The EMT and AEMT are an important part of the first responder care team. The following is a breakdown of the various job responsibilities of each: EMT performs: patient assessment, airway management, oxygen therapy, splinting, spinal motion restriction, and emergency care of critically ill and injured patients. AEMT performs: advanced emergency care of critically ill and injured victims in the field setting, provides fluid replacement utilizing intravenous therapy, provides limited medication therapy as indicated, and secures patient airway using basic and limited advanced techniques.
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EMT; aemt; emergency medical technician; Career Guide
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Health Related Professions