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emtbAn Emergency Medical Technician- Basic is trained in all aspects of basic life support and is the basis for all EMS. Skills learned and practiced by an EMT-Basic include airway management, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, control of bleeding, splinting of fractures and dislocations, spinal immobilization for suspected neck and back injuries, patient assessment, treatment of extreme heat and cold emergencies, treatment of thermal and chemical burns, pediatric care, geriatric care, psychological emergencies, and general emergency care.

EMT-Basics are also trained in the use of epinephrine pen for the reversal of allergic reactions, and the in the use of semi-automatic defibrillator for the treatment of cardiac arrest.