Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)
What is an Emergency Medical Responder?
The primary focus of the Emergency Medical Responder is to initiate immediate lifesaving care to critical patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide lifesaving interventions while awaiting additional EMS response and to assist higher level personnel at the scene and during transport. Emergency Medical Responders function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Emergency Medical Responders perform basic interventions with minimal equipment.Learn more about Emergency Medical Responder
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
What is an Emergency Medical Technician?
The primary focus of the Emergency Medical Technician is to provide basic emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance. The Emergency Medical Technician is a link from the scene to the emergency health care system.Learn more about Emergency Medical Technician
What is a paramedic?
Paramedics are the most highly-trained of the class of EMTs (Emergency Medical Technicians)
working in the United States. A paramedic takes charge at the
scene of an emergency and, if necessary, will perform life-saving procedures while transporting patients to the hospital.
Careers in EMS
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