emergency medical technician

(redirected from Ambulance technician)
Also found in: Dictionary.
Related to Ambulance technician: emergency medical technician


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.
enlarge picture
Pyramid of care

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Paramedics and ambulance technicians are, quite simply, life savers.
Despite his injury, the paramedic with the Parachute Regiment, was determined to return to his job as an ambulance technician with the North East Ambulance Service ( a job he says was protected under the Reserve Forces Act.
Jason Redman was scrambled to attend the 999 call along with a trainee ambulance technician.
He's a little hero," said ambulance technician Scott Dyer.
Furthermore, the ambulance technician in one of the paramedic ambulances
The former ambulance technician who now works as a home delivery driver added: "They were shook up.
Lauren Parisi told the operator that her ambulance technician mum Diana, 32, could not speak and her breathing was worsening.
The ambulance technician there, Owen McLauchlan, 23, was on a break, so a crew from nearby Grantown took 21 minutes to drive 15 miles to Mandy's house.
They had met in 2008 when he was an ambulance technician - their paths often crossed at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, where she worked.
She also admitted a public order offence, and was found guilty of two counts of breaching an Asbo and one of assaulting an ambulance technician causing him actual bodily harm.
Ambulance technician Nina Eigenmann yesterday told a jury she had been aboard the emergency ambulance dispatched to help toddler Adam Milner.