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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.

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 staff of Rescue 1122 and Emergency Medical Technicians delivered lectures to the employees of PHP for providing first aid to injured people in case of an accident.All the employees also carried out physical practice.
EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIANS (EMTS) SAY AUTOMATIC EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATORS (AEDS) CAN MEAN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH and urge more building operators to equip their properties with the devices.
The injured suspect fell to the ground and was taken to the hospital by emergency medical technicians. Authorities plan to charge the man with occupied residential burglary when he is released from the hospital and booked into the nearby jail.
A group of Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), who enrolled on the Diploma in Paramedic Sciences programme in order to qualify as paramedics, have officially graduated from Swansea University.
The PMC briefed that 618 rescue posts were also set up at sensitive points comprising two emergency medical technicians and medical kits.
To maintain his status as a Nationally Registered EMT, Michael completed, on a biennial basis, the most comprehensive recertification process for Emergency Medical Technicians in America.
Smith (emergency medical and health services, Tacoma Community College) acquaints emergency medical technicians with advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), to enhance their role in the emergency medical services team.
Emergency medical technicians can receive that information via text message on any cell phone.
Nurses, emergency medical technicians and alternative care professionals will also be available.
Embassy in Paris learned last year that the law enforcement, fire and civil defense organizations that help protect the embassy did not have first-responders trained as emergency medical technicians or paramedics, roles that save so many lives in the United States.
When the jail administrators were in charge of providing the heath care, emergency medical technicians mainly treated the inmates.

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