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5 Most Common EMT Injuries

Learn How to Treat & Avoid the Most Common Injuries for EMS Professionals Every year, Emergency Medical Service (EMS) workers treat over 22 million patients in the U.S. Because of their brave service, Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and paramedics experience some of the highest rates for work-related injuries, illnesses, and fatalities in our country. In […]

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Most Common EMS Emergencies for EMTs and Paramedics

EMTs and Paramedics provide emergency care for a wide range of injuries and illnesses—from minor wounds and fractures, allergies and headaches, to traumatic injuries, cardiac arrest, seizures, and stroke. (Click here to learn how to become an EMT). In most cases, EMS providers will have some idea of what conditions they will encounter before they […]

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From EMT to Nurse: EMT Career Guide

How to Become a Registered Nurse: Duties, Responsibilities, Education, Requirements, Certifications, Job Outlook, and Salary If you’re an EMT or Paramedic and you’re considering a career change in the broader healthcare field, nursing may be your calling. Like emergency medicine, nursing is a challenging and rewarding job that provides the opportunity to help others on […]

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The 5 Basic Steps of CPR

How to Perform CPR (Rescue Breathing & Chest Compressions) on Adults, Children, and Infants Did you know that nearly 45% of cardiac arrest victims survive with the help of bystander CPR? In fact, most cardiac arrests that occur outside of a hospital, will occur either in a public setting or inside the home. CPR is […]

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From EMT to Crime Lab Technician: EMT Career Guide

How to Become a Forensic Technician: Duties, Responsibilities, Schooling, Requirements, Certifications, Job Outlook, and Salary From Diagnosis Unknown and Quincy to CSI and NCIS, the world has fallen in love with the stories of crime lab technicians. And for good reason—the science used to solve crimes from inside a laboratory is extremely fascinating, and the […]

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From EMT to Flight Paramedic: EMT Career Guide

How to Become a Flight Medic: Duties, Responsibilities, Schooling, Requirements, Certifications, Job Outlook, and Salary Every second counts when responding to a medical emergency, and even the slightest delay can be the difference between life and death. In most cases, an emergency medical response is done by ambulance. But how do paramedics save lives when […]

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13 Best Paramedic Schools in Arizona

There are three levels of Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs): EMTs, Advanced EMTs, and Paramedic. Paramedics require the highest level of training as they are certified to perform the most advanced emergency medical procedures. To become a paramedic, EMS workers are required to have both EMT and Advanced EMT certification, along with other prerequisites. What Is […]

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13 Top Paramedic Schools in the United States

“If your dreams don’t scare you, they’re not big enough.” — Unknown What Is a Paramedic? Not everyone who provides emergency medical services is a paramedic. There are three levels of Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and paramedic is the highest. Paramedic EMTs are certified to perform the most advanced emergency medical procedures. Often, they’re required […]

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From EMT to Physician Assistant: EMT Career Guide

How to Become a Physician Assistant: Duties, Responsibilities, Schooling, Requirements, Certifications, Job Outlook, and Salary Working as an EMT or a Paramedic is an excellent way to gain medical field experience. In addition to providing an essential service by caring for and transporting sick and injured patients to hospitals, emergency medical workers can gain broad […]

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The Ultimate Career Guide for Aspiring EMT Volunteers

How to Become an EMS Volunteer: Duties, Responsibilities, Requirements, Certifications, and Salary “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” — Mahama Gandhi   How to Become a Volunteer EMT Are you athletic? Quick-thinking? Do you remain calm in an emergency? Do you want to help others in […]