EMT Informative - Over looked Customer Service
A salute to Real Heroes that get over looked
I know some people that do this for free, that is dedication. We don’t think much about what they really do and how important they really are to us.
Thank You all EMT’s RULE!!
emergency medical technician
n. (Abbr. EMT)
A person trained and certified to appraise and initiate the administration of emergency care for victims of trauma or acute illness before or during transportation of the victims to a health care facility via ambulance or aircraft.
Tracy Stell writes,
Ambulance drivers are correctly known as EMTs (Emergency Medical Technicians). They are a very vital part of the healthcare team. There are three recognized levels of EMTs. The EMT-Basic attends school for approximately 150 hours and can provide general care like controlling bleeding, providing CPR and oxygen, and caring for broken bones. The EMT-Intermediate attends school for an additional 75 hours and can provide basic and advanced care, as well as giving IV fluids. The EMT-Paramedic (top level) attends school for more than 500 hours and can give life saving medications, care for a cardiac arrest victim, insert a breathing tube and provide much of the same care in the back of an ambulance that the patient would receive in the hospital Emergency Department. Some Paramedics also work on medical transport helicopters. All levels of EMTs have to pass a state administered certification test and have education updates every year.
As you can see, EMTs and Paramedics are a lot more than just “ambulance drivers.”
Tracy Stell, RN, BSN, EMT
Durham Regional Hospital Emergency Department