EMS 101 articles are intended to educate a non-emergency medical services audience about the emergency medical services profession. These articles are written by EMS1 staff members and EMS1 contributors, and cover a wide range of topics from EMS protocols all paramedics & EMTs should follow to an overview of the necessary requirements for becoming a paramedic.
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8 deadly forms of fentanyl–
What each form of fentanyl means for the user and first responder
History of the NREMT in the United States–
Emergency response and medical treatment is a sophisticated process that requires rigorous training. Qualified emergency medicine is a relatively recent phenomenon thanks, in part, to the National Registry of EMTs.
How to become a 911 dispatcher–
Emergency dispatchers are crucial for obtaining information needed to determine an emergency course of action.
What does DCAP-BTLS stand for?–
Memorization of acronyms does not necessarily translate to understanding; here's a breakdown of what DCAP-BTLS means
8 EMS-themed children's books–
Next time you select a book for your child, consider these EMS-themed reads
Understanding compartment syndrome by type–
Compartment syndrome should be considered early to prevent dire consequences for the patient.
What you need to know about paramedic school–
Becoming a paramedic starts in the classroom
How joining a first responder credit union can increase your savings–
When you switch to a credit union for EMS and fire professionals, you may receive higher APY rates on savings and IRA accounts
How to increase your EMT salary–
EMS salaries aren't set in stone. Here's how to make more money.
Flashcards: Medical abbreviations for EMTs–
New to EMS? Here are some flashcards to make learning medical abbreviations easier
EMTs: Is becoming a paramedic right for you?–
Consider becoming a paramedic to advance your EMS career
How to keep your EMT certification current–
EMT recertification is a straightforward process, but you can't miss the deadlines
What are the requirements to be a paramedic?–
Paramedic training is intense and rigorous, but the rewards of serving others can be tremendous
Is an EMS career right for you?–
An EMS career fits that category with high demand and an expected growth rate of 24% over the next ten years
EMS gear: Deals and discounts–
With tough economic times looking like they’re going to stick around a while longer, there’s never been a better time than now for getting the lowest price on EMS gear
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