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Which immunizations do I need to become a paramedic?

Which immunizations do I need to become a paramedic?

Several: You should make sure you have an annual flu vaccine, the Hepatitis B Vaccine and tdap. Make sure you are up to date on your MMR and that you have immunity to varicella. You might consider the meningitis vaccine. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Immunization (Definition)

The body is artificially exposed to a dead or weakened organism of a type able to cause disease. The body fights the organism and learns to protect itself, so disease will not develop if exposed to ...Read more


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Which vaccinations do you need to become a paramedic?

Which vaccinations do you need to become a paramedic?

More is better!: You need your childhood series, may require an MMR booster, depending on time last dosed; if not had chickenpox or uncertain then that; a current tetanus (ideally with pertussis: tdap, from 6 months for the 3 shots. I encourage hepatitis a and pneumonia + annual flu shots also. ...Read more

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How can I become a paramedic?

How can I become a paramedic?

Community College: Becoming a paramedic takes between 1-2 years depending on the program. Most community colleges have paramedic training programs and your local ambulance provider most likely will be able to provide a list of colleges or training centers in your area that offer paramedic training. Keep in mind states may require you to have an emt desertification prior to the start of paramedic training. ...Read more

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What is the process to become a paramedic?

What is the process to  become a paramedic?

EMT First: Become an emt first and get a job to gain experience and see if this truly is your calling. Then attend a 1-2 year paramedic training program. Its a great career. I was a paramedic for 16 years before becoming a doctor. Its a great start in medicine. ...Read more

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In an emergency, what must I do till paramedics arrive?

In an emergency, what must I do till paramedics arrive?

Start CPR/follow 911: It is important that you remain calm and get help. Usually once the emergency medical services have been activated stay on the line with the 911 operator. Usually they can walk you through things to do. Best thing to do is to take a bls course (basic life support) through the red cross/american heart assiciation in your community. With this skill set you may save a life one day. ...Read more

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Could a diabetic become a paramedic?

Yes: Hi. Yes, you can. I've been a type 1 diabetic for 40 years (got it in college), and went through medical school, graduate school, residency, & fellowship training with it. Reach for your goals! Good luck! You can do it! ...Read more

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How could a paramedic respond to a diabetic in an emergency?

How could a paramedic respond to a diabetic in an emergency?

Depends: depends on the emergency. for hypoglycemic emergencies, paramedics can administer glycogen, given juice, etc. for hyperglycemic emergencies, intravenous fluids and insulin are the main therapies ...Read more

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Why do paramedics give adrenaline shots?

Why do paramedics give adrenaline shots?

Life threat problem: Either a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) or a critically low heart rate / blood pressure. Both are very serious situations that could result in the patient's death if not successfully and rapidly treated. ...Read more

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What are adrenaline shots by paramedics for?

What are adrenaline shots by paramedics for?

Life threat problem: Either a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) or a critically low heart rate / blood pressure. Both are very serious situations that could result in the patient's death if not successfully and rapidly treated. ...Read more

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