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vehicles), and there are many firefighter/EMTs and police officer/EMTs. EMTs operate under a limited scope of practice. EMTs are normally supervised by a medical

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"EMTs" redirects here. For other uses, see EMT (disambiguation). The Star of Life, a global symbol of emergency medical service.OccupationNamesEmergency medical technicianSynonymsEMTOccupation typeProfessionActivity sectorsHealth careDescriptionCompetenciesDriving licenseEducation requiredMedical degree or EMT training courseFields of
employmentAmbulanceRelated jobsParamedic

Emergency medical technician (EMT), paramedic and ambulance technician are terms used in some countries to denote a health care provider of emergency medical services.[1] EMTs are clinicians, trained to respond quickly to emergency situations regarding medical issues, traumatic injuries and accident scenes.

EMTs are most commonly found working in ambulances, but should not be confused with "ambulance drivers" or "ambulance attendants" – ambulance staff who in the past were not trained in emergency care or driving.[2] EMTs are often employed by private ambulance services, governments, and hospitals, but are also often employed by fire departments (and seen on fire apparatus), in police departments (and seen on police vehicles), and there are many firefighter/EMTs and police officer/EMTs.[1] EMTs operate under a limited scope of practice. EMTs are normally supervised by a medical director, who is a physician.[3][4]

EMTs loading an injured skier into an ambulance

Some EMTs are paid employees, while others (particularly those in rural areas) are volunteers.[1]

Contents
  • 1 Canada
    • 1.1 Emergency Medical Responder
    • 1.2 Primary Care Paramedics
    • 1.3 Advanced Care Paramedics
    • 1.4 Critical Care Paramedic
    • 1.5 Training
  • 2 Ireland
  • 3 United Kingdom
  • 4 United States
    • 4.1 History
    • 4.2 Certification
    • 4.3 Levels
      • 4.3.1 Transition to new levels
      • 4.3.2 EMR
      • 4.3.3 EMT
      • 4.3.4 Advanced EMT
      • 4.3.5 Paramedic
      • 4.3.6 Staffing levels
    • 4.4 Education and training
    • 4.5 Medical direction
    • 4.6 Employment
  • 5 See also
  • 6 References and notes
  • 7 External links
Canada

There is considerable degree of inter-provincial variation in the Canadian Paramedic practice. Although a national consensus (by way of the National Occupational Competency Profile) identifies certain knowledge, skills, and abilities as being most synonymous with a given level of Paramedic practice, each province retains ultimate authority in legislating the actual administration and delivery of emergency medical services within its own borders. For this reason, any discussion of Paramedic Practice in Canada is necessarily broad, and general. Specific regulatory frameworks and questions related to Paramedic practice can only definitively be answered by consulting relevant provincial legislation, although provincial Paramedic Associations may often offer a simpler overview of this topic when it is restricted to a province-by-province basis.

In Canada, the levels of paramedic practice as defined by the National Occupational Competency Profile are: Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), Primary Care Paramedic, Advanced Care Paramedic, and Critical Care Paramedic.

Regulatory frameworks vary from province to province, and include direct government regulation (such as Ontario's method of credentialing its practitioners with the title of A-EMCA, or Advanced Emergency Medical Care Assistant) to professional self-regulating bodies, such as the Alberta College of Paramedics. Though the title of Paramedic is a generic description of a category of practitioners, provincial variability in regulatory methods accounts for ongoing differences in actual titles that are ascribed to different levels of practitioners. For example, the province of Alberta has legally adopted the title "Emergency Medical Technician", or 'EMT', for the Primary Care Paramedic; and 'Paramedic' only for those qualified as Advanced Care Paramedics Advanced Life Support (ALS) providers. Only someone registered in Alberta can call themselves an EMT or Paramedic in Alberta, the title is legally protected. Almost all other provinces are gradually moving to adopting the new titles, or have at least recognized the NOCP document as a benchmarking document to permit inter-provincial labour mobility of practitioners, regardless of how titles are specifically regulated within their own provincial systems. In this manner, the confusing myriad of titles and occupational descriptions can at least be discussed using a common language for comparison sake.

