Presentation on theme: "Jodi Braswell NR EMT AAS P. Emergency Medical Services Emergency medical services personnel provide emergency, prehospital care to victims of accidents,"— Presentation transcript:
Emergency Medical Services Emergency medical services personnel provide emergency, prehospital care to victims of accidents, injuries, or sudden illnesses. Although individuals with only basic training in first aid do sometimes work in this field. Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training is required for most jobs.
Places of Employment Fire and Police departments Rescue squads Ambulance services Hospital or private emergency rooms Urgent care centers Industry Emergency helicopter services Military
First Responder First Person to arrive at the scene of an illness or injury, Common examples include police officers, security guards, fire department personnel, and immediate family members. Interviews and examines the victim to identify the illness or cause injury. Calls for emergency medical assistance as needed. Maintains safety and infection control at the scene. Provides basic emergency care. Examples of care include oxygen administration, bleeding control, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
First Responder Minimum 40 hr approved training program. Certification can be obtained from the national Registry of EMTs Above Average Growth Average yearly earnings. Depends on regular Job
Emergency Medical Technician Basic ( EMT-B) Provide care for a wide range of illnesses and injuries. Ensure that the scene is safe and practice infection control. Administer initial treatment for medical emergencies such as sudden illness, shock, burns, wounds, bleeding and fractures. Clear airway obstruction and administer oxygen. Provide basic life support. Assist with emergency childbirth. Rescue trapped persons. Transport victims to medical facilities for advanced care.
EMT-B Usually 110 hours approved EMT program with 10 hours of internship in an emergency room. State certification. Registration by National Registry required in some states. Above Average Growth Average Yearly earnings$19,200-$32,300
EMT Intermediate Perform the task as do EMT-B Assess patients Interpret electrocardiograms ( electrical tracings of the heart) and administer defibrillation as needed. Manage shock Use intravenous ( into the veins) equipment. Administer certain medications as allowed by the law. Insert esophageal airways.
EMT Intermediate Education Required EMT-B plus additional approved training of at least 35-55 hours with clinical experience. State certification Registration required in some states. Above Average Growth Average Yearly Earnings $21,200-$40,100
EMT-P Perform all of the basic EMT duties. Conduct in–depth patient assessment. Provide advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) Interpret ECGs Perform advanced airway management techniques, including endotracheal intubation. Administer more advanced medications as permitted by law. Operate monitors and other complex equipment.
EMT-P Educational Requirements EMT-I plus a additional 6-9 months to two years (over 1000 hrs) approved paramedic training or an associates degree. State certification. Registration or licensure required in most states. Above Average Growth Average yearly earnings. $24,700-$48,500