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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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26
Jan

EMT vs. Paramedic: Differences and Similarities

When you call 911 for a medical emergency, an EMT or paramedic is usually the first to arrive. While it may seem that an EMT (emergency medical technician) and a paramedic do the same basic job, their roles are quite different.  The primary difference between an EMT and a paramedic is their education and also the specific procedures they’re permitted

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11
Jan

What to Put on a Burn: Neosporin, Aloe, and More

Burns can happen anywhere and at any time. Knowing how to treat your burn properly ensures that there’s no lasting damage to your skin or bones. Most burns are mild and can be treated with home remedies, such as Neosporin or aloe vera. However, serious burns will require medical attention.  How Bad is Your Burn?  If you’ve been burned, the

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30
Dec

When To and When Not to Call an Ambulance

When a medical emergency strikes, your response can mean the difference between life and death. However, calling an ambulance may not always be the best option. Knowing when to and when not to call an ambulance can save a life. Read this guide to find out when you need to call an ambulance for a medical emergency. 3 Reasons to

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15
Dec

How Much Does an Ambulance Ride Cost?

Emergency ambulance rides are notoriously expensive. So much so that a lot of people hesitate to call 9-1-1 because they fear how much a ride to the hospital will cost them. But, is the price of an ambulance really that high? And is the expense justified? Discover how much an ambulance ride costs, what insurance typically covers, and why paying

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