advanced emergency medical technician


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ad·vanced e·mer·gen·cy med·i·cal tech·ni·ci·an

(AEMT) (ăd-vanst ĕ-mĕrgĕn-sē medi-kăl tek-nishŭn)
An emergency medical technician who has received advanced training to provide minimal advanced life support (ALS); usually works under direct medical control. Minimum level of certification to staff an ALS ambulance.
See also: prehospital provider, advanced cardiac life support

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician

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AEMT.

The preferred term for emergency medical technicians, previously known as EMT-Intermediate.
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Formed in 1975 and more than 50,000 members strong, the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) is the only national association representing the professional interests of all emergency and mobile healthcare practitioners, including emergency medical technicians, advanced emergency medical technicians, emergency medical responders, paramedics, advanced practice paramedics, critical care paramedics, flight paramedics, community paramedics, and mobile integrated healthcare practitioners.

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