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    Telehealth companies may have shared patient data with tech companies

    My wife had an ear infection, all the classic signs. Pain was almost unbearable. She called a Telehealth provider and they gave her a Rx. I pick it up at the pharmacy.... Acetic Acid. Oh my lord. Really? Vinegar for an extremely painful ear infection? And my copay was higher than meds...
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    Ambulances held hostage

    States help to reimburse for uninsured patients, as well as tax write offs for expenses. While not necessarily profit, it's not a total loss.
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    Ambulances held hostage

    In my experience this is mostly a socioeconomic problem. In the more affluent areas, a larger portion of people have health insurance, primary care physicians, and urgent care access. In the more poverty stricken areas, these benefits aren't afforded to the population. If you don't have a...
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    So Cal AMR Paramedic Jobs

    No, southern California ambulance companies wouldn't pay remotely close to these wages. Well, maybe a few IFT companies and maybe some 10+ year employees at 911 companies. Union or no union, employees are finally realizing what they're worth.
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    So Cal AMR Paramedic Jobs

    As a reminder, fight for yourself if you go in for one of these positions. They're desperate and are bringing in traveling medics to fill their vacancies. Value yourself and demand more. But wait for an offer letter before negotiating a wage! And give a range. If their range is 26-45, make...
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    So Cal AMR Paramedic Jobs

    Rancho Cucamonga division of AMR (and I believe Redlands too) is offering $26 an hour starting medic with up to $45 an hour. They're also negotiating a new contract so it should go up from there.
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    Pt took drugs during transport

    Restrain your combative patients. The inconvience and their embarrassment is not worth you getting hurt over. You say he's a psych, but was he on a hold, in custody? If so, that does change things. If not, my attempts to stop a patient doing anything are, "That's not the best idea because of...
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    Becoming a tactical/SWAT medic

    I would highly discourage joining the military ONLY on the prospect of potentially helping get a job after. If you're heart is in serving, then go for it. If my department is anything like the rest of the country, we're hurting for bodies. And are even thinking of potentially dropping our medic...
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    Hospital suspends over 100 employees for not getting COVID vaccine

    Is this the pushback that the polio and measles vaccines for when they were introduced? How are we this "advanced," and people choose not to believe in vaccines? I'm sure people were doing anything to get their loved ones the polio vaccine, and back then you actually could get polio from the...
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    Care Ambulance withholding care

    Suspended for initiating treatment? What treatment, oxygen? Assisting with someone's medication? I HIGHLY doubt he was suspended for being on scene first and beginning an assessment. Think of the optics of an ambulance on scene first with the crew sitting inside just waiting for fire. Now...
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    Placentia Transition with Lynch

    Glad to hear they've upped their game. When I worked there it was horrible. EVERY shift meds were expired, monitor batteries wouldn't last a whole transport, old rigs. Dreaded going to work there every shift.
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    Ventura County EMS

    Talk about impatient.
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    Privatized EMS in Placentia CA

    Someone is trusting Lynch with 911? I worked there a few years ago, and it was a joke of a medic program. Every shift I'd find expired drugs in the box, monitor batteries that'd last less than an hour, Zoll M-series monitors, no AEDs on their BLS units. Don't get me started on being...
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    Working at McCormick/Banking overtime

    Care pays $15 an hour now... And I always believe it's one of the better ambulance companies in the area.
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    In need of a internship site

    I wouldn't do a non-911 provider. You wont get nearly as many calls, and it's not conducive to if you become a 911 provider. I saw on their Instagram that Lynch in Orange County was doing internships. This poor sole probably had to do 100 shifts to get his 40 ALS contacts.
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    DUI Driver hits 9 people in Fullerton CA, how does a bystander respond?

    If I was there with my family the only thing I would do is get them as far away as possible, then call 911 once safe. Too often nowadays this isn't just an accident, but an attack. Who knows what's been planned next. If I was alone if act, albeit with my head on a swivel for other potential...
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    Private 9-1-1/ALS Opportunity

    They would be more than capable of putting in a bid. I know of a one private company that put in a bid for a Southern Californian city. However, surrounding agencies could refuse to offer automatic aid to the company. And I believe there's some sort of law, making it difficult for an...
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    Working while in Medic School

    I had two jobs while in medic school. It's all in how you can handle the information. I had a science background, so a lot of the anatomy, theory, and terminology was more review. And your interest level means a lot too. If you truly enjoy the material, then you'll understand and retain the...
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    Question on EMS college degree vs Paramedic certification

    What are you looking to do in the EMS field? Do you just want to be a medic? Do you want management, or have a position in local EMS government regulation? Getting an EMS degree really pigeon-holes you into that field. If it's the medicine aspect or EMS, then get a...
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    Private 9-1-1/ALS Opportunity

    Looks like an effort to get a better contract from OCFA. Only real other option would be to contact to a private company for fire services. I fear for people if one of the privates OC ambulances get 911 services. The one I used to work at was a joke, every shift would have expired meds found in...