Emergency Medical Responder Main article: Emergency Medical Responder

Most providers that work in ambulances will be identified as 'Paramedics' by the public. However, in many cases, the most prevalent level of emergency prehospital care is that which is provided by the Emergency Medical Responder (EMR). This is a level of practice recognized under the National Occupational Competency Profile, although unlike the next three successive levels of practice,The high number of EMRs across Canada cannot be ignored as contributing a critical role in the chain of survival, although it is a level of practice that is least comprehensive (clinically speaking), and is also generally not consistent with any medical acts beyond advanced first-aid and oxygen therapy,administration of ASA and oral glucose and administration of narcan with the exception of automated external defibrillation (which is still considered a regulated medical act in most provinces in Canada).[citation needed]

Primary Care Paramedics

Primary Care Paramedics (PCP) are the entry-level of paramedic practice in Canadian provinces. The scope of practice includes performing semi-automated external defibrillation, interpretation of 4-lead ECGs, administration of Symptom Relief Medications for a variety of emergency medical conditions (these include oxygen, epinephrine, dextrose, glucagon, salbutamol, ASA and nitroglycerine), performing trauma immobilization (including cervical immobilization), and other fundamental basic medical care. Primary Care Paramedics may also receive additional training in order to perform certain skills that are normally in the scope of practice of Advanced Care Paramedics. This is regulated both provincially (by statute) and locally (by the medical director), and ordinarily entails an aspect of medical oversight by a specific body or group of physicians. This is often referred to as Medical Control, or a role played by a base hospital. For example, in the provinces of Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador, many paramedic services allow Primary Care Paramedics to perform 12-lead ECG interpretation, or initiate intravenous therapy to deliver a few additional medications.

Advanced Care Paramedics

The Advanced Care Paramedic is a level of practitioner that is in high demand by many services across Canada. However, Quebec still does not utilize this level of practice. The ACP typically carries approximately 20 different medications, although the number and type of medications may vary substantially from region to region. ACPs perform advanced airway management including intubation, surgical airways, intravenous therapy, place external jugular IV lines, perform needle thoracotomy, perform and interpret 12-lead ECGs, perform synchronized and chemical cardioversion, transcutaneous pacing, perform obstetrical assessments, and provide pharmacological pain relief for various conditions. Several sites in Canada have adopted pre-hospital fibrinolytics and rapid sequence induction, and prehospital medical research has permitted a great number of variations in the scope of practice for ACPs. Current programs include providing ACPs with discretionary direct 24-hour access to PCI labs, bypassing the emergency department, and representing a fundamental change in both the way that patients with S-T segment elevation myocardial infarctions (STEMI) are treated, but also profoundly affecting survival rates, as well as bypassing a closer hospitals to get an identified stroke patient to a stroke centre.

Critical Care Paramedic

Critical Care Paramedics (CCPs) are paramedics who generally do not respond to 9-1-1 emergency calls, with the exception of helicopter "scene" calls. Instead they focus on transferring patients from the hospital they are currently in to other hospitals that can provide a higher level of care. CCPs often work in collaboration with registered nurses and respiratory therapists during hospital transfers. This ensures continuity of care. However, when acuity is manageable by a CCP or a registered nurse or respiratory therapist is not available, CCPs will work alone. Providing this care to the patient allows the sending hospital to avoid losing highly trained staff on hospital transfers.

CCPs are able to provide all of the care that PCPs and ACPs provide. That being said, CCPs significantly lack practical experience with advanced skills such as IV initiation, peripheral access to cardiovascular system for fluid and drug administration, advanced airway, and many other techniques. Where an PCP and ACP may run 40–50 medical codes per year a CCP may run 1–2 in an entire career. IV/IO starts are nearly non-existent in the field and for this reason CCPs are required to attend nearly double the amount of time in classroom situations or in hospital to keep current. In addition to this they are trained for other skills such as medication infusion pumps, mechanical ventilation and arterial line monitoring.

CCPs often work in fixed and rotary wing aircraft when the weather permits and staff are available, but systems such as the Toronto EMS Critical Care Transport Program work in land ambulances. ORNGE Transport operates both land and aircraft in Ontario. In British Columbia, CCPs work primarily in aircraft with a dedicated Critical Care Transport crew in Trail for long-distance transfers and a regular CCP street crew stationed in South Vancouver that often also performs medevacs, when necessary.

Training

Paramedic training in Canada varies regionally; for example, the training may be eight months[5] (British Columbia) or two to four years (Ontario, Alberta) in length. The nature of training and how it is regulated, like actual paramedic practice, varies from province to province.

Ireland Main article: PHECC

Emergency Medical Technician is a legally defined title in the Republic of Ireland based on the standard set down by the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC). Emergency Medical Technician is the entry-level standard of practitioner for employment within the ambulance service. Currently, EMTs are authorised to work on non-emergency ambulances only as the standard for emergency (999) calls is a minimum of a two-paramedic crew. EMTs are a vital part of the voluntary and auxiliary services where a practitioner must be on board any ambulance in the process of transporting a patient to hospital.

