EMT With the growth of America’s urban populations has come an increased demand for medical first responders—most notably, the emergency medical technician. This program guides students through the duties of the EMT-Basic and EMT-Paramedic, the skills and personality traits both require, and the financial and personal advantages that these positions offer. Featuring interviews with veterans of the profession, the program describes the 110-hour class and national or state registry exam an aspiring EMT must complete, along with specific functions—for EMT-Bs, supporting an ambulance team in the field and during patient transport, maintaining vitals and airwave access, controlling bleeding, basic splinting, and applying a cervical collar; and for EMT-Paramedics, traction splinting, patient status assessment, and other functions that prepare patients for emergency room care. Both the Hollywood-style excitement and the routine aspects of EMT life are emphasized, in addition to the best high school courses and volunteer opportunities in which a would-be EMT should get involved. A viewable/printable instructor’s guide is available online. Correlates to national and state board certification standards. A Meridian Production. (22 minutes)
Emergency Medical Technician—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight What is it like to be an emergency medical technician? In this Career Q&A video interview, Jeff Broyles talks about his career path, what he does on the job, and the keys to success working as an emergency medical technician. He also offers candid advice on breaking into the profession as well as insight into the industry’s biggest challenges and how the field may change in the next ten years.
When searching for information in the sciences it is important to know that there are two main types of information you will encounter: primary and secondary sources.
Primary sources are resources that report the results of original scientific research, written by those who did the research, that has not been published anywhere else.
If a publication comments on, evaluates, or discusses the original research report, then it is a secondary source, not a primary one.
|Primary Source||Secondary Source|
|DEFINITIONS||Original materials that have not been filtered through interpretation or evaluation by a second party.||Sources that contain commentary on or a discussion about a primary source.|
|TIMING OF PUBLICATION CYCLE||Primary sources tend to come first in the publication cycle.||Secondary sources tend to come second in the publication cycle.|
|FORMATS--depends on the kind of analysis being conducted.||Conference papers, dissertations, interviews, laboratory notebooks, patents, a study reported in a journal article, a survey reported in a journal article, and technical reports.||Review articles, magazine articles, and books.|
|Example: Scientists studying Genetically Modified Foods.||Article in a scholarly journal reporting methodology and results of an original research study on GMO foods.||Article or book analyzing, comparing, and commenting on the results of a number of original research studies.|
Source: The Evolution of Scientific Information (from Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, vol. 26) & GTCC Library Guide.