Know Your Limits
Emergency medical techniques and life-saving interventions are taught in the Crisis Medicine web series
Do the Right Thing
Additionally, paramedic level skills are taught in the Advanced and Complete courses; students should not perform medical skills beyond their medical training and certification. In an emergency, you should always seek help by calling 9-1-1 or your emergency system and seek higher medical care for individuals with serious injuries. Once you begin to provide care, abandoning your casualty could result in liability for negligence.1 However, if the scene becomes even more dangerous, leaving to keep yourself safe is always smart.