What Is An EMT-Intermediate?

EMT-Intermediate represents the second highest level of EMT, and in general, one of the highest levels of prehospital medical providers. EMT-Intermediates perform a variety of medical procedures such as endotracheal intubation, fluid resuscitation, drug administration, obtaining intravenous access, cardiac monitoring (continuous and 12-lead), cardioversion, transcutaneous pacing,  manual defibrillation, chest needle decompression, and other advanced procedures and assessments.

Education requirements typically exceed over 1,000 hours of classroom training as well as several hundred clinical hours in the field and in the hospital.

In order to maintain an EMT-Intermediate certification, 60 hours of continuing education must be completed every 3 years.