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Here you will find library and internet resources for research on topics and issues relevant to Paramedics, Emergency Medical Technicians, and other first responders

Introduction to Paramedic/EMT LibGuide

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and the North Coast Paramedic Programs will train you to respond safely in emergency medical situations. Upon completion, you will be prepared to become certified. Students in this program can earn, 

There is also the LVN/Paramedic to Registered Nurse Program which is three semesters long and assists a Licensed Vocational Nurse or Paramedic in becoming a Registered Nurse. Students in this program can earn, 

Go to the Health Occupations department website for a complete list of the degrees and certificates offered. ‚ÄčOther classes may be relevant or required. Check with a counselor to see what classes are currently required for these degrees.

Search Terms

These are some of the terms that students may need for a research project. Other terms may be useful in addition to those listed below. 


Use scientific or technical terms. Use specific words. Use only one or two words.

Try both plural and singular forms. Try different combinations. Check glossary in textbook.

Try variant forms, such as, singular and plural forms.

  • Antiseptic
  • Bandaging or Bandages or Dressings
  • Blood borne pathogens
  • Blood draw
  • Blood pressure
  • Cardio vascular
  • Communicable disease
  • Compress
  • Contamination or Decontamination
  • CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) or Resuscitation or Rescue breathing
  • Critical care
  • Digestive system
  • Disease transmission
  • Dosage
  • Electrocardiograms
  • Emergency care or Emergency medicine
  • Emergency response
  • Heart rate
  • Incident command
  • Infection control
  • Intensive care
  • Intravenous
  • Life support
  • Mass casualties
  • Medical transport
  • Medical trauma
  • Nervous system
  • Pain management
  • Patient assessment
  • Patient behavior
  • Patient care
  • Patient transportation
  • Pulmonary
  • Pulse rate
  • Quality control
  • Respiratory rate
  • Sedation
  • Shock
  • Sterilization
  • Stitches or Sutures
  • Triage
  • Venipuncture
  • Ventilate
  • Vital signs
  • Wilderness medicine


Citation Styles

Always ask your instructor what citation style should be used for research projects. See below for links to helpful resources.