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Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic


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Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) can get a Paramedic certificate. This certificate is also called the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT-P) certificate. The certificate is from the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH).

The AEMT-P is the highest level of certification for pre-hospital emergency care.

An applicant must meet educational requirements and pass an exam. They must have all skills covered by the EMT-Basic and EMT-Intermediate certificates. Applicants must prove that they can perform advanced cardiac life support and basic trauma life support. These are covered by national standards. Applicants must know how to use a defibrillator and administer drugs and fluids by intravenous methods.

NYS Department of Health

Bureau of Emergency Medical Services

Attention: Certification Unit

875 Central Avenue

Albany NY 12206-1388
Phone (518) 402-0996
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