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  1. hrmeeks

    Smith and Wesson Rescue Knife

    I like the gerber version comes with clothes/seatbelt cutter window punch and other nifty little gadgets but the greatest tool of all is the blade it doubles as a prybar. for those time you lock yourself out of your ambulance
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    Do you think EMS should be paramilitary?

    not true rn have many different skillsets and each one varies some state to state but they have a standard teaching pratice credits transfer between schools
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    Do you think EMS should be paramilitary?

    standard teaching academy....... b/c every school has a different way of completing the program
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    Do you think EMS should be paramilitary?

    you hump 16 calls in 24 hrs and see if you wanna go a gym for an hour.... me all i wanna do is hit a bed for about 10 hrs. Besides personal fitness should be exactly that personal. A job cannot mandate that you do any p.t. only that you pass testing. As for the paramilitary comment i ment...
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    Do you think EMS should be paramilitary?

    I am gonna be out for a bit but i am interested to see how this one goes
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    I hate my job...

    We are all different in what moves ( doesnt move) us. and your right Death is death, just not always expected
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    A quick rant about last night..

    Thanks for bringing us back on topic
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    A quick rant about last night..

    Many of those in the hospital do not have the dicipline respect integerity comrodardy to make it in the feild either. The ones that do mostly come from military or similar backgrounds(PD FD EMS) I am just saying there are many similarlities. BTW Spelling is not my strong suit No offense...
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    A quick rant about last night..

    I ll spare you the prehospital hx lesson, nor did I say I was fire. But many of our traditions come from those areas. Hell even the ranking system in this community come from that.
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    I hate my job...

    age does matter 1 month old is as close to innocent as we can get. Grandma had a chance at life and to effect it. The recent young one didnt have that chance. May sound cold but its true.
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    I hate my job...

    1 doc 20 docs doesnt matter. To paraphrase Mother "nobody could have done any better back there with the limited resourses we have."
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    A quick rant about last night..

    Its a very paramilitary style industry, again just how a lot of people are on the job
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    A quick rant about last night..

    Humor does not translate well in type. Alot of the "jumping on" comes as intended humor. You are right on alot of your points, problem being cockyness and thick skin are not shirt that go on or come off easy. Not saying any of it is right or fair. Just letting you know it s the nature of the...
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    I wondered why I retired!

    reminds me of a line from Tommy Boy "new guys over in the coner pukin his guts out "
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    Advanced scenerios, any interest in them??

    I' m down. I with Epi though, but I do have some bad arss ER docs usually right over my shoulder for help
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    A quick rant about last night..

    Dont take the responses you get from this post if any the wrong way. You are right there is nothing wrong with venting (IE *itching, pissin and moanin, crying) most of us do it in one way or another, usually to our partner or other coworkers. Just as it is acceptable for me to complain to...
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    cardiac arrest tips and tricks you have learned along the way...?

    Fat bald kid in the back slowy raises his hand and asks with your difficult intubations why cant you attempt the 1st time and leave it place then reattempt with the same size or ( and in this case with the heavy scar tissue )smaller tube? serious question
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    Critical Care education - What are your options??

    http://www.state.tn.us/sos/rules/1200/1200-12/1200-12-05.pdf Vanderbuilt in Nashville has a CCEMT-P program (I belive )and I heard of another cert above but I havent found anydocumentation on the program. FYI Vandy also is leading the way in use of medics in the ER in TN, from running the...
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    A quick rant about last night..

    usually can be written off as a loss or maybe a charitable donation(not quite sure on the latter)
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    Help needed

    all hail to the magisty of google http://farrowmedical.com/two-types-farrowwrap always check with google
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