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Paramedic/EMT: Home

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


The Paramedic and Fire Technology programs at College of the Redwoods offer EMT Certificates and an AS degree in North Coast Paramedic. Programs in this field provide educational opportunities for students seeking careers as Paramedics. Both Paramedic and Fire Technology require an EMT Certificate. Talk to your advisor about what you need to take at any point in your college process.

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

Variant forms, singular and plural forms.

  • Aging
  • Airway
  • Ambulance
  • Antiseptic
  • Assessment
  • Bandaging
  • Blood borne pathogens
  • Blood pressure
  • Body temperature
  • Cardio vascular
  • Communicable disease
  • Communications
  • Compress
  • Confidentiality
  • Contamination
  • CPR
  • Critical care
  • Cultural diversity
  • Decontamination
  • Diagnosis
  • Digestive system
  • Disease transmission
  • Diversity
  • Domestic abuse
  • Dosage
  • Draw blood
  • Dressings
  • Electrocardiograms
  • Emergency care
  • Emergency response
  • Emergency room
  • Ethics
  • Exposure
  • First Aid
  • Heart rate
  • Hospital emergency
  • Incident command
  • Infection control
  • Injections
  • Intensive care
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Intravenous
  • Life support
  • Mass casualties
  • Medical emergency
  • Medical terminology
  • Medical trauma
  • Medications
  • Nervous system
  • Pain management
  • Paramedic
  • Pathophysiology
  • Patient assessment
  • Patient behavior
  • Patient care
  • Patient transportation
  • Pharmacology
  • Prescription drugs
  • Pulmonary
  • Pulse rate
  • Quality control
  • Reflexes
  • Rescue
  • Rescue breathing
  • Respiratory rate
  • Respiratory system
  • Resuscitation
  • Sanitation
  • Sedation
  • Sexual assault
  • Shock
  • Special needs
  • Sterilization
  • Stress
  • Sutures
  • Toxicology
  • Transport
  • Trauma
  • Triage
  • Venipuncture
  • Ventilation
  • Vital signs
  • Wilderness medicine

Health Occupation Classes

Check 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.


Citation Styles

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