NREMT Skill Sheets

NREMT Skill Sheets: EMS national certification is not a cakewalk, especially if a candidate not well prepared. Every student will have to prepare for both the psychomotor and cognitive exams (1). The practical examination is going to be administered by the state EMS Office, so it is advisable that a student must contact his or …

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EMT vs Paramedic

EMT vs Paramedic: Whenever a medical emergency arises, a team of medical emergency professionals is the first to reach the spot. This usually happens when there is a 911 call. Whether it is an accident, a fire breakout, or a personal emergency, these professionals play a key role in ensuring that the patient(s) stay safe. …

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Mean Arterial Pressure

How do you calculate mean arterial pressure? This number is often calculated via complex formulas or invasive monitoring techniques. There are two relatively easy to use formulas that can get a close estimation without monitoring equipment. The first formula is: Double the diastolic blood pressure and add that to the systolic blood pressure. Divide by …

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How To Become A Volunteer EMT

Becoming a volunteer EMT, or emergency medical technician is a volunteer opportunity unlike any other. This is not an un-skilled volunteer role. Just like career EMTs, volunteer EMTs must first complete a formal professional EMT training, testing and certification program. But once the training, testing and certification is complete, volunteer EMTs get to be on …

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How Much Does a Paramedic Make

Healthcare professionals are the pillars of society. They take care of us when we are most vulnerable. Due to an ever-increasing population and the insurgence of newer ailments and diseases, the need for healthcare professionals is on the rise. Career prospects as a healthcare professional have never been better. Candidates from across the state are …

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How To Become A Paramedic

How To Become A Paramedic: Are you looking for a career opportunity that is both rewarding and satisfying? Well then, you could consider becoming a paramedic. Although this is a very demanding career, don’t be alarmed. Being a paramedic can indeed interfere with your social relationships and family commitments, but you will be satisfied with …

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Beck’s Triad

Understanding Beck’s Triad Becks triad is a set of symptoms related to pericardial tamponade. There are three symptoms. They are: 1. Raised jugular venous pressure 2. The sound of the heartbeat being muffled 3. Low blood pressure (which can also be narrow blood pressure and weak pulse) Jugular venous pressure, or JVP, is the specific …

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How To Become An EMT

How To Become An EMT: Emergency medical technicians or EMTs are the first responders who deliver life-saving care during medical emergencies. They play an important role at the scenes of disasters and accidents. EMTs work with police and firefighters to help stabilize and transport gravely ill or injured victims to hospitals. What Do EMTs Do? …

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