emergency medical technician

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emergency

 [e-mer´jen-se]
an unlooked for or sudden occurrence, often dangerous, such as an accident or an urgent or pressing need.
emergency department an area of a hospital especially equipped and staffed for emergency care. Popularly called emergency room.
emergency medical technician (EMT) a provider of emergency care (health care at the basic life support level); this may include spinal immobilization, administration of oxygen, and control of bleeding. In some states there are modular training programs where an EMT can add skills to the basic level.

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.

emergency medical technician (EMT)

a person trained in and responsible for the administration of specialized emergency care and the transportation of victims of acute illness or injury to a medical facility in compliance with national standards developed by the U.S. Department of Transportation. In addition to basic life-support skills, the EMT is trained in extrication, operation of emergency vehicles, basic anatomy, basic assessment of injury or illness, triage, care for specific injuries and illnesses, environmental emergencies, childbirth, and transport of the patient. See also emergency medical service.
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pre·hos·pi·tal pro·vid·er

(prē-hos'pi-tăl prŏ-vī'dĕr)
One who provides care in case of medical emergency or trauma.
Synonym(s): emergency medical technician, paramedic.
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She added: "Davis said he did not receive any payment for providing medical care at the illegal rave but, as an unqualified IHCD (Institute of Health and Care Development) ambulance technician, he should not have been supervising other's treatment of patients.
She added: "Davis said he did not receive any payment for providing medical care at the illegal rave but, as an unqualified IHCD ambulance technician, he should not have been supervising other's treatment of patients.
Pay increases on qualification as an ambulance technician, as has always been the case.
Paramedics and ambulance technicians are, quite simply, life savers.
The family of nurse Jane Clough, 26, protested outside court to criticise the decision to free ambulance technician and bouncer Jonathan Vass.
We also meet Ambulance Technician Dot, whose looks have suffered from long nights, a life-long smoking habits and bad sunbathing practices.
An ambulance technician who was in the vehicle is in a stable condition after hospital treatment.
Furthermore, the ambulance technician in one of the paramedic ambulances
Ambulance technician headbutted in face by the man he was trying to help ?
AMBULANCE technician Bob Burness was left bloodied and bruised - after he was attacked by the patient he was trying to help.
An ambulance technician has more limited skills but are still classed as clinicians and can administer drugs.
The former ambulance technician who now works as a home delivery driver added: "They were shook up.