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  1. Martyn

    Londonderry man jailed for urinating on ambulance kit

    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-64513781
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    A happy story...

    https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-nottinghamshire-64226359
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    New legislation could expand mental health care for first responders

    https://www.baynews9.com/fl/tampa/news/2023/01/26/expanded-mental-health-care-for-first-responders
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    Crisis Center of Tampa Bay works to help fix EMT shortage through apprenticeships

    https://www.baynews9.com/fl/tampa/news/2023/01/26/crisis-center-of-tampa-bay-working-to-fix-emt-shortage-in-community
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    Medic no more...

    Once a medic, always a medic...good luck to you in whatever path you choose
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    Trauma Shears Recommendations?

    I can easily take my Raptors apart for 'deep cleaning'
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    Thoughts on RNs being allowed to challenge Medic exam?

    A bit like making a firefighter an EMT or paramedic (can of worms now open)
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    Palpating a BP

    In training I was taught that when you take a BP the normal way it is written 124/68, if you palpate a BP then it is written down 124/P... THEREFORE, NO DIASTOLIC! (Lowest BP I have ever taken was 54/P, little old lady who was AOx4 chatting away)
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Ha ha...MBT are my initials. And no, I'm not built like one
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    AEMT Help

    OUCH...shot down in flames or what!
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    EMT with panic disorder?

    Sorry to be hard, and others have also mentioned this, is this the right job for you? Had a classmate back when I qualified get a job with Americare in Tampa, during transport pt went in to cardiac arrest and he panicked and just sat there doing nothing, the EMT driving had to swap out and get...
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    Should EMS follow nurse's lead and go on strike?

    Been listening to all the rumors about how bad the NHS and social medicine is, are we? And FiremanMike, yes that's all the doctors make over there. That is part of what is wrong with the healthcare system over here, money money money. I would take the NHS over medicine provision over here any...
  13. Martyn

    Appendicitis.... Cardiac issue

    Change of subject (I know) but I transported a 2 yr old male on Viagra once so a 14 yr old on ASA don't raise my eyebrows lol
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    Should we have done something different for this trauma call?

    Looking through those Az protocols I noticed something odd, it says on the skills 'Rectal small volume nebulizer'...I am hoping that they missed the line separating these two skills o_Oo_O
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    Car crashes into ambulance in Pinellas Park, 5 transported to hospital...

    https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/region-pinellas/car-crashes-into-ambulance-in-pinellas-park-5-transported-to-hospital
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    Hospitals doing Procedures on Gurney

    So...no more queuing up in the ER. just dump them in the coffee bar round the corner...it's only 50 feet from the ER entrance!!!
  17. Martyn

    Paramedic internship

    Quote 'I understand what you’re saying about paramedics needing to assess BLS patients, but that’s done at the beginning of the call and if the patient is downgraded to BLS, the paramedic intern should have no further obligation.' WRONG...the whole idea of ride-a-longs/preceptorship is to...
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    Getting back into EMS after many years away

    As the saying goes..."But did you die?"
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    London Ambulance Service: Paramedics needed to meet record levels of demand

    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-62016689
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    Will my age or medical deny being emt in Texas

    I was 42 when I did my EMT in Florida, I am now 59 and working as a standby rescue technician...age has NOTHING to do with it, if you want to do it - go ahead.
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