PHECC responder levels (BLS) Responder title Abbr Level of care Cardiac First Responder CFR Trained in BLS with emphasis on CPR and the Automated External Defibrillator Occupational First Aider OFA Trained as CFR with additional training in management of bleeding, fractures etc. particularly in the workplace Emergency First Responder EFR Extensive first aid and BLS training with introduction to Oxygen therapy and assisting practitioners with care PHECC practitioner levels (ALS) Practitioner title Abbr Level of care Emergency Medical Technician EMT Entry-level EMS healthcare professional. Trained in BLS, anatomy/physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, ECG monitoring, advanced airway management (supraglottic airways) and spinal immobilization Paramedic P Emergency Ambulance Practitioner. Trained in advanced Pharmacology, advanced Airway management etc, Advanced Life support Advanced Paramedic AP Trained to Paramedic level plus IV & IO access, a wide range of medications, tracheal intubation, manual defibulator, etc. United Kingdom Main article: Emergency medical personnel in the United Kingdom

Emergency Medical Technician is a term that has existed for many years in the United Kingdom. Some National Health Service ambulance services are running EMT conversion courses for staff who were trained by the Institute of Healthcare Development (IHCD) as Ambulance Technicians and Assistant Ambulance Practitioners. Ambulance trusts such as the London Ambulance Service and the North West Ambulance Service are in the process of converting existing Ambulance Technicians into Emergency Medical Technician grades 1, 2, 3 or 4, based on their level of experience; in many cases providing a similar level of care to that of a Paramedic.

Emergency Medical Technicians are still widely deployed in private ambulance companies with IHCD NHS trained Emergency Technicians being particularly sought after. There are also many newer EMT training courses available. IHCD Ambulance Technicians and Assistant Ambulance Practitioners still exist within other UK ambulance services with Emergency Care Assistants employed in some areas as support, however, this grade of staff is now being phased out and replaced with a much lower qualified Emergency care assistants. The exception to this is the East of England Ambulance Service, who have actively stopped training Emergency Care Assistants, and is upskill training them to Emergency Medical Technician level. With the intention being to convert EMTs to Paramedics, thus up-skilling the entire workforce.

Examples of skills that may be had by an Emergency Medical Technician in the UK are:

  • Administration of selected drugs (usually not IV medications)
  • Intermediate life support, including manual defibrillation and superglottic airway adjuncts
  • Ability to discharge patient to different care pathways
  • IV cannulation (usually hospital EMT skill).
United States See also: Emergency medical services in the United States This article may contain an excessive amount of intricate detail that may interest only a particular audience. Please help by spinning off or relocating any relevant information, and removing excessive detail that may be against Wikipedia's inclusion policy. (December 2016) (Learn how and when to remove this template message) History

The concept of modern-day Emergency Medical Services (EMS) care is widely noted to begin with the academic paper, "Accidental Death and Disability: The Neglected Disease of Modern Society", (or "White Paper") in 1966, according to EMS textbooks and relevant academia in the field. This paper detailed the statistics of highway accidents resulting in injury and death in the mid-1960s, as well as other causes of injury and death, and used the statistics to confirm that reform was needed in the United States, especially concerning public education and the amount of CPR and BLS/First Aid training received by police officers, firefighters, and ambulance services at the time.

The EMT program in the United States began as part of the "Alexandria Plan" in the early 1970s, in addition to a growing issue with injuries associated with car accidents. Emergency medicine (EM) as a medical specialty is relatively young. Prior to the 1960s and 1970s, hospital emergency departments were generally staffed by physicians on staff at the hospital on a rotating basis, among them general surgeons, internists, psychiatrists, and dermatologists. Physicians in training (interns and residents), foreign medical graduates and sometimes nurses also staffed the Emergency Department (ED). EM was born as a specialty in order to fill the time commitment required by physicians on staff to work in the increasingly chaotic emergency departments of the time. During this period, groups of physicians began to emerge who had left their respective practices in order to devote their work completely to the ED. The first of such groups was headed by Dr. James DeWitt Mills who, along with four associate physicians: Dr. Chalmers A. Loughridge, Dr. William Weaver, Dr. John McDade, and Dr. Steven Bednar at Alexandria Hospital in Alexandria, Virginia, established 24/7 year-round emergency care which became known as the "Alexandria Plan". It was not until the establishment of American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), the recognition of emergency medicine training programs by the AMA and the AOA, and in 1979 a historical vote by the American Board of Medical Specialties that EM became a recognized medical specialty. The nation's first EMTs were from the Alexandria plan working as Emergency Care Technicians serving in the Alexandria Hospital emergency department. The training for these technicians was modeled after the established "Physician Assistant" training program and later restructured to meet the basic needs for emergency pre-hospital care. On June 24, 2011, The Alexandria Hospital Celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Alexandria Plan. In attendance were three of the nation's first ECTs/EMTs: David Stover, Larry Jackson, and Kenneth Weaver.

