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EMS personnel are exposed to a number of different situations on the job that can deeply affect their mental health and well-being. Caring for the needs of others in emergency situations can put a large amount of stress on someone, especially having to do it multiple times in one day. To add to that, EMS personnel also deal with irregular schedules, lack of sleep or disruptions of their sleep, and irregular eating schedules, all of which can add on to the already mounting levels of stress. It is important for each person working in the healthcare field to understand the effects of stress and be able to recognize and deal with it as it comes up during...

Scene Safety

Every EMS call begins with scene safety. In fact, it starts long before you ever respond to your first call. It starts with your training. Any EMS provider who has ever taken an EMS course or certification exam knows the term “BSI, Scene Safe”. If that little phrase is not verbalized before performing the patient assessment, it’s an automatic fail. That is because scene safety is the very first priority when responding to any emergency and it's extremely vital in your role as an EMS provider. Although EMS providers have an obligation to treat sick or injured patients in a timely manner, they are of no use if they become a patient as well,...

Continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, is a non-invasive treatment method intended for patients who are experiencing respiratory distress but are still able to maintain their own airway. CPAP was originally used for people who experience obstructive sleep apnea to increase pressure in the upper airway and prevent tracheal collapse during sleep. However, it has been found to be a great tool in the pre-hospital setting and decreases the need for more invasive airway management, such as intubation. Although effective, endotracheal intubation can be difficult in the field and contains some complications and disadvantages. If used early enough, CPAP...

Paramedic school is an intense year capped off by an approximately 500-hour field internship. Before you embark on the journey, take some advice from a recently retired Paramedic Instructor with over 15 years of teaching experience, Joyce Lockwood, BS, NRP. Here at EMTprep, we completely understand the nerves students have about applying what they learn in the classroom to real, live patients. We’re here to help ease some of the pressure that students put on themselves during these milestones as they transform from a student to a professional EMS care provider. 

During the interview, Instructor Lockwood stated, “If I could give one piece of advice to...