Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) professionals generally work in the pre-hospital setting, responding to calls for emergency care. Following instructions from a dispatcher, EMTs determine the nature and extent of a patient’s injury, while also trying to determine whether the patient has any pre-existing medical conditions. EMTs provide immediate emergency care and then transport the sick or injured person to a medical facility. There are several levels of EMTs, including: First responder, EMT-Basic, EMT Intermediate, and Paramedic.
All levels are well-trained in first-aid and emergency care. Advanced levels require additional education and clinical training in both advanced assessment techniques and advanced medical interventions.
Emergency medical technicians and paramedics work in all areas of emergency medical services (EMS). EMS services include government agencies, fire departments, hospital-based ambulance services, private companies, industrial settings and the military.</p
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