Recent content by Maya

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    [April Fools] EMTLife's Newest Community Leader: MMiz!

    Omg, that's hilarious! rofl
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    [April Fools] EMTLife's Newest Community Leader: MMiz!

    Ummmm, I don't get it. Is this an April Fool's joke at my expense? I'm assuming there's another Maya on here. Haven't posted in quite a while, so don't know why it would be that funny.
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    what do you carry with you at work

    trauma shears, lots of pens, penlight, swiss army knife, radio, cell phone (good for radio failure or when you'd rather call the hospital than radio), wallet w/ certs, pocket guide and flashcards (for when I get stuck in the ambulance at my partner's house for an hour plus).
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    Nurses eat their young.

    --Thank you, Level1pedstech, I really appreciate the good advice!
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    Nurses eat their young.

    Thank you for all of the advice! I can already see a few things that I am going to try to do differently. When I wrote the OP, I had just gotten off of that last shift and was so frustrated, especially since that nurse had so obviously lied to me about the patient who she said was a bad stick...
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    Eureka and Haiti Earthquakes: What are you doing?

    I live in Eureka (Humboldt County) and work in Crescent City (1 hour North). Eureka hasn't been that badly damaged, although historic buildings in the downtown area have had some damage. I can't say how EMS in Eureka is responding to the quake, as I don't work in Eureka. However, EMS in Del...
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    Nurses eat their young.

    Yeah, that was kind of my impression. It was a really weird vibe that I was getting from the nurses. I'm a nice person, I usually don't have any problems getting along with people. I think, like you said, I'm going to have to find the one person who's a little more friendly and shadow them...
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    Nurses eat their young.

    I'm in my second semester of medic school, just started clinicals. I just got off my second shift in the ER. Are all nurses really just total and absolute b*****s? They're barely giving me any chance at all to get patient contact. I'm a nice person, easy to get along with, although maybe a...
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    That is a very cool picture. I like it! :)

    That is a very cool picture. I like it! :)
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    Why are you apologizing? I'm sorry, I know you're trying to take the high road, but I don't think that you really believe what you're saying and I just lost a whole lot of respect for you. I have the utmost respect for those with higher medical education and experience than I have. That...
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    Oh, in that case I agree with you... Are you single? ;)
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    'Since 1973 the average income of the top 1% of Americans (income at least $90,000) has doubled, and the income of the top 0.1% (145,000 taxpayers with income at least $1.6 million) has tripled. (from Class in America series in the New York Times, May 2005). 'The top ten percent of the U.S...
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    This is an interesting analogy and it does point out one of the major flaws of Socialism, but the problem with it is that the analogy is too simplistic to apply to a much more complex socio-economic system. Don't get me wrong -- this is *one* aspect of why Socialism failed in the former Soviet...
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    Congratulations! That's great news! Especially in California, in this economic climate, it's no small feat to find a job when most places aren't hiring. :)
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    Bay Area, CA -- Education and Training Advice

    The Samuel Merritt program looks like one of the best options. I was expecting to go to Paramedic School while waiting to get into Nursing School, but the more I think about that the sillier it seems, when I could just challenge the Paramedic certification. Well, I'm gonna start applying and...