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11 Tips for Success as an EMT

Be the Best EMT you can be Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is one of the best entry-level medical jobs available. Not only is it interesting and engaging work, but it’s also one that makes a real difference in patient health. Whether you’re just considering a career in Emergency Medical Services (EMS), recently started your training, or already […]

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How to Pass the EMT Psychomotor Exam

To work in the United States, all EMTs must first pass the NREMT exam. The NREMT exam consists of two parts: the psychomotor test and the cognitive test. The psychomotor test measures your ability to physically complete the responsibilities of an EMT. The cognitive portion of the NREMT exam assesses your general knowledge of medical […]

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

At some point in everyone’s EMT training, they’ll go on their traditional and all-important “third ride”. It’s called the third ride because as the third rider in the ambulance, you are along for what could be a very wild ride as well as the learning experience of your life. The two regular paramedics ride up front […]

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The 3 Levels of EMT Certification

A Guide to the Various Levels of EMT Certification, Including Education, Training, and Testing Requirements It might seem natural to assume that everyone working inside an ambulance is a paramedic. But in fact, there are four different levels of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) professionals working in and out of ambulances, each with a diverse scope […]

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The 5 Basic Steps of CPR

How to Perform Life-Saving CPR (Rescue Breathing & Chest Compressions) on Adults, Children, and Infants Most people would be surprised to learn that nearly 45% of cardiac arrest victims survive thanks to the help of a bystander administering CPR. The truth is most cardiac arrests occur in public settings. CPR is a critical skill and one […]

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EMT to Health Information Technician: EMT Career Guide

How to Become a Health Information Technician: Duties, Requirements, Certifications, Job Outlook, and Salary EMTs and paramedics work directly with a variety of patients daily. The job is exciting because no one can predict the next situation and who will need treatment. But after a while, some EMTs find that while they may love the […]

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EMT to Crime Lab Technician: EMT Career Guide

How to Become a Forensic Technician: Duties, Requirements, Certifications, Job Outlook, and Salary From Bones and NCIS to CSI and even The X-Files, the world loves stories of crime labs and the technicians who work in them. And it’s with good reason—the science used to solve crimes inside a laboratory can be fascinating, and the work of crime lab technicians contributes directly […]

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EMT to Radiologic Technologist: EMT Career Guide

How to Become a Radiologic Technologist: Duties, Requirements, Certifications, Job Outlook, and Salary One of the most important diagnostic tools in a hospital is the radiologic scanner—a machine that uses radiology (X-rays) and magnets (MRIs) to get a vital look inside patients. A radiologist makes an official diagnosis from the images, which triggers a treatment […]

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EMT to Offshore Paramedic: EMT Career Guide

How to Become an Offshore Paramedic: Duties, Requirements, Certifications, Job Outlook, and Salary For some EMTs, career changes need to come in the form of a complete change of pace and retraining for a new set of responsibilities. In addition, ambition and changing interests leave some EMTs seeking new challenges and skill sets, while others […]

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EMT to Emergency Dispatcher: EMT Career Guide

How to Become an Emergency Dispatcher: Duties, Requirements, Certifications, Job Outlook, and Salary Before an EMT or a paramedic can respond to a scene, an important step must first occur: someone must call in the emergency, and an Emergency Dispatcher is a person whose vital job is to take that call. Emergency Dispatchers play a pivotal […]