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ID
3-509-1000
Name
Advanced Emergency Medical Technician
Status
Published
Version
1.12
Updated
3/10/2021 10:44:55 AM
Original Release
03/09/2021
Last Major Release
03/10/2021
Resource Category
Emergency Medical Services
Primary Core Capability
Public Health, Healthcare, and Emergency Medical Services
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) is a health professional whose primary focus is to respond to, assess and triage emergent, urgent and nonurgent requests for medical care; apply basic and focused advanced knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and medical transportation; and facilitate access to a higher level of care when the patient's needs exceed the capability level of the AEMT.
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
 
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
 
Description Notes
Not Specified
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Types
Type Description
Type 1The AEMT: 1. Functions as part of a comprehensive Emergency Medical Services (EMS) response, community, health or public safety system with medical oversight 2. Performs interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance 3. Provides focused advanced care and performs pharmacological interventions engineered to mitigate specific life-threatening conditions, medical conditions and psychological conditions with a targeted set of skills beyond the level of an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) 4. Functions as an important link between the scene and the healthcare system
Components
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Successful completion of a state-, tribe- or territory-approved AEMT program
TrainingNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Completion of the following: 1. IS-5: An Introduction to Hazardous Materials 2. IS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS-100 3. IS-200: Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response, ICS-200 4. IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction 5. IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Ongoing, active participation as an AEMT with an EMS-providing entity, organization or agency
Physical/Medical FitnessThe National Incident Management System (NIMS) Guideline for the National Qualification System (NQS) defines physical/medical fitness levels for NIMS positions.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. Arduous 2. Maintains immunizations in accordance with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s immunization recommendations
CurrencyNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. Ongoing, active participation as an AEMT with an EMS-providing entity, organization or agency 2. Immunizations up-to-date and commensurate with mission assignment
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1State-, tribe- or territory-granted active status of legal authority to function as an AEMT
Composition and Ordering Specifications
Specification
Discuss logistics for deploying this position, such as working conditions, length of deployment, security, lodging, transportation and meals, prior to deployment.
This resource may not be available to order in all jurisdictions.
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Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System, November 2017
FEMA, National Response Framework, June 2016
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Association of State EMS Officials, National EMS Scope of Practice Model 2019 (DOT HS 812-666), February 2019