Also, I think you will find in many ER's--actually I thought all but what do I know---you will still work somewhat autonomously in regard to the meds you mentioned(D50, Nitro,Morphine) and certain skills, etc. without running to the doc first. There are protocols in place generally. Woe is you who doesn't push/give the med when clearly necessary. There's only a few MD's and a whole lotta patients. They aren't by your side all that often. Um, Dr, after i tracked you down for ten minutes running the corridor of rooms and bays, can I give my pt. w/ a CBS of 29 some D50? Huh-uh
I don't have any negative things to say about paramedics wanting to transition to nursing. It is cool all of the "monkey skills" you get to do out there. I say that w/affection. My most recent "crossover" friend said it best to me. "I knew how to do a lot of things but I didn't always understand the whys of some of it. In general, yeah. But not in depth until after much, much more physio, patho and anatomy.
Best of luck to ya!
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The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification process is in a state of flux right now, and it's important to make sure that you understand exactly what each level means if you're interested in a career as an emergency medical technician, as there is presently a lot of confusion about the subject. What is the problem? The problem is that the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT), which is the governing body of pre-hospital medical providers, has decided to create a new system of classifying such workers, which they believe is more streamlined and organized than the present system. This is not the actual problem, of course, as the confusing mishmash of EMT levels and certification requirement s across the country was badly in need of being streamlined and organized. The problem is that the old terms are still used widely. However, part of the blame for the confusion does in fact lie with the NREMT itself. While they've been issuing press releases about the changes, and calling for the public to start using the new terms, they still give the old certification tests, and discuss the old certification levels on their own website. It's no wonder so many people are confused.
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In addition to this, there's the fact that so many websites, webpages, magazines, books and other materials don't seem to have gotten the word about the changes yet. When it comes to books, this is actually pretty understandable, as publishing a book is a huge undertaking, with long lead times. With magazines there's less of an excuse, and most of them are on board with the changes, with only a few stragglers. The real problem is on the internet; there are thousands and thousands of pages and sites still using the old classifications. This is the source of much of the confusion. Because of these thousands of outdated pages, many people interested in these careers are left scratching their heads when they try to get more information.
Let's clear up this confusion once and for all. Thankfully, the changes aren't complicated or difficult to understand. The old classification of First Responder no longer exists; it's been replaced by Emergency Medical Responder. EMT-Basic, or EMT-B, has been scrapped and replaced with Emergency Medical Technician. EMT-Intermediate/85 (or EMT-I/85) has been replaced with Advanced Emergency Medical Technician. EMT-Intermediate/99 (or EMT-I/99) and Paramedic have been combined and replaced with EMT-Paramedic. The old names, for all the different levels, will soon be considered obsolete and should not be used. The new EMT tests are named for the new EMT levels. Hopefully, this will help clear things up.
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Last Updated: 02/20/2018