with patient
                             
Lifting and Moving Patients: Correct body mechanics
                             
Lifting and Moving Patients: Transferring of patient from ambulance stretcher to hospital stretcher
                             
Use of: Cervical immobilization device
                             
Use of: Short spine board
                             
Use of: Short spine board
                             
Use of: Long spine board
                             
Use of: Draw sheet method
                             
Use of: Draw sheet method
                             
Use of: Long roll
                             
Closed bone or joint injury
                             
Open bone or joint injury
                             
Burns: Rigid splint
                             
Rigid splint
                             
Traction splint
                             
Improvised splint
                             
Pneumatic anti-shock garment
                             
Helmet removal
                             
Identification and Care of an Infant or Child with Trauma
                             
Identification and Care of an Infant or Child with Abuse/neglect
                             
Identification and Care of an Infant or Child with foreign body/airway obstruction
                             
Identification and Care of an Infant or Child with need for bag-valve-mask ventilations
                             
Identification and Care of an Infant or Child with need for oxygen delivery
                             
Modes/Methods of Communication: Base Station
                             
Modes/Methods of Communication: Mobile two-way
                             
Modes/Methods of Communication: Portable radio/cellular phone
                             
Modes/Methods of Communication: Speaking second language
                             
Modes/Methods of Communication: Written documentation
                             
Suctioning Techniques: Portable
                             
Suctioning Techniques: Electric
                             
Suctioning Techniques: Hand operated
                             
Suctioning Techniques: Hard/rigid catheter
                             
Pharmacology: IV starts
                             
Pharmacology: Care of diabetic patient with altered mental status
                             
Care of patient with: Seizures
                             
Care of patient with: Allergic Reaction
                             
Care of patient with: Hyperthermia
                             
Care of patient with: Hypothermia
                             
Care of patient with: Burns
                             
Care of patient with: Electric Shock
                             
Care of patient with: Near Drowning/drowning incident
                             
Care of patient with: Bites/Stings
                             
RESPIRATORY
Artificial Ventilation Techniques
                             
Opening and clearing airway
                             
Head-tilt chin-tilt
                             
Jaw thrust
                             
Mouth-to-mask
                             
One-person bag-valve-mask
                             
Two-person bag-valve-mask
                             
Flow restricted, oxygen-powered ventilation device
                             
Mouth-to-mouth
                             
Bag-to-stoma or tracheostomy tube
                             
Adjunctive Airways: Oral
                             
Adjunctive Airways: Nasal
                             
Perform Sellick maneuver
                             
Oxygen Administration: Non-Rebreather
                             
Oxygen Administration: Nasal Cannula
                             
Two-person bag-valve-mask
                             
Oxygen: Non-re breather
                             
Oxygen: Nasal cannula
                             

 

SUPPLEMENTAL  
 

BCLS

ACLS

IV certification