Free Study Guides for the

EMT Test

The EMT test is not a test on a particular book or curriculum but covers all current knowledge in emergency medical care. It’s really hard to predict what questions will be on your particular test, but our free study guides for the EMT test provide outlines of the most important material to study. You can use them alone to frame your preparation efforts, or in conjunction with our EMT practice tests and flashcards.

Table of Contents

Sections of the EMT Test

Airway, Respiration, and Ventilation

The respiratory system has many parts and its function can affect the success of emergency treatment, including patient care during unrelated emergencies. Proper assessment and treatment involves understanding how it is supposed to work and what to do if things go wrong. Use this study guide to give you an idea of exactly what you need to study to do well on the airway questions on the EMT test.

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Cardiology and Resuscitation

Emergencies with cardiovascular and resuscitation components require a great deal of knowledge and skill with regard to the body systems involved. Use this study guide to help you define what you need to know and gain a basic understanding of what is required to treat such an emergency.

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EMS Operations

As with all sections of the EMT test, your best study resource is the class textbook. In this study guide, we have provided an outline of the topics and terms you need to know and fully understand. Use it to guide your review as you prepare and remember that your goal is much more than passing an exam. It is to be a fully qualified and competent emergency services provider.

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Medical and Obstetrics/​Gynecology

Many of the emergencies you encounter will involve specific medical issues and conditions which do not simply fall under the airway or cardiac categories. Additionally, there will be situations in which you’ll need to know the basics of gynecological and obstetrical care. This study guide gives you an outline of topics to study in order to prepare for these types of questions on the EMT test.

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Many times, emergency medical calls require EMTs to address the results of some sort of accident with bodily injuries of many sorts. Dealing with trauma requires a great deal of knowledge of medical terms and specialized procedures. This study guide will give you an idea of what topics to study. Please refer to your EMT textbook for complete information on all of the concepts you see here.

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After following our study guides and consulting other resources, we hope you are feeling well prepared for the EMT test. Please let us know how this endeavor is going and if there are additional ways we can help. An email will reach us at Or, tag us on Pinterest, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Our very best wishes on your road to providing emergency care!