@DrParasite its correct that NC has AEMTs that can intubate.
They do not require that they can intubate as a skill, only that they allow for certain medical direction to allow for it at certain agencies. You would know better than I how often it is to see an AEMT intubating as you live there and I don’t.
For paramedics it is a required skill.
It is also a requirement to utilize continuous ETCO2 monitoring.
You are correct about NC, thank you for the education. Some ILS systems allow for intubation- I still say it is not the national standard, and the standard educational curriculum of AEMTs (screen shotted above) would suggest that as well.
We must not digress too much- these EMT Cardiacs are not AEMTs, so our side debate is really of little value to the conversation. Also- I was actually retracting/editing my initial opening statement towards you because I realized it was inflammatory, and I wanted to avoid an interweb dual. But you saw it just too soon.