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  1. DesertMedic66

    COVID VACCINE

    People have already been selling them online from $5-$20 per card. I advised all my family and friends to take pictures of their cards and luckily I was able to keep a handful of blank cards should any of them misplace their cards. The cards are not very complicated. Give someone an hour on a...
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    It's almost Tax Day!!!

    My entire family uses the same business service/accountants and have been using them for a very long time. I thought I was going to owe money after some of a settlement I got was in a 1099 form. Luckily I got back a little from state and fed.
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    Everyone is a paramedic.

    Can confirm
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    11:1 Compression to Ventilation

    Not sure on the evidence however it is not 10:1 in the normal sense of 30:2. It’s continuous compressions with the breath being provided during the upstroke of the 10th compression so there is no stoppage of compressions or hands off chest time. We are also precharging our cardiac monitors...
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    11:1 Compression to Ventilation

    We have also been doing this for ~6 years.
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    Refusal v No EMS with behavioral

    My county and company both have definitions on what and who a patient is. We attempt to obtain any information from them that they are willing to provide. If they refuse then they are listed as John Doe/Jane Doe and we document what we saw and that they refused to sign.
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    Refusal v No EMS with behavioral

    What is your company’s policy regarding this? My company has a policy of all calls that we arrive on scene to get either transported or a refusal. We arrive on scene of a 2 vehicle MVC with no injuries? Company wants refusals on all patients. Arrive on scene for a possible psych patient? I’m...
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    Dying patient left on apartment floor

    What on earth is going on in that system? Why are there so many inconsistencies with their report? Why would you not transport this patient to a hospital that is 5 minutes away? Why would you have a medical director respond to a scene that is less than 5 minutes away from an ED? So instead of...
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    IM Injection Technique

    I think I stopped aspirating for IM injections the day medic school ended.
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    the 100% directionless thread

    If I pick up a shift in AZ I can do anything my company allows. Company wide we don’t bolus propofol.
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    the 100% directionless thread

    It’s a cluster right now in CA regarding flight medics. Last I heard there were 15 counties that have the expanded scope with a dozen more looking very deeply into it. Even if you are in a county the doesn’t have the expanded scope doesn’t mean you won’t be around and assisting with more...
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Despite what is commonly told, being on a red truck doesn’t always make things better. We’ve had a couple people come back to AMR since they removed the pay cap. We’ve also been seeing a decent amount of apps filled out for HEMS by current FF/PM.
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Physical disks? What are those
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    the 100% directionless thread

    No base funds for a new/better one?
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    Suction Units (no hole)?

    Autocorrect….
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    Suction Units (no hole)?

    This. DuCanto out preforms the Yankauer all day everyday.
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Probably my worst subject since we don’t ever do them at my base.
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    Socal Flight RN salary/ Schedule

    Typically $20-$25 starting pay in SoCal. On the very low side it’s about $56k/yr and on the high side it’s about $76k/yr depending on what your shift start time is.
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    Socal Flight RN salary/ Schedule

    Mercy and Air Methods are one in the same. Starting pay for RN is $30-$35 per hour. Overtime after 8 hours a day and double time after 12 hours. So if you start your shift at 0600 you get normal pay from 0600-1400. 1400-1800 is overtime. 1800-2359 is double time. 0000-0600 is normal pay. Once...
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    the 100% directionless thread

    It’s also advisable to not have all the seats removed from the vehicle and have 25 people inside a vehicle only designed for 7-8 people.

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