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Advanced Emergency Medical Technician
11/14/2019 9:10:08 AM
Resource Category
Emergency Medical Services
Primary Core Capability
Public Health, Healthcare, and Emergency Medical Services
Secondary Core Capability
Resource Kind
Overall Function
The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) is responsible for triage, assessment, and limited advanced emergency medical care, under medical oversight
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
Type Description
Type 1The primary focus of the AEMT is to provide triage, assessment and limited advanced emergency medical care, under medical oversight. This may occur at an emergency scene until transportation resources arrive, during triage, from an emergency scene to a health care facility, or between health care facilities. The AEMT possesses the education and experience in areas of patient care that are commensurate with the patient care mission, provides care to minimize secondary injury and provides comfort to the patient and family while transporting the patient to an emergency care facility. The major difference between the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and the Emergency Medical Technician is the AEMT's ability to perform limited advanced skills and pharmacological interventions.
Component Notes  
EducationThe personnel descriptions contained in this document are based upon the guidelines contained in the National EMS Scope of Practice Model document, which can be found at NHTSA National EMS Education Standards are a component of the EMS Education Agenda for the Future: A System Approach, a comprehensive plan for a national EMS education system. The State equivalent to EMRs, EMTs, Advanced EMTs and paramedics are anticipated to transition to these educational standards as they are implemented.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Completion of a state-approved Advanced EMT program Recommended: Successful completion of the minimum terminal learning objectives for Advanced EMT as defined by NHTSA National EMS Education Standards
TrainingPer NIMS compliance at the time of publication, ICS- and FEMA IS- training courses are listed. Equivalent courses must meet the NIMS Five-Year Training Plan. As NIMS compliance requirements change, the requirements in this document will change to match them.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Completion of the following: 1. ICS-100: Introduction to ICS 2. IS-700.A: NIMS, An Introduction 3. IS-800.B: NRF, An Introduction 4. HazMat Awareness Training or equivalent basic instruction consistent with: a. the hazards anticipated to be present, or present at the scene b. the probable impact of those hazards, based upon the mission role of the individual c. use of the personal protective equipment consistent with “Guidance on Emergency Responder Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Response to CBRN Terrorism Incidents,” Dept of HHS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (June 2008) Recommended: Completion of the following: 1. ICS-200: Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response, ICS-200 2. Ongoing training in the management and care of patients involved in an MCI
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Ongoing, active participation as an AEMT with an EMS-providing entity, organization, or agency as an AEMT
Physical/Medical FitnessNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Recommended: 1. Individuals must be healthy enough to function under field conditions, which may include some or all of the following: a. 12-hour shifts, austere conditions (possibly no showers, housing in tents, portable toilets) b. Extreme weather conditions (long exposure to heat and humidity, lack of air conditioning, extreme cold, wet environments) c. Long periods of standing 2. Individuals should not require personal medications that need refrigeration 3. Individuals should not have any physical conditions, impairments, or restrictions that would preclude them from participating in the moving and lifting or patients and/or equipment and supplies 4. Immunizations: Refer to immunization recommendations for emergency responders by Centers for Disease Control a. Td toxoid or Tdap. Receipt of primary series and booster within the past 10 years b. Completion of Hepatitis B Vaccination Series OR completion of a waiver of liability
CurrencyNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Certification: Successful completion of a state-approved program at this level or NREMT certification at this level Licensing: Active status of legal authority to function as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician granted by a state, the District of Columbia, or U.S. territory
Composition and Ordering Specifications
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