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    SOAS EMS - Ardmore, OK hiring paramedics; $5K sign on, $2k relocation.

    Job Description We have openings for 3 Full Time Paramedics. As of January 14, 2019, we are offering the following incentives: $5,000.00 Sign on Bonus $2,000.00 Relocation Assistance (If the candidate moves into the service area) This position is a 24 on, 48 off rotating shift. Overtime is...
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    LVAD PowerPoint/training?

    I was wondering if anyone had an LVAD PP that they would be willing to share? The audience will be a mix of EMTs and paramedics. I've searched quite a bit through the Googlesphere and most of the presentations I've found are either in-hospital management or much older stuff that's lost...
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    12L. Old damage or acute RVI?

    Early 50's male at local dialysis center for syncope. Of course thinking they pulled off too much fluid too quickly. Staff states prior to any fluid removal pt collapsed while self-transferring from wheelchair to dialysis chair. Approximately 60 second downtime, no seizure activity. Last Tx was...
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    Vests as uniforms

    Does anyone wear vests (non-ballistic or ballistic) as their primary uniform? My company is looking at ordering new uniforms and I was curious if anyone was doing this. A vest with a company or service T-shirt underneath for daily ops use. This is an example of something I was looking at...
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    Sole medic on scene to non-transport fire medic

    So as the thread implies, I'm on the verge of taking a job at an ALS FD that provides first response/non-transport services to a large metro area (90k'ish calls/yr). Transport medics make final treatment decisions. I'll be taking this job from a relatively rural county EMS service (8k calls/yr)...
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    Owning pets with our sh*tty schedules...

    So I'm currently looking to adopt a pet. I'm relatively young (25), single, and own my own house with no roommates. And therein lies the issue... We work a 24, 48 off schedule with the occasional 48hr shift for OT. I'd really like a dog but I'm worried about not being home enough and 24 hours...
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    Arrhythmias in pt's receiving blood

    So I had a first last night, I had a mid-50s male pt who had a GI bleed and was being transferred to a larger facility approx. an hour and a half away. Long story short, he had 500cc of blood hanging infusing at a rate of 150cc/hr. From report from the nurses, the blood had been infusing for...
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    SoluMedrol in pneumonia pts?

    So I was talking with a coworker today about the indications for when and when not to use SoluMedrol. The obvious were stated - asthma, emphysema, COPD. But we came to a split when it came to pneumonia. From my understanding SoluMedrol is an intermediate-acting corticosteroid used to reduce...
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    Large(ish) City EMS Openings Across the US.

    Hey guys and gals, who's hiring across the US in larger cities? Preferably 200k plus population and an all or at least predominantly 911 service. I've been an AEMT for the last 4 years and recently got my paramedic ~6mo ago, I've always worked 911 so not looking for anything interfacility. I'm...
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    Halfway through Paramedic school. Just some ramblings...

    So as the title states, I'm halfway through my 18 month paramedic program being provided through a local CC. As we recently reached the halfway point, I had a few thoughts, realizations, and questions I thought I'd share/ask to the members of EMTLife. 1. I've gained a lot of knowledge in the...
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    AEMT/EMT-I to Paramedic

    This topic was brought up the other day at the station, and I'm just curious as to what some of your opinions/thoughts are on this - In short, in your experience or from what you've seen, do Intermediates or Advanced EMT's make better or worse paramedics than Basics? Obviously there's a lot of...
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    Good pharmacology books

    I'm starting paramedic school in a few months and I've been trying to brush up on some subjects that I think may potentially give me problems in school. So far I've gotten a couple 12 lead EKG books but I'm looking for a good pharm book. Any suggestions?
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    EOC Paramedic Program - Choctaw, OK

    Hey guys, just looking for a little feedback from anyone that's taken the paramedic program at EOC. I'm currently an AEMT and going to enroll there in August. Any info or comments on the program would be appreciated. Sent from my Galaxy SIII
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    Well just took the AEMT...

    The straight 135 question format definitely threw me off. I actually felt pretty confident when I left which almost scares me considering that test is designed to kill confidence. Anybody else feel that way after the test? Hopefully should have my results by this afternoon and I'll give you guys...
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    Just got my first job. Now what?

    Well so far I'm 1 for 1 in interviews and getting hired. I know that's something to definitely be thankful for in today's job market, especially as an EMT. It's a 911 county-based service covering around 100,000 people. Now that I'm hired though, what's next? I have about a month until...
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    Comanche County EMS - Lawton, OK

    Hey guys and girls, I just got my first EMT job interview with Comanche County Memorial Hospital's EMS in Lawton, OK. I was wondering if anyone has heard anything or has experience working for them. Also, anything I need to practice on or focus on? The oral board kind of makes me nervous, I'm...
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    NRAEMT - EKG recognition and cardiac drugs??

    Looking for some insight into the NREMT advanced test. I was talking to a medic a few days ago that said he was an advanced instructor at a school across town and that his program and book went very in-depth into EKG monitoring and first line cardiac drugs. The book we've used (2012 Brady AEMT...
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    First gig, classic Fire or EMS dilemma

    I know this a personal preference question just as much as it is anything else, but I was hoping to get a little insight into my dilemma. I'm currently a Basic living in a pretty large area (150,000+) and in class for my AEMT right now and from the very beginning, it was EMS the whole way...
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    NREMT in 7 days - Focal Points?

    Another nervous nremt virgin here. Just trying to get some tips/ points to focus on in this last week before the test. I'm pretty confident in my general knowledge base, I'm just wondering what subjects and hints I really need to hammer. So far on my list I have 1. ABC's 2. Scene Size-up /...
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    Advanced EMT scope of practice

    Hi guys and girls, I just began the new Advanced EMT course today just after wrapping up my basic in early December. Of course being the first day we didn't get too in depth but we did review the general guidlines and abilities of the AEMT, according to our book, intubation and IO access were...
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