Ems Research Paper

952 Words Nov 13th, 2011 4 Pages
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)/Paramedics
Joseph Angell

11/23/2010
Dr. Wannamaker
GUST 1270

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Paramedics are emergency medical technicians more commonly known as EMT’s. EMT’s provide emergency treatment for the ill or injured on a scene and during en route to a medical facility. EMT’s are called upon at all hours of the day or night; typically the first medical specialist that a patient will call upon in an emergency. Paramedics are trained to provide lifesaving pre-hospital care in emergency situations. The range of medical services varies according to the level of training and/or certification.

Question #1: What education/training is required for your entry into the career you have chosen? Answer:
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Answer: Yes, I enjoy being around people, I feel I am levelheaded, have good judgment. I am physically fit, coordinated, and great vision. Some of these traits can be developed and acquired as I advance and mature into my career.
Question: What parts of the work do you think you will enjoy most? Least? Answer: Since I am a social person I will most enjoy meeting and helping people. My least enjoyable will be seeing people in pain and the long hours I may have to endure to get ahead. The salary is lower than I would like, however, an EMT will help me decide if the medial field is right for me.
Question: What required skills for this career do you think you currently possess? Answer: I have been a certified life guard since I was 15. I have taken the life safety courses, worked as a life guard, and supervisor. I am at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma and valid drivers license which are typically requirements.
Question: Which will you likely have the most trouble with? Answer: An EMT neither waists time nor hurries through delicate work. This may be very challenging depending on the crisis at hand.

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In conclusion, although EMT’s work long hours, have rigorous work conditions and require extended training and certification in order to acquire the maximum salary range. The satisfaction knowing that I will be able to help others in a crisis,

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