Finding Your EMS Mentor

Finding Your EMS Mentor

Growing up, many of us had mentors who shaped our youth. These individuals are integral to our lives as we mature. What many people don’t realize is how important mentors adult professionals, too. We never stop needing guidance in our lives and careers. A mentor can...
Resolve to Learn New Skills in 2018

Resolve to Learn New Skills in 2018

If you are an emergency medical technician or paramedic, you are a highly trained first responder. Your knowledge and skills are highly valuable to the communities where you work. You courageously walk into unpredictable situations and even sometimes step into heroic...
How an Emergency Room Works

How an Emergency Room Works

The emergency room (ER) is one active and complicated part of an active and complicated emergency response system. As an emergency response worker, you are crucial to this system! You may be the single most important point of communication for the ER. By better...
Appearance Matters: Looking Professional on the Job

Appearance Matters: Looking Professional on the Job

As an EMT or paramedic, you represent the healthcare community to the public. Your image as a healthcare professional reflects upon your employer and the industry as a whole. After all, you are in an industry that values health. An unkempt appearance can signal...
Are Body Cameras the Next Big Thing for EMS Workers?

Are Body Cameras the Next Big Thing for EMS Workers?

Would you be comfortable wearing a body camera while you work? Would you consider it a threat to your privacy or a welcome deterrent for assaults and false accusations? For many people in the EMS field, the answer is far from black-and-white. As some U.S....
What is the Difference Between an EMT and a Paramedic?

What is the Difference Between an EMT and a Paramedic?

The general public tends to assume that EMTs (emergency medical technicians) and paramedics are the same. Paramedic and EMT job duties and skills complement one another, but differ in key ways. Whether you’re a student contemplating your future or someone considering...