The Allied Times

Editor-In-Chief: Jenny Ewen

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Tips for a Great Interview

By Joanne Ewen, JD, EMT, DOT-IProgram ManagerAfter sending in your stellar resume and cover letter (click here for resume tips, and here for cover letter tips), an employer may decide that you should be interviewed for a job. You’ve already made your first impression on paper, so now it’s time to bring that person on…

How To Manage Your Time

By Jennifer EwenAs a student and when working in EMS (or any job), time management is very important. When you’re a student, particularly when you also have a job, you have to manage fitting in homework and studying with everything else. Even when you’re not a student, managing work time and personal time can get…

The Life-Saving Duties of Police Officers

By Brad Anderson, MA, EMT-B, DOT-I, Education Coordinator and InstructorEmergency medicine has always been one of the highest priorities for state and local law enforcement departments. A current licensing requirement for all Minnesota police officers who get their original police officer license is that of the Emergency Medical Responder or EMR.The Minnesota State Patrol is the…

The Only Relaxation Tip You'll Ever Need

By Jennifer EwenIt’s easy to get stressed in EMS – here’s a ten-second way to calm down.Everyone gets stressed; it’s simply a fact of life. But working as an EMT means if you’re hit with a bad situation, you need to be able to cope and quickly get to work. So it’s especially important for…

The Abdominal Exam

By Marven Ewen, MD, Medical DirectorA patient asked me the other day after I palpated his abdomen, “What is it you guys look for when you do that?”I explained the rationale of the abdominal exam to him, and thought this might be a good review for EMTs. Before you read any further, try to answer this…

Tips for a Great Cover Letter

By Joanne Ewen, JD, EMT, DOT-I, Program ManagerNo resume is complete without a cover letter. When applying to any job, always have your cover letter ready to send along with your resume and application. A cover letter is an introduction to you and your resume, and should provide a good first impression to the prospective employer.…

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