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Title: Police Medical Technician (PMT) - Another Innovative Skill for the Professional Police Officer
Journal: Campus Law Enforcement Journal  Volume:11  Issue:3  Dated:(May-June, 1981)  Pages:6-9
Author(s): P R Orawiec; A Bisaga; N Love
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
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Box 6000, Dept F
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United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article discusses the development and implementation of the police medical technician (PMT) program in Chicago Heights, Ill. which was developed for the university police department of Governors State University.
Abstract: The PMT program was developed to train police in emergency procedures to be used at an accident in which minutes spent waiting for emergency medical technicians or paramedics in mobile intensive care units could be critical for the victim. The program covered basic human anatomy, vital signs, circulation, bleeding, shock, bandaging techniques, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, traumatic injuries, medical emergencies, triage and disaster plans, and obstetrical emergencies. Instructors were registered nurses and/or certified paramedics. The course lasted 10 weeks and concluded with a final practical exam. An annual refresher course and exam required for recertification are part of the program.
Index Term(s): Campus police; First aid training; Illinois; Police training
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