Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) are healthcare professionals trained to respond to medical emergencies outside of a hospital setting. EMTs are typically the first responders to medical emergencies, and provide immediate care. They are trained to assess a patient’s condition and provide life-saving procedures such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), controlling bleeding, and stabilizing fractures.
Paramedics are healthcare professionals who have more advanced training and education than EMTs. Paramedics are trained to provide a higher level of care than EMTs, including administering medications, interpreting electrocardiograms (EKG), and performing advanced airway management. Paramedics are also trained in the use of emergency medical equipment and can provide medical care in a variety of settings.