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 Emergency medical technician - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An emergency medical technician (EMT) is an emergency responder trained to provide emergency medical services to the critically ill and injured.
In addition, EMT intervention aims to control external bleeding, prevent shock, and prevent further injury or disability by immobilizing potential spinal or other bone fractures, while expediting the safe and timely transport of the patient to a hospital emergency department for definitive medical care.
Some EMTs may be employed by commercial ambulance services (usually) providing non-emergency patient transportation, or providing emergency medical services to "9-1-1" emergency calls under contract with municipalities or county governments.
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 Emergency medical technicians and paramedics
In an emergency, EMTs and paramedics typically are dispatched to the scene by a 911 operator, and often work with police and fire department personnel.
EMTs and paramedics should be emotionally stable, have good dexterity, agility, and physical coordination, and be able to lift and carry heavy loads.
Employment of emergency medical technicians and paramedics is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations through 2014, as full-time paid EMTs and paramedics replace unpaid volunteers.
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 Emergency Medical Technician / Paramedic
At the scene of the emergency the team assesses the individuals to determine the nature and extent of the injuries and illnesses while also determining if the patients have other preexisting conditions that should be considered during treatment, such as epilepsy or diabetes.
While transporting the patient to the medical facility, they remain in contact with the health care team at the hospital in order to receive special instructions and allow the hospital to be prepared for their arrival.
EMTs and paramedics may be voluntarily registered by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.
www.flahec.org /hlthcareers/PARAMED.HTM   (865 words)

  
 St. Rita's Medical Center - Emergency Medical Technician
Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) provide emergency treatment to individuals who need immediate medical attention prior to arriving at a medical facility.
EMTs are dispatched by 911 operators to emergency scenes usually by ambulance or helicopter.
EMTs must then provide the appropriate emergency care at the scene and while in transport to a medical facility.
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 Health Careers - Emergency Medical Technician   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and Mobile Intensive Care Paramedics (MICPs) are called "pre-hospital providers" since they usually provide emergency medical care until arriving at a clinic or hospital.
A unique aspect of rural emergency medical care is the need to take care of patients for longer periods of time because of the long distances between communities.
Emergency Medical Technician courses are taught throughout Alaska, by Regional EMS Offices, local EMS squads, cities, boroughs, the University of Alaska, and others.
www.ichs.uaa.alaska.edu /careerguide/careers/emt.htm   (831 words)

  
 EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
EMT's may be exposed to diseases such as Hepatitis-B and AIDS, as well as violence from drug overdose victims or psychological emergencies.
EMT's should be emotionally stable, have good dexterity, agility and physical coordination, and be able to lift and carry heavy loads.
EMT training is available in all 50 States and the District of Columbia, and is offered by police, fire and health departments; in hospitals; and as nondegree courses in colleges and universities.
www.careersprep.com /html/emt.htm   (1559 words)

  
 Emergency Medical Technician   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Emergency Medical Technicians treat patients in all types of emergency situations from car accidents to heart attacks.
Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate (EMT-I) These providers must complete an additional 75-hour course in the use of intravenous fluids, intubation of a patient and cardiac defibrillation.
Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P) This is the highest level of licensure.
www.careercenter.uiuc.edu /health/prof/emt.asp   (213 words)

  
 Emergency Medical Technician   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
When there is an accident or medical emergency, an emergency medical technician (EMT) is capable of recognizing and stabilizing the sick or injured with life threatening crises.
The courses emphasize emergency medical techniques, such as airway management, diabetes management, managing cardiovascular emergencies, shock, trauma emergencies, fluid and electrolytes, IV and inhalation therapy, OB emergencies, subcutaneous medication administration, and patient assessment and teach these skills in a job-related context.
To become a certified EMT, students must pass the course with a "C" or better, participate in two (2) eight-hour clinical sessions (emergency room and ambulance), and pass the required state exams.
www.indiana.edu /~aphealth/acad_C_EMT.html   (582 words)

  
 HOT Careers in Connecticut > Heath Careers > Dietetics & Nutrition > EMT
Basic EMT education requires 140 hours of training along with 20+ hours of clinical observation time on ambulances and in local emergency rooms.
Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) respond to health care crises such as heart attacks, unexpected childbirth, car accidents, and fires.
EMTs use their knowledge and skills to provide basic and advanced life support to seriously ill or injured patients before these patients reach the hospital.
www.healthcareersinct.com /careersemsemt.htm   (426 words)

