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EMT Basic - AAOS - Chapter 1 - MJG
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Emergency Medical Services
consists of a team of health care professionals who, in each area or jurisdiction, are responsible for and provide emergency medical service or pre-hospital care and transportation to sick and injured.
an exam is needed to acquire this, ensures all health care providers have the same basic level or foundation of knowledge and skill.
after passing an exam for certification, you can apply for this. This is how each state controls or allows individuals to perform as a health care provider. Requirements vary among states.
Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)
the first person to respond to an accident. Having very basic skills, they will provide care until an ambulance or EMT's arrive. Trained in CPR and AED use.
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
has been trained in BLS (Basic Life Support), and can do CPR, use an AED, use air-way adjuncts and ASSIST patient with their own medication.
Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)
has been trained in some ALS (Advanced Life Support) techniques and can provide intravenous (IV) therapy and handle certain emergency medications.
has been trained is all ALS (Advanced Life Support) techniques and can provide intravenous (IV) therapy and handle emergency medications, endotracheal intubation, cardiac monitoring and other advanced assessment and treatment skills.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
sets the national curriculum and related documents for EMS. Sets the yearly EMS scope of practice model.
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