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    EMT without medical direction

    Geez..did you go straight from EMS into this job? How long did it take to really settle in and become comfortable? Did you ever have to provide more than first aid?
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    EMT without medical direction

    I just used the headache scenario as an example, and I should have also clarified that “right or wrong” isn’t really the issue here. Right vs wrong is about the same as normal vs abnormal and ultimately depends on which book you read and whose opinion your going on..The issue at hand is whether...
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    EMT without medical direction

    Right. “that’s how we’ve always done it” type of system. Sadly, the needed changes will probably only come after the “panic attack” is actually an asthmatic one who ends up unconscious after a few breaths of this lol😔
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    EMT without medical direction

    Correct but technically considered “medical treatment” per OSHA standards since the “first aid only” guidelines are used by this company. That’s where the confusion comes in. They aren’t licensed with any state agency to provide even BLS skills, strictly first aid only. If there isn’t a doc...
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    EMT without medical direction

    Thanks for the feedback! I know I’m probably overthinking this but my gut tells me that it’s just not good practice to hand out meds without properly assessing my patients. The menstrual meds made me laugh I needed that😊 The aspirin apparently is used for “bad headaches” during the work day...
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    EMT without medical direction

    Obtaining blood glucose, Sp02, assessing lung sounds, breathing into paper bag for panic attack. There are others..those are just some of the ones I remember.
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    EMT without medical direction

    I’m posting in ALS hoping someone has some experience with this. Any help greatly appreciated..I’m considering a job that was offered but not clear on the legalities. They have referenced OSHA first-aid (vs medical treatment) as an exclusion to need any medical supervision but also have generic...

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