Get Out of LA and California for that matter!

Yetti

Forum Probie
11
4
3
So after trying out LA area I'm convinced it's the worst place i've ever seen. I want out! Advice to all, Leave now! this place is soul sucking madness!!!!!!!!!!!! and don't even get me started on protocols and horible work place ambulace companies
 

DesertMedic66

Forum Troll
10,014
2,433
113
So after trying out LA area I'm convinced it's the worst place i've ever seen. I want out! Advice to all, Leave now! this place is soul sucking madness!!!!!!!!!!!! and don't even get me started on protocols and horrible moronic ambulace companies
The forum is well aware of how ****ty it is haha
 

Yetti

Forum Probie
11
4
3
It's really bad! I'm just trying to save others from making the mistake of working in ems/ ift in LA county.
 

PotatoMedic

Has no idea what I'm doing.
1,963
888
113
I hear Texas is good.
 

RocketMedic

King of the Improbable
4,102
1,086
113
Mmm whole blood in a 911 environment and don't even remember how to call a nurse for orders...
 

DrParasite

The fire extinguisher is not just for show
4,459
963
113
Mmm whole blood in a 911 environment and don't even remember how to call a nurse for orders...
hmmmmm, whole blood in a 911 environment.... think of the possibilities....

and I can honestly say in 3 states I have never worked in a system where we had to call a nurse for order, it was always a doctor on the other end of the phone.

North Carolina is always looking for Paramedics. And apparently so is Texas,
 

mrhunt

Forum Crew Member
44
4
8
According to my Medic class though which is based out of LA County, They just had a Massive protocol revision which add's tons of standing orders and eliminates the mother may i For 911.

Now granted 96% of everyone is still doing IFT, but at least LAFD is having more fun..... Lol.
 

CALEMT

The Other Guy/ Paramaybe?
3,371
2,298
113
We just got TXA approved in Riverside Co. and from what my pal @DesertMedic66 has told me it sounds like were getting Ketamine approved too. So its not all bad.
 

DesertMedic66

Forum Troll
10,014
2,433
113
We just got TXA approved in Riverside Co. and from what my pal @DesertMedic66 has told me it sounds like were getting Ketamine approved too. So its not all bad.
TXA and Ketamine are approved at the state level as of July 1st so now it is up to each individual county on if they want to put it in their protocols.
 

TheComebacKid

Forum Crew Member
46
34
18
TXA and Ketamine are approved at the state level as of July 1st so now it is up to each individual county on if they want to put it in their protocols.
Im pretty sure ketamine is still in a pilot program for isolated extremity injury pain management in ICEMA only, I do not think it has been added to the state scope, same with TXA being pilot only. Do you have any site or link that can prove otherwise?
 

DesertMedic66

Forum Troll
10,014
2,433
113
Im pretty sure ketamine is still in a pilot program for isolated extremity injury pain management in ICEMA only, I do not think it has been added to the state scope, same with TXA being pilot only. Do you have any site or link that can prove otherwise?
TXA has been approved by the state. Ketamine is still in study in Riverside county (REMSA) and San Bernardino county (ICEMA). Ketamine can be used for any traumatic pain or burns regardless of location (ABD pain, chest pain, or extremity).

TXA was approved a couple of months ago

http://remsa.us/documents/memos/20180629SystemAdvisoryTXALOSOP2018.pdf
 

RocketMedic

King of the Improbable
4,102
1,086
113
Do you still have to call for orders for everything?
 

bigbaldguy

Former medic seven years 911 service in houston
Premium Member
4,043
41
48
Come to Houston, you can't throw a rock round here without hitting an agency that's hiring. Some of them don't even suck :)
 

RocketMedic

King of the Improbable
4,102
1,086
113
Lake Jackson, Clute, Angleton, Pearland FD, Fort Bend, HFD, Atascocita right now.
 

nwhitney

Forum Captain
354
1
18
I think we got a pretty damn good system in Multnomah County. Progressive protocols, good medical benefits, and our pay is solid especially after our recent union contract. We got our issues just like every private EMS agency.
 
Top