Emergency Medical Technician's

Education: CEU: 60 hrs in 4 years.

The Emergency Medical Technician - Basic (EMT-B) is a basic level provider of Emergency Medical Services and perform under supervision of a higher level EMT or a doctor or nurse. EMT-B's provides the following:

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • External Defibrillation
  • Oxygen administration
  • Glucometry
  • Airway management
  • Spinal immobilization
  • Traction splinting
  • Bleeding control
  • Treatment of shock
  • Bandaging wounds
  • Assist patients to administer prescribed nitroglycerin, metered dose inhalers and epinephrine auto injectors
  • And other health needs of an emergency nature until such time as a more qualified person can take over

EMT-Basic's within the United States may differ in their skills and education requirements from each district.

Education: CEU:  100 hrs in 4 years.

The Paramedic (EMT-P) include all the EMT-B and the following:

  • Cardiac monitoring/defibrillationThe Paramedic (EMT-P) image
  • Intravenous therapy
  • Intraosseous Infusion
  • Endotracheal intubation
  • Oxygen administration
  • Advanced Life Support
    • Asthma and respiratory crisis intervention
    • Treatment of anaphylaxis/severe allergic reactions
    • Drug therapy for diabetic shock and seizures
    • Pharmalogical stabilization of cardiogenic shock
    • Intravenous therapy
    • Intraosseous infusion
  • Airway management
    • Visualization the airway by use of the laryngoscope
    • Endotracheal intubation
    • Esophageal intubation laryngeal mask airway or a combitube
  • Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)
  • Pulse oximetry and CO2 & ETCO2 monitoring
  • Needle decompression
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
    • Cardiac monitoring and interpretation of 12 lead ECG
    • Defibrillation
    • Synchronized cardioversion
    • Cardiac pacing
  • Pediatric care, such as Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) or Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals (PEPP)
  • Administration of medications that include: Adenosine, Atropine, Dextrose 50%, Diazepam, Diphenhydramine, Epinephrine, Fentanyl, Glucagon, Morphine Sulfate, Lidocaine, Naloxone, Sodium Bicarbonate, Toradol and Zofran are generally used

Critical Care Paramedic
Education: :  Paramedic CEU's with an additional 12 hours per year of education to maintain advance certifications.

The Critical Care Paramedic (CCEMT-P) skills include the paramedic level and advance certification for the following: 

  • Central venous access
  • Rapid Sequence Intubation (RSI)
  • Ventilator management
  • Chest tube management
  • Nasal gastric tube and oral gastric tube
  • PCA Pumps
  • IV chemical sedation and analgesia
  • Trauma care, such as Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) or International Trauma Life Support (ITLS)
    • Rapid trauma assessment on the patient’s physiological condition to prevent secondary injury
    • Trauma assessments about the patient, patient with disabilities, breathing and airway management, circulation, shock or hemorrhage conditions
    • Pediatric and geriatric trauma