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    Small vent story with questions about it.

    I have minimal experience with vents and I'd like to get a grasp on them. Any resources you can recommend? I'm a paramedic and I was in the process of telling my dispatcher to send someone who knows how to use a vent. An actually has a vent. As I was explaining the situation to the nurse I...
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    Gotta put the Grandma in a nursing home

    Get home from a 13 hour shift to find out grandma can no longer care for herself. Mom can't handle it either. Everyone turns to me cause I'm in EMS. I'm supposed to know exactly what to do lol. A home seems like the only option. I'm really too tired to figure this out until I catch some Z's...
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    Federally Mandated Minimum Wage for EMTs and Paramedics Petition

    Looking to employer for more money? Just start that shift towards a higher paying job. In the field or otherwise. Stop wasting time. Go now.
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    Questions about excelsior program Medic ~ RN bridge

    Further education seems to be the best answer so its back to school. PA is a ways off but I'll just concentrate on getting a bachelor's pertinent to it. Then I'll really be getting paid for what I know. Meantime I'll just start collecting certs.
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    Questions about excelsior program Medic ~ RN bridge

    I dont think myself superior at all. I was only trying to convey that I work as an RN in the ER. I should stop saying work, "worked". I went back to the truck for the money. I mean when the patient comes in I go do a quick assessment and typed all the information into the computer. I'd assist...
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    Questions about excelsior program Medic ~ RN bridge

    I'm in Georgia. I literally do almost everything an RN does already. Even then, seeing the discipline and learning on your own thing.... I'll heed the warning and pass. Are there any programs that anyone can recommend? Never able to work in California? Sheesh.
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    Questions about excelsior program Medic ~ RN bridge

    Has anyone been through the excelsior paramedic to RN recently? I wanted to know how difficult it was to make it on your own. My local college has a bridge but I'm one course short of entry and I'm not gonna make it. Don't want to sit around for a year. The links How hard is the material? Do...
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    Overtime vs. 2nd Job

    Hey all, I've recently started working overtime and I got my first check. Uncle Sam basically had his way with me and I was wondering if I would make more money just getting a 2nd job that pays the same. I've never really looked at my paycheck <yes I realize how stupid that is> and just looked...
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    Are protocols some kind of secret?

    Heh, sorry if it sounded like I was having difficulty finding the protocols. The focus of my question was meant to ask why are some individuals clutching to their protocols like the one true ring.
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    Are protocols some kind of secret?

    I asked a buddy of mine to share his so I could look check it out. He said he couldnt send it to me because I didnt work for in the state of Colorado....okay? When I ask other agencies around me they seem to very reluctant to share and I get some crazy looks to boot. Its not like Im asking for...
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    Securing stethescope/ ems gear

    I keep losing my damn steths. Is there a device that ties it to my body? Also, does anyone have any experience with the ultrascopes? The add makes it sound like you can hear breayh sounds through leather jackets
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    Call review 54 yom syncopal.

    Hx Is got was "kidney stones" thats it. The bowel movement was just described as large. There was no blood in the vomit. No one visualized the BM as it was in a different area of the house. On scene I took the fires BP of 110/60 as fact. I palpated an irregular pulse in the 80s. Respiration's...
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    Call review 54 yom syncopal.

    New medic here just wanted a call review. So I'm sitting in the unit *****ing about how bored I am..... We get a call dropped on us for 54 yom pt down, changing colors. Takes about 15 minutes to get on scene. I get on scene and climb some giant stairway that reminds me of the temple of doom...
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    Welcome Rural Metro!

    Hiring freeze? I was trying to move from RMA to AMR but I've gotten no response even though they are actively recruiting. Amr is closer to where I live. Ill just wait it out. More curious than anything.
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    Welcome Rural Metro!

    I was literally filling out my application for AMR when someone sent me this. If I work for rural metro already should I just sit back and see what happens? The hourly rate for AMR is approx 1 dollar more than rural metro. I just wanted to work in the city lol. Never been apart of a company...
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    Questions about paramedic experience and jobs.

    I got a job in the infirmary at the jail. Wound care, first response. You know their primary question to me? "Can you intubate?" YES I CAN! Some resumes will ask if you have been asked to resign/were terminated and if so why? I didn't see any way around it without blatantly lying. Im sure...
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    Questions about paramedic experience and jobs.

    Mission accomplished. Jail, rural metro, and a major children's hospital. Guess whos early to work everyday? I'm grateful....but my precious, precious free time. :(
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    Questions about paramedic experience and jobs.

    Hello, instead of multi-posting I'll just ask a bunch of questions here. Feel free to answer all or some. I've been an EMT-I in at a busy 911 center for approximately 5.5 years. I finally got my medic! All 150 questions $@#$%. Anyways, I was was fired from my job and can never return. Too many...
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    additional reading

    Thanks, I'm sure by now those books are even cheaper.
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    additional reading

    Hello. Im taking a paramedic class. Our primary resources are emergency care in the streets. I also have a recent copy of the brady books. From what Ive read, these books have little information beyond the basics. Doesnt help that the course is bare bones either. Can you guys recommend a...

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