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The Difference Between EMT Certification Levels

Learn About Each Level of EMT Certification: Education, Training, and Testing Requirements Many people assume that everyone working inside an ambulance is a paramedic. But the fact is, there are four different levels of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) professionals who work in and out of ambulances, each with a different scope of services they have […]

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Cardiac Arrest Emergencies

Learn How EMTs & Paramedics Identify, Treat, and Care for Patients with Cardiac Arrest Emergencies Cardiac arrest is one of the top 15 most common emergencies that EMS professionals respond to, accounting for about 2% of all EMS calls. (Click here for our list of the most common EMS Emergencies for EMTs and Paramedics). Cardiac […]

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Cardiac Rhythm Disturbance Emergencies

Learn How EMTs & Paramedics Identify, Treat, and Care for Patients with Cardiac Rhythm Disturbance Emergencies Cardiac rhythm disturbance or arrhythmia is one of the top 15 most common emergencies that EMS professionals respond to, accounting for about 2% of all EMS calls. (Click here for our list of the most common EMS Emergencies for […]

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Stroke Emergencies

Learn How EMTs & Paramedics Identify, Treat, and Care for Patients with Stroke Emergencies Stroke is one of the top 15 most common emergencies that EMS professionals respond to, accounting for 2% of all EMS calls. (Click here for our list of the most common EMS Emergencies for EMTs and Paramedics). Stroke is a medical […]

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Diabetic Symptoms Emergencies

Learn How EMTs & Paramedics Identify, Treat, and Care for Patients with Diabetic Symptoms Diabetic symptoms (hypoglycemia) are among the top 10 most common emergencies that EMS professionals respond to, accounting for 2.5% of all EMS calls. (Click here for our list of the most common EMS Emergencies for EMTs and Paramedics). Diabetes is a […]

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Poisoning and Overdose Emergencies

Learn How EMTs & Paramedics Identify, Treat and Care for Patients with Poisoning and Overdose Emergencies Poisoning and overdose are among the top 10 most common emergencies that EMS professionals respond to, accounting for 3.5% of all EMS calls. (Click here for our list of the most common EMS Emergencies for EMTs and Paramedics). According […]

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Seizure Emergencies

Learn How EMTs & Paramedics Identify, Treat, and Care for Patients with Seizure Emergencies A seizure is the eighth most common emergency that EMS professionals respond to, accounting for almost 5% of all EMS calls. (Click here for our list of the most common EMS Emergencies for EMTs and Paramedics). A seizure (formally called an […]

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Altered Level of Consciousness Emergencies

Learn How EMTs & Paramedics Identify, Treat and Care for Patients with Altered Level of Consciousness Emergencies An altered level of consciousness is the seventh most common emergency that EMS professionals respond to, accounting for almost 7% of all EMS calls. (Click here for our list of the most common EMS Emergencies for EMTs and […]

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Loss of Consciousness & Fainting Emergencies

Learn How EMTs & Paramedics Identify, Treat and Care for Patients with Loss of Consciousness & Fainting Emergencies Loss of consciousness and fainting is the sixth most common emergency that EMS professionals respond to, accounting for almost 8% of all EMS calls. (Click here for our list of the most common EMS Emergencies for EMTs […]

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Behavioral & Psychiatric Emergencies

Learn How EMTs & Paramedics Identify, Treat and Care for Patients with Behavioral and Psychiatric Emergencies Behavioral and psychiatric disorders are the fifth most common emergency that EMS professionals respond to, accounting for almost 8% of all EMS calls. (Click here for our list of the most common EMS Emergencies for EMTs and Paramedics). Behavioral […]