EMT vs Paramedic

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Post by CaribMD »

LOL I love these debates

I happen to be an old EMT

EMT is a one semester course and then you take the test no degree

EMT B can start IV's

EMT C is cardiac no degree

EMT P is paramedic but you need a College degree

AA and even a BS in some states,

I hope this clears things up.

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IceJBreaker wrote:There is a big difference. An EMT is trained for Basic Life Support while a Paramedic is trained for Advance Life Support.

A paramedic has a much larger scope of practice. For example, paramedics can establish an IV, give medication, intubate, read EKG strips, and a lot more.

A Paramedic training course will be a lot longer than an EMT training course. Being an EMT first is a requirement for many Paramedic programs.


If you are a paramedic, you are an EMT. There's no difference.

I never said if you're an EMT, you're a paramedic.

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lol i knew what you meant, but i just think jaird5708 was asking what the difference is between an EMT-B and a Paramedic. Where i am from, we usually refer to our EMT-B's as EMT's and our paramedics as paramedics.

CaribMD, Not all EMT-B's can start IV's It depends on the state/local protocols. LOL i kinda feel weird correcting you because your input is always great. LOL im not trying to start anything here.

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IceJBreaker wrote:CaribMD, Not all EMT-B's can start IV's It depends on the state/local protocols. LOL I bet you were just a driver! LOL pwn3d.


Are you going to let him talk to you like that Carib?

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IceJBreaker wrote:CaribMD, Not all EMT-B's can start IV's It depends on the state/local protocols. LOL i kinda feel weird correcting you because your input is always great. LOL im not trying to start anything here.


Thanks for editing... let's not use these types of flaming language on here.

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