jonb12997 said:also, what's a medical transport technician. Kinda a cool site, but very much like a military recruitment site... they don't mention the old ladies with fever from the nursing home at 3am.
Per their press release, the video that's shown on the web is actually a movie commercial. It's playing at the opening of various movies in more than 150 movie theatres across Pennsylvania.fiznat said:hahahhahaha! That video actually made me laugh. I cant believe they put that much effort into that website-- pretty well done for an effort to recruit green EMTs. Wow. Maybe I'm just cynical about bieng an EMT, but jeez... is ANYONE's experience like that? Mine isnt, and I work in a major city for a very busy company.
Emt Wanb- Relax. The test isnt that hard at all. 150 questions multiple choice if I remember correctly? Bieng an EMT is NOT complicated, just remember your ABCs, C-Spine, SAMPLE/OPQRST, BSI (if they call it that where you are - gloves/mask etc), and when to call for help. They dont give EMTs very much autonomy for a reason, so know the basics and you will be perfectly fine.
Emt wanb said:To say that i am nervous about the test(emt-basic national registrey) would be an under statement. I want to pass the test(Duh). If anyone could discribe the type of question on the test like what the test was heavy on and the over all dificulty of the exam. Also what is the hiring process like once u pass are their any additional test the ambulance companies will give u. What i am worried about also is hiring i just got out of high school half a year early and have not worked any where before but i have been a special olympics coach for one year and have be voluntering at a local college for 2 years do u think my lack of overall experience will hurt and do u think that my volunter hours will help i would like to work at rural metro at private ambulance company here in orlando florida I am 19. Any other information would be a great
O and do u think women like emts more than guys with regular jobs
fiznat said:Attracting new recruits under a false representation of what the job entails (and I think we all agree that this is a pretty huge exaggeration) equals newbies that get disenchanted and burnt out very quickly. I think EMS already has enough of those kind of folks.
sanford_w/o_son said:An important issue is where the EMTs are going to be working. If it's a bigger city like Chicago (and this may go for Philadephia), they can expect to be doing private transports for at least a couple years before they get on the fire department (maybe sooner if they go to a suburban FD). They are likely not to see very many emergencies at all, and if they get a cardiac call or anything else as serious as what was in the film, then they either came across an incident or dispatch screwed up. But I understand this is very different in the rural areas.
Still, the basic mood of the film is a gross misrepresentation. "No doctors"/"no hospitals" goes against ideas of continuity of care and recognizing higher levels of care we learn in EMT class. But I guess in our individualist society the idea of working as part of a medical continuum in which you rely on others (through med control, upgrading, etc.) is thought to be some sign of weakness. Better to bait and switch.
I remember how cheated I felt the day in EMT class, about half-way through the course, when our instructor finally leveled with us: "Most of ya's are gonna be working on the privates coming out. you aren't going to deal with most of the stuff we've been talking about." I feel for the burnouts yet to come . . .
This is being played in movie theatres, targeted at teens... Teens aren't the best at realizing it's only a fantasized image.Med-tallica said:Its funny, with the rock/rap music and flashy intro. I think it provides a little bit of a fantasized image, something that should be take more cautiously with career choices/professions in comparison to normal product marketing and what not..