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Old 10-22-2009, 06:18 PM   #1
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Should I be an EMT or emergency room technician?


I'm trying to decide if I want to be an emergency room technician or work on an ambulance as an EMT. Either way you need an EMT-B certification which I am about to have (hopefully). What are pros and cons of each? Anyone ever tried both? What did you prefer? I am so confused! I like the hospital setting, but I also like the drama and excitement working in the field...the field is more physically demanding though...


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Old 10-22-2009, 06:34 PM   #2
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Old 10-22-2009, 06:36 PM   #3
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I'm trying to decide if I want to be an emergency room technician or work on an ambulance as an EMT. Either way you need an EMT-B certification which I am about to have (hopefully). What are pros and cons of each? Anyone ever tried both? What did you prefer? I am so confused! I like the hospital setting, but I also like the drama and excitement working in the field...the field is more physically demanding though...
Depends. What do you want be when you grow up?
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Old 10-26-2009, 09:40 AM   #6
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the field is more physically demanding though
don't know about that. all those pts end up in an ER, so..

I loved working in an ER. you really get to see a lot of action.
Its worth it.

but they are right, depends on what route you take.
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Old 10-26-2009, 10:05 AM   #7
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The ER techs in my hospital tend to be pt transport. They don't really do anything other than take pts being admitted to their room.
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Old 10-26-2009, 10:58 AM   #9
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Old 10-26-2009, 11:03 AM   #10
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don't know about that. all those pts end up in an ER, so..

I loved working in an ER. you really get to see a lot of action.
Its worth it.

but they are right, depends on what route you take.
It's a different kind of demanding. You're not carrying people up many stairs or through impossibly high grass ( And yes, I encountered that last week at my IFT job..) but in the ER it seems they have many many many patients to take care of and their moving of patients seems very repitive and they seem to be buzzing all day while I'm napping in the truck
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