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  1. AnthonyM83

    MCI / Shooting-Bombing in Progress - Live Radio Feed

    Don't have all the details yet, but there's possibly two active shooters with some explosions at a mall in Aurora area. You can listen live: http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?feedId=43 Left speaker is Fire/EMS. Right speaker is PD/Tactical. This is a tremendous learning...
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    Burn Sheet vs Trauma Dressing

    When comparing the material/composition of a burn sheet and a 10x30 trauma dressing, would you see an advantage of one over the other for a localized burn (that would be covered by the 10x30 dressing)? In other words, does the burn sheet have any superior properties/advantages (other than...
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    Head Trauma - Contraindication for Nitro?

    I was wondering widespread the nitroglycerin (for CP) contraindication of "head trauma" was. I've seen it plenty of times....yet I've also seen it not mentioned plenty of times. Trying to get a sense of how often it gets left out due to how rare head traumas with chest pain were versus it...
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    Los Angeles Payrates

    Trying to see what different ambulance companies in LA (both 911 and IFT) pay new employees. Do they pay the entire shift or only if you get calls? Any call bonuses? Part-time / full-time positions? Is the listed pay for 24 hour shifts or shorter shifts? For 911 companies, how much of it...
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    What does term "Tenderness" mean to you?

    We had a bit of a discussion about this at work. I think tenderness usually refers to pain, specifically on palpation. Almost like sensitive. To others, it simply meant painful. When someone says an "abdomen is tender", I usually think they found that out through palpation, otherwise they'd...
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    Come Meet 4 Founders of Paramedicine ! ! ! +Johnny Gage!

    Do you really know your EMS history? … Dr. Walter S. Graf, founder of the Daniel Freeman Paramedic Program, will be honored at the inaugural “Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony” in ***LOS ANGELES on MAY 8, 2010,*** as one of the pioneers of paramedicine in the United States. The other...
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    Kinematics Video Clips

    Anyone have video clips that could be used for a Kinematics / MOI lecture? There's plenty of videos of people getting hurt online. Some look really cool, but don't have much educational value or are too long or don't show enough detail to get students thinking about which specific internal...
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    Post Examples of PCR Narratives

    I know different philosophies and formats for patient care report narratives, but looking to see various examples of them. How those formats and philosophies actually play out into actual narratives. Also, notes on whether there are separate sections for information left out (GCS, Vitals, Hx...
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    Scenarios for an EMT trauma airway lab

    I have a good list already, but want to get at the creative knowledge of other providers. For a 70 minute EMT skills airway lab, what would you cover in a hands-on lab meant to cover BVM, NPA, OPA, Suction, O2 Administration as it relates to the trauma patient. Students have already practiced...
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    Researching: ATypical AMI's

    I'm researching atypical myocardial infarctions for a presentation. Just wanted to drop by and see if anyone had noteworthy resources or source recommendations. I'd like to include diabetics, females, young patients, non-STEMI, the very old, and other conditions which might mask the typical...
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    Forced Entry

    Does anyone know about case law on forcing entry to reach patient on 911 calls, particularly if the patient was not the caller? Has anyone had any legal issue encounters surrounding that? Also, for the non-FD ambulances...are you equipped for that or do you call FD? LE?
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    Leave Comments for New National EMS Education Standards

    Hey everyone, Just wanted to let everyone know that NEMSES has put out the latest draft for EMS educational standards that will the new national standard. It's available for public comment. Review the draft at http://www.nemses.org/draftstandards.html It's really easy to navigate the...
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    Career Advice for soon-to-be EMTB

    I started out taking the EMT class just for fun and personal development, BUT now I'm really into this stuff. After my AMR ride-alongs and ER rotation, I really want to be in the middle of this stuff. I've been thinking AMR because they're the only company with the 911 contract around here (Bay...
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    New National Registry Examinations

    My EMT class finishes in a couple weeks. There's an EMT-B National Registry Exam available on Dec. 20. I was thinking of taking this b/c I would have just studied for my class final and everything would be fresh. Then, I learned if I take the test after Jan 1, 2006, I would have the results...
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    NAEMT

    After EMTPrincess's post, I was checked out the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians website. Anyone a member? The only real value I can see is conventions or training opportunities, provided they are good ones and local to me...
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    First Aid at School

    The other thread about calling EMS to schools prompted this post: I'm a teacher aide for an elementary school where i often do playground supervision. Since starting EMT school, I've been a bit confused as to how seriously I should treat playground injuries. Just like when I was in school...
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    AMR Ride-Along Tomorrow

    I'm slightly worried about my ride-along tomorrow as part of my clinical rotations/patient contacts for my EMTB class. One guy said they were quizzing him heavily on everything ("What are all the types of shocks & S/S" Go!) But my question here is: What types of snacks should I bring? Should I...
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    Field Guides & Additional Reading?

    I keep hearing mention of field and pocket guides for EMTBs. I'm wondering if I should buy one and if I'll actually end up using it. I would imagine there'd be little time to consult the book on a call... If it's recommended, which ones have you found to be really great references? Also, any...
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    Hiring Process?

    When I started my EMT class, I was doing it just for personal growth & preparedness, but not I'd really like to work in the field as an EMTB...but I have little idea how the hiring process works. Do you just put in an application, do an interview, and get hired by AMR (or other company)? Is...
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    Scenario Board?

    Do you think it might be doable to have a scenario board with weekly scenarios for EMTBs and/or students to practice with? Unfortunately, my class is very low on scenarios and role-playing. It's a shame because I feel that's what I feel helps prepare me the most and forces me to synthesize...

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