Marcia Hernandez and Elisha Morgan visited Northwest's HOSA Chapter on September 6, 2017. Hernandez and Morgan are emergency medical technicians and paramedics. Hernandez aspires to be a future firefighter while Morgan wants to further delve into her current practice.
Their duties involve being able to perform primary assessment, administer first aid, and providing care to those who are fatally injured. An EMT in training with basics takes up to 6 months then 2-3 semesters following 11 months of in-class training in addition to hospital shifts in an ambulance. Morgan studied in Costa Rica where a universal health system is implemented and experienced the difference in health care compared to the United States Hernandez was a member of HOSA at her high school which had aided her to get into the EMT program. Overall, Hernandez and Morgan enjoy treating patients with rare disease, dealing with traumas, and seeing patients recover.