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  1. ihalterman

    Amiodarone

    I am having a complete brain fart. I know for V-tach, it's 150mg over 10 min, but I remember something about 300mg followed with 150mg and I can't remember what it's for. My brain hurts.
  2. ihalterman

    Is money this tight?

    :blush: Why? Really, we have to put this back on the road? Really? I didn't even know we still had any of these. No idea where they were storing it. This is embarrassing. It's a 1979 according to the registration. I took these photos TODAY, not 20 years ago. I love my job, but this...
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    Paramedic School Mega-Codes

    When will I get to work on the 17yo Male that OD's on grandma's tricyclic antidepressants, in the garage where he get's organophosphate poisoning and downs a bottle of benzodiazepines after getting bitten by a poisonous snake, then falls from a ladder and gets bilateral femur fractures? If...
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    Farooq Muhammed

    Click here for the artical http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXln3ZujCqs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gi4Imbhr5uc&feature=related
  5. ihalterman

    Pre Employment Testing

    Does anyone have any experience with Midwest Ambulance in Des Moines, IA? I have a pre employment test with them Monday at 09:00. I'm just kinda wondering what thier testing is like.
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    Do I need to do another set of practicals?

    OK, THis is the message I got from NREMT: Examination Scored Congratulations on successfully completing the cognitive portion of your EMS certification. To obtain national registration, it is also necessary to successfully complete a psychomotor (practical) examination. My question...
  7. ihalterman

    Odd question

    We are getting ready to take our state practicals. The study guide shows this for scene size up: BSI Scene safe Number of patients Need for additional help (police, fire, Power, Gas, Etc) Determine nature of illness Introduce yourself Consider spinal stabilization My question is...
  8. ihalterman

    Little help please

    i know as a B I need to be especially good with airway, assesment, and packaging. The problem I face is learning rates. IE: respiratory rates, BP, and pulse. Plus things like, Generic names Vs. trade names for MDI's. Etc. I have made a spreadsheet with the things (I feel the need to...
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    We had our first exam today

    I scored 48/50. One of the questions bugs me. Q:You have been told that you must get your annual purified protein derivative (PPD) test for tuberculosis (TB). As a knowledgeable EMT, you recognize that the PPD will: My A : Reveal if you have active tuberculosis Correct A...
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    Tidal Volume

    OK, we were given the formula: breaths per min * Volume (500ml) - Dead Air Space (150ml) = Tidal Volume. I understand the equation given normal quality breaths. My assumptions are that the 500ml and 150ml are normal adult volumes. So to extrapolate, with an adult only taking roughly half...
  11. ihalterman

    Tomorrow is the big day

    Tomorrow is the first day of EMT-B class. Wish me luck. :ph34r:
  12. ihalterman

    Work Study

    I will have my EMT-B at the end of this term (May), and I was wanting to find a workstudy programm I can do while in school for my AS in EMS. I would like something that will help keep my EMT-B skills sharp while I am still in school. Any Ideas? Do Hospitals or ambulance services do this type...
  13. ihalterman

    I pulled the trigger

    Well, I did it. I am registered to start classes at Des Moines Area Community college Jan 12th. I will take EMT-B this term and EMT-I over the summer term. Then, in the fall, I will transfer to Mercy College and spend a year there working on an associates in Emergency Medical Services...
  14. ihalterman

    I think I am reading something wrong

    Could I get a few of you to look at the links below, and tell me what you think? This is the school I am planning on attending, but it looks like the EMT-B and Paramedic courses are the same, with one real odd difference. The EMT-B course has two additional classes. EMT-B...
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    My introduction

    I am a combat vet that lives in Central Iowa (Des Moines). I was not a medic in the Army, I was a combat engineer (I made things go boom). I was medically discharged for something that will not effect my ability to be an EMT. I am currently going thru the VA to start school for EMT-B. I am...

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