Emergency Medical Technicians respond to emergency calls to provide efficient and immediate care to the critically ill and to transport the patient to a medical facility. Prior to initiating patient care, the EMT will analyze the mechanism of injury or nature of illness; the total number of patients; and to request additional help, if necessary. In the absence of law enforcement, the EMT creates a safe traffic environment, such as the placement of road flares, removal of debris and redirection of traffic for the protection of the injured and those assisting in the care of injured patients. The EMT determines the nature and extent of illness or injury and establishes priority for required emergency care. The EMT renders emergency medical and or trauma care, to adults, children and infants based on assessment findings. The EMT uses the knowledge of the condition of the patient and the extent of injuries and the relative locations and staffing of emergency hospital facilities to determine the most appropriate facility to which the patient will be transported, unless otherwise directed by an EMD. The EMT reports directly to the communications center the nature and extent of injuries, the number being transported and the destination to assure prompt medical care on arrival.

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