The Allied Times

Editor-In-Chief: Jenny Ewen

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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.…

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…