  
 Becoming an Emergency Medical Technician   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
EMTs are, in the main, employed in the Ambulance Services, both in the public (Health Boards and Dublin Fire Brigade) and private sector in Ireland.
To become an EMT it is necessary to complete the Emergency Medical Technician programme in a recognised training institution and be successful in the National Qualification in Emergency Medical Technology (NQEMT) examination conducted by the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC).
The period of training required for qualification as an EMT includes a minimum of 195 hours (six weeks) on an approved, structured course of full-time instruction followed by a minimum of 1,014 hours (26 weeks) training under supervision in both clinical placements within hospitals and experiential placements with Ambulance Services.
www.phecc.ie /EMT.html   (157 words)

  
 Emergency Medical Technician (EMT): Health Careers Education: Degree Programs: Kapiolani Community College
Recognize a medical emergency, assess the situation, obtain a basic history and physical examination, manage emergency care, and, if needed, extricate the patient.
Initiate and continue emergency medical care including the recognition of presenting conditions and initiation of appropriate non-invasive treatments for: surgical, medical, cardiac, and psychiatric emergencies; trauma; and airway and respiratory problems.
Safely drive an emergency ambulance, with consideration to patient and road conditions, to reach the patient and take the patient to an appropriate medical care facility.
programs.kcc.hawaii.edu /health/emt   (401 words)

  
 Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate
It has no plans to eliminate the EMT-I certificate at this time, so any current certificate holder would be able to renew a certificate if he or she met the renewal requirements.
U. DOT revised its EMT-I national standard curriculum in 1998, raising the basic coursework required from 100 to 600 hours, plus additional modules for particular practice areas as determined by the DPH commissioner in consultation with medical directors and advisory board councils.
The Connecticut EMS Medical Advisory Committee (composed of emergency medical directors) adopted a letter supporting the task force report in November and sent it to the DPH commissioner.
www.cga.ct.gov /2004/rpt/2004-R-0009.htm   (714 words)

  
 Emergency Medical Technician
Reviews of the signs and symptoms of altered level of consciousness, the emergency medical care of a patient with signs and symptoms of altered mental status and a history of diabetes, blood sugar levels utilizing glucometers, intramuscular injection of glucogon, and the administration of oral glucose.
Teaches the student to recognize the signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction, and to assist the patient with a prescribed epinephrine auto-injector, and draw and inject epinephrine for intramuscular injection.
Emergency medical care, including the use of cervical immobilization devices and short and long back boards will also be discussed and demonstrated by the instructor and students.
www.divermedicaltechnician.com /EMT-Basic.htm   (1669 words)

  
 Paramedic
Paramedics and EMTs are often the first medical people at the scene of an accident or sudden illness; they give immediate care to heart attack victims, car crash victims, gunshot victims, and poisoning victims.
On arrival at a medical center, the paramedics transfer the patient to nursing personnel and report their observations and treatment procedure to the attending physician.
Basic training to become a first level EMT requires 100 to 120 hours of classroom sessions plus ten hours of internship in a hospital emergency room and twenty to fifty hours on field rescue or ambulance companies.
www.princetonreview.com /cte/profiles/dayInLife.asp?careerID=106   (689 words)

  
 Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B), Course / Training / Certification / Classes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
An Emergency Medical Technician - Basic (EMT-B) renders pre-hospital basic life support at the scene of an emergency, during transport of the sick and injured, or during inter-facility transfer within an organized EMS system.
They may be allowed to monitor pre-existing vascular access devices and intravenous lines delivering fluids with additional medications pre-approved by the Director of the EMS authority.
Their response times are carefully tracked, and they are expected to reach the emergency scene within a specified number of minutes.
www.unitekhealthcare.com /emt   (622 words)

  
 Emergency Medical Technician   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Emergency Medical Technician course provides the first phase of training in preparing an individual to function in an emergency situation.
This includes skills necessary to provide emergency medical care at a basic life support level with an ambulance service or other specialized rescue service.
Emergency Medical Technicians fall into two categories: volunteers and paid public safety careers.
www.henrico.k12.va.us /HS/HermitageTech/emt02.html   (322 words)

