I didn't mean to imply that nursing was in any way an inevitable or natural progression from EMS. I was speaking from a strictly personal point of view. I have no interest in management, or in substantiating change or progression within the industry. My interest has always been direct patient...
The biggest problem I saw in my years with AMR was poor management. It was an old boys club with superstar de jour coming in every year or so to shake thngs up. I did my job in spite of management. When my personal goals were no longer being met I skedaddled. I am lucky that I am able to do...
Patient being transported literally across the street from the mall to the ED.
She says "hey, wait a minute. How much is this going to cost?"
Me: Approximately 1,300$ ma'am"
Patient: Are you joking me? That's crazy"
Me: I'm a trained professional.
Me: And I get 10 bucks...
Jackson MS - mind you it was only a one month deployment so I imagine it would get old fast. It was SSM, which has pluses and minuses. My favorite part was being one of only 1,800 medics in the state, thus responsible for the scene and the call. The calls were amazing and not tripping over...
I know medics should be intelligent, but they are not. The intelligent medics are targeted by the mouth breathers who run the show. They are the heros after all, and understanding pathophysiology, diagnosing (horrors!) and looking at the big picture paints a target on your back.
You don't know...
EMS is very attractive to those of us that want to "help" and are curious and nosy and impatient and let's be honest; thrill seekers. Paramedicine is the only field where we get to act like doctors and not need all that book larning.
We are thrown into the field with insufficient...
An allergic reaction is an autoimmune response to a trigger with the involvement of only one body system - IE a rash
An anaphylactic reaction is an autoimmune response to a trigger with the involvement of more than one body system IE - hives, difficulty breathing.
With the previously...
I am one of those posters with the signature line that is now in violation of the new rules. I am also one of the posters that experienced an inability to log onto the site for a couple of days. I thought to myself - do I have a virus? is the site really really busy at Christmas? is it...
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yep - she got banned by Chimpie... over that fracas with the union guy... its weird how she is held to a higher standard than they are. I love Betty - she is super smart and never stops trying to help.
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product sounds like a lot of hype with poor delivery
let me get this straight - the criteria for death in Texas is lack of a palpable pulse? ... and department protocols state if 1 medic can't find a pulse, an other will check? in a trauma?
What happened to asystole in 3 leads?