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How to Become an Emergency Medical Responder

A comprehensive career guide for EMRs An Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) is a first responder to a medical emergency. EMRs are the most basic entry-level for any emergency response career. EMRs help to save lives along with a number of other first responders. EMR training and experience can be very valuable for many first responder […]

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13 Common Misconceptions About EMS Work

A comprehensive career overview for medical first responders Bottom of FormEMS (Emergency Medical Services) work is some of the most impactful and important work you can do. EMS professionals are valued and honored as first responders and life savers. To be an EMS worker, you need to be intelligent, organized, careful, and well-educated. When learning […]

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How to Pass the Advanced EMT Test

Tips on How to Pass the Advanced EMT Exam the First Time An Advanced EMT (AEMT) is an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) who has completed advanced training beyond the basic EMT level. AEMTs are authorized to perform advanced medical procedures, such as administering intravenous fluids and medications, interpreting electrocardiograms (ECGs), and using advanced airway management […]

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How to Become an Advanced EMT

Why Become an Advanced EMT? An Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) is a healthcare provider who has completed advanced training beyond the basic EMT level. Like basic EMTs, Advanced EMTs provide immediate medical attention to patients in life-threatening situations and provide transportation to a hospital for more comprehensive treatment. Becoming an Advanced EMT offers several […]

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How to Treat Allergic Reactions

Learn How EMTs & Paramedics Identify, Treat and Care for Patients with Allergic Reactions EMTs and Paramedics frequently encounter allergic emergencies. More than 50 million people in the US experience some type of allergic reaction each year, and it’s one of the most common 911 emergencies for EMTs and Paramedics. Although allergies and allergic reactions […]

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How to Treat Hyperthermia

Learn How EMTs & Paramedics Identify, Treat and Care for Patients with Hyperthermia EMS professionals need to be aware and prepared for many different types of cases. Hyperthermia is one of the most common 911 emergencies for EMTs and Paramedics, especially during summer. Hyperthermia occurs when an individual’s body cannot release heat fast enough to keep […]

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Donating a kidney? It’s not as scary as it sounds.

Unitek CEO’s niece shares her story of becoming a donor Kate Reynolds’ close family friend Ben Schattmaier was in his first year of middle school when his family learned he had a chronic kidney disease. At a time when most kids are worried about fitting in with their peers and picking what sports to play, […]

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How to Treat Hypothermia

Learn How EMTs & Paramedics Identify, Treat and Care for Patients with Hypothermia EMTs and Paramedics must be aware of and prepared to deal with hypothermia. In the United States, mild and treatable hypothermia is one of the most common emergencies for EMTs & Paramedics. Yet over 1,000 people die from extreme cases yearly. Hypothermia […]

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11 Health and Safety Tips for EMTs

Protect yourself while treating patients Emergency Medical Services (EMS) work can be very dangerous. Especially for Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) who are asked to put themselves in difficult situations daily while offering life support services to those in need. However, it is essential not to forget your own safety as you focus on your patients. […]

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15 Alternative Jobs for EMTs & Paramedics in 2023

Discover the Jobs You Can Get with EMT or Paramedic Certification Becoming an EMT or paramedic is a great career choice. Demand for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) professionals is multiplying. The pay is relatively high for the amount of education required, and you get the satisfaction of helping others daily. It’s an exciting, challenging, and […]