Certification

In the United States, EMTs are certified according to their level of training. Individual states set their own standards of certification (or licensure, in some cases) and all EMT training must meet the minimum requirements as set by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) standards for curriculum.[6] The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) is a private organization[7] which offers certification exams based on NHTSA education guidelines and has been around since the 1970s.[8][9] Currently, NREMT exams are used by 46 states as the sole basis for certification at one or more EMT certification levels.[10] A NREMT exam consists of skills and patient assessments as well as a written portion.

In order to apply for the NREMT Certification applicants must be 18 years of age or older. A few states allow 16- and 17-year olds. Applicants must also successfully complete a state-approved EMT course that meets or exceeds the NREMT Standards within the past 2 years. Those applying for the NREMT Certification must also complete a state-approved EMT psychomotor exam.[11]

The Veteran Emergency Medical Technician Support Act of 2013, H.R. 235 in the 113th United States Congress, would amend the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a demonstration program for states with a shortage of emergency medical technicians to streamline state requirements and procedures to assist veterans who completed military EMT training while serving in the Armed Forces to meet state EMT certification and licensure requirements. The bill passed in the United States House of Representatives, but has not yet been voted on in the United States Senate.[12]

See also: Emergency medical responder levels by U.S. state and Paramedics in the United States Levels

The NHTSA recognizes four levels of Emergency Medical Technician:[6]

  • EMR (Emergency Medical Responder)
  • EMT (Emergency Medical Technician)
  • AEMT (Advanced Emergency Medical Technician)
  • Paramedic

Some states also recognize the Advanced Practice Paramedic[13] or Critical Care Paramedic[14] level as a state-specific licensure above that of the Paramedic. These Critical Care Paramedics generally perform high acuity transports that require skills outside the scope of a standard paramedic.[15] In addition, EMTs can seek out specialty certifications such as Wilderness EMT, Wilderness Paramedic, Tactical EMT, and Flight Paramedic.

Transition to new levels

In 2009, the NREMT posted information about a transition to a new system of levels for emergency care providers developed by the NHTSA with the National EMS Scope of Practice project.[16] By 2014, these "new" levels will replace the fragmented system found around the United States. The new classification will include Emergency Medical Responder (replacing first responder), Emergency Medical Technician (replacing EMT-Basic), Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (replacing EMT-Intermediate/85), and Paramedic (replacing EMT-Intermediate/99 and EMT-Paramedic). Education requirements in transitioning to the new levels are substantially similar.[17]

EMR

EMR (Emergency Medical Responder) is the first, most basic level of EMS. EMRs, many of whom are volunteers, provide basic, immediate lifesaving care including bleeding control, manual stabilization of extremity fractures and suspected cervical spine injuries, eye irrigation, taking vital signs, supplemental oxygen administration, oral suctioning, positive pressure ventilation with a bag valve mask, cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), automated external defibrillator (AED) usage, assisting in a normal childbirth, and administration of certain basic medications such as epinephrine auto-injectors and oral glucose. Due to the opioid crisis, an increasing number of EMRs are now being trained in and allowed to administer intranasal naloxone. An EMR can assume care for a patient while more advanced resources are on the way, and then can assist EMTs and Paramedics when they arrive. Training requirements and treatment protocols vary from area to area.

EMT EMTs tend to a woman with a spiral fracture at a roller derby bout.

