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Career Story: Emergency Medical Technician And Movie Set Medic

Emergency Medical Technician And Movie Set Medic

Job Title: Emergency Medical Technician

Type of Company: A private ambulance company and production company

Education: license and certification, EMT

Previous Experience: I worked as an EMT for an ambulance company and an on-set medic for movie productions.

Job Tasks: In the ambulance, I provide pre-hospital medical care to a variety of patients with medical problems, often the result of car accidents, fires, domestic violence or purely medical conditions such as heart attacks, stroke, trouble breathing or choking. we also respond to accidents like cuts and broken bones, someone falling off a ladder, and the like. We service nursing homes for the same kinds of emergencies. Working on movie sets requires the same knowledge and a readiness to treat any illness or injury sustained on set: falls, machinery injuries, illnesses, insulin shock and much much more.

Best and Worst Parts of the Job: The best parts of my work are the excitement and anticipation of never knowing what you will find when arriving at the scene of an emergency but knowing at the same time that I am able to assess and respond to anything in a matter of seconds. The worst part of my job is dealing with the families of the injured or sick. Seeing people hurt, especially infants, children and the elderly, is very sad.

Job Tips: You need to be able to respond quickly and have a good understanding of what your job is. You need to be able to control your emotions and feelings regardless of what you see, hear or smell. Some situations are very difficult to deal with but you must be able to handle them. Lastly you need to remain calm and give every one the same respect and care regardless of race, size, color, or anything else. Everyone gets treated equally.

Additional Thoughts: The things I learned in class prepared me fairly well, but it takes some seasoning to get a fuller understanding and the serenity you need when you are dealing with emergencies.

I wouldn't change anything about the career. My best qualities are being able to handle any situation, especially maintaining composure during the situation and being able to talk about it after if it was a difficult case.

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