Standard Practice for
Training the Emergency Medical Technician (Basic)1
This standard is issued under the ﬁxed designation F 1031; the number immediately followingthe designation indicates the year of original adoption or, in the case of revision, the year of last revision. A number in parentheses indicates the year of last reapproval. A superscript epsilon (e)indicates an editorial change since the last revision or reapproval.
1. Scope 1.1 This practice covers a standard course for the training of the emergency medical technician (basic) which willprepare a person to perform those skills commonly required to render lifesaving aid at the scene of an emergency and during transportation to a deﬁnitive care facility. 1.2 It is not the intent of thispractice to require that the curriculum be used exactly as presented, but only that the knowledge and skill objectives that are part of the curriculum be included in any course purporting to train theemergency medical technician (basic). It is not the intent of this practice to limit the addition of knowledge and skill objectives as required by local conditions. 2. Referenced Documents 2.1 U.S.Department of Transportation/National Highway Traffıc Safety Administration: DOT Emergency Medical Technician-Ambulance: National Standard Curriculum, Course Guide , latest version2 DOT HS EmergencyMedical Technician-Ambulance: National Standard Curriculum, Instructor’s Lesson Plans, latest version.2 3. Description of Term Speciﬁc to This Standard 3.1 emergency medical technician (basic)—as outlinedin this practice, a person who has successfully completed the course of training, may provide emergency medical care, and may transport the sick and injured. Legal functioning as an EMT (basic) willbe based upon licensure/certiﬁcation requirements, as established by the authority or authorities having jurisdiction. 4. Signiﬁcance and Use 4.1 The purpose of this practice is to provide a standard...