Developing Cultural Competency as an EMT Student

/*! elementor – v3.11.5 – 14-03-2023 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=”.svg”]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} Cultural competency is an important skill for EMTs to have, as they work with patients from diverse backgrounds. Cultural competency means understanding and respecting different cultural beliefs and practices to provide quality care. EMT students must develop cultural competency to become effective practitioners […]

Why Spring Is a Great Time for EMTs

/*! elementor – v3.11.5 – 14-03-2023 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=”.svg”]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} Hey folks! Spring is just around the corner. That means you’ll be donning bunny ears and gorging on Cadbury chocolate eggs, right?! Aside from the fun festivities, working as an EMT in the spring can be a great opportunity! You’ll get varied work […]

How to Prepare for the NREMT

/*! elementor – v3.11.2 – 22-02-2023 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=”.svg”]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} Are you ready to be EMT certified? Preparing for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) certification exam requires dedication and a well-planned study strategy. Here are some steps you can take to prepare for the NREMT and pass during your first […]

How EMTs Can Brave the Rain

/*! elementor – v3.11.2 – 22-02-2023 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=”.svg”]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} If you’re an EMT, you know the pain of working in slippery work boots and wet socks. Being uncomfortable can kill productivity on call and can be a downright pain in the butt.  Now that rainy season is in full swing, EMTs should […]

What are the EMS Burnout Risks?

/*! elementor – v3.11.1 – 15-02-2023 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=”.svg”]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} Are you an EMT struggling to stay motivated and enthusiastic at work? Don’t worry— many EMTs can feel this way. Burnout happens— the key to beat it is to have the self-awareness to recognize the warning signs to avoid it in the first […]

The Importance of Diversity and Inclusion in the World of EMS 

Research conducted at Ohio State University suggests EMS positions are predominantly filled by white males. That means a huge body of people aren’t being represented in the world of EMS.  In this article, we’ll highlight a few reasons why it’s beneficial to have a diverse EMS crew to ensure complete patient safety and satisfaction. Read […]

Simple Cleaning Hacks for EMTs

/*! elementor – v3.10.2 – 29-01-2023 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=”.svg”]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} If you’re an EMT, you’ve seen some pretty nasty stuff. Throw up. Poop. You name it.  If you’re tired of a smelly ambulance and/or have a knack for obsessively cleaning everything like me, this article is for you.   Let’s walk through a few […]

Learning The Respiratory System As an EMT Student 

/*! elementor – v3.10.2 – 29-01-2023 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=”.svg”]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} Hey party people, Amanda here with a blogpost solely dedicated to the Respiratory System and it’s functions. All EMTs must be familiar with the Respiratory System, you can’t skim past this chapter as it is super essential to know out on the field! […]

What is Chest Pain?

If you’re an EMT, you’ve probably heard patients complain about chest pain more than once. We know chest pain sounds like a vague term— that’s why we’re here to briefly explain chest pain and all its potential causes. Let’s get technical, shall we? Stable Angina vs Unstable Angina To understand chest pain, you must know […]

Should EMTs Know Basic Self Defense?

/*! elementor – v3.10.1 – 17-01-2023 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=”.svg”]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} Hey everyone— Amanda here with another article concerning all things that affect EMTs. Today we’re covering a serious topic— physical danger at work. Should EMT’s learn to protect themselves from an attacker? The short answer is yes. Being an EMT can be dangerous […]