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What to Expect as an EMT or Paramedic


Many people who want to become paramedics do not know exactly what to expect when they enter the field, or “hit the streets.” Most of the time, television or the movies have given the applicant an impression of the job that may or may not be accurate. The field is not all “blood, guts and gore.”

One of the hardest things that paramedics deal with is the ability to think or react correctly in an instant, no matter what is going on. There is no room or margin for error. Being responsible for a person’s life can be incredibly stressful on anyone. In days past, no trauma counseling was available. Today, trauma counselors help paramedics deal with the stress and strain of the job. …

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