EMT is the next level of EMS.[18] The procedures and skills allowed at this level include all EMR skills as well as nasopharyngeal airway, oropharyngeal airway, pulse oximetry, glucometry, splinting, use of a cervical collar, traction splinting, complicated childbirth delivery, and medication administration (such as epinephrine auto-injectors, oral glucose gel, aspirin (ASA), nitroglycerin, and albuterol). Some areas may add to the scope of practice for EMT's, including intranasal nalaxone administration, use of mechanical CPR devices, administration of intramuscular epinephrine and glucagon, insertion of additional airway devices, and CPAP. Training requirements and treatment protocols vary from area to area.[19][20]

Advanced EMT

Advanced EMT is the level of training between EMT and Paramedic. They can provide limited advanced life support (ALS) care including obtaining intravenous/intraosseous access, use of advanced airway devices, limited medication administration, and basic cardiac monitoring.[21]

Paramedic

Paramedics represent the highest level of EMT and, in general, the highest level of prehospital medical provider, though some areas utilize physicians as providers on air ambulances or as a ground provider.[22] Paramedics perform a variety of medical procedures such as endotracheal intubation, fluid resuscitation, drug administration, obtaining intravenous access, cardiac monitoring (continuous and 12-lead), cardioversion, transcutaneous pacing, cricothyrotomy, manual defibrillation, chest needle decompression, and other advanced procedures and assessments.[23]

Staffing levels

An ambulance with only EMTs is considered a Basic Life Support (BLS) unit, an ambulance utilizing AEMTs is dubbed an Intermediate Life Support (ILS), or limited Advanced Life Support (LALS) unit, and an ambulance with Paramedics is dubbed an Advanced Life Support (ALS) unit. Some states allow ambulance crews to contain a mix of crews levels (e.g. an EMT and a Paramedic or an AEMT and a Paramedic) to staff ambulances and operate at the level of the highest trained provider. There is nothing stopping supplemental crew members to be of a certain certification, though (e.g. if an ALS ambulance is required to have two Paramedics, then it is acceptable to have two Paramedics and an EMT). An emergency vehicle with only EMRs or a combination of both EMRs and EMTs is still dubbed a Basic Life Support (BLS) unit. An EMR must be overseen by an EMT or higher to work on an ambulance. Unlike most of Europe or Canada many states like New York, require ambulances to have at least one paramedic on board, especially when responding to potentially life threatening 911 calls. This is still being debated in many states like California, who put no restrictions on ambulance training as long as it is BLS.

Education and training

EMT training programs for certification vary greatly from course to course, provided that each course at least meets local and national requirements. In the United States, EMRs receive at least 40–80 hours of classroom training, EMTs receive at least 120–180 hours of classroom training. AEMTs generally have 200–500 hours of training, and Paramedics are trained for 1,000–1,800 hours or more. In addition, a minimum of continuing education (CE) hours is required to maintain certification. For example, to maintain NREMT certification, EMTs must obtain at least 48 hours of additional education and either complete a 24-hour refresher course or complete an additional 24 hours of CEs that would cover, on an hour by hour basis, the same topics as the refresher course would.[24][25] Recertification for other levels follows a similar pattern.

EMT training programs vary greatly in calendar length (number of days or months). For example, fast track programs are available for EMTs that are completed in two weeks by holding class for 8 to 12 hours a day for at least two weeks. Other training programs are months long, or up to 2 years for Paramedics in an associate degree program. In addition to each level's didactic education, clinical rotations may also be required (especially for levels above EMT). Similar in a sense to medical school clinical rotations, EMT students are required to spend a required amount of time in an ambulance and on a variety of hospital services (e.g. obstetrics, emergency medicine, surgery, psychiatry) in order to complete a course and become eligible for the certification exam. The number of clinical hours for both time in an ambulance and time in the hour vary depending on local requirements, the level the student is obtaining, and the amount of time it takes the student to show competency.[6][26][27] EMT training programs take place at numerous locations, such as universities, community colleges, technical schools, hospitals or EMS academies. Every state in the United States has an EMS lead agency or state office of emergency medical services that regulates and accredits EMT training programs. Most of these offices have web sites to provide information to the public and individuals who are interested in becoming an EMT.

Medical direction

In the United States, an EMT's actions in the field are governed by state regulations, local regulations, and by the policies of their EMS organization. The development of these policies are guided by a physician medical director, often with the advice of a medical advisory committee.[28]

In California, for example, each county's Local Emergency Medical Service Agency (LEMSA) issues a list of standard operating procedures or protocols, under the supervision of the California Emergency Medical Services Authority. These procedures often vary from county to county based on local needs, levels of training and clinical experiences.[29] New York State has similar procedures, whereas a regional medical-advisory council ("REMAC") determines protocols for one or more counties in a geographical section of the state.[30]

