Emergency medical technicians (EMT) and paramedics provide immediate medical care in emergency circumstances. With an accredited vocational program you can train to work with the fire department and police to transport injured people to a variety of medical facilities. Educational programs provide coursework in CPR, patient assessment, oxygen, emergency equipment, and other relevant classes. With a certificate or degree you can become a fireman, policemen, or EMT working in hospitals or with ambulance services. Emergency medical technicians are required by most states to be licensed and requirements vary by state.
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CPR and First Aid
There are various vocational schools that teach cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid. CPR maintains the air flow to the brain and may prevent brain damage, while first aid is the initial care done for an illness or injury. CPR and first aid certificates are available from accredited educational programs and train students in a variety of emergency medical procedures. The study of blood borne pathogens, phlebotomy
, bleeding control, shock, burns, poisoning; head, neck, and spine injuries, Heimlich maneuver, and more may be included in training. With an education in CPR and first aid you can obtain a career in a number of areas in the medical field.
Paramedics assess trauma, administer oxygen, perform airway maintenance, perform physical exams, assist with childbirth, control bleeding, apply splints, dispense medications, and perform CPR. With an accredited education you can train to be a paramedic, and have the opportunity to become a physicians' assistant
, dispatcher, instructor, emergency medical equipment sales representative, administrative director, nurse, doctor, and more. As a professional paramedic you will have the opportunity for employment with fire departments, hospitals, emergency medical services, or private ambulance companies.
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The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
is one of several agencies approved to accredit educational programs. By attending a vocational school that carries full accreditation you will receive the best quality education possible.
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