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    jobs before EMS

    What's the point? :P
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    the 100% directionless thread

    You should see your doctor. Lyme and other tick-borne diseases are no joke.
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    "Sho Yano, Uiversity of Chicago Student, To Become Youngest M.D. in History"

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/03/sho-yano-university-of-chicago-md_n_1566618.html?icid=maing-grid7|main5|dl1|sec3_lnk2%26pLid%3D166584 What are your thoughts on this? I have to admit that upon first read, I was adamantly opposed to the University of Chicago's decision. After further...
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    Airway management for inhalation injury

    So what was the suggested treatment by a WFR?
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    Internships in Boston area.

    Thanks Tigger, good to know. I've seen them around Mount Auburn before as well as a few other spots in Cambridge, but I don't know anyone who works there, or much at all about the company. I wouldn't doubt that their medic program is exceptional...I stumbled across a few training videos they...
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    Internships in Boston area.

    What are your thoughts on Pro as a service? Are you familiar with their Medic program at all?
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    Internships in Boston area.

    Sounds like you might be at Northeastern? They used to run a pretty decent-sized EMT and Medic program, so tracking down some of the folks previously involved may yield something, although I wouldn't be overly optimistic. I think rwik is pretty much correct. Unless you're looking to intern on...
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    the 100% directionless thread

    It was break time...:D
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Earl Grey Tea + binaural beats set to relaxing music = some of the most productive studying I've done in a long time. This is awesome.
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    EMT training in boston

    It's been a while, but I can recommend the Mass Bay program. It will definitely prepare you to pass the state exam...it comes up a little short on the operations side of things in terms of the formal curriculum, but I wouldn't consider it a "critical failure" (you'll understand later). If...
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    Possible Set Medic Positions in Massachusetts

    This definitely should be approached with a healthy dose of skepticism, but if legit, there are some positions for set medics open in Massachusetts. http://capecod.craigslist.org/hea/3032212204.html If anyone follows up with them, keep me updated...I'm curious.
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    Keeping a jump bag in your car?

    *A few pairs of gloves *Assorted band-aids *Neosporin *A few 4x4s *Waterproof tape *Coban *Acetaminophen *Diphenhydramine *Loperamide *"Rescue Hook" (which, to this point, has only ever been used to cut rope and fishing line). It lives somewhere in my backseat or in my day pack. So...
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    New EMT-B advice

    You know right from wrong...don't let anyone talk you into starting any bad habits or laziness.
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    Missionary Medicine

    Having always been on the pre-hospital side of things, I'm basing my answer more on conjecture rather than experience, so bear that in mind. However, I would imagine that most of the work you have done, and will do in the future is less about emergency medicine, and more along the lines of...
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    Harris County Emergency Corp

    I've seen some FD based units around here with a few rear-facing blues, despite being technically illegal. Saw a South Shore Hospital ambulance with one the other day as well.
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    Western Mass EMS

    You're very welcome.
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    Western Mass EMS

    Alert may be involved in Springfield 911, I saw them working a scene with MSP not too long ago. They also have facilities in Chicopee and Agawam. North Adams Ambulance serves North Adams and some surrounding communities in MA and VT...just checked their website and they're hiring per-diem for...
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    Brewster Ambulance-Massachusetts

    Thanks Dan...briefly talked to one of their crews in Middleboro a few weeks ago and got some good vibes. I may be looking for a change of venue in the next 6 months or so, so I'm trying to do a little research now. Legion, I'll let you know if I hear of anything. What are you looking for?
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    Wet behind the ears & seeking guidance

    In a true SHTF scenario, the most basic of BLS is really going to be the only viable option. I second a basic first aid course as being a good starting point. If you're looking to get a little more in depth, I'd recommend a course from an organization such as SOLO, Wilderness Medical...
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    OK I lost it...heat stroke and heat exhaustion.

    Exertional hyponatremia?

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