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EMT Jobs Paducah KY

Local resource for EMT career jobs in Paducah. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to EMT staffing agencies, EMT education, EMT schools, EMT training, and EMT degree programs, as well as advice and content on healthcare careers and how to become an emergency medical technician.

Visual Cyber Recruiting Corp.
(270) 444-0073
One Executive Blvd Ste 219
Paducah, KY

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TempsPlus of Paducah, Inc.
(270) 444-0030
819 Broadway St
Paducah, KY
Type of Service
temporary, long-term, temporary/part time, part time, managed services, payroll

Epsco
(270) 443-0060
3709 Charles River Rd.
Paducah, KY

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Hamilton-Ryker Company
(270) 443-0094
3401 Park Ave
Paducah, KY

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Saic
(270) 462-4541
175 Freedom Blvd
Kevil, KY

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Vogel Associates
(270) 450-2500
3566 Olivet Church
Paducah, KY

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People Plus, Inc.
(270) 442-5627
2119 Broadway St.
Paducah, KY
Main Industries / Positions
Light Industrial, Admin & Clerical

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Tempsplus
(270) 444-0030
819 Broadway St
Paducah, KY

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Staff Technical Associates
PO Box 298
West Paducah, KY

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Quality Truck Driving School
2565 Old Cairo Road
Paducah, KY

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Emergency Medical Technician / Paramedic

How to become an Emergency Medical Technician or Paramedic

There are various "levels" of EMT - First Responder, Basic, Intermediate and Paramedic. Thus, not all EMTs are paramedics. Building on a high school diploma, EMTs must go through a formal training program offered at colleges, universities and specialized schools. Certification of the various levels is handled either by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) and/or the State in which an EMT is practicing.

The first level, First Responder, must complete a U. S. Department of Transportation approved program and passed an exam - and the training must have occurred within the 2 years prior to certification.

EMT-Basic involves training in basic emergency medical care, such as respiratory or cardiac emergencies, trauma, and basic medical assessment. The programs combine in-class coursework with hands-on training with actual time in emergency rooms or ambulances. The types of treatment taught in for EMT-Basic courses have to do with stopping blood loss, addressing fractures, dealing with airway obstruction, addressing cardiac arrest, childbirth (emergency), stabilizing patients bodies (stretchers, splints, blackboards), and administering oxygen. At the end of the program, there is a an exam that has both written and practical portions.

EMT-Intermediate certification and training vary state by state. This level of EMT has to have passed all the requirements to become an EMT-Basic and is usually characterized by having a certain number of practical training or even on-the-job experience. There are two levels of EMT-Intermediate, as defined by the NREMT: EMT-Intermediate/85 and EMT-Intermediate/99. The latter builds on the former. These certifications involve advanced training in additional equipment (e.g. airway devices), some basic pharmacological training, and intravenous treatments.

EMT-Paramedic programs last from 1 to 2 years and are most commonly offered at community colleges or technical schools. Paramedic students often obtain an associates degree. The paramedic programs focus on topics beyond basic emergency medical care, including anatomy, physiology, and some medical treatments also employed in emergency rooms at hospitals.

Licensure and certification for all levels of EMT are obtained through passing exams and are maintained by continuing education.

What does an EMT do?

EMTs are often among the first emergency responders to a scene and sometimes work with fire fighters and police workers. Their primary role is to determine their patient's condition, taking into account both the current circumstances and any of the patient's pre-existing conditions. They then determine the best course of action and treatment for the patent, whether it be to administer emergency medical care, stabilize the patient for transport to a hospital or other facility or to determine, in the end, the patient needs no medical assistance. As EMTs a...

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