Unitek EMT’s Spotlight Series #4

Unitek EMT’s Spotlight Series #4

While discussing superheroes, Eliezer Yudkowsky once said: “The police officer who puts their life on the line with no superpowers, no X-Ray vision, no super-strength, no ability to fly, and above all no invulnerability to bullets, reveals far greater virtue than Superman—who is a mere superhero.” In this fourth installment of the spotlight series, we’re […]

Unitek EMT’s Spotlight Series #3 EMT Training

Unitek EMT’s Spotlight Series #3

You may have heard of the thin blue line or the thin red line, but have you heard of the gold line? There is a quote commonly found on inspirational signs, in pictures, and saved to various social media platforms. It says this: “Between the thin red line and the thin blue line lies the […]

Unitek EMT’s Spotlight Series #2

Unitek EMT’s Spotlight Series #2

“Service before self. These three words speak volumes about one’s personal beliefs, decision-making, and commitment to a specific cause.” An article by FireRescue Magazine delves into the firefighter’s oath and what it means to serve others. Upon entering the fire service, many firefighters take a version of this oath. In doing so, they promise to […]

Unitek EMT’s Spotlight Series EMT Training

Unitek EMT’s Spotlight Series

If you aren’t familiar with EMS, Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) perform a vital service by responding to emergency calls. They are often the men and women you’ll see in ambulances, where they treat injuries and save lives. They can be found in every state and in most locations. Without EMTs, countless people wouldn’t get the […]

Unitek EMT’s First Aid Series #4

Unitek EMT’s First Aid Series #4

Most people have heard the words “heart attack.” Considering that nearly a million people in the United States have a heart attack every year, this medical emergency is fairly prevalent and affects many lives.1 According to the World Health Organization, about 17.9 million people died from cardiovascular diseases in 2016. This statistic represents 31% of […]

Unitek EMT’s First Aid Series #3

Unitek EMT’s First Aid Series #3

Every year, more than 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke. This statistic was reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). On their website, they also cite a survey in which only 38% of respondents were aware of all major symptoms and knew to call 911 when someone was having […]

Unitek EMT’s First Aid Series #2

Unitek EMT’s First Aid Series #2

Imagine being so cold that you actually start to feel incredibly, irrationally hot. This is what can happen during the final stages of hypothermia. Unfortunately, some people do not recognize the signs until it’s too late—confusion is one possible symptom of hypothermia. At Unitek EMT, we recently started a series that examines specific conditions, provides […]

Unitek EMT’s First Aid Series

Unitek EMT’s First Aid Series

Have you ever wondered what happens to the body during a seizure? At Unitek EMT, we’re starting a new series that aims to answer questions like this one.1 In each segment, we’ll look into a specific event, provide relevant information, and review what should typically be done until EMS workers arrive. For today’s segment, we’ve […]

A Look at Emergency Medical Services in Australia

A Look at Emergency Medical Services in Australia

Welcome to another installment of our exploratory series: A Look at EMS in Different Countries! Previously, we looked at EMS in the United Kingdom, Japan, and Spain. Today we’re going to shift our focus toward Australia. As with the other segments in this series, we’ve taken our information from a source called Trek Medics International. […]

Unitek EMT Looks at Quick and Easy Recipes for EMS Workers

Quick and Easy Recipes for EMS Workers

We all know it can be tough to make dinner after a hectic work day. This is especially true for EMS workers. Sometimes they work long shifts, and other times their non-traditional hours may bleed into lunch or dinner. It’s understandable why so many people order take-out rather than healthier, more time consuming options. However, […]