Treatments and procedures administered by Paramedics fall under one of two categories, off-line medical orders (standing orders) or on-line medical orders. On-line medical orders refers to procedures that must be explicitly approved by a base hospital physician or registered nurse through voice communication (generally by phone or radio) and are generally rare or high risk procedures (e.g. rapid sequence induction or cricothyrotomy).[31] In addition, when multiple levels can perform the same procedure (e.g. AEMT-Critical Care and Paramedics in New York), a procedure can be both an on-line and a standing order depending on the level of the provider.[32] Since no set of protocols can cover every patient situation, many systems work with protocols as guidelines and not "cook book" treatment plans.[33] Finally, systems also have policies in place to handle medical direction when communication failures happen or in disaster situations.[34] The NHTSA curriculum is the foundation Standard of Care for EMS providers in the US.

Employment

EMTs and Paramedics are employed in varied settings, mainly the prehospital environment such as in EMS, fire, and police agencies. They can also be found in positions ranging from hospital and health care settings, to [1] industrial and entertainment positions.[35] The prehospital environment is loosely divided into non-emergency (e.g. patient transport) and emergency (9-1-1 calls) services, but many ambulance services and EMS agencies operate both non-emergency and emergency care.

In many places across the United States, it is not uncommon for the primary employer of EMRs, EMTs, and Paramedics to be the fire department, with the fire department providing the primary emergency medical system response including "first responder" fire apparatus, as well as ambulances.[36] In other locations, such as Boston, Massachusetts, emergency medical services are provided by a separate, or “third-party”, municipal government emergency agency (e.g. Boston EMS).[37] In still other locations, emergency medical services are provided by volunteer agencies. College and university campuses may provide emergency medical responses on their own campus using students.[38]

In some states of the US, many EMS agencies are run by Independent Non-Profit Volunteer First Aid Squads that are their own corporations set up as separate entities from fire departments. In this environment, volunteers are hired to fill certain blocks of time to cover emergency calls. These volunteers have the same state certification as their paid counterparts.[39]

See also
  • Combat medic
  • Emergency medical services
  • Emergency Medical Services in the United States
  • Emergency medical services in the United Kingdom
  • Paramedics in Canada
  • List of EMS provider credentials
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Emergency Care (13th Edition) (EMT)
Emergency Care (13th Edition) (EMT)
For courses in Emergency Medical Technician Training and Emergency Medical Services Help students think like EMTs with the gold standard for EMT training For over 30 years, Emergency Care has provided generations of EMT students with the practical information they need to succeed in the classroom and in the field. Updated with the latest research and developments in emergency medical services, this edition meets the 2010 American Heart Association guidelines for CPR and ECC. Using the National EMS Education Standards as a foundation, Emergency Care goes beyond the Standards to provide the most current, accurate reflection of EMS practice today. The text integrates scientific principles in an easy-to-understand way, with a host of critical-thinking features that help students learn to think like EMTs. Also available with MyBRADYLab™ This title is also available with MyBRADYLab–an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts. NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyBRADYLab does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyBRADYLab, search for ISBN: 0134190750/9780134190754 Emergency Care plus MyBRADYLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Emergency Care That package includes: 0133946096 / 9780133946093 MyBRADYLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Emergency Care 0134024559 / 9780134024554 Emergency Care MyBRADYLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor.

