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The 25 Best Paying Cities for EMTs in 2019

A career as an Emergency Medical Technician is one that comes with a lot of upsides. EMTs are in high demand across the country (which means job security), they can find jobs just about anywhere in the country, and they go to bed every night knowing that they played a part in saving lives. What’s […]

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How to Become an EMT

A comprehensive overview for medical first responders Table of Contents 1. What is an EMT? 7. How to Become a Certified EMT? 2. Difference Between EMT & Paramedic? 8. EMT Physical Requirements 3. How Much Do EMTs Make? 9. Typical Day for an EMT 4. How Long to Become an EMT? 10. What Shifts Do […]

When People Are Reunited with EMS Lifesavers

When Victims Are Reunited with EMS Lifesavers

In New York, seventeen people nearly lost their lives. They recently had the opportunity to reunite with the paramedics and the EMTs who saved them. An article by FireRescue1 looks at the actions of some of these guardian angels. From a preacher to an FDNY veteran, the quick thinking of first responders undoubtedly saved lives. […]

EMS Advice for Patient Handovers

EMS Advice for Patient Handovers

Once you’ve become an EMT, you will experience countless patient handovers. This is the time when you transfer a patient to another EMS provider or the receiving party. According to an EMS1 article by Rommie L. Duckworth, patient handovers are “the most dangerous point in a patient’s ED journey.” The World Health Organization also states […]

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Unitek EMT’s First Aid Series #5

The First Aid Series is back, but with a twist! In this installment, we’re going to take a look at incidents you might come across in your daily life. Whether it’s at work, school, or various other places, there are three common events that require first aid: bloody noses, broken bones, and allergic reactions. Some […]

Seven Stories of EMS Heroes

EMS Heroes

What, exactly, is the definition of a hero? According to Merriam-Webster, a hero is “a person admired for achievements and noble qualities” or “one who shows great courage.” It goes without saying that there are countless heroes within the EMS community. Today, we’re going to take a look at some of the inspirational first responders from 2019. […]

Some Fantastic EMS Blogs to Follow Unitek EMT

Some Fantastic EMS Blogs to Follow

For most professions, networking can be an important step in career advancement. It might also provide you with lifelong connections and relationships. Whether you’re currently in training or you’re an EMT seeking to connect with other first responders, blogs are one potential route you can take to find EMS personnel outside of your community. An […]

Some First Responders Can Now Deliver Blood to Trauma Patients

Some First Responders Can Now Deliver Blood to Trauma Patients

In early April of 2019, FireRescue1 released an article detailing how first responders can administer blood transfusions in the field! According to the article, a deadly car accident led to the creation of a trailblazing course called Field Available Component Transfusion Response (FACT*R). Through FACT*R, first responders can learn how to quickly provide blood transfusions […]

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How to Build Your Survival First-Aid Kit

In life, you never know when you’ll need a first-aid kit. You might come across minor scrapes or cuts at work, or perhaps a family member will stumble and break a bone—all of these things can happen in remote locations, too. While you should utilize emergency medical services (EMS) when necessary, there may be times […]

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High-Protein Snacks for First Responders

Whether you’re a first responder or you’re still in training, you’ll need high-protein snacks that are both healthy and portable. A helpful article by Healthline features a number of snacks that fit the bill and can be eaten between calls or classes. When you live a busy lifestyle, snacks can be a lifesaver. Unfortunately, many […]