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  1. NomadicMedic

    the 100% directionless thread

    All valid. However, I’ve interviewed people that are so socially awkward that putting them in an EMS situation would be like throwing a kitten into a bath tub full of piranha. It wouldn’t be a win for anyone. I’ve also said, “eh, they don’t seem like they fit in, but I’ll give em a try”...
  2. NomadicMedic

    the 100% directionless thread

    Most of us are pretty understanding if you tell us up front about dates you're unavailable. Obviously within reason. If it's awhile slew of days you can't work within your introductory period, you'll be a hard pass. And practice interviewing with someone. You say you can answer questions...
  3. NomadicMedic

    the 100% directionless thread

    Have you practiced interviewing with anyone? Some of this may help you if you're lacking in the charisma department. https://www.themuse.com/advice/how-to-answer-the-31-most-common-interview-questions
  4. NomadicMedic

    Are they called "Paramedics" or "Medics"?

    They call me things. Unprintable things
  5. NomadicMedic

    Prehospital treatment for croup

    No steroids for us in these cases.
  6. NomadicMedic

    the 100% directionless thread

    Did you frame your wheelchair certificate? AWCLS.
  7. NomadicMedic

    Statpacks Load-n-Go

    We use it as our ALS bag. Unfortunately I'm not at work and can't measure it. The inside main compartment fits the green airway module, the red medication module and our IO kit. Inside the top flap we store a flat IV bag and a 500 ml bag of fluid and dripset. One side compartment holds narcs...
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    the 100% directionless thread

    I have my paramedic in a frame.
  9. NomadicMedic

    Best 10 bucks I ever spent

    I bought this to hang in my sim Lab.
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    Question about age (Do you feel EMS has an age limit)

    Hey, what are you saying? I went back to become a medic at 38
  11. NomadicMedic

    Dizziness while driving

    Let's see a 12 lead first thing. Sounds like an MI. Goes by HEMS if it is.
  12. NomadicMedic

    Arrest Resuscitation

    Most of the docs here believe in what we do, but there is still a long way to go.
  13. NomadicMedic

    IO Infiltration?

    We place a tibial IO in almost every code and >95% of them have zero issue. Most of the problems I've seen are from using the blue needle in a patient with excessive adipose tissue, going straight through with the yellow needle or wobbling the driver when placing the needle set resulting in an...
  14. NomadicMedic

    Arrest Resuscitation

    That's why I can't wait to show her the arrest data.
  15. NomadicMedic

    Arrest Resuscitation

    "My chest hurts. What did you guys do to me?" " It's called CPR sir. It's the reason you're still alive to complain."
  16. NomadicMedic

    Arrest Resuscitation

    The one two weeks ago was at a dialysis center. Guy collapsed in the waiting room. PEA arrest, got pulses back. Bradycardic in tbe elevator on the way down to the truck. I started pacing him and he woke up. We were rolling to the ED we he asked me what happened. I told him he had arrested in tbe...
  17. NomadicMedic

    Arrest Resuscitation

    Hahah. There are plenty of EMS providers that will never get a save and I just had two, in two weeks. That's a story with sharing. And also worth noting, ALS had nothing to do with the ROSC. It was good CPR. I just happened to be the guy that had to write the chart.
  18. NomadicMedic

    Arrest Resuscitation

    I've had TWO cardiac arrest fully resusciated and talking to me in the truck in as many weeks. Guy on Thursday arrested in tbe checkout line at the grocery store. Bystander CPR and 3 AED shocks had him in sinus tach when I got there. Amazing. He was asking me what happened and asked me to call...
  19. NomadicMedic

    the 100% directionless thread

    It’s great for a bug out vehicle, but we like to camp too. We’re putting it at a local campground for the month of September and then going to Disney’s fort wilderness for Halloween.
  20. NomadicMedic

    Questions on the AED

    I know you’re joking, but this might help by explaining how a pulse ox works and why it wouldn’t be effective in a poorly perfused person, even if they had a pulse. https://www.howequipmentworks.com/pulse_oximeter/
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