Emergency medical technician facts for kids

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The emergency medical technician (EMT) is a job where a person works on an ambulance and takes care of sick and hurt people.

What Can EMTs Do?

EMTs used to be called "ambulance drivers," but now this name is thought of as insulting. There are many things that EMTs can do (other than drive the ambulance), like:

State Laws

In the United States, each state gets to decide exactly what their EMTs can do. Things like the examples in the list above are things that every EMT in every state can do. But each's states treatment protocols - their rules for what their EMTs can do - are different. For example:

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