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    17 Questions With: A Covid-19 EMT

    I clicked the link... and read the interview... nothing super special. sounds like harry interviewed a relative newbie EMT who was working for a private company in NYC. pretty superficial questions, and some questions that the EMT correctly stated he wasn't qualified to answer. I would have...
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    EMS Director

    ahhh potato medic... now I get it.
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    Whats your "criteria" for starting iv access on a pt?

    my bad, I thought you were asking about two separate patients, esp since you said " Tell me how to manage a field delivery or critical care transport of a ductal dependent 800 gram DTGA. " Now if you had said "Tell me how to manage a field delivery of a premie who requires critical care...
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    EMS Director

    interesting... the job doesn't require you to currently be certified as a paramedic, only that you once were a medic, and doesn't require a masters degree for a director-level position, at least as per the job posting. but I've heard a lot of good things about the system, from both a staffer...
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    Whats your "criteria" for starting iv access on a pt?

    Translation: you can do whatever you want, as long as it is successful. if it's not successful, they are going to throw you to the wolves, and you are on your own. hardcore and progressive are not the terms I would have used to describe an agency that you describe...... scary is much more like it.
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    Whats your "criteria" for starting iv access on a pt?

    well, I'm just a dumb hose dragger, but I imagine mom does most of the work... as moms have been doing for the past 10,000+ years... once the baby comes out, warm, suction, dry and stimulate the little poop machine until they start crying... and don't drop the newborn... mom's tend to panic when...
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    Whats your "criteria" for starting iv access on a pt?

    that's cool. I imagine their medical director gives them a lot of autonomy, that's awesome. Are they on a CCT ambulance, or just hanging out at the station? maybe they are in a flycar, so they are always available? you call critical care for what? orders? advice? a discussion on what to do...
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    Any EMS magazines still in print?

    EMSDirector is a print only magazine... while the website is pretty bad, the magazine has some good content, and it was selected as the official magazine of the National EMS Management Association
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    What wisdom do you have about scene safety?

    1) always know how you are getting out of a location. 2) always keep an out of for alternative exits 3) try not to have anyone between you and the door 4) if the scene is deteriorating leave. if you can grab the patient, great. if not, oh well. come back when PD has everything under control...
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    the 100% directionless thread

    I always do mine... she was trying to be nice, and felt my shorts were smelly... which I appreciate... however, there is a reason I prefer to do mine...
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    the 100% directionless thread

    wife decided to be nice to me for fathers day, and washed my house shorts... and didn't remove my iPod that was in the front pocket... I found it in the dryer... now I have a $100 paperweight sitting in rice for a few weeks hoping it's not totally fried...
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Took my Security+ exam yesterday... passing score was 750; I got an 820!! So I'm now DrParasite, CSAP!!
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    Want to upgrade your paramedic cert to a paramedic degree?

    Yeah, I noticed that, but didn't bother to look into why. but since you called me out on it.... It looks like the table isn't accurate for Middlesex. According to the college website: IN COUNTY Tuition $116.00 General Fees $19.00 Student Service Fee $4.50 Technology Fee $15.00...
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    So who is quitting EMS and going to work at Target for the guaranteed pay raise?

    Are you tired of the long hours, low wages, lack of respect, and constant overwork? Then maybe working at Target will fix 2 out of 4 of those issues!!! https://www.businessinsider.com/target-raises-its-minimum-wage-to-15-dollars-an-hour-2020-6...
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    Want to upgrade your paramedic cert to a paramedic degree?

    It's my local community college, and yes, I both know and trust the director. She's very "evidence-based," recently earned her PhD, and is very pro EMS, and supports her students. I can assure you, it won't be an easy A (you will have to actually do the work, take the exams to validate you...

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