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  1. fast65

    Texas EMS

    Alright, this is a very broad question, but I just want a little bit of insight. Recently a buddy of mine has been promoted with his company and is transferring to Texas, he's trying to get me to move with him. Now, things at my company aren't the greatest, and so I'm considering a change of...
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    Fentanyl use in APE

    I realize we've had a decent amount of discussion around fentanyl recently, but here's something that's been bothering me for the past couple of days. I vaguely remember hearing at one point that fentanyl can be used in the treatment of acute pulmonary edema (APE). While researching on the...
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    Preschool Providers

    So this is a topic that has been on my mind for awhile now. There seems to be a growing population of younger EMS providers out there, or at least EMS providers that look young. I was wondering if any of the younger/younger looking providers out there have problems with getting respect from the...
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    What are you all eating?

    So I've been trying to come up with some new options for what to take to work for meals. Lately I've been taking left overs like lasagna or pasta, sandwiches, soups, and of course I take some fruit and other miscellaneous snacks; but I'm getting a little bored with that. I'm just wondering if...
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    B52-chemical restraint

    So I remember my instructor mentioning something that he referred to as a "B52 cocktail" awhile back, it's supposedly used as a chemical restraint. I can't quite remember what the mixture of meds was though, I think it was 5 mg Haldol, 2 mg of Ativan and 50 mg of diphenhydramine, but I'm not...
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    Paramedics in Tennessee

    So, I know it's probably a little early in the year to be thinking about where I want to go after I finish school, but I can't help myself. I really would like to move to Tennessee for a few years after college and just had some questions about it. First of all, how is the job market for...
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    Alleged "Tactical Paramedic" Arrested for Open Carrying

    Just saw this on another forum and thought I would post it up here. Basically a man is arrested for open carrying through a mall parking lot and claims he is a tactical paramedic when he is stopped by the police. Here's the news story...
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    I'm just wondering if anybody here can tell me a little bit more about living in Massachusetts (laws, weather, economy, EMS system, etc.). I'm thinking about moving there in about a year and was just wondering what it's like. I'm also trying to decide between doing the medic program at the...
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    NBC Series: Trauma

    Just saw a trailer for a new NBC series called Trauma last night. It doesn't look like it's going to be horrible, but we'll have to wait and see. What do you guys think?
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    New Here

    Hey guys, I'm new and just figured I'd make a quick intro. I'm Nathan, I'm 19 and I just got my EMT-B cert. last weekend. I'm pursuing a career as a firefighter/paramedic and I'm really excited to get into the EMS field. In my spare time I enjoy working on my cars and shooting trap and sporting...
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    Interview Advice

    Hi guys, I'm new here and I just got my EMT-B cert. last weekend. A little background info on me, I'm 19 and I'm pursuing a career as a firefighter/paramedic. I was fortunate enough to get an interview with a non-emergency ambulance company in my town that I have heard wonderful things...