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what is the difference between an EMT and a Paramedic?

Im taking EMT I'm trying to see what's the difference.

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Nicole’s Answer

While both professionals work in emergency medical teams, EMTs handle more basic medical procedures like CPR and oxygen and Paramedics can handle more advanced medical procedures like inserting IV lines and administering drugs. Paramedics require more education and training than EMTs.
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Saranya’s Answer

Hi Nijae M.

EMT and Paramedics both provides the emergency medical services. But EMT is the first responder, They are the first responders for any emergency calls.
EMT's needs medical knowledge and expertise to stabilize the patients in any emergency so that they can be transferred to hospital safely.

Here are few EMTs responsibilities:

Respond to 911 calls for emergency medical assistance
Upon arrival, Assess the nature of the injuries or illness to prioritize medical procedure
Create and update the patient care reports
Administer oxygen, control bleeding, and insert IVs

About the Paramedics, They do provide the emergency services as first responders. They have knowledge and experience with medical equipment and procedures,
such as how to use certain devices or start an IV lines,
They also deal with triaging in the event of large-scale emergencies.

Few Paramedic Responsibilities:
Diagnose patients and develop a quick treatment plan to stabilize them
Provide emergency medical care at the scene or on route to the hospital
Respond to emergency calls for sudden illness, accidents, fires, and natural disasters
Monitor the patient's vitals
Instruct EMTs and other medical personnel on the next steps for patient care
in some cases paramedics can perform advanced life-saving procedures depends on the level of training they received.

Regarding the level of education, Paramedics programs include more in-depth classes and more training compared to EMTs.
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Sikawayi’s Answer

Hello Nijae, what a great question, I will explain it to you as I understand it and EMT does the prep work like taking the vital signs and such as temperature, plus, blood pressure. they also take a history on the patient, first they ask them what happened to cause them to need medical attention, then they take their family history and have everything set up for the Paramedic. Now a Paramedic is able to dispense medication and start and IV line on patients, they have more training and have gone to school longer then EMT'S have so it pays more. Good luck with which ever one you decide.
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Leno’s Answer

The biggest différence between EMT and paramedic is th amount of éducation they receive and Level of care they provide for patients.
EMT student complete courses minimum 170 hours in lengh and paramedics 1200 to 1800 jours may last 6 to 12 months . Topics covered in paramedic course include anatomy, physiology, cardiology médications and medical procédures .
Paramedic course build on EMT éducations and teach skills such as administration.of medicines, starting IV lines , EKG interprétation for patients and learn to provide emergencies care for patients with life treatening médical or traumatic .
Bref , paramedic is big brother of EMT . Concerne about time of course , skills , paramedic programs may have différent admission requirement and from EMT to be eligible paramedic generally you must have 6 months of work expérience.
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Angela’s Answer

A paramedic is a person trained to give emergency medical care to people who are injured or ill, typically in a setting outside a hospital. In English-speaking countries, paramedics are a separate profession that has additional educational requirements, qualifications, and scope of practice.
An emergency medical technician, is also called an ambulance technician, and is a health professional that provides emergency medical services. EMTs provide medical care under a set of protocols, which are typically written by a physician.

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