Training requirements and treatment protocols vary from area to area.
Advanced EMT Advanced EMT is the levels of training between EMT and Paramedic.
They can provide limited (ALS) care including obtaining / access, use of advanced airway devices, limited medication administration, and basic cardiac monitoring.
Paramedic Paramedics, represents the highest level of EMT, and in general, the highest level of prehospital medical provider, though some areas utilize physicians as providers on or as a ground provider.
These Critical Care Paramedics generally perform transports that require skills outside the scope of a standard paramedic.
In addition, EMTs can seek out specialty certifications such as , Wilderness Paramedic, Tactical EMT, and .
The EMT program in the United States began as part of the "Alexandria Plan" in the early 1970s, in addition to a growing issue with injuries associated with car accidents.
Emergency medicine (EM) as a medical specialty is relatively young.
Education requirements in transitioning to the new levels are substantially similar.
Certification In the , EMTs are certified according to their level of training.
Individual set their own standards of certification (or licensure, in some cases) and all EMT training must meet the minimum requirements as set by the 's (NHTSA) standards for curriculum.
A NREMT exam consists of skills and patient assessments as well as a written portion.
In order to apply for the NREMT Certification applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Applicants must also successfully complete a state-approved EMT course that meets or exceeds the NREMT Standards within the past 2 years. 235 in the , would amend the to direct the to establish a for states with a shortage of emergency medical technicians to streamline state requirements and procedures to assist who completed military EMT training while serving in the to meet state EMT certification and requirements.