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Hi everyone! I will be starting EMT-B training in two weeks. So excited! I eventually want to become a paramedic. Any tips for someone new to the field?

[User Picture]From: ashleysmooshie
2010-02-06 09:11 am (UTC)
-If you've never run EMS before, do some ride alongs - make sure you really like the field.
-Study hard, everything is important.
-Practice skills over and over, things get much easier when the motions feel natural.
-BSI or universal precautions or whatever they're calling it these days! ALWAYS.
-Dress for the job. Wear comfortable shoes, keep your hair tied back (or at least have a hair tie on your wrist), etc.
-Keep your body strong, people can be REALLLLLY heavy, learn to lift.
-Ask questions if you don't know something, never pretend or bullshit your instructors!

Good luck, EMS is awesome! :D
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