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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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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.
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The emergency medical aspect of the trip was particularly well received, with the Parisians being briefed on how the emergency medical technician command structure works, how emergency medical technicians and paramedics are trained and how they operate in conjunction with hospital emergency rooms.
National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians
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A total of 70 emergency medical technicians, paramedics, and supervisory personnel staff the facility.
Another important source of conflict over patient rights results from the procedures and directives guiding emergency medical technicians.
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All will be trained as emergency medical technicians, or EMTs, as their training progresses.
All are certified as emergency medical technicians.
American Medical Response of El Paso County became the first-ever Colorado ambulance provider to receive the national EMT-Paramedic Emergency Medical Service of the Year award by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT).
Our guys will stand back until the scene's safe, and here they go right in after the bomb goes off,'' explained Burbank resident Patti Haley, who teaches people how to be emergency medical technicians at Valley College and College of the Canyons.
Deputy Paul Hardy and Reserve Deputy Herbert Haas, both certified emergency medical technicians, began treating the woman and transported her by boat to the lake's heliport.

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