# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Emergency Medical Technician II Task 87055047

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Demonstrate the assessment and management of patients experiencing cardiac emergencies.


Demonstration should include the anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, assessment, and management of
  • acute coronary syndrome (e.g., angina pectoris, myocardial infarction)
  • aortic aneurysm/dissection
  • thromboembolism
  • heart failure
  • hypertensive emergencies
  • cardiac arrest
  • chest pain.
Demonstration also includes administration of cardiac medications, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), and acquisition of a 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG).

Process/Skill Questions

  • What is the best treatment for a hypertensive emergency?
  • What are the advantages to using an automated external defibrillator (AED)?
  • What are some common errors in using an AED?
  • What are three consequences of an acute myocardial infarction?
  • What are the cardiac medications an EMT can administer?

Other Related Standards

HOSA Competitive Events

Emergency Preparedness Events


CPR/First Aid


Emergency Medical Technician