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Old 02-13-2020, 10:59 PM
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I've been an EMT for 14 years. I consider it a low priority survival skill.

95% of my patients would either die in a matter of hours or days without a hospital...


...would get better on their own with just basic food water and shelter.

The EMT is an extension of the hospital and 911 system. Very little of what we do can truly change the outcome of an illness or injury without a hospital to take a patient to.

I've saved a fair number of people...but when I say saved, I mean I kept them alive for an hour and got them to a hospital where they often received hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of care and spent weeks under the care of nurses and doctors.

I think my mechanical and logistical skills will be much more important.
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