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The Scope of
Practice for the Advanced EMT include:
Administration of glucagon for hypoglycemia: Glucagon may
be administered via IM, SC, IV, IO or intranasal routes as approved by
the local EMS Medical Director.
Administration of SL nitroglycerine to a patient experiencing chest pain
of a suspected ischemic origin: Includes oral glucose for hypoglycemia
and aspirin for chest pain of suspected ischemic origin.
administration of epinephrine for anaphylaxis; EMTs and EMT-Is may only
administer epinephrine via an autoinjector; AEMTs may prepare and
administer epinephrine via IM or SC routes
of a narcotic antagonist to a patient of suspected narcotic overdose
Administration of nitrous oxide (50% mixture) for pain relief
Obtaining peripheral venous blood specimens; This is either through
direct venipuncture or through an existing IV catheter.
IV insertion and maintenance; incudes removal as needed; This includes
placement of an INT/saline lock. Peripheral lines include external
jugular veins, but does not include placement of umbilical catheters.
Intraosseus device insertion; includes removal as
needed; This includes placement in both adult and pediatric patients.
(blind insertion airway device) insertion; This would also permit the
removal of a BIAD under medically appropriate circumstances for the
specific levels. EMT-Is and AEMTs are limited to the insertion of
devices not intended to be placed into trachea.
Tracheobronchial suctioning; AEMTs are limited to
tracheobronchial suctioning of patients with pre-established airways.
OF PRACTICE FOR EMS PERSONNEL GEORGIA OFFICE OF EMS AND TRAUMA FORM
Prerequisite - EMT