The primary focus of the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician is to provide basic and limited advanced emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This program will build on the basic knowledge and skills of an EMT necessary to provide patient care. Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance.
[From the: National EMS Scope of Practice Model]
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician certificate program, students should be able to:
Perform patient assessments through physical examination and patient interviews of health history and current illness
Formulate and carry out a patient treatment plan based on assessment information
Provide basic and selected advanced emergency care and transportation for a patient with special needs
Calculate, prepare, and administer medication doses