The lack of certified Paramedics in the workforce has been an issue for the past decade. It is very promising to see that EMTs have been allowed to provide a higher level of care to the sick and injured. The Nationally Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians has been very supportive & proactive.
Promoting the profession of the Emergency Medical Service provider has finally come full circle. Society will reap the benefits of having higher trained personnel on each ambulance as we move into the new millennium. Early defibrillation coupled with excellent CPR efforts we can expect to see an increase in the outcome of the critically sick and injured.