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scope of practice

scope of prac·tice

/skōp əv ˈpraktəs/

Noun

Government, usually at the state level, defines the EMT’s scope of practice. What an EMT can and cannot perform is spelled out through regulation and statutes. For example, in most states the EMT is authorized to obtain a full set of vital signs, but not permitted to administer medications through an intravenous (IV) line.