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In Connecticut, What do I need to become an EMR or EMT

In Connecticut, what do I need to become an EMR or EMT?

Connecticut follows the National Registration of Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) program for both Emergency Medical Responders (EMR) and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT).  If you wish to apply for certification in another state, please review their guidelines and requirements noted with their Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS).   Emergency Medical Responder An EMR applicant must be …

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Is advanced ECG & Pharmacology the same as ACLS?

Very often we are asked if the advanced ECG and Pharmacology course is the same as the ACLS course.  The answer is No. They are two different courses.  Let’s analyze each of them to understand the similarities and the differences. What is ACLS? ACLS ( advanced cardiovascular life support ) is a course offered by the …

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CPR and First Aid Requirements for Childcare Providers

We find that many childcare professionals have questions about which First Aid and CPR training is best for their profession. By the time you’re done reading, you’ll know exactly what you need to be successful in your job! Safety needs to be a top priority when working in a childcare setting. So, the American Heart …

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Why is my EMR or EMT paperwork taking so long to process? How long does it typically take?

If you have recently completed an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) program first, CONGRATULATIONS.  That is a huge accomplishment.   What happens next, takes some time.  In Connecticut, the state follows the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) guidelines and requires that you complete a written (cognitive) portion as well as …

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Infant Choking Relief: Do You Know What To Do?

I remember bringing my newborn son home from the hospital. Every noise he made, every grimace, move-you name it-caught my attention. I thought he was a piece of fragile china and I panicked that any wrong breath or movement could be detrimental. Now, at five months old, he races across the living room in his …

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What Is The EMS System?

The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) System is a network of highly skilled pre-hospital care providers. These providers deliver care, stabilization, and transportation to someone experiencing a Medical Emergency. EMS providers can be categorized into four separate certification levels: Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Advanced-EMT (AEMT) Paramedic EMS care can be delivered on …

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CPR during COVID-19 – What has changed from a clinical perspective?

An excellent question to get started with! The 2020 American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care represent a comprehensive review of current evidence-based recommendations for resuscitation and emergency cardiovascular care. The initial guidelines for CPR were published in 1966 by an ad hoc CPR Committee of the Division of Medical Sciences at the National Academy …

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How do I determine if my business/organization should have an AED?

Over 300,000 people suffer cardiac arrest each year in the United States.  When you consider that a significant portion of each person’s week is spent in the workplace and the concentration of employees at a given business location, it is no surprise that a considerable portion of cardiac arrests occur while victims are at work. …

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Do you have a specialized course for licensed daycare providers?

Being prepared for anything is just part of the job when you’re responsible for multiple children. Unfortunately, that may also include a serious medical event, so we want to help childcare providers be ready to act when necessary. The American Heart Association offers the Heartsaver program for those people who aren’t medical professionals, but may …

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