emergency medical technician

ABBR: EMT An individual trained to administer emergency care in a variety of conditions, but esp. to patients who have suffered illnesses such as cardiac arrest, chest pain, stroke, or trauma. EMTs function in an EMS system, are certified by the state after completing instruction, and work under the authority of a supervising medical control physician, using treatment protocols approved by a medical advisory committee.
SEE: Emergency Medical Service System; SEE: EMS medical control; SEE: EMS treatment protocol; SEE: paramedic

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