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    As Seen on Facebook: The Secret Language of EMTs

    As Seen on Facebook: The Secret Language of EMTs
    Emergency medical technicians and paramedics are a special breed. And they have a language all their own - a language of acronyms, that, like most people in medicine - help them quickly communicate in code patient conditions and needs. But it turns out that there's more to the language of acronyms than meets the eye - or, in this case, the ...
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    You Know You've Been a Paramedic Too Long When...(Part 2)

    You Know You've Been a Paramedic Too Long When...(Part 2)
    This Facebook group of paramedics was the source of the first roundup of paramedics' "insights." But wait there's more! Here are yet more funnies from the Facebook group "You Know You've Been a Paramedic Too Long When...". • You are on a plane and you are happier with "assume crash positions" than "Is there anyone medically trained on the plane?" • ...
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    You Know You've Been a Paramedic Too Long When...

    You Know You've Been a Paramedic Too Long When...
    Like everyone, paramedics have their good days and bad days. But some times, there have simply been too many days. From the Facebook group "You Know You've Been a Paramedic Too Long When..." comes a list of things from the paramedics' point of view. • It drives you absolutely nuts when someone calls you an "Ambulance Driver" • When you're always ...
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    Career Profile: Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic - Darryl Lowery

    Career Profile: Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic - Darryl Lowery
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become an emergency medical technician because of a great volunteer experience. When I was 16, I volunteered at the local fire department along with three of my best friends from high school. Early on, I took the necessary classes and became certified in cardiovascular pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and advanced first aid. I ...
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    Career Q&A: Paramedic

    h4. What will I do? Working closely with emergency medical technicians (EMTs), paramedics manage the health of patients until they can be examined by a doctor to get further help. On any shift, their patients might be a woman having a heart attack, a man who broke a bone in a car accident and a child struggling to breathe. Interview with ...
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    Career Profile: Paramedic - Shaun White

    Career Profile: Paramedic - Shaun White
    [widget:1102] h4. Why did you become a paramedic? I’m also a part-time volunteer firefighter for a suburb of Minneapolis. A few years ago, I took an emergency medical technician course and realized there was so much more to learn. So I did a few ride alongs. That’s where you ride with an ambulance team to see if paramedicine is something you ...
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    Career Guide: EMT and Paramedic

    Career Guide: EMT and Paramedic
    At a Glance • Employment is projected to grow faster than the average as paid positions replace unpaid volunteers. • Emergency medical technicians and paramedics need formal training and certification, but requirements vary by State. • Emergency services function 24 hours a day so emergency medical technicians and paramedics have irregular working hours. h4. Nature of the Work People’s lives often ...
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