Within the emergency medical services field, there are two professions that serve the frontlines of the most difficult natural and man-made disasters imaginable. The profession of emergency medical technicians or EMTs, as well as paramedics, have not just been careers in high demand, but highly demanding career moves that are some of the most vital medical professions to pursue today. Both rely heavily on the expertise of team members being well-trained for their roles, as well as those who possess quick, critical thinking, and reaction skills in times of trauma.
However, the difference between EMTs and paramedics lies not only in their skill sets, but the education for the kind of procedures they are capable of performing. While EMTs can administer vital necessities such as CPR, glucose, and oxygen, a paramedic’s responsibilities command a more advanced level of knowledge and expertise, therefore, requiring a more complex repertoire of procedural capabilities such as providing the necessary medication through an intravenous (IV) injection or infusion to delivering babies in an emergency.
Without question, both EMTs and Paramedics provide vitally important services. However, the training and education requirements are what truly set these highly regarded professions apart. That said, whether you chose to pursue a career as an EMT or a paramedic, BarCharts Publishing offers three highly sought-after QuickStudy reference guides to assist in their certification and licensure programs.
The QuickStudy Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Laminated Reference Guide was created with the EMT training course in mind. Packed with valuable information on scene size-up and patient assessment, this guide is an essential study tool for EMTs in training and an excellent refresher for EMTs already in the field. Included within the EMT laminated reference guide is a large, revised section on anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of all major body systems, as well as common disorders, injury management, and helpful illustrations and tables for quick reference.
QuickStudy’s Paramedic Laminated Reference Guide is an essential quick reference for both the paramedic student and the practicing field provider. This 6-page durably laminated guide compliments many EMS textbooks and highlights key points that you may be asked on the National Registry or state exams. Organized according to the key categories identified in the US Department of Transportation guidelines for paramedic studies, this 6-page laminated guide clearly and concisely covers areas that have traditionally caused students angst, such as medication mathematics, acid-base balance, and cardiology. Additionally, it includes what field providers will face during testing and practice while focusing on some real-world examples from current state protocols to solidify core concepts. Developed by William (Bill) Dino, MS, NRP, former instructor for ACLS, PALS, and CPR, professor of paramedicine and current owner of Red to Black editing, his experience as an educator and author has provided a powerful tool to help those who have made it their mission in life to help others. This guide is by far the least expensive and most helpful guide you can aid in study or practice.
An essential quick reference to the terminology you need as a student or professional in the emergency medical services field, the QuickStudy Emergence Medical Services (EMS) Laminated Reference Guide. This is the most convenient and durable format available whether in school or on the job. In 6 laminated pages William (Bill) Dino, MS, NRP, former instructor for ACLS, PALS, and CPR, professor of paramedicine and current owner of Red to Black editing has used his experience as an educator and author to provide a powerful tool to help those who have made it their mission in life to help others.