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Question: EMS

Which of the following is true of EMT scopes of practice (EMT-B = EMT-Basic, EMT-I = EMT-Intermediate, EMT-P = Paramedic)?

  1. Only EMT-I and Paramedic level EMT’s can administer oxygen
  2. Training to become an EMT-B is usually 100-150 hours
  3. Training to become a Paramedic is an additional 250 hours of training
  4. IV therapy may be given by EMT-I and EMT-P

A. 1 and 3

B. 2 and 4

C. 1, 2, and 3

D. 4 only

E. All of the above


pemsou5_wp • September 6, 2016

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  1. Kelly September 8, 2016 - 9:42 pm Reply

    Answer: B
    EMT-B generally receive 100-150 hours of training and can perform basic life support such as first aid, basic airway management including oxygen administration and bag-valve-mask ventilation, spinal immobilization, and vital sign assessment. EMT-I receive an additional 250 hours of training and can perform automated defibrillation, cardiac monitoring (some), and IV therapy. EMT-P receive an additional 1200 or more hours of training, and perform advanced therapies such as endotracheal intubation, needle chest decompression, EKG monitoring, transcutaneous pacing, and intraosseous infusion. Specific training hours required and scopes of practice differ state by state.

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