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    Poor Historians: Asking the Right Questions?

    I consider myself a pretty good communicator; gooder than many other peeps I know anyway. But lately I've been running up against a lot of poor historians and ramblers in my community that can really frustrate me, say when I'm code 3 for chest pain, already 20 minutes on-scene, and trying to...
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    Are you a hard azz?

    Ever have to put someone you work with in their place? I sometimes have to partner with an EMR (EMT in US) that is incompetent. I've had to report her 3 times to our unit chief now and I hate that I seem to be the only one doing it. I've heard that others have their issues with her as well...
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    offer: CPR metronome MP3 files

    I have a couple MP3 files that were made up for 2 person rescue CPR. You can store them on your mobile phones or whatever device. I have them on my mobile and just run a playlist from a quick button to play them. They are metronome rhythms running at 100 beats/minute with an auditory signal...
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    I.V. difficulties?

    Hi, borrowing Terese's account here....I'm her partner, Meph, and I just want to take a dip in the pool of experience available if that is allright. I'm having problems with my IVs. TK is helpful but she isn't having problems, her IV-kungfu is fine! Where's my self-confidence gone? I'm...
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    Remberance of fallen BC paramedics

    Today marks the Sullivan Mine tragedy, one of the saddest days in recent memory for the British Columbia Ambulance Service. On May 17, 2006, paramedics Kim Weitzel and Shawn Currier went to work to do their job like they had done many times before, but tragically they never came home. Words...
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    ECG training?

    Wondering if this site would be willing to host a few pages on ECG education. With everyone on this site that knows and those willing to learn about reading rhythms, I was wondering if we could maybe upload some strips and pages and stuff for an educational section. We're interested in...
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    REQ: List of common meds

    I'm putting together a short list (page or three) of common medications found in-field, like Metformin for diabetics. Anyone have any to contribute? I don't need definitions or anything, just what you have come across that you felt were important and helpful to your pt. care. I'll look up...
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    Your lifestyle

    What would you guys say best describes your lifestyle? Working in EMS I know it is difficult to eat healthy and stay fit. So just wondering how you all cope with it. When I first got into EMS I was struggling with it all but now seem to have dealt.
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    Ideas for practical jokes

    My partner were conversing the other day about this student we currently have and would like to play a practical joke. Not really sure what to do though?? Ne1 have any good ideas for us. We were thinking about made up diseases, taking a temporal pulse on a pt. Nething would go that would be...
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    Partner Troubles

    I have been out of EMS for about a year and just started up again in the last few weeks with a new partner who is also a friend. We have been having some minor troubles over the past few weeks like forgetting equipment at the hospital or pt's houses and other minor things. Well I am usually the...
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    alternate essay topic

    I have been posting on a essay topic that doesnt seem to be working out to well for me. If you can offer any help for this alternate essay topic just in case i have to change i would appreciate it soooo much. Possible alternate topic: Assuming that the material I am looking for, just cannot...
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    statistics

    i am wondering if anyone knows of good sources ie websites, new articles for ems statistics? example what percentage of calls are behavioral emergencies, what % of ppl suffer behavioral problems, work place injury or incidences regarding to behaviorial emerg. well anything that has to do with...
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    essay help

    My boyfriend is currently going thru his medic schooling and has to write a paper. He is writing it on the controversy related to behavioral emergencies. I thought I would post something on here since we are all health care professionals perhaps you guys would have some good ideas and input...
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    You significant other...

    I have noticed over the years I have been involved in EMS that alot of ppl in our profession also have significant others that are in the Emergency Services too...Is this because EMS takes up so much of our lives and we are a tight group ..we might as well stick to "our own kind"? Do you enjoy...
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    Whatz yer skillz?

    Just wondering wat yer skillz as an EMS personelle are? I am a Primary Care Paramedic in Saskatchewan, Canada. We are trained in oxygen therapy, OPA's, ECG interpretation, AED use, we can administer Nitroglycerin, ASA and oral glucose, assist with Epi-pens and inhalers etc. We are also trained...
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    Avatars

    How come are some avatars on here allowed to be bigger than 64by64? or am I doing something incorrectly? :huh:
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    EMS all over the world

    In the next few years I am planning on travelling all over the world and in my travels I would like to work EMS in different countries. Hopefully by then I will have completed Paramedic training. I would like to ask everyone for different advice and what it will take for me to get on in...
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    How long is your EMS schooling in each level?

    Hey everyone! I am new to this website and interested in EMS around the world...this probably has been done before but I was wondering how long is the schooling you have taken to become the level you are at ?In Saskatchewan, Canada I have taken a Primary Care Paramedic course which is 4 months...

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