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Get Out of LA and California for that matter!

Discussion in 'EMS Employment' started by Yetti, Jun 27, 2018.

  1. Yetti

    Yetti Forum Ride Along

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    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
     
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  2. DesertMedic66

    DesertMedic66 Forum Troll

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    The forum is well aware of how ****ty it is haha
     
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  3. Yetti

    Yetti Forum Ride Along

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

    PotatoMedic Has no idea what I'm doing.

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    I hear Texas is good.
     
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  5. RocketMedic

    RocketMedic Fancy Book Learnin'

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    Mmm whole blood in a 911 environment and don't even remember how to call a nurse for orders...
     
  6. PandaNin

    PandaNin Forum Probie

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    Lemme FIFY

     
  7. DrParasite

    DrParasite The fire extinguisher is not just for show

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    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,
     
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  8. Yetti

    Yetti Forum Ride Along

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  9. mrhunt

    mrhunt Forum Crew Member

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    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.
     
  10. CALEMT

    CALEMT The Other Guy/ Paramaybe?

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    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.
     
  11. DesertMedic66

    DesertMedic66 Forum Troll

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    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.
     
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  12. RocketMedic

    RocketMedic Fancy Book Learnin'

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    Interesting. If only your pay would catch up...
     
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  13. TheComebacKid

    TheComebacKid Forum Crew Member

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    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?
     
  14. DesertMedic66

    DesertMedic66 Forum Troll

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    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
     
  15. RocketMedic

    RocketMedic Fancy Book Learnin'

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    Do you still have to call for orders for everything?
     
  16. DesertMedic66

    DesertMedic66 Forum Troll

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    Varies greatly by area and if you are ground or HEMS.
     
  17. TheComebacKid

    TheComebacKid Forum Crew Member

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    Ah okay, Cool!
     
  18. bigbaldguy

    bigbaldguy Former medic seven years 911 service in houston Premium Member

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    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 :)
     
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  19. RocketMedic

    RocketMedic Fancy Book Learnin'

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    Lake Jackson, Clute, Angleton, Pearland FD, Fort Bend, HFD, Atascocita right now.
     
  20. nwhitney

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    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.
     

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