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    OEMS licensing success rate with OUI

    you have zero chance of getting an EMT license. Or maybe you have a great chance of getting your license. Here is a novel idea: instead of asking a bunch of strangers on the internet, why don't you call OEMS and ask them, so you can get an actual answer instead of a bunch of guesses? here...
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    Opening for Highly Experienced NRP/Flight Nurse as a Medical Paralegal in Chicago area

    couple of things come to mind..... 1) while the job is entry level, what type of salary are we talking about? yes, it says negotiable, but If you are going to pay an experienced provider 40k a year because it's entry level, well, you might want to advertise that ahead of time, so people won't...
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    Physician Assistant ?

    You sure about that? so you have checked with every PA program, and asked the applicants if they applied to med school? especially the ones who are under the age of 25? Think about this: in many cases, the prerequisite classes are similar. they often have high academic requirements, with...
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    Keeping the Fire in EMS Response

    150,000 calls for the FD - 120,000 medical aids = 30,000 non-medical calls (IE, fire and rescue calls) over 90 something stations. The medical aids (more likely than not) could have been handled solely by AMR, if they had enough ambulances to respond in a timely manner, but as I said before...
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    Keeping the Fire in EMS Response

    to be honest, the furthest west I've ever been is vegas second most west I've been is maybe ohio?.... many departments on the east coast, where I have spent most of my life, are fire departments that go to fires as well as EMS calls (although outside of the north east and midatlantic I am seeing...
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    Keeping the Fire in EMS Response

    yeah i've been travelling a lot, and still trying to catch up. BTW, Virginia's EMS symposium was awesome, highly recommended. to which part? that ALS fire departments don't save lives? well, you can look at...
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    2,831 Questions added to NREMT question bank in 2018 according to official annual report

    That's pretty sweet. I have yet to see a helicopter crew insert a chest tube. or perform surgery. or do a chest x ray. But if your helicopter crews do that, I'd love to speak to a representative from that agency so I can confirm your outlandish claims :rolleyes: Yep, that's us, all EMS...
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    Keeping the Fire in EMS Response

    wow, thats.... wow.... So I guess you guys aren't a fire department, but an EMS department that goes to fires? Or is your EMS system so shortstaffed and underfunded, that without the FD to "stop the clock" people would be dying left and right due to the extended ETA of the ambulance to the...
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    Keeping the Fire in EMS Response

    I'm guessing 0 times? In most places, once you are assigned a run, that's your run until you clear, unless you have a dispatcher who is on his or her game and has the authority to redirect you to a higher priority call before you make it on scene. So if you are dispatched to a structure fire...
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    Physician Assistant ?

    my dear friend, what are you basing your statement that I am incorrect? do you have facts or just anecdotes?
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    2,831 Questions added to NREMT question bank in 2018 according to official annual report

    You sure about that? This was published by the The international Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO)
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    2,831 Questions added to NREMT question bank in 2018 according to official annual report

    no, it's not. Plenty of people take and pass the NREMT every day. It's not stacked against you, but you need to know the material to pass the exam. Are you saying there are only 3,500 possible types of EMS calls you could experience? how can you possibly prepare for them? yeah, and? this is...
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    Paramedic Continuing Education

    NR renewals are a huge pain in the butt if your con ed does not line up with the NR standards. They are less of a pain even if they do line up, if your training officer hasn't figured out what classes go where. to answer your first question, yes, there is a maximum number of hours you can use...
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    Physician Assistant ?

    wait a second... you aren't a PA, NP/CRNA, physician.... and as a student applicant, you still aren't a PA, NP/CRNA, nor physician, and simply being a student or applicant doesn't make you any more of an expert than any other student or applicant. We see this a lot with paramedic students...
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