The Allied Times

Editor-In-Chief: Jenny Ewen

Original articles from our staff, students, and guest writers. 

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Tips for a Great Resume

By Joanne Ewen, Program AdministratorYour resume is an extremely important part of getting any job. As an EMT, you need the opportunity to list out your experience, expertise, and education to any potential employer. Your resume introduces you to the employer, so having a resume that is concise and easy to understand will make you…

The Many Benefits of Walking

By Jennifer EwenWalking tends to be one of the most underrated forms of exercise. While it doesn’t get you huffing and sweating, it is an excellent form of low-impact exercise that has benefits that positively affect your body and your mind.Going on thirty-minute walks almost every day helps lower your blood pressure and improves your…

Understanding and Recognizing Stroke

By Marven Ewen, MD, Medical DirectorA stroke is an acute disruption in blood flow in the cerebral circulation resulting in death of brain tissue. It is very similar to a heart attack in which death of heart muscle results from an acute impairment of coronary circulation. This is why a stroke is sometimes referred to…

Causes and Types of Angina

By Marven Ewen, MD, Medical DirectorThe heart is a muscular pump that depends on a fresh supply of oxygen in order to function. Without oxygen the heart muscle becomes injured and dies. The right and left coronary arteries arise from the root of the aorta and carry oxygenated blood to the heart muscle through several…

CPR Training Requirements

By Joanne Ewen, Program Administrator and Certified CPR InstructorPeople are often confused about CPR training and which level of training is appropriate for their needs. I am a Faculty Member of the Multi-Regional Training Center (MRTC) for the American Heart Association (AHA), so I’m offering a quick review of their main courses. Beside the AHA…

Every EMT Needs A Strong Core

By Jennifer EwenWhen you’re focused on so many things involved with being in EMS, it’s easy to forget that not only does your mind need to be conditioned in order to know how to help patients, your body needs to be in top shape too. Most importantly, you need a strong core. Moving patients onto stretchers,…