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INTRODUCTION A Paramedic (EMT-P) works directly with the public providing personal assistance, medical attention, and emotional support. They respond to medical emergencies providing on-scene treatment, crisis intervention, life-saving stabilization, and transport of ill or injured patients to a treatment center.
However, what some don’t know is that assaults on first responders are happening across the nation and many go unreported. Violence against EMS experts takes many forms. Most acts of brutality are not less than deadly. Statistics shows that the risk of non-fatal assault resulting in lost work time among EMS workers is 0.6 cases per 100 workers a year; the national average is about 1.8 per 10,000 workers. The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) found 4/5 medics have experienced some form of injury as a result of the job. The U.S. Department of Labor reported that about 52 percent of EMTs operating in the field have been assaulted.
When I was nine years old, I was very sick, and I had to stay in the hospital. I have very few memories of the hospital, but I do faintly recall a few calming faces as I lay in a hospital cot. These calming appearances were the doctors and nurses
In many cities emergency service personnel had their pay cut, overtime eliminated, and benefits slashed. This not only affects the moral of said workers but may drive away future applicants to find better pay elsewhere. This can cause many problems in the future as they will have a difficult time to hire new employees. It could also cause current employees to leave their departments for better pay causing more man power issues. “The national average wage was $34,370 in 2012, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (Mercer 2).” One of the major problems is that there is no federal funding for emergency medicine. The lack of funding for these emergency medicine personnel is a major concern leading to a haphazard development of this service. “Even the number of EMTs and paramedics is uncertain (Mercer 11).” Many believe that if you stabilize the budget issues then the profession would possibly become one of the fastest growing in the
The clinical element of emergency medical training can be considered one of the most important components prior to certification. This is where the students get their first real look at occurrences they may experience in the field. I decided to review an article “Clinical Rounds” written by
The National Association of Trauma Specialists (NATS) understands that there is a magazine article circulating making claims that emergency medical care is “the most expensive operation in hospitals.” The blatant inaccuracy of this article ignores certain facts about emergency medical care. First, the magazine failed in informing its readers that emergency room physicians work for more than 70 hours a week on average. The service they render to people who need it the most is not only physically demanding and debilitating, but also they are taken away from their families. NATS continues to record higher levels of divorce, alcohol and substance use more than the other segments of the medical profession. Second, there is a high demand for emergency
EMTs are the first responders to emergency situations such as car accidents or heart attacks, providing immediate care to the critically injured and the severely sick on-site and then transporting them to the hospital in an ambulance. They are usually the first professionals to come in contact with patients at emergency scenes. In addition to administering lifesaving medical care, they must interact with family members and witnesses who may be very emotional, or even mentally deranged. How professionals manage these situations can mean the difference between success and failure.
Paramedic clinical skill demonstration As part of assessment for CSB330, students worked in small groups to demonstrate and record the correct application of ambulance equipment and perform five clinical skills. These skills were: Neann Immobilisation Extrication Jacket (NIEJ), Carbon Traction Emergency Medical Services (CT-EMS) traction splint, Pelvic Circumferential Compression Device
www.Medicine.virginia.edu The positive approach to HFS training allows patients lives to not be put at risk during the teaching process. Student’s can practice administering a catheter or assisting in surgery without the added stress of harming the patient. HFS allows students to practice complicated procedures they otherwise may not have the opportunity to participate in. From poison to natural disaster, with HFS students can practice group situations and emergency preparedness and have time to reflect on what they could do better next time. (Garrett, B., Macphee, M., Jackson, C. 2010)
Continuing education remains a number one priority in my growth; I remain diligent and aware of future endeavors continuing education can deliver. Critical thinking asserts each person in a different perspective, solving controversy in critical steps demand positive reaction. Moving forward strong writing capabilities influences decisions
From Studies in Continuing Education., a March 11th, 2011 article, titled: “The role of relationships in the transition from doctoral student to independent scholar”, authors: Vicki L. Baker & Meghan J. Pfier highlighted the influence and the impact of relationships in the development of the doctoral student. Their research and data collected added to the validity of previous studies. However, they also sought to specifically address an area where previous inquiries had neglected to an unfortunate extent. Consequently, their inquiry addressed concerns regarding Stage 2 of the doctoral student experience. Their article correlated developing relationships, and the impact of social & professional interactions at Stage 2 of the transitioning period
EMRG members are familiar with administering oxygen, trauma and medical treatment protocol, and responding to medical and mental health calls on campus.
Captains in SEMS play a vital role in the organization and are tasked with assorted responsibilities. Perhaps, one of the most important duties delegated to Captains, is the training of the Probationary EMT's. It is the responsibility of the Captains to provide exemplary training to all the probationary members to ensure that they are prepared to serve as an EMT on behalf of SEMS. As a probationary member, the training I received help to further my knowledge and skills as an EMT. I am grateful for the superb training that I received, and would like to provide other probationary members with the same caliber of training, In addition to training probationary members, it is expected that Captains hold continuing education courses for all members
Sample Questions and Instrument and Conduction of Data Collection Semi-structured telephone interviews were conducted over a period of a year between March of 2011 through June of 2012 with nineteen different paramedics. These phone interviews lasted ranging anywhere from 27 minutes to 64