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    Unconscious Patients and Stair Chairs

    I have never heard this name for it before. My instructors always call them orca blankets...... :rolleyes:
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    Paramedic NREMT Study Guide

    Watching 'cause perfectionist Basic student halfway done with the course and getting paranoid.
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    Hearing aids in EMS?

    Usually there is no problem with any job, EMS or not, as long as your vision/hearing is mostly correctable. My instructor was a hard-*** about that stuff in our first couple weeks but I think it's all hot air. I don't know a single rescue squad that doesn't fit its trucks with BP machines now...
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    I was told that i smell bad

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    Two questions

    Unless ADD impedes your ability to fulfill your duties, it is completely irrelevant. In fact, legally it's nobody's business what kind of medical conditions you have. I have a significant past psychiatric history, but because I work really, really hard to do my best, none of my instructors are...
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    Stupid question

    Peak summed it up beautifully, so my contribution is going to pale in comparison. Even mild hypotension can get ugly, and that's because a sudden drop upon standing means your patient could be attacking the floor with their skull. Syncope can be intense when you're orthostatic. I've been...
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    Do you guys remember everything from the human body chapter

    Is this standard in most classes? Mine uses the 13th edition of Emergency Care. Regardless, I envy your psychic abilities. Rock on with your bad self.
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    first call of the day is...

    I'm just a student but my worst nightmare has become something my instructor told us during our first lab. He was orienting a guy on his first shift and they get a call for a patient with hx of CHF who took a fall in her bedroom. They arrive on scene and she's diaphoretic and SOB...and also 500...
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    Hey Josh, fellow BLS student chiming in. I only learned how to study effectively in the last couple months and it's gotten me a 96 so far in my class. Here's what helped. Knowing your learning style is pretty helpful when figuring out how to study. I'm a kinetic learner so note-taking is a...
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    The absolute begining.

    I'm also a BLS student and I haven't needed to buy any equipment. My mom is a veterinarian and at first I brought a scope I borrowed from her but the ones provided by my college work equally well and save me from worrying about sitting on it in my backpack. :p I really like using my old Iron Man...
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    The Official EMTLIFE Introduction Thread

    Hey, my name's Sage. I'm 17 and currently in my 3rd week as an EMT-B student in Wisconsin while concurrently working on my GED. I also volunteer at a local emergency department a few days a week. I'm going into my clinical hours soon (just applied for my training permit) so hopefully this will...