Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is a vital component of healthcare, public health and public safety. On any given day, in almost every community in our nation, EMS responds to patient calls for help, 24/7. These individuals are called to serve their communities in the most trying times. Their medical decisions and skilled actions are only as good as their knowledge. At Providence Health Training, we ensure our students excel in all aspects of pre-hospital care, making the very best providers possible.
EMS Levels of Care
Scopes of practice for EMS professionals are progressive, increasing with ongoing education and licensure. The first step in your EMS career begins with an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). From there, EMT’s with at least one year of experience are eligible to apply for either an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) or Paramedic training course.
Patients and residents in both long-term care and acute care facilities often require a high level of daily assistance to maintain their quality of life. It is a necessary part of their care but doesn’t require the advanced skills of a trained nurse. Individually or alongside the patient care team, NAC’s (Nursing Assistant Certified) work to ensure the comfort and care of these patients. Typically, NAC’s represent the first line of hands-on care for patients and may even have more interaction with patients than other caregivers, making them a dependable advocate for treatment and care.