Originally Posted By: LukeFF
Originally Posted By: 20mm
Congrats Luke.

Dumb question, but what's the difference between an EMT and paramedic?


EMTs essentially work at what is known as the Basic Life Support Level (i.e., no invasive emergency procedures). Paramedics have a much larger scope of practice and thus work in what is known as Advanced Life Support (ALS). The big things paramedics are trained in that EMTs aren't are things like advanced pharmacology, reading and interpreting heart rhythms, being able to start IVs and intubate patients, etc. Stuff like that. smile
My wife is a medic and the emts and paramedics have either EMT or EMT-P on their shirts, the EMTs say the "P" stands for passenger! neaner

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