Using EMS to Avoid Going to Jail

How to recognize feigned illness or injury Abuse of EMS comes in all forms. Earlier this month, a Lake Placid, NY man called for an ambulance because he was “too drunk to walk home.” Similar stories abound of those who, for one reason or another, view the EMS system as a free taxi service. Writing […]

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Combatting Trauma’s Lethal Triad

Although trauma care has come a long way over the past 30 years, trauma is still one of the leading causes of death in any age group, writes Ryan Gerecht, MD, CMTE in the April, 2014 issue of the Journal of Emergency Medical Services. A common cause of death in patients with traumatic injuries is […]

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EMT Saves Patient While Both Have Heart Attacks

Talk about job focus. Joseph Hardman, a Detroit paramedic, was transporting a patient suffering a heart attack to the hospital when he began experiencing the symptoms of a heart attack himself. According to the Detroit Free Press, Hardman had a heart attack while performing CPR on the patient. Hardman recognized the symptoms and warned his […]

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How to Choose an EMT Training Course in the Bay Area

So you have made the decision to become an EMT, and are now looking for the best EMT Training course in the Bay Area. The key to getting the best EMT training is choosing one that fits your schedule and your objectives. So the first challenge in becoming an EMT? Finding the right EMT training […]

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EMT Training – What to Expect on Your First “Third Ride”

At some point in your EMT training, you will go on a “third ride”. It is called a third ride because you are the third person in the ambulance. There are two paramedics riding up front, and you, the student, the “third rider”, sitting in the back of the ambulance. As the third rider, you […]

Ten Ways to be a Better EMT

In all areas of life, there is always room for improvement. Take a moment to reflect on your work life to find where improvements could be made. I thought about it this past week, and have written the following tips that will positively impact your life and work as an Emergency Medical Technician. 1.  Learn every […]

Requirements and Policies Behind the EMT Certification

In order to become certified EMT’s (Emergency Medical Technicians), candidates need to graduate from the specific, formal training program. Emergency medical technician training is categorized in three progressive levels: EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate and EMT-Paramedic, fully qualified professionals needing to complete all the training programs enumerated above. Official emergency medical technician training is available in all 50 […]

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Emergency Medical Technician – Nature of the Work and Training

An emergency medical technician, or EMT, is a trained caregiver, whose competent care and  quick reaction are extremely important in many cases when people’s lives depend on them. An EMT provides vital and immediate medical attention in cases such as automobile accidents, gunshot wounds, heart attacks, childbirth, drowning, and many other similar incidents. It is […]

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How is a Rescue Trained Paramedic different from a Trained Paramedic?

Other than rescue personnel such as fire fighters, paramedics are one of the first professionals to arrive at the scene of any emergency. But paramedics sometimes have a skills challenge when they are the first to arrive at the emergency scene only to find the victim still trapped in a burning structure or under a […]

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Increase Your Value As An On Shift Refinery Safety Inspector with EMT Training

While sickness and accidents are unfortunate realities of the workplace, some jobs have increased hazard potential compared to others. Off shore oil refineries are known to have job hazards that can expose workers to a variety of risks, ranging from chemical exposure sickness to serious heavy machinery injuries. However, when you consider that refinery rigs […]