emergency medical technician-paramedic


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emergency medical technician-paramedic (EMT-P)

an advanced-level emergency medical technician who works in prehospital care settings under the direction of a physician, often through radio contact. The EMT-P is nationally certified in all the skills of EMTs of other levels and has additional training in pharmacology and administration of emergency drugs. See also emergency medical service.

emergency medical technician-paramedic

Abbreviation: EMT-P
An EMS provider who has completed the U.S. DOT EMT-Paramedic curriculum and is licensed or certified to provide assessment and management of patients in the field. Paramedics work under treatment protocols that are developed by the medical control physicians and require either standing orders or direct online medical control.
See: medic; paramedic
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