You say protocols are basic, Yet there is a full load out of ALS gear?
Any chance you could post some protocols? Say for an unstable tach or pulmonary edema...
It seems like it has the potential to allow you to learn a lot and be allowed to do a lot by the ship's doctor if you prove that you aren't a total ****** seeing as you will have much more continuous contact with them unlike most of us on the streets. The NREMT scope is pretty wide as well.
With your airway bag is it a full ALS bag with ETTs and hopefully some form of capnography?
I unfortunately do not have 2 years experience and really enjoy where I'm at right now otherwise this is definitely something I'd consider along with having it tucked away in my back pocket for my mid 20s crisis.
This is super interesting. Im hesitant of giving up the nearly 9 years invested where I work currently but the perks of this are attractive.
Whats the pay? If you finish off somewhere far, far away do they cover travel home? Are you placed on any ship in their fleet? The Australia and smaller ships look neat.
If what was said about being a 1 stripe officer with your own quarters, it's likely that the situation would be vastly different for the medic right?
As I recall there were some crappy officer stuff too but yes mostly I think it's the rank and file that get hosed. I'll look for the article when I get a chance.
He says when you hear of docs telling their terminal patients to go take a cruise it is very true. He says you will see alot of end stage people, some make the whole cruise and some dont. There is typically a morgue on the ship somewhere. Lots of trade secrets that the public will never know about thats for sure.