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    Pediatric assessments

    Well I have more experience as a parent than an EMT so I can tell you this...don't talk to the child like he/she is an adult, but don't talk to them like they're idiots either. Ask them what they're into, why, etc., and you can actually get a lot done while they answer. You said you don't...
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    Hiring question - input from experienced ppl?

    I'm in Maine. I'm not really sure how it works here and there isn't a ton of info on city websites, etc. about EMS and Fire depts. Unfortunately there's only one private ambulance company in the area so I'm applying there and there is a fire dept. here who does have volunteers and I figure...
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    Hiring question - input from experienced ppl?

    Hi everyone, I'm a new EMT-B and am looking for my first job. I've called a private ambulance company here and they asked me to submit an application...easy enough. However, I, like most EMTs, am interested in working for a fire dept. Most of the ones around me hire paramedics, though...
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    C-spine immobilization on a pt. with increased pain upon manual stabilization?

    Sorry, I should be more specific... You come upon the scene and the neck is bent to the side and the patient is having trouble breathing. However, upon trying to move the neck into neutral position to apply a c-collar, the patient experiences INCREASED breathing difficulty, not necessarily...
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    I think I failed :(

    Sending in my stuff (once I get it) to the state, getting my license and applying to a few places here. Most likely I'll work for a private company (i.e. transfers) but I hope to get some paid per diem work at a fire department. My end goal is to work full-time at a fire station, which will...
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    How long does it take to know if you pass or fail?

    Sorry, I forgot I actually started this thread...I passed!!
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    I think I failed :(

    LOL, I know...just goes to show how the NREMT messes with your head!
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    Post the # your test stopped at, and if you Passed/Failed

    70 or 71 and I passed!
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    I think I failed :(

    I PASSED!!!!!! I am completely shocked but super happy!!
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    I think I failed :(

    Monday at 8:02am and no results yet, lol. Oh man, I'm going to be a basket case all day long if they don't post this morning!!!! Just to make sure, all I have to do is log onto my account and click "check application status," right?
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    I think I failed :(

    Oh man, I'm sorry, I thought it was okay to post ABOUT the questions if you just didn't post the exact question and answers. I will definitely go back and edit my posts. Thank you! ETA: Oh shoot, I thought I could back and edit my posts, but I guess I can't. I will refrain from posting...
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    I think I failed :(

    I can't remember all 4 choices, but I know 1 involved trying to manually stabilize anyway and one involved securing to a long board. I think the other 2 were just crazy answers so I don't remember them. Yeah, see, I obviously am not going to study what I already know, but how do I go about...
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    Stupid question; Patient feels like they want to sleep

    I also think the don't-go-to-sleep thing isn't meant to apply when someone is in emergency care, on oxygen, etc. I mean, I certainly hope that if someone is at home with a severe enough head injury that they will be taken to the ER, however, once they are in emergency care and on O2 and on the...
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    I think I failed :(

    I don't even know how I would study better if I fail. Honestly, the questions I was getting weren't really covered in my class or my book. I was getting off-the-wall scenarios and things that we just didn't cover. For instance, we always just learned to hold c-spine and manually stabilize...
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    C-spine immobilization on a pt. with increased pain upon manual stabilization?

    Sorry for the long title of the post, I couldn't think of a better way to word it. Anyway, question... If a pt.'s neck is not in neutral position but breathing is inadequate and the pt. has increased difficulty breathing when you try to move the c-spine into neutral position, do you just...

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