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EMT Crash Course with Online Practice Test, 2nd Edition (EMT Test Preparation)
EMT Crash Course with Online Practice Test, 2nd Edition (EMT Test Preparation)
REA’s EMT Crash Course®Everything you need for the exam – in a fast review format!REA’s EMT Crash Course® is the only book of its kind for the last-minute studier or any prospective Emergency Medical Technician who wants a quick refresher before taking the NREMT Certification Exam.Targeted, Focused Review – Study Only What You Need to Know  Written by an EMS Program Director and NREMT paramedic with 30 years of experience, EMT Crash Course® relies on the author’s careful analysis of the exam’s content and actual test questions. It covers only the information tested on the exam, so you can make the most of your valuable study time. Our fully indexed targeted review covers all the official test categories including airway, ventilation, oxygenation, trauma, cardiology, medical, and EMS operations and is packed with practice questions and answers at the end of each chapter. Also included are tips and insights on résumé building, information on finding additional training opportunities, and more.  Expert Test-taking Strategies  Our experienced EMT author explains the structure of the NREMT Certification Exam, so you know what to expect on test day. He also shares detailed question-level strategies and shows you the best way to answer questions. By following our expert tips and advice, you can score higher on every section of the exam.Must-know Key Terms  Knowing the right medical terminology can make a real difference in your test score. That’s why we cover more than 400 EMT terms you need to know before you take your exam.Full-length Online Practice Exam  The book comes with a true-to-format online practice test with diagnostic feedback, topic-level scoring, and detailed answer explanations to help students gauge their test-readiness.No matter how or when you prepare for the EMT exam, REA’s EMT Crash Course®  will show you how to study efficiently and strategically, so you can get a great score!REA’s EMT Crash Course® Everything you need for the exam – in a fast review format! REA’s EMT Crash Course® is the only book of its kind for the last-minute studier or any prospective Emergency Medical Technician who wants a quick refresher before taking the NREMT Certification Exam.Targeted, Focused Review – Study Only What You Need to Know Written by an EMS Program Director and NREMT paramedic with 30 years of experience, EMT Crash Course® relies on the author’s careful analysis of the exam’s content and actual test questions. It covers only the information tested on the exam, so you can make the most of your valuable study time. Our fully indexed targeted review covers all the official test categories including airway, ventilation, oxygenation, trauma, cardiology, medical, and EMS operations and is packed with practice questions and answers at the end of each chapter. Also included are tips and insights on résumé building, information on finding additional training opportunities, and more.  Expert Test-taking Strategies Our experienced EMT author explains the structure of the NREMT Certification Exam, so you know what to expect on test day. He also shares detailed question-level strategies and shows you the best way to answer questions. By following our expert tips and advice, you can score higher on every section of the exam.Must-know Key Terms Knowing the right medical terminology can make a real difference in your test score. That’s why we cover more than 400 EMT terms you need to know before you take your exam.Full-length Online Practice Exam The book comes with a true-to-format online practice test with diagnostic feedback, topic-level scoring, and detailed answer explanations to help students gauge their test-readiness.No matter how or when you prepare for the EMT exam, REA’s EMT Crash Course®  will show you how to study efficiently and strategically, so you can get a great score! About the AuthorDr. Christopher Coughlin is the EMS Program Director for Glendale Community College in Glendale, Arizona. Dr. Coughlin has been an NREMT paramedic since 1991 and was one of the first 850 nationally certified flight paramedics (FP-C) in the United States. Dr. Coughlin earned his AAS in Advanced Emergency Medical Technology from Glendale Community College; his B.A. in Adult Education from Ottawa University, Phoenix, Arizona; his M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, and his Ph.D. in Professional Studies from Capella University, Minneapolis, Minnesota.  

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Medical EMT Shears/Scissors, Pupil Light, Tweezers with Tactical First Responder Tool Belt Holster + BONUS Essential Emergency First Aid Supplies
Medical EMT Shears/Scissors, Pupil Light, Tweezers with Tactical First Responder Tool Belt Holster + BONUS Essential Emergency First Aid Supplies
SWISS SAFE NYLON HOLSTER: Hospital-grade medical equipment includes: Precision Crafted Stainless Steel EMT Trauma Shears (6-inch), Doctor's Pupil Gauge Penlight, Metal Tweezers, and Military-Grade Nylon Holster specifically designed to hold emergency tools. Medical Scissors / Shears are designed to cut through tough materials (plastics, wires, seat belts) and clothing (cotton, polyester, denim, leather) while minimizing the risk of injury to patient while cutting. VERSATILE: The Holster tool belt is hand-stitched with tear-proof water-resistant nylon for outdoor durability for the most active first responders. Individual pockets for Scissors, Cell Phone, Pens, and loophole for Pen Light, key chains, or medical ID cards. Includes belt-loop in back to easily attach to your waist. EMT TRAUMA SHEARS: The Swiss Safe 6-inch Trauma Shears are Stainless Steel and sharpened to cut through even the toughest materials. The shears fit snugly into the Holster and are small enough to be portable, yet highly effective and functional. PUPIL LIGHT AND TWEEZERS: Included with Holster is a Swiss Safe 5-inch Red Pupil Gauge Penlight commonly used by doctors and nurses to evaluate patients (*Requires two AAA batteries, not included). The Stainless Steel Tweezers also fit tightly into the holster so they are easily accessible and won't fall out. A red carabiner allows attaching keychains and other items. BONUS FIRST AID SUPPLIES Perfect for camping, hiking, or go-bags. Essential emergency first aid supplies included: CPR Shield, Alcohol Cleansing Wipes, Antiseptic Wipes, Sterile Gauze Pads, Adhesive Bandages, and Miniature Sewing Kit. MULTIPURPOSE: Perfect for EMT paramedic, doctor, nurse, hospital, outdoor survival, first aid kits, bug-out bags, camping and hiking. Comes with carabiner to snap on keys, pen flashlight, or additional items.

