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  1. MackTheKnife

    COVID VACCINE

    Not getting it. Not done my own research, but I've read some news articles where they mention 6 months efficacy. I also think back to SARS, MERS, H1N1 and no vaccines for them, as far as I remember, and they all passed away eventually. And perhaps so will COVID. My 2 cents.
  2. MackTheKnife

    Accepted to RN bridge!

    Be careful. ACEN is the gold standard of accreditation.
  3. MackTheKnife

    What could I have done differently for this call?

    Not sure, but they work.
  4. MackTheKnife

    What could I have done differently for this call?

    Low says could be due to what's been said: tachypnea and shallow resps. A brown paper bag to slow her down might have helped to improve her says. Obviously, the NRB helped. Don't base your question on what happened after pt got to the hospital. Apples and oranges.
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    Should I get a multi tool?

    I have a Core and an OHT. Use them semi-frequently. They're useful.
  6. MackTheKnife

    NREMT psychomotor paramedic NCTI Roseville

    Didn't see the skills sheets on NREMT.ORG. Where can I find them? Thinking of challenging NRP. Thanx in advance.
  7. MackTheKnife

    Tourniquets - Back in Fashion

    Couldn't agree more. From another reply, if DP and a compression bandage works, great. But there are times where a TQ is what's required. Yes, I have used them. They work.
  8. MackTheKnife

    PARAMEDIC REFRESHER COURSES NORTHEAST FLORIDA

    Wow! Thanks. Sounds simple.
  9. MackTheKnife

    I'm a carona Paramedic student and its horrible..

    That would be good if they'd offer it. Hopefully they will and he has the time. COVID is screwing up everything.
  10. MackTheKnife

    PARAMEDIC REFRESHER COURSES NORTHEAST FLORIDA

    Hey, me again. I'm due for recert by December, so I'm going to got EEI. Didn't see any curriculum outline on there site. Any info? Thanx!
  11. MackTheKnife

    the 100% directionless thread

    Seat belt cutters have their uses. Like zip ties or areas not amenable to scissors.
  12. MackTheKnife

    FP-C

    If you can write an exam and make money, go for it. I don't know how tests are priced, but regardless, these tests are evidenced-based, just as RN licensing and certification tests are. Exams are not written based on field experience, but on what the cognizant, controlling organization...
  13. MackTheKnife

    CCPP-C/TP-C Review material Suggestions

    It's all open-book, or the class answering the test together; CPR, ACLS, PALS. No more Mega Code. They're pretty much a give-me.
  14. MackTheKnife

    CCPP-C/TP-C Review material Suggestions

    The two worlds of EMS and nursing are far apart, yet close in many ways. Having spent a good deal of time in both, I can understand what you say, and what your detractors say. This conversation is reminiscent of the ongoing argument about degrees. As long as those arguing against both parrot the...
  15. MackTheKnife

    CCPP-C/TP-C Review material Suggestions

    You are 100% correct in what you said. Go for it!
  16. MackTheKnife

    CCPP-C/TP-C Review material Suggestions

    Point 3 is your opinion, but not factual. Certifications ARE most definitely education. When pursuing certs, you gain knowledge, hence education. I have 3 nursing certs and I gained a lot of education in studying for them. I learnt so much more when I did them, which improved my nursing. And as...
  17. MackTheKnife

    Paramedic Practitioner? Masters degree and future of EMS

    IS this humor or satire? What you wrote makes no sense. ND route? Pollinators practitioner? LOL! You teach RN, PA, etc.?
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    is a broken arm an ALS or BLS call?

    BTW, pain has been removed as the 5th vital sign.
  19. MackTheKnife

    Accepted to RN bridge!

    Don't forget Maslow.

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