Absolutely not. What's a pedal pulse in the field?
Like anything, it becomes easier with experience.
Sometimes you have to stack the cards in your favor. Assess vitals before the rig is in motion, position yourself to minimize outside distractions/noise.
If I were actively working in EMS...
Off duty: Activate emergency response (911). Have friends/family with patient call the parent/guardian.
On duty: Jim37F covered it.
I see this a lot in my non-EMS job, both with adults and pediatrics. Our policy is to contact 911 for loss of consciousnesses and wait for EMS.
Being slow to...
Here is a directory of all being offered in NC. Here is an example of one. The TSOP is the Technical Scope of Practice Performance / hands-on skills test. NREMT is going to require one for an expired cert.
Even when my job offered CEUs, I'd rather pay more to get them myself through an easy...
I don't have an answer to your questions, but I was surprised at how many community colleges in my North Carolina offered online Paramedic refresher courses for all of the hours with a TSOP evaluation included. Its usually half the cost of the commercial online programs.
If you're like me, you don't want to pay for a lawyer. The cost, headache, phone calls, etc.
I found calling my state bar's referral number and being connected with a lawyer super easy. Almost all will hear your concerns and give you a quick consult for free. I would be surprised if...
That's frustrating! Have you:
Followed the formal and informal complaint process?
Filled out the California Community Colleges Complaint form?
Filed a complaint with the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges?
Contacted George W. Hatch Jr. with the Committee on Accreditation...
It depends. There used to be a much bigger stigma against tattoos in EMS. Today, not so much.
Some departments or services may require you to cover any visible tattoos. Such policies seem to be more common in public agencies.
I think you're safe with a small tattoo on your wrist.
Someone help me work through this. The Washington Post reports the reserve was exhausted in December. Pfizer reports to have doses on hand and expects no US supply problem. Many states are having significant supply problems.
I see Biden says he's renaming "Operation Warpspeed" but don't see...
I would take the drug test. If you test positive on your drug screening you'll need to provide the testing center a valid prescription for Suboxone.
From there it should be a non-issue, though you may be required to follow up with your program.
It appears as though you would be covered by the...
Welcome to EMTLIFE! My experience in EMT school was that we went through the textbook chapter-by-chapter.
Get a copy of the textbook and start reading, taking notes, and making flash cards/study tools.
Though the pandemic has been horrible in many ways, I'm a huge fan of the number of providers willing to transition to telehealth.
Could the future of EMS include providers helping facilitate telehealth as a medical assistant of sorts?
I know this doesn't help, but I was thinking about this exact topic about a week ago when walking by an ambulance with the distinct diesel smell.
After far too much Googling I noticed a few places had hybrid ambulances, ZeroRPM was a thing, but not much more.
Lots of press releases, little...