  
 Lancaster General Hospital - Emergency Medical Technician   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) are an important part of the healthcare community.
The Emergency Medical Technician Program is a collaborative effort between Lancaster General College of Nursing and Health Sciences and Lancaster Emergency Medical Services Association (Lancaster EMS).
As a program offered through the College's Division of Continuing Education, EMT students are not subject to the general Admissions criteria for the College.
www.lancastergeneral.org /content/College_EMT.asp   (412 words)

  
 Emergency Medical Technician
EMT Courses are co-sponsored by The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and El Centro College and approved by the Texas Department of Health.
A fee is required to take the EMT and state exams, both for the initial certification and for re-certification.
EMT, Paramedic students and Paramedic Transfer students are required to have medical malpractice liability insurance, either through their city or an individual policy.
www3.utsouthwestern.edu /emed/emerg_emt.htm   (797 words)

  
 HOW TO BECOME AN EMT (EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN)
In an emergency, EMTs are typically dispatched to the scene by a 911 operator and often work with police and fire department personnel.
An EMT I is trained to care for patients at the scene of an accident while transporting patients by ambulance to the hospital under medical direction.
The EMT Intermediate (EMT II and III) have more advanced training that allows the administration of intravenous fluids, the use of manual defibrillators to give life-saving shocks to stopped hearts, and the applications of advanced airway techniques and equipment to assist patients experiencing respiratory emergency.
www.firemanemtparamedic.com /html/how_to_become_an_emt__emergenc.html   (833 words)

  
 CBC - Emergency Medical Technician
EMTs perform basic life saving skills which include: Control of bleeding, stabilizing fractures, assisting patients with medications, providing oxygen and other necessities to avoid the development/progression of shock, as well as transport to the emergency room.
Entrance into the EMT course is contingent upon the successful completion of the application and acceptance process.
EMT-I is approximately 40-50 hours of additional training beyond EMT-B, and equips the responder with the skills to start IVs, control the airway with invasive procedures, and administer some medications to patients.
www.columbiabasin.edu /home/index.asp?page=789   (260 words)

  
 #170 - EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Personnel usually work in teams of two and may be members of a hospital emergency department, police or fire department, rescue squad, volunteer service, or private ambulance company.
EMT's, by law, are supervised by a physician or a registered nurse.
In emergencies or in combat, physicians are not always immediately available to treat the injured or wounded.
www.michigan.gov /som/0,1607,7-192-29940_23422-64516--,00.html   (1464 words)

  
 Emergency medical technician definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
Emergency medical technician: A person trained in the performance of the procedures required in emergency medical care.
You are most likely to find an EMT working with a mobile emergency response team, such as an ambulance or fire and rescue team.
Some EMTs are employed in emergency rooms, or are hired to be present at sporting events, camps, or other locations where emergency response might be needed.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=11319   (194 words)

  
 • Emergency Medical Technician •   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
TBCC Emergency Medical Technology courses train and educate the EMS professional to excel in meeting the needs of the community.
EMTs respond to medical emergencies by providing immediate care and transportation to the ill and injured.
Do you have or have you been diagnosed with any medical, mental, physical impairment(s), within the last 10 years that may affect your ability to perform all duties and functions of an emergency medical technician at that level of certification?
www.tbcc.cc.or.us /ptp_emt.html   (1601 words)

  
 WVC : Emergency Medical Technician   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The WVC Emergency Medical Technician Program is conducted over a period of one quarter.
The student is also elibile for state certification as an EMT when affiliated with an emergency response agency.
The EMT program at WVC is offered winter quarter when affiliated with an emergency response agency.
www.wvc.edu /directory/departments/emt   (283 words)

  
 EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN COURSE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The EMT I/C in cooperation with the Allen County Hospital, Coffey County Hospital, Greenwood County Hospital, Allen County Ambulance Service, Coffey County EMS, Greenwoods County Ambulance Service and Woodson County Ambulance Services, will provide the opportunity for the program participants to observe and train in a clinical setting.
Each student will be required to perform at least one randomly selected, competently performed, objectively graded medical emergency simulation and at least one randomly selected, competently performed, objectively graded trauma emergency simulation in order to successfully complete the course.
Any time a student suffers an injury while functioning as an EMT student, he/she will immediately report the occurrence to the preceptor who will in turn make an immediate report to the I/C. A written incident report will be filed with the Dean of Instruction within 48 hours of the occurrence.
www.woodsoncounty.net /ambulance/fall2005-emt-b.htm   (2302 words)

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