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23
Aug

How to Become an EMT

Whether the thought of saving lives or Nicolas Cage’s “Bringing Out The Dead” made you want to become an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician), having a passion for it certainly helps. But, you need more than just passion to become an EMT. Discover the education, experience, and skills you need before you can begin your career as an EMT. Educational Requirements

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25
Jul

8 Essential EMS Safety Tips You Need to Follow

The world of EMS comes with many potential threats and dangers. So, while trying hard to save other people’s lives, it is important to keep yourself safe too. Prevent hazards and accidents in EMS by following these 8 safety tips. Whether you’re new to the job or have plenty of experience, these tips will help you keep yourself, your partner,

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25
Jul

Can You Be a Part-Time EMT?

The short answer is yes. Absolutely. You can be a part-time EMT. One of the perks of being an EMT is having control over your schedule. While the industry standard is a 50-hour workweek, not every EMT or paramedic works that much. You may have other priorities if you’re a student, a mom, or a carer. So, if full-time doesn’t

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29
May

The Real Reason Why EMTs Make So Little

As an EMT, the salary doesn’t reflect the valuable, life-saving work performed. EMTs should be compensated more, but aren’t. So, why do EMTs make so little? You can demand more from your career and still help save lives. Here’s what to know and how to plan a financially healthy EMT career. EMS Salary Expectations The national average salary for an

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11
May

Should I Become a Paramedic? 7 Reasons Why Being a Paramedic Rules

Considering a career as a paramedic is not an easy decision.  On the one hand, this job offers the opportunity to help others in need and make a real difference in people’s lives. On the other hand, it can be a demanding and stressful profession, with long hours and exposure to potential danger. Learn everything about what being a paramedic’s

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11
May

Pros and Cons of Being an EMT

Being an EMT may be fulfilling, but is it a good job? Is it secure? Does it pay well? Does it offer a healthy work-life balance?  These are questions you need to ask before you become an EMT. And we’re here to answer them. Discover the pros and cons of being an EMT, so you can figure out if it’s

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15
Apr

How Long Does It Take to Get EMT Certified in Chicago?

Many potential EMTs worry about how long it takes to get certified. After all, no one wants to be stuck in school longer than they need to. Whether you’re planning your career path or worried about time, we’re here to answer your questions on how long becoming an EMT takes.  A Career in EMS: Certification Levels IEMT and paramedic students

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15
Apr

Wound Packing 101: First Aid and Healing

Bleeding is a leading killer of patients suffering from trauma, but it’s also preventable with proper wound packing. Wound packing is one of the most basic medical skills. Wound packing involves applying packing material to deep wounds. This absorbs the blood and protects the wound area. When a wound is improperly packed, it might close and look healed from the

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14
Apr

OPQRST: a Paramedic’s Number 1 Mnemonic

When you’re tending to a patient in an emergency, you need to assess their symptoms and the severity of their potential injuries. OPQRST is one of the best mnemonic devices for this. OPQRST is popular among nurses, EMTs, medical assistants, paramedics, and other health care professionals to learn about a patient’s pain and symptoms. This makes it one of the

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14
Apr

EMS Salaries: How Much Do EMTs and Paramedics Make in Chicago

Becoming a paramedic is a noble career choice. Especially in a city like Chicago, the demand for EMTs and paramedics is always high. But, it’s also a job, and you need to get paid for it. Discover how much paramedics make in Chicago and what salary expectations you should have when you work in EMS. How Much Do EMTs Make

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