While you are on Paramedic Ride alongs, you are the snot nosed rookie. No dime of opinion in you. You are there to do your clinicals, learn, and leave
The medics were giving poor Pt care? okay fine report that..
But when you go to the extremes of texting( or whatever) your friends what the big...
Really depends... if you work for an agency, they may require you have a few years as an EMT with them before beginning Paramedic school.
however, if unemployed, you can go to a school that will accept you and begin there.
Although MOST of the paramedics i have seen who don't have any...
Exactly. Don't try to cram every bit of information onto your head days before the exam. Review briefly a few days before and then just put the book down.
you know what you need to know already from class, so dont stress over it
I dont like that fact on how all of these medical shows state that they are as real to reality as it can get, when they sure as hell aren't.
"He's flat lining, lets shock him"
oh.. okay yes sir God.
I saw a preview for Trauma today, and it looks like a fast paced action show that Gov. Arnold...
All im trying to do is pass more ideas onto you of what else you could have done better, which im sure you've thought about alot.
While she was stopped and telling you her assessment, check that pulse.
make someone get an AED.
Its your job to react. you did what you did, because thats what...
First of all, im glad that everything worked out for the better!
Its obvious that you have more training in this situation than the woman who was giving chest compressions.
You need to take control of the scene. I would have told her to stop doing compressions, and immediately begin...
A captain with a large metropolitan department with 30+ years experience has taught me to ALWAYS wear gloves.
It takes what, 10 seconds to put a simple pair of gloves on while in the rig..
As many of you know, when you walk up to the Patient everything may appear fine, but things can...
I grew up around the big red trucks and firemen, so it was all i really knew. What attracted me the most was the fact that i would be able to change someones life. On their worst day, when everything is going wrong, i would be able to give my best effort and try to change that.