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  1. SeanEddy

    Fresno and Kern County

    I worked at Hall for 7 years. I worked my way from an EMT-Basic to Paramedic Field Supervisor in a few years. They paid for my paramedic school (and my wages while I was going). The only reason I left was to move to Texas. Great place to work. You can't beat it in California. Message me if you...
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    Looking for a pt. asses. notebook

    I have one that you can download and print on a 3x5 note card. I usually print 50 of them and hold them together with a clip or a ring.
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    CA EMTs and Medics looking for a fresh start?

    I don't think they meant "3rd service" in the traditional sense. They just mean you're working as a paramedic separate from the 2 major branches of public safety. Great place to work. I spent the majority of my career there.
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    Mechanical Ventilation Reference Material

    I work at a service that carries vents on our ambulances. I have a basic understanding of their use, but I would like to find some reading material to better my knowledge on mechanical ventilation. Any suggestions?
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    new cali person

    I don't know about companies or services in that area, but I would definitely work on getting your county accreditation soon. In California, as an EMT-Basic, you will be required to obtain certification in the county in which you work. They typically require some form of written protocol exam...
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    PRN Los Angeles... again

    It you want a good medic gig, stay away from Los Angeles.
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    Unregulated cities

    Every service I have worked for had an exclusive operating area contract.
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    Songs to run lights and sirens by

    I'm a total square when it comes to this. No radio, no distractions when driving code. Get me there safe and get me home alive.
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    the 100% directionless thread

    30mg Morphine too....
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    the 100% directionless thread

    200mcg Fent, 20mg Versed, 4mg Ativan for us...
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    the 100% directionless thread

    We don't even carry 300 Fent. Sounds like a good call.
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    Best NREMT EMT Review Book

    I used Barron's for NREMT-B and Paramedic.
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    Does anyone carry a thermometer on their bus?

    Every ambulance service I have worked for stocked oral thermometers. However, I went to CVS and bought my own "temporal" thermometer. It's quick and easier to use on kids. I agree, a temp can be an important part of an assessment.
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Fortunately, I work in a children's hospital so I'm not having to cath people all that often. Mostly just babies.
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    Recerting in California

    It all depends on where you work. If you aren't working, then I would just renew with your home county. LA County is quite the process to get an EMT card (and a pricey one at that).
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    Obtaining BGL

    Your right, they don't have a "statewide protocol" per-se, but they DO have a minimum and maximum scope of practice. The county medical directors essentially have a list of skills and medications to choose from. Anything outside of that can't be added without doing an approved study to prove the...
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    Obtaining BGL

    The service I work for allows EMT-Basics to check a BG. They can also administer oral glucose to correct the problem, assuming no contraindications for PO medications exists. Having worked in California for most of my career, I can feel your pain.
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    the 100% directionless thread

    I told myself that I would never have to do catheters......then I took a part-time job in an ER. *sigh*
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    NREMT-Good study guides?

    Baron's books are great. You can find them at any major bookstore.
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    Q's regarding certification/recert in CA, specifically Santa Barbara

    Oh yea. Its nothing like the NR skills test. Sent from my A500 using Tapatalk