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Emergency Medical Technician-Basic - 203 hours

EMT-Basics have fulfilled prescribed requirements by a credentialing agency to practice the art and science of out-of-hospital medicine in conjunction with medical direction. Through performance of assessments and providing medical care, their goal is to prevent and reduce mortality and morbidity due to illness and injury for emergency patients in the out-of-hospital setting.

EMT-Basics possess the knowledge, skills and attitudes consistent with the expectations of the public and the profession. EMT-Basics recognize that they are an essential component of the continuum of care and serve as a link for emergency patients to acute care resources.

The primary roles and responsibilities of EMT-Basics are to maintain high quality, out-of-hospital emergency care. Ancillary roles of the EMT-Basic may include public education and health promotion programs as deemed appropriate by the community.

EMT-Basics are responsible and accountable to medical direction, the public, and their peers. EMT-Basics recognize the importance of research. EMT-Basics seek to take part in life-long professional development, peer evaluation, and assume an active role in professional and community organizations.

Medical Responder Initial - 83 hours

Medical Responders have fulfilled prescribed requirements by a credentialing agency to practice the art and science of out-of-hospital medicine in conjunction with medical direction. Through performance of assessments and providing medical care, their goal is to prevent and reduce mortality and morbidity due to illness and injury for emergency patients in the out-of-hospital setting.

Medical Responders possess the knowledge, skills and attitudes consistent with the expectations of the public and the profession. Medical Responders recognize that they are an essential component of the continuum of care and serve as a link for emergency patients to acute care resources.

The primary roles and responsibilities of Medical Responders are to maintain high quality, out-of-hospital emergency care. Ancillary roles of the Medical Responder may include public education and health promotion programs as deemed appropriate by the community.

Medical Responders are responsible and accountable to medical direction, the public, and their peers. Medical Responders recognize the importance of research. Medical Responders seek to take part in life-long professional development, peer evaluation, and assume an active role in professional and community organizations.