It is a sad day when life saving tools are removed from competant hands because of politics. This is what I hate about this field. We are out there trying to make a diffrence and help people, and the powers that be are tying our hands behind our back and then asking why we didnt save so and...
This reply will not help you at all, but I know in Ohio we, as Basics can Intubate and use CombiTubes. Perhaps you can find stats from states who let Basics do this for your argument.
Advanced Airway I think Basics can handle. EKG's are a whole nother kettle of fish. Thats starting to get...
LOL, im a big guy, 6'3" 265, and in medic class we were working on extractions and KED. The instructor has a sick sence of humor and put me in the back seat of a VW Jetta, and made the smaller students rapidly extricate me. It was quite a sight, but they did it with out too much neck movement...
Cool, congrats. I still have a couple months before I get to tackle ACLS. Im worried, but I think ill be fine.
I thought you had to take PALS before PEPP? Mabye im thinking about something else. I know my medic school doesnt do PALS, but its a coned thing available as soon as we are done.
Yea, I think its against school policy to stick each other, thats why all the important people disapeared when we started. They sat in their office and said "LALALALA" with their hands over their ears.
Unfourtionatly for the other guy, I am the fat guy with hidden veins. :lol:
But the way...
Maria, I cant help you directly. I am only in the 4th week of medic school. The only thing I can think of to help is pick up an ACLS book. That should show you a lot of diffrent things, and even get you a step ahead on drugs to push, should you advance your cert.
Sorry, its the best I got.
Well, today we had our first IV lab. We practiced on dummys for about 2 hours. After were (or so we thought) proficient, someone jokingly asked the lab instructor if we could try on him. He agreed! That started a chain reaction. The instructors agreed to let us try IV's on them, and...
I will never forget what happened that day.
I wear a black band around my badge on the 11th to remember all of the Police, Fire Fighters, EMT's, Security Officers, and civilians that lost their lives that day.
God bless them all, and all of us.