Friday, March 17, 2017

What an EMT should know about the female reproductive system

An Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) should know the human body inside and out. This includes the female reproductive system. A medic should know what each organ is, where it is located, and what it’s function is.

The female reproductive system consist of external and internal genitalia/organs. They consist of the corpus, cervix, vagina, rectum, fallopian tubes, and ovaries. The female body also includes the functus of uterus, urinary bladder, symphysis pubis, clitoris, urethra, labium majora, and labium minora. The later are the outer vaginal tissue that covers the vagina, clitoris, and female urethra opening.

The vagina functions as the birth canal during delivery of a new born and exit for menstrual flow during menses. Ovaries excrete hormones and release eggs to be fertilized. Fertilization usually occurs in the ovaries. The uterus is a pear shape muscle that provide the area where a fertilized egg grows and is nurtured.

Now there are gynecological conditions that can happen in each of these organs. You can find information about those in the next blog post for EMT’s

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