Quote from MusicEMT
Well i do have my EKG Training and ACLS, but i still need my phlebotomy local classes fill up fast here.. i might look at a CNA Cert, how long is the training?
Sounds like you are already more qualified than most since you have actual EMT experience along with ACLS and EKG training. Where I live its impossible to get any of that kind of training unless its on the job or you go to Nursing school.
CNA school is usually around 8 to 12 weeks going to school maybe 2 or 3 nights a week. It probably isnt going to help much since its geared more towards taking care of people who have been admitted to a hospital or live in a nursing home and need longer term care than just a few hours, but again, it certainly wouldnt hurt. It could help get you into a hospital somewhere else, and then you could possibly apply for any jobs in the ED if they come up.
Im an EMT and a CNA. There arent any EMT jobs in the remote area I live in so I volunteer as an EMT and work as a patient care tech on a medical surgical unit. Its not as fast paced or unpredictable as the ER, but it can be interesting, and unlike the ER all your patients are truly sick. I also help out in the ED occasionally since we dont have any ER techs.