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How to get an EMT certificate in the United States

The minimum education requirement to enter an EMT certification program is a high school diploma or GED and passage of a criminal record and background check. Applicants must also submit current immunization records, and...

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What is the NREMT exam?

For you to most effectively study and prepare for the NREMT exam after completing all your EMT school coursework, it is vital that you understand how the exam is designed and implemented. The NREMT was...

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How to become an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Choosing to become an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) has become popular career choice in the United States. Young people prefer to pursue such a career due to its potential for financial and professional growth....

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How to Pass the NREMT Exam and Tests

The NREMT exam is a computer adaptive test (CAT) that gauges student’s knowledge level by introducing pilot questions periodically throughout the test. These questions do not count toward the test score, they simply allow...

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First aid for spinal (neck and back) injuries

The spinal column consists of a series of interconnected bones, called vertebrae, which enclose the spinal cord, an integral part of the central nervous system. It is the spinal cord, through its attached nerve...

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EMT Training in California

For those of you looking into becoming an EMT in California, the first website you need to visit is the California Emergency Medical Services Authority. There you will find the most thorough list of documents...

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Principles of First Aid

What is first aid? First aid is the initial assistance or care of a suddenly sick or injured person. It is the care administered by a person as soon as possible after an accident...

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First aid for chest injuries

In this blog post we discuss the correct first aid treatment for a variety of chest injuries. Chest injuries are difficult for the first aider to manage, and casualties will require early advanced medical attention...

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First aid for an electrical shock

The human body is an efficient conductor of electricity. When a casualty receives an electric shock from a household appliance or a power line, the electricity is conducted through the body. A casualty may...

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First aid for internal bleeding

Blood is an incredibly important component of our body. To keep the body functioning, and to keep the organs supplied with oxygen, the body must have enough circulating blood volume. Blood consists of red blood...

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First aid tip: How to prevent poisoning

Poisons are substances that if inhaled, ingested, absorbed or injected, harm the human body. You can read more about poisons in our blog post on the correct first aid treatment for poisoning.  Some types...

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First aid for a knocked out tooth

When a tooth is knocked out, appropriate emergency dental care is necessary. If a child is older than 5 – 6 years it is likely to be a permanent (adult) tooth. A permanent adult tooth...

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