An Advanced Emergency Medical Technician, or AEMT, is a step between the EMT-Basic and the Paramedic. The AEMT certification is new to the state of Kentucky. The AEMT gives EMS providers a stepping stone between the two levels of credentialing. An AEMT is positioned or intended to help alleviate the gap between the EMT-Basic and Paramedic by allowing EMTs to progress towards licensure as a Paramedic and use more advanced skills to ensure patient wellbeing.
AEMTs are also responsible for advanced and critical care in emergency situations. Like Paramedics and EMTs, they typically work in the emergency care setting such as an ambulance service, fire department, air medical transport or in the hospital setting. Paramedics provide enriched levels of care for medical emergencies and trauma care.
This course is designed to prepare you with more than an advance understanding of emergency medicine compared to the EMT. AEMTs are accountable for everything that an EMT-Basic performs along with more specialized life saving skills. Although not trained to the level of a Paramedic, AEMTs are able to provide more advanced care by utilizing specialized training such as intravenous access, administration of emergency care medications and provide advanced airway procedures for patients needing such procedures as a part of their care.
At EMTP our knowledgeable educators will help you master the skills and responsibilities that bridge the gap between and EMT-B and a Paramedic. EMTP incorporates simulated patients to provide realistic learning opportunities for students. We understand that students going through this course have the added knowledge and experience since many already work in the field as an EMT-B. We practice our skills not only in the classroom but outdoors and in replicated situations to get practical experience. This fun and unique approach helps EMTP have one of the highest success rates for students!
In order to be eligible for the AEMT course you must adhere to the guidelines set forth by the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services (KBEMS) and the NREMT. You must be 18 years or older with a high school diploma or GED. You must already be a certified EMT in Kentucky or NREMT.
Upon successful completion of the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician course, students will be eligible to test with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) to gain their AEMT Certification.
The AEMT is one of the levels of credentialing being recommended at the federal level as a part of the Emergency Medical Services Scope of Practice.
Advance EMT courses are still waiting for the Kentucky Board of EMS to give training agencies the â€˜go aheadâ€™ to start classes.