Paramedics are trained to the level of EMT-Bs, as well as oral intubation, direct laryngoscopy, surgical and needle cricothyrotomy, 12-lead EKG interpretation, cardiac monitoring and pacing, defibrillation, cardioversion, thoracic needle decompression, femur fracture reduction, intravenous and intraosseous infusions, the administration of 30+ medications, including the administration of controlled and non-narcotic substances for pain control and sedation, advanced trauma and medical assessments, eye irrigation, and more.
Depending on hospital-specific medical directions and State wide protocols, many paramedics also perform ventilator maintenance and transport, oro/naso-gastric tubes, flu shot administration, rapid sequence induction (medication assisted intubation via medication induced paralysis), IV drug infusion maintenance, and operation of Continuous Peak Airway Pressure devices.

Connecticut State Wide EMS Protocols