EU and UNDP: specialised training prepares emergency medical technicians to provide first aid
October 11, 2022

EU and UNDP: specialised training prepares emergency medical technicians to provide first aid


At the beginning of October, the first 30 Ukrainians graduated from a specialised course for emergency medical technicians. This training course is supported by the United Nations Development Programme in Ukraine and the European Union. 

An Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is a medical professional who is the first to provide emergency care to people on their way to hospital. 

Amid the fighting in Ukraine, there is a growing demand for well-trained emergency medical technicians, who are under tremendous pressure due to the increasing number of severely injured civilians.

Ambulance training courses usually last 150-200 hours and include lectures and practical exercises. The students received their theoretical knowledge online with lecturers from Bakhmut Medical College, Ukraine. They were able to practice their skills offline with experts from the Chernivtsi Regional Centre for Emergency Medical Care and Disaster Medicine.  

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