I work in an ER today. I have been a Paramedic for almost 16 years now. If I could go back in time 16 years.....I would go to nursing school and then get my PHRN. Reason? You open yourself up to a lot of other jobs (and more money) with the PHRN. Just my $.02!
I work in an ER just outside of Pittsburgh, PA. We use PA's 24 X 7 in the ER. During the day they are working along side of an MD doing simple procedures. At night we use PA's to see patients just as an MD does.
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I don't believe this is the proper treatment for these people. Do you honestly believe that? Do you give an alcoholic withdrawal patient more booze because he is in withdrawals? This is the worst logic I've ever heard. How about suggesting a proper treatment facility where they can get real help...
Kinda weird... I moved to Pittsburgh from Las Vegas 3 years ago and it almost feels like a Vegas winter here so far. I think we are going to pay for it next month, I believe this is how "The Blizzard of 1993" started.
Was kinda my thought as well. I had someone trying to sell the idea to me last week. My thought here would be to possibly use it prior to moving a patient to prevent head movement and a possible loss of a good tube.
thanks for the reply.
Hello from Pittsburgh
Hi there. Great site you guys have here. My name is Dan. I'm a Paramedic just outside of The City of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Been a Paramedic since 1995. I now work in an Emergency Room and love what I do. Looking forward to meeting people here.