Our drivers have received extensive driver training, including going through a nationally recognized Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (EVOC). All of our drivers at one point held an active EMS license.
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT):
The EMT conducts basic, noninvasive interventions to reduce the morbidity and mortality of acute out-of-hospital emergencies. The EMT can perform skills such as bleeding control, CPR and AED use, emergency childbirth, oxygen and ventilation skills, pulse oximetry, noninvasive blood pressure monitoring, and administration of certain medications.
Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT):
The AEMT has all the skills of the EMT, and can also conduct limited advanced and pharmacological interventions. The AEMT can perform intravenous and intraosseous access, advanced airway techniques, cardiac monitoring, and administration of additional medications.
The Paramedic is an allied health professional who can conduct invasive and pharmacological interventions. Possessing all the skills of the lower-level providers, Paramedics can also conduct a broader range of interventions based on skills that are harder to maintain and pose greater risk to patients if done incorrectly. Paramedic care is based on advanced assessment and formulating a field impression.