EMT-P | definition of EMT-P by Medical dictionary
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EMT-P Paramedic EMT Emergency care An EMT with advanced life support skills–eg, assesses organ systems, inserts IV catheters, administers emergency fluids/medications, noninvasive airway management, uses defibrillators, manages the emotionally disturbed, obstetric emergencies. See EMT.
emergency medical technician-paramedic.
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(a) The EMT-P
leader held the phone to show the overall situation to the guiding physician.
(1) Paramedic training helps fill this gap, but the limited clinical experience available to the new EMT-P flight medics and the difficulty of keeping their skills current prevents EMT-P flight medics from being the ideal answer.
Seldom are they removed from the clinical mission for training purposes, counter to the reality that enlisted medics (EMT-B or EMT-P) experience on a daily basis.
Although a patchwork system of courses can be created to try to meet this need (and it is likely to be the short-term fix), what is really needed is an EMT-P
level certification that includes the necessary clinical experience in critical care and advanced level procedures, similar to the Special Operations Combat Medic program.