The life of an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Paramedic is hectic to say the least.
When constantly bracing for the unexpected, facing crises, and helping to save lives every day, “preparation” takes on a different meaning. In the world of Emergency Medical Services (EMS), the best preparation can sometimes mean sheer awareness and recognition.
For National EMS Week, May 19-25, we would like to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work that they do in our nation’s communities. They serve on the frontlines of care, safeguarding our health and wellbeing. And, each year, they evolve their training and practice as major care issues shift and change. We commend and thank them for their dedication to excellent care and better patient outcomes.
Below, we highlight seven concerns that EMS experts say currently influence their training. These are just a few of the many concerns that EMS face every single day.