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  1. DesertMedic66

    patients with carry permit

    And you likely won’t. You do not have to be a permit holder to remove a gun. You are not going to get pulled over by the police in your ambulance because you have a firearm in the ambulance. You must have a permit (in some states) to carry a firearm.
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    patients with carry permit

    That last option is very creepy. Please don’t call 911. Lock it up in a compartment on the ambulance and let security or PD at the hospital handle it. Keep it in the holster while it is in the compartment to help protect the trigger.
  3. DesertMedic66

    Why aren't all EMTs are least trained with ALS?

    The stare of life. I’m gonna have to use that one.
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    Will AMR DQ me for driving record?

    If you can do online traffic school to get your point/s removed then yes I would highly consider doing that. AMR will usually allow 3 points on your record however at fault accidents may be a little different. In CA you will notice that a lot of ER tech positions require experience in the...
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    Body Armor

    But then you look like a firefighter which one might argue is worse haha
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    How do you rendezvous with ALS?

    It’s going to depend on how your specific area operates. For mine, since we are the 911/ALS provider and also operate BLS units our BLS units would say they need to meet up with an ALS unit and they would normally pick a safe location to swap over (parking lot or other wide areas). When the ALS...
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    Patient is armed

    IMPO that seems like a huge risk that can easily be mitigated by other simple means.
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    Patient is armed

    The thread was started along the lines of we respond to a patient down who is altered or unconscious and during our assessment a firearm is located, what would you do? In my area PD is not routinely sent out on medical calls. If we call them it can take anywhere from a minute to 30 minutes for...
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Yeah. He was one of our Paramedic FTOs. A truly great guy who you could never say a bad word about. He just got off a 12-hour shift and was only a mile or two away from our base. We still have employees who are unaware of the incident.
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    911 VS CCT

    It’s going to depend on the specific companies that you are looking to get hired with. Most state for medics they want “3-5 years of 911 experience in a busy system”.
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    Temporary work with housing...

    Not seen a whole lot in EMS but you did just describe a Travel Nurse to the T.
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    Reliable Street Names for narcotics

    Yes. Me: Hey man, what did you take? Pt: I did some of that silly wack Me: What the hell is that? Pt: insert random drug or drug combo Me: thanks
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    Why aren't all EMTs are least trained with ALS?

    I don’t think limiting prehospital services is anywhere near the right answer. There are situations where having a medic on scene is the best thing for the patient. If there are no medics lost skills may include: blood products, intubation, surgical crics, RSI, needle decompression, chest...
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    Reliable Street Names for narcotics

    Because not all cops are reliable sources for drug information. It’s going to vary greatly by your area. If you work in an area that is huge for drugs then yes your officers may be familiar with the various street names but if drugs are not a huge issue in your area then your officers may not be...
  15. DesertMedic66

    What is the purpose of a shock from AED?

    The AED is only used on pulseless patients. It should not be applied to a patient who has a pulse. That would make it so you could not defibrillate a stable rhythm.
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    What is the purpose of a shock from AED?

    The AED does not sync cardiovert. It is only capable of defibrillation.
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    the 100% directionless thread

    It is for us company wide. PHTLS is still being offered for the counties that require medics have it but we all have to have TPATC.
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    Liberty Ambulance Kern County Hiring EMTs and Paramedics

    Not yet. In a couple of days I will speak to a coworker of mine who still works for them and see what’s new.
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    AMR anyone?

    Jersey? Do you know Snooki?