#1
Soooo some of you may remember that awhile ago I had made a thread stating that I got the chance to go to a month-long EMT course and would at the end take the national registry test.

Well....

I passed!

So now I'm a nationally registered EMT, but seeing as how I rarely get to brush up on that EMT skills and knowledge with my job, what are some good ways of staying "fresh"?


For instance, free online tools that teach/quiz, etc.

I have some books to quiz myself from and read up on stuff from, along with a nifty program of over 1500 questions, but quizzing yourself gets pretty old pretty quick.

EDIT: Btw I'm really excited to be an EMT. I know I won't be as good as a civilian one because I won't be practicing/have it as a profession, but I'd like to be really good still
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It's a first aid thing isn't it


EMT = Emergency Medical Technician.

They ride in ambulances and can do some life-saving things
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#5
just do some practice situations with a fellow EMT.
or go through the 'checklist' of what to do any time you enter into a room, it should help you become more aware of your surroundings which is a big thing with becoming an EMT.
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#6
yes basically a first aid thing...like people that drive ambulances are EMT's, they have enough knowledge to basically stabalize the patients until they can get you to the hospital.
#7
what certification did you need? i only have my AMFR
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#8
i've been thinking about doing this actually, there's a 3-month Intro Program in my city. It's not something I'm insanely attracted to but I DO need a career, and helping to save lives would be quite a nice one...
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i've been thinking about doing this actually, there's a 3-month Intro Program in my city. It's not something I'm insanely attracted to but I DO need a career, and helping to save lives would be quite a nice one...


Yeah, saving lives is always a plus
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Woooah, Dready, one month?

Mine was an entire college program that awarded as diploma, it was around 2 years after I transferred over all my biology and chemistry units from university.



Yeah one month haha, it was a lot of cramming
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#11
I'm planning on becoming a firefighter and then an EMT as a second job
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Cross train as a medic. The three people I never fucked with when I was in the Army were Supply Sgts, Mess Sgts and Medics.
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You could always troll the pit and wait for stupid people to post their ailments when they cut off their toe and go into shock rather than going to the hospital, then you can run to their house and save them and take their virginity and first born child in return.

Also, the EMTs in my area have been on strike for a while, you'd think the government would want the people who are going to take them to the hospital, in like a car crash or something, would want them well paid.
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Medics were the worst. It was always "Here, take this advil," or "Here, take this claritin," but no, I was not in pain, nor did I have allergies. Whenever anyone got injured: "oh, I only have gauze and a tourniquet, I guess your broken leg will stay broken for a little while longer."


Well hell man. Everybody knows a broken leg requires 'tussin.
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I actually have a few friends with EMTs, and from what they've said, I've gathered that you can't get the skills you need from the book. The only real way is to actually run rescue.
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Well hell man. Everybody knows a broken leg requires 'tussin.
Airborne must of had better medics than you legs.


airborne medics are the shit

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"what?!"

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#22
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Cross train as a medic. The three people I never fucked with when I was in the Army were Supply Sgts, Mess Sgts and Medics.
Sounds like you like it.


Well I'll do some slight bit of training with the docs on wednesday, as backup medical personnel during someone else's live fire, but I can't really cross train as a medic, just hope to learn stuff from them. Our medics are hot shit, so they have a lot to teach

Becoming an EMT however opens up some cool school opportunities for me though, such as a special operations course where goats get ****ed up and you have to save them.

Other than that, only other training would be a real-life mission scenario, which isn't worth it :\
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Well I'll do some slight bit of training with the docs on wednesday, as backup medical personnel during someone else's live fire, but I can't really cross train as a medic, just hope to learn stuff from them. Our medics are hot shit, so they have a lot to teach

Becoming an EMT however opens up some cool school opportunities for me though, such as a special operations course where goats get ****ed up and you have to save them.

Other than that, only other training would be a real-life mission scenario, which isn't worth it :\

Why?
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I'm an EMR, not an EMT :x
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Why?


Because someone in my squad/platoon will have been shot?
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Medics were the worst. It was always "Here, take this advil," or "Here, take this claritin," but no, I was not in pain, nor did I have allergies. Whenever anyone got injured: "oh, I only have gauze and a tourniquet, I guess your broken leg will stay broken for a little while longer."


lol... my brother's base medic perscribes nothing but Motrin 800...for every thing.
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Because someone in my squad/platoon will have been shot?

Surely there is someone in your squad/platoon you'd like to shoot by now??

Seriously I read that wrong. I thought you were saying training wasn't worth it. I totally missed the context.

But really there is somebody you want to shoot isn't there????
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#31
I considered it a while ago actually, not too sure why, i think at the back of my mind whenever i thought about it i thought about the time when i was pretty young and i had a bad allergic reaction, and if it wasn't for the paramedics fast response time (they arrived about 5 minutes after the call), i would have been dead, so i sort of felt i owed something.

Unfortunately, i got a bad grade in science, even though i was good at the work and quite intelligent i messed up the test, although i failed maths and have no excuse for that, so there is probably no way i could have entered a medical field, plus i am quite clumsy so i would have caused more harm than good.
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#32
I work in an ER. EMT's do a lot of volunteer work there to accrue experience with the ultimate goal of becoming a paramedic. A lot of volunteer ambulance companies will take you on and some towns offer property tax exemptions and retirement benefits to make it worthwhile.

There is no substitute for hands on training. You don't get good at drawing blood from a book and you have to learn to get over the shock and awe of someone else's traumatic experience, learn how to get over your own adrenaline during those times, and learn how to be the most level headed person on scene to make life or death judgement calls. That only comes with hands on experience, in my experience.

Also, some hospitals offer tuition reinbursement for healthcare related degrees. It's a great opportunity to look into, so that when you get out of the service, you won't live a life like Rambo.
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I work in an ER. EMT's do a lot of volunteer work there to accrue experience with the ultimate goal of becoming a paramedic. A lot of volunteer ambulance companies will take you on and some towns offer property tax exemptions and retirement benefits to make it worthwhile.

There is no substitute for hands on training. You don't get good at drawing blood from a book and you have to learn to get over the shock and awe of someone else's traumatic experience, learn how to get over your own adrenaline during those times, and learn how to be the most level headed person on scene to make life or death judgement calls. That only comes with hands on experience, in my experience.

Also, some hospitals offer tuition reinbursement for healthcare related degrees. It's a great opportunity to look into, so that when you get out of the service, you won't live a life like Rambo.


If i had a pound for every time you said "experience"

But these sound like wise words, like i said, i am not a paramedic or anything to do with medicine, but it sounds like its paramount to stay calm in crazy situations.
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