Emergency Medicine

The Emergency Medicine program trains students to respond effectively to emergency cases where their actions can mean the difference between life and death. In particular, it teaches basic and advanced methods of first aid treatment in a wide variety of situations, including fire, drowning, falls, poisoning and animal bites, while paying special attention to responding to cases of cardiac arrest and airway obstructions. Students are also taught how to administer first aid to infants and children, in particular, how to operate emergency medical equipment, how to handle patients during air medical transport, how to handle infectious diseases and even how to administer emergency and critical care in the wild.