emergency medical technician

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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
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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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Millbury: Gail Brown **, Certificate in Emergency Medical Technician, Lindsay Chandler *, Associates in Science in Medical Assisting,Tanya McNamara **, Certificate in Medical Assisting, Amanda Montalvo *, Certificate in Emergency Medical Technician, Bashar Thompson *, Certificate in Culinary Arts
As an increasing number of volunteer firefighters make the transition into paid positions and more individuals enter the field, the need for these individuals to seek emergency medical technician programs and certifications will become apparent.
Around the clock: As an emergency medical technician, Raftree is on the job 24 hours a day, seven days a week, treating people injured in car crashes, fights and other mishaps.
At the end, a senior Emergency Medical Technician presented overview of the course and stated that the whole course participants learnt a numbers of new techniques according to latest guidelines.
The staff of Rescue 1122, Emergency Medical Technician delivered lectures to the employees of PHP for providing first aid to injured persons in case of any accident.
Clinton: Amber Danby *, Associate in Science in Medical Assisting; Lawrence Domenico **, Medical Billing and Coding Certificate; Rebecca Pelletier **, Medical Billing and Coding Certificate; Jonathan Shamlian **, Emergency Medical Technician Certificate.
This text for emergency medical technician students contains case studies to supplement chapters in Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured, Tenth Edition.
In January, the college will offer emergency medical technician training.
Paramedic Jason Jeffries-Lloyd and Emergency Medical Technician Philip Tierney said the officers went well above and beyond the call of duty.
Ashraf, or Ash, from Batley, began working for the Trust as an emergency medical technician in 1999 before qualifying as a paramedic in November 2001.
This document, which lists the public safety core competencies that are part of the Integrated Academic and Technical Competencies (ITAC) in Ohio, is intended to assist individuals and organizations develop a course to provide students with knowledge and skills applicable to public safety careers, including but not limited to firefighter, emergency medical technician basic, and criminal justice.
In this memoir she chronicles a downward spiral that began with workplace injuries she suffered as an emergency medical technician. She charts the development of chronic pain and the various mainstream and alternative treatments she tried, including painkillers, diet, and yoga.

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