emergency medical technician

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emergency medical technician

n. Abbr. EMT
A person trained and certified to appraise and initiate the administration of emergency care for victims of trauma or acute illness before or during transportation of the victims to a health care facility via ambulance or aircraft.

emergency medical technician

n
(Medicine) US a member of the emergency services who is trained to provide basic emergency medical care before a patient is taken to a hospital. Abbreviation: EMT

emer′gency med′ical techni`cian


n.
See EMT.
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