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Preparing Future Paramedics and EMTs for Real-world Challenges

As first responders, paramedics and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) must always be ready to jump into action. They must be knowledgeable, quick-thinking, logical, composed, compassionate, and, when the situation arises, innovative to ensure their patients get the best care possible. With each workday comes the possibility of new challenges. No two situations are the same, because no two patients are the same.

Cause of Childhood Fears Can Be Elusive

Fear is a common reaction and may have a simple explanation. But some fears -- especially in children -- are complex, and the reasons are not always obvious. Children often fear dogs, the dark, school and costumed characters such as clowns or Santa Claus or even Mr. Peanut. Halloween can be a particularly frightening time for some children. “Children think that if it can happen, it will,” according to Joseph Crowley, Ph. D., a clinical child psychologist in Richmond. “They think differently than adults so they react differently.”

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