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  1. fm_emt

    the 100% directionless thread

    It was a hard course but I enjoyed it a lot. Definitely would recommend. They were also able to help me navigate the peculiar requirements that (surprise surprise) only the state of California has regarding clinical hours and that was very much appreciated. The hospital (UF Shands) was...
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    the 100% directionless thread

    I have successfully completed the UF CCP program, passed it, took the IBSC test and have joined the ranks of CCP-C. ... only to find that we really aren't sure how our CCT program is even going to go. Good ol' political red tape again. No matter what happens, I learned a lot from the experience.
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    CCT Fly Car

    This is something we're working on but there are some political hurdles in the way. The plan is to have a fly car with a CCP that can hop onto an ALS truck if a transfer comes out.
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    the 100% directionless thread

    almost at the end of my UF CCP program and I am hoping that my brain doesn't leak all over the floor. 🤣 Lots of good information and I've learned a ton. I just need to retain it for tests!
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    CA Ambulance Drivers Certification Question

    DMV literally pulls out a Brother typewriter to make your license. If you got cleared, I highly doubt that it's going to affect your drivers license. Now, your future employers, on the other hand... careful what you say. :)
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    12 Lead EKG Electrode Placement

    I've seen that mentioned before. The M Series manual says " When acquiring 12-lead ECG from quiet supine patients, ZOLL recommends placing the limb electrodes anywhere along the ankles and wrists. When it is difficult for the patient to remain motionless due to shivering, muscle tremors, or...
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    Pay raises coming for Wake County EMS workers

    that's higher than quite a few counties in California. wow. good to see!
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    12 Lead EKG Electrode Placement

    anywhere between elbow & acromion process for the upper, below the inguinal folds for lower. I have not had too many issues with artifact. People will sit still during a 12 lead if I simply say "Dude, quit wiggling for 15 seconds." :)
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    12 Lead EKG Electrode Placement

    the class talked about how limb leads stuck on the torso might avoid some artifact but can cause over-augmentation and exaggerated ST segments, making a 12 lead non-diagnostic. If misplaced, they can also cause issues with axis determination. I know people say "oh, that's not true, they're fine...
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    Community Paramedic exam

    which textbook did you use for this?
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    12 Lead EKG Electrode Placement

    I took Bob Page's 12 lead class recently and now I am terrified to put them on the torso again. :O
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    Paramedic Continuing Education

    If all you did was the card classes, then that would be a fair statement. However, it's only an example in this case. The matrix shows you how the card classes can satisfy many of the requirements. For those that are leftover, like that silly "Infectious Disease" one, can be found elsewhere. I...
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Doing the UFL one. It kind of came down to "Where would I rather be in the spring?" and Florida definitely won.
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    the 100% directionless thread

    I really wish I had some. lol. My call volume has been either BLS, cancellations, or a whole lotta post moves. We did catch a stroke though. Got on scene maybe 2 minutes after fire, recognized what was happening, (it was pretty obvious - aphasic, right sided hemiplegia, facial droop) called in a...
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Also, I am greatly enjoying my CCP course but oh boy is it a lot of information. There's a bunch of stuff that I have forgotten over the years and I'm having to study for the class *and* refresh my memory for old stuff. I enjoy it and look forward to getting through it. I think it's already...
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    Paramedic Continuing Education

    There is. Go to the NREMT website. Check out the Paramedic Recertification Guide. See page 15. There's a matrix. That should tell you everything you need to know. The "Individual" component can pretty much be any medical related CE. "Local" is often your locally taught stuff. For example...
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    the 100% directionless thread

    psyllium husk in a cup of water. then plenty of water. maybe some tamales from a food truck of questionable origin. :)
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    the 100% directionless thread

    I'm enjoying the critical care class so far but I am also quickly realizing how much stuff I forgot from paramedic school and previous A&P classes. Oh boy. Been trying to refresh my memory as much as I can but there's only so much time in the day and only so much data I can pour into my head...
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    Benefits of working PT AMR

    I can already tell you that it depends on which operation you're going for. I'm PT at one and I have to put in 6 shifts of availability every month, but if I work 3, they're usually pretty happy. Although we're short staffed, so they've really been bugging us to work at least the 6...
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    Northeast Oklahoma

    following because Tulsa is on our list if/when we can bail California. :D One of these days. had some of the best sourdough bread in Tulsa too.
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