People's lives often depend on the quick reaction and competent care of Paramedics. Paramedics provide the most extensive pre-hospital care. Paramedics may administer drugs orally or intravenously, interpret electro cardiograms (EKGs), perform endotracheal intubations, and use monitors and other complex equipment.
At the Paramedic level, the caregiver receives additional training in body function and learns more advanced skills than an EMT. Education for a Paramedic requires the individual to graduate from a KBEMS approved TEI and successfully pass the National Registry EMT Examination to become a certified EMT/Paramedic. Extensive coursework, clinical and field experience is required.
In order to become a Licensed Paramedic in the state of Kentucky, you will need to apply under one of the following application types: