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Makes sense. CT uses the AEMT, but with terribly conservative protocols (think: EMT + saline lock and NS, and that's it). NY, which is where I'll be post-grad, is better, at least, a little bit (pretty close to your EMT-IV, I believe). Gotta take the class though, and I think it's the NRAEMT class as far as length goes. Not that it's a bad thing, though.AEMT is not well used in Colorado as we have the IV certification and some things that go with it. So we have fluids, D50, Naloxone, nebs, nitro without OLMC, CPAP, and depending on where you work, IO access.
I wish we used AEMT instead so I would have gotten more than a 24 hour class on this.
I'd consider getting my medic but I want to be sure that I could find a place for myself where I could eventually transition into a more system wide QA and policy role.
I'd think that an NRP with an MPH or something of the sort would be pretty marketable -- not a lot of field providers with graduate degrees, I don't think, and definitely not with management or policy-related degrees.
Ooh, yeah, that'll make anybody gag, I would imagine. Never been a sympathetic vomiter, myself, hence my attraction to EMSSo far the only thing that I have found that gets me is when the RT suctions trach patients.
I'm fine with vomit and smells. Although gangrene did almost get me to hurl once.