Social media doesn’t kill careers, idiots who chose to engage inapropriately ruin their own career. MANY MANY people maintain social media and a job. If you choose to be dumb, you might have a consequence and that’s that.
I agree with this. In cardiac arrest we attempt ET but typically end up with an alternate airway device due to the fact that in that specific situation, it works better. As for other cases, I junk it depends on protocol as to what you try first- ET or another device
As far as my knowledge is concerned, we only have ALS departments in South Florida unless you work for a private ambulance company.
I definitely think the option of triaging down to BLS would be very beneficial especially in the area I work because it is SO busy all the time so it would help...
I cannot day I’ve ever seen and/or heard of this happening before but I did have a problem with mine initially as well and I gave it one week and it was resolved on its own so I didn’t have to call. I suggest waiting to see if it changes
Don’t ever give up a cert. It’s better to have it and not need it rather than potentially screwing your self in the future if you ever need it. Like someone above said, it’s easier to keep it than to go back.
I think it might depend on where you’re specifically trying to get hired, but as far as I know, most departments, hospitals and other agencies look at ALL records and sometimes even the smallest things can set you apart in a negative way from another candidate who has no record.
In my opinion...
I agree with this! I love my job in EMS as well and I’m very proud of it. Of course we all have lives outside of our jobs but like you, I think positively about my job when I’m not there and think of ways to improve the department or my own personal skills
1. Yes I have 3 degrees
1a. First degree was completed at the same time as I was getting into EMS
1b. I will complete my Masters Degree in Emergency Health Management in 2 months and I also have a Business Degree and a teaching degree.
I have found all of these credentials to be beneficial to...
We have a training department and they do all the CE stuff so I’m thinking I’m going to take the issue to them.
But I really like the approach of having him teach the concepts. This is something I think I’m going to utilize! Thanks for the idea!
No, he’s not probationary as of 2 years ago and yes we are at medic level department-wide.
I would hate for him to lose his job as well, but EMS is 97% of what we do and we are very busy. Unfortunately, he’s more of a hands-off medic and will only help if asked, or will make it look like he’s...