Recent content by MedicPam

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    Post the # your test stopped at, and if you Passed/Failed

    True...and the waiting for the snail mail to deliver the results was exhilarating [emoji1304] but since we all waited by our mailboxes every day for days on end, we all got to know our mail persons very well. [emoji3] "is it here yet?" Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Post the # your test stopped at, and if you Passed/Failed

    Paper and pencil...had to answer every question...ha! Now ya'll have computers for testing. Lucky! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Single mother EMTs

    I've worked 12, 24, and 48s in my career and raised 3 great kids as a single mom to healthy adults on my crazy schedule with help from great friends. My EMS friends with kids were a great asset...we used to "kid-share" depending on our shifts when our kids were young. If a parent was on duty for...
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    Is starting an unnecessary IV fraud?

    Since I don't work for the ER, I like to run my calls based on my assessment and plan for the actual patient. And when the ER nurse asks where the UNNECESSARY IV is, I usually tell them I assume it's in their cabinet awaiting an unnecessary "physician order".
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    Funny one liners you've said to overheard to a patient

    ROLF I KNEW IT...our FFs here swear it's not true but they instinctually roll them my way every time!
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    Photography Thread

    Awesome pics, hal9000! These are some of my favs from our days off the past couple years.
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    Most Wanted EMS Gifts?

    Headset for my iPhone that both drowns out my partner's munching habits and are comfortable on my ears. :)
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    Are you really carrying 400lb people downs flights of stairs?

    There are always ways to move the heavier patients...stairchairs, mega movers, lift assists utilizing anyone necessary if the situation calls for it. But remember that the safety of you and your crew (including FF, LE, or facility staff on IFTs) is imperative. Learn and use proper lifting...
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    53 year old female - am i too old?

    I'm one of the older medics here, 41...but I have personally worked with several EMTs who are well into their late 50s and a couple who retired out in their early 60s who were worth more than their weight in gold in our very busy 911 system. Lifting and moving patients is about being healthy and...
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    How old were you?

    EMT-B volunteer at 20 EMT-B paid at 29 Paramedic at 34 Now I feel really old :rolleyes:
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    things you will never live down

    That was great...but I think I will try to remember to specifically wear funny undies from now on...we're going shopping! So anyone who knows me is very well aware that I am the farthest thing from graceful... many years ago while in EMT-B training, during skills day I was tasked with...
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    how far would you drive

    My station is 96 miles from my house. Wasn't an issue while I was on 24s, but last summer my company changed my shift to 12s with mandatory off time between shifts, so I gotta say I really need to consider moving and/or not driving a truck. However, I love working where I do, which keeps me...