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EMT Flashcard Book (EMT Test Preparation)
EMT Flashcard Book (EMT Test Preparation)
REA's EMT Flashcard Book Raise your score with 300 must-study test questions! REA's flashcard book for the EMT exam helps you check your test-readiness and get a high score. Our flashcard book is the perfect refresher and offers a quick and convenient way to practice answering questions while pinpointing your strengths and weaknesses. Written by an expert with nearly 30 years of experience in the fire and EMS arenas, our flashcards give you full scenarios to evaluate in a multiple-choice format, just like the actual test. The book contains 300 must-study questions that cover all the test categories on the EMT exam: airway and breathing, cardiology, medical, obstetrics and pediatrics, and trauma. Handy icons help you locate questions by subject, so you can review and test your knowledge in specific areas. The book also includes fun facts about the medical/EMT profession and its history. Unlike most flashcards that come loose in a box, our flashcards are bound in an organized, portable book that makes studying a breeze. Write your answer on the front of the card, then compare it to the answer on the back of the card. This concise question and answer format makes it easy to find the right answer, and we give details explaining why the answer is correct. REA's EMT flashcards are perfect for on-the-go review and ideal for individual, classroom, or group study.

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Lywjyb Birdgot EMT Gift EMT Graduation Gifts EMT She Believed She Could So She Did Keychain Emergency Medical Technician Gift Paramedic Gifts (EMT Keychain)
Lywjyb Birdgot EMT Gift EMT Graduation Gifts EMT She Believed She Could So She Did Keychain Emergency Medical Technician Gift Paramedic Gifts (EMT Keychain)
Stainless Steel Jewelry of us is your best choose Our products are made of Grade A stainless steel material, they have high resistance to rust, corrosion and tarnishing, which requires minimal maintenance.Buy once and have it all your life.Features: 1. Truly elegant and breathtaking design looks gorgeous and amazing 2. Made of high quality 316L Stainless Steel, durable and long lasting 3. Easy to match and suitable for any style of clothes 4. Great in detail and good for your personal jewelry collection 5. Perfect for all occasions: anniversary, engagement, party, meeting, dating, wedding, daily wear, etc Jewelry Maintenance 1.Avoid chemicals 2.Avoid taking a shower while wearing 3.Avoid impact and scratch 4.Avoid wearing when sweating a lot 5.Wiping with a soft cloth 6.Avoid wearing when sleeping We pay great attentions to the shopping experiences from the customers.Your satisfaction will be a great motivation for us.If you have any problem with the product,pleas contact us at first time.We will do our best to solve any problems and provide you with the best customer services

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Emt- Emergency Medical Technician (Quick Study Academic)
Emt- Emergency Medical Technician (Quick Study Academic)
Don’t go through your EMT training course without this handy reference! Packed with valuable information on scene size-up and patient assessment, this guide is an essential study tool for EMTs in training and an excellent refresher for EMTs already in the field. This guide also features a large section on anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of all major body systems, along with common disorders and injury management. Helpful illustrations and tables are included for quick reference.

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Trophy EMT Gel Colagen Wound Dressing for Pets, 1-Ounce
Trophy EMT Gel Colagen Wound Dressing for Pets, 1-Ounce
Nutritive collagen protein provides fast healing of cuts, abrasions, burns, injured foot pads, hot spots, surgical and general wounds. Reduces bleeding, pain, itching and protects wounds. Minimizes scarring, strengthening regenerated issue, forms a barrier against infection and encourages natural blood clot formation. Available in gel or spray formula. EMT Spray contains Bitrex, which is very bitter, to deter biting or licking of wounds and sores so it is perfect for treating hot spots.

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Greenlee 1810 Little Kicker Offset Bender For 1/2-Inch EMT
Greenlee 1810 Little Kicker Offset Bender For 1/2-Inch EMT
Greenlee 1810 Style: Bending Cap.:1/2 inch EMT, Weight: 8-3/4 pound (part# 1810) This item features: -Bends offsets in one easy operation; Insert conduit, depress handle, release and remove conduit. -Makes identical offsets every time for wall mounted boxes with exposed conduit. -Depress handle to create offset that matches the knockout in box. -Offset: 0.56 in [Max]. -Price is for 1 Each.

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