: a specially trained medical technician certified to provide basic emergency services (such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation) before and during transportation to a hospital compare paramedic sense 2

Word History

Etymology

emergency medical technician

First Known Use

1972, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of EMT was in 1972

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Cite this Entry

“EMT.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/EMT. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

: a person specially trained to provide basic emergency medical care before and during the trip to a hospital

Medical Definition

: a specially trained medical technician certified to provide basic emergency services (as cardiopulmonary resuscitation) before and during transportation to a hospital

called also emergency medical technician

compare paramedic sense 2

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