What’s the Difference between an EMT and a Paramedic?

As first responders, emergency medical technicians (EMT) answers the emergency calls and transports the patients to the medical facilities. They are responsible for assessing a patient’s condition and managing respiratory, cardiac and trauma emergencies. They generally receive 190 hours of education and training. This is the first step and is a pre-requisite to in order to become a paramedic in future.

Paramedics, on the other hand, are advanced providers of emergency medical care who receive approximately 1200 hours of education and training. They start IV’s, give medication, as well as use advanced airway management techniques to help patients breathe. They are trained in advanced cardiac life support and make transport decisions to take patients to the most appropriate hospitals. They serve as leaders on their teams in the field.

EMT Program

The EMT Program prepares students interested in pursuing a career in Emergency Medical Services

Paramedic Programs

In the Paramedic Program, you’ll learn how to dynamically lead your team of first responders, while honing your skills to manage life-threatening situations.

Medical Certifications

First Aid CPR AED
Basic Life Support (BLS)
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Blood Borne Pathogens
Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)
Airway Management
ECG & Pharmacology

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