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  1. Luno

    What is your service doing to attract applicants?

    Well, for the fun job, we pay people to ski, they get to throw bombs, and we're a first in, primarily trauma agency, but it is still getting competitive. Local ambulance companies are in to the $20/hour+ with up to 6k bonuses. It's getting crazy out there...
  2. Luno

    COVID VACCINE - The Megathread

    Moderna... ;)
  3. Luno

    COVID VACCINE - The Megathread

    Also, if anyone has any questions, feel free to PM me.
  4. Luno

    COVID VACCINE - The Megathread

    Well, I tend to drop in here every now and then, but this particularly caught my attention. Interestingly, we have healthcare professionals (I use that term loosely) that appear to have lost their focus. In the end, our job is to advocate for our patients. The unfortunate piece is that we...
  5. Luno

    Joining the USAR as a 68w; Worth it?

    :cool: Right, you're gonna be back in the PLT SGT's ride...
  6. Luno

    Joining the USAR as a 68w; Worth it?

    Simple answer is No, the more detailed answer is that the combat medics don't get to do combat medical stuff. Combat drills? (MARCH/Tourniquet once or twice a year) Shooting? (24 hours wasted for 80 rounds) Room Clearing? (you're not 11B, get that out of your head) Field Medicine? (Change your...
  7. Luno

    Community Paramedic - Certified

    I would add that most military medics train to treat 18-40 year old physically fit trauma patients. The addition is that the medics on the line are very familiar with basic maintenance. For example, I was speaking to some local healthcare recruiters about what our medics could offer their...
  8. Luno

    2020. What are your goals?

    Already started, shifting from Senior Medic to Medic on a WMD response team, and have some really big things in progress... 2020 should be a bang of a year!
  9. Luno

    Deja Vu

    Damn, Stevo, it's been a while, I got necrosummoned by e-mail too... Hope all is well!
  10. Luno

    EMT-B to Army 68W or Navy Corpsman

    IIRC, you can still enlist in the Army as an E-4 if you have your NREMT cert...
  11. Luno

    Should Tactical Medics be armed?

    There is a much larger difference between PJs and medevac, firstly that the one is medevac and the other isn't... Now onto the rest, while the medevac helicopter is not armed the crew most definitely is if they are flying in a combat theater. Yes, standing orders were that medevac has an...
  12. Luno

    Should Tactical Medics be armed?

    Again, not quite accurate... Shooting back in such situations is defensive. As a military medic, you are assigned a weapon for defense of yourself and your patient. ;) Care to correct?
  13. Luno

    Should Tactical Medics be armed?

    What you said was... What you replied with was that if the weapons of medical personnel is used offensively, they lose their protected status. Again, not exactly the same thing... ;) So again, please cite law and applicability...
  14. Luno

    Should Tactical Medics be armed?

    Ok, I've gotta see this one... Please cite international law and applicability... ;)
  15. Luno

    Should Tactical Medics be armed?

    Based on their published role, I don't think that they are underequipped, they have a similar role to the model put forward by cypress creek many years ago of a warm zone existence and entrance only when called/escorted. I really like the emphasis on the planning and knowledge piece, it's...
  16. Luno

    Should Tactical Medics be armed?

    Yes, they should have the ability to protect themselves and their patient.
  17. Luno

    PTSD and Paramedic Research

    OP, in my few years in the field, I've found that one of the biggest "kick saves" is the original trainer (not the EMT/Medic school one) but the FTO that can help guide through what they're going to be going through. My first loss was 3 days on an ambulance, a 42 y/o female that I was looking...
  18. Luno

    Do you 5K? 10K? Marathon? Triathlon?

    Let's see, at least one half marathon every year for the last three, sprint triathlons (had to cut back to one due to work/life imbalance this year) but did 6 last year, and started getting into racing Xterra (offroad triathlons) last year. Still train like I'm racing, but my weekends are just...
  19. Luno

    Combat Life Saver/ TCCC count as CE?

    Did you instruct or just sit in on the course? If you did instruct/evaluate, you can be awarded CEs for that, you unit administrator, or in your case your MODS input NCO should be able to help with that one. Also, it is only going to credit towards some of the requirements, it won't cover OB...
  20. Luno

    New Study on Importance of Continuous Compressions

    I would hesitate to use broad, sweeping conclusions with regards to this survey. Especially since your conclusions are not supported by the study and transpose the 30:2 ratio with minimizing hands off time. And a point of clarification, there was a difference in outcomes, however it was not...