Role and Professional Responsibility of a PHECC* Registered EMT
Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) are trained emergency care practitioners. The education and training standard at EMT level prepares the participants for managing patient care in inter-facility and pre-hospital emergency care settings. The standard for EMT includes patient assessment skills in addition to more thorough patient care and management skills. An EMT is the minimum practitioner grade that is trained for transporting inter-facility patients who are defined as Acuity Levels “Non acute Care”. When partnered with a Paramedic an EMT can assist with “Acute Non Emergent Care” (Ref: PHECC’s Inter Facility Patient Transfer Standard). EMTs may also be dispatched in response to pre-hospital emergency care patients who are classified as Omega “Minor illness or injury” (Ref: PHECC’s EMS Priority Dispatch Standard). EMTs will also assist other practitioners at pre-hospital emergency care incidents. In addition, EMTs provide routine medical cover and pre-hospital emergency care services at corporate, sporting and recreational events.
*PHECC: Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council – www.phecc.ie