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  2. Dude, hats off to you as the Immigratino and border protection officer. I had a friend (long time ago) go down to the border, I think he ended up near Natches or (similar sounding name city) Mexico or Texas, he lasted about 9 months and then left. He told me it was the worst 9 months of his life. He's now working in the oil industry over in the UAE making 3.5 mil a year. How things changed for him. I haven't heard from him in about 5 years. I hope he's still doing well.
  3. And some of the unhealthiest people live in those flyover towns and don't have any medical care until they are at the point of needing an LVAD.
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  5. I meant Syphillis But she's also Like Janice from Friends, she kept coming back to see Chandler.
  6. hope you find the person you are looking for.
  7. By: Maria Shila Clarion Caraan-Medic/456 It is those kinds of days when the world is normally quiet and people are outside their homes and in the busy streets celebrating happy moments with families or simply just wandering around when some unforeseen events may occur exploiting the people’s expectations about life and the enjoyment of it. The EMS personnel whom dedicated to serve have their own purpose. For us, every life matters. Every second is precious. Coping with stress witnessing the death and dying, even the smallest nerves on our system, quivered. No matter how strong we are trying to portray ourselves on extremely stretched situation, no matter how calm, we acted though overwhelmed by the event, it is our heart that fears of losing the battle. The battle which is not intended for us personally as far as professional versus personal connection is concerned. We cannot just cease all hopes and say to ourselves; “This is God’s plan”. After all, we have been trained to help save lives. It is a common notion that people in the EMS are working in a job with good pay and less workload. But behind the bright smile of men and women in the EMS; bleeding hearts and distorted minds are far beyond comprehension. We carry the burden on our shoulders. Seeing the sick and injured every day makes us weak inside and out. We are vulnerable human beings too. Because of the need of us being out there, we change the value of holidays to work days. So when the entire world asleep, we are outside in the streets saving lives. Some may question why we choose to be here? The answer is just simple: If not us, then who will? The world may forget us because we didn’t go to war to defend our country. Our memories may be of less of importance from the views of our arch-critics whom we dedicated to serve, even to our people. We won’t have a medal of valor and a flag on our coffins on our death, but the lives that have been saved in “God’s Will” through us will always bring a smile in everybody’s lips and a joy in their love one’s hearts. It will surely change their lives. Perhaps, we have played a very good role in the lives of our arch-critics, but it is at the expense of our own family’s enjoying our time together, which is seldom and very rare. There is so much sympathetic pity for the misfortune of others in the medic’s heart that flows like a stream in which ordinary minds fails to fathom. In saving lives; it is the passion with compassion. Poetry for unsung heroes: By Maria Shila Clarion Caraan – Medic/456 In the deep of the night when entire world retired the sounds of sirens broken the silence. A dancing headlight of red and blue giving you a clue someone’s on the limbo. We gather our strength when you call for help we extend our hearts not just our hands. There’s that emotion we can never hide for every sweat our shield it is our greatest pride. We equip ourselves knowledge and wisdom so when there’s a call of duty we won’t walk there, empty. Our only shield is the blend of the trust being gained and the faith that flaunt our victory staunched.
  8. “My heart is ascertained that it’s a hard life; but I cannot stop my lips from smiling.” It has been nearly end of November 2015, just a couple of weeks before my wedding I was assigned in Unit-18 stationed at Ghusais Civil Defense headquarters with senior Medic Matoza and senior driver Mohammad Ahmad. The shift started as normal. We were checking our stocks, cleaning the car, and preparing for whatever will come our way that night. As the winter breeze started cooling off the day sun left, we were able to hint to ourselves, it might be a quiet night as the medic’s radio channel is quite calm. Just when we were about to take a turn for an evening meal, a call came to us from dispatch. It was an unspecified medical call, possibly hypoglycemia. So we were on our route to the location and I was preparing the things we would need behind the truck as I am the one seated in the cabin. We reached the scene for about three minutes and I was amazed how awkward the surrounding walls. No commotion to alert us to something unusual. It was a quite big gated house with lots of cars parked in the parking area. By merely looking around you can tell that the family who lives there is a well-to-do family. We were greeted by a young lad outside the main door and he guided us inside the house to where his brother lies. Upon entering into the room we introduced ourselves to the older lady which I presumed his mother and two other young teens and they seemed to be alright, except for the mother who was a little distraught. A young man on his thirty’s lying literally unresponsive in bed. When we ask what happened while assessing the patient, the sister revealed to us that her brother was fighting with their older brother when the later reprimanded him. She told us that their older brother was angry, but when she was about to tell us the reason why her mother stopped her and sends her out. The man lying on the bed, still refused to move and respond to us. We checked all the vitals and everything was normal including 12 leads ECG. The mother then told us that her son was having a history of seizure and she said he might have one prior to our arrival. She also said that her son is taking regular medication for seizure, but was not able to name the particular medicine her son is taking. So we decided to bring the patient to Rashid Hospital base on the history as low priority. There were no signs of post seizure though, but since the patient still refused to cooperate, we took him in the ambulance on stretcher with his mother inside the cabin with us as she declined to sit in the front. While on route to Rashid Hospital, my partner senior medic Matoza tried to coordinate with the EMT Post as the hospital is unwilling to accept the patient. I made my secondary assessment and there I discovered a needle mark in his arm on the left brachioradialis area. The mother had lied to us. Her son was injecting drugs when his older brother found him. When the patient sensed that we uncovered his secret, he started to become violent. He was able to free himself from the stretcher strap on his arm and started punching my partner who was still on the phone trying to explain to the EMT Post about the situation. I alerted the driver Mohammad Ahmad to pull over and call police. At that moment the mother became very angry due to the fact that we have called the police for assistance and started accusing us of hurting her son as she saw me pinning him down on the stretcher while alerting our driver. She called her other son and told him we had called the police for his brother. Meanwhile, acting shift supervisor Aala Almomani was monitoring us through Arabic channel and had arrived at the place we had stopped seconds after the police came, kudos to him for his prompt action. He talked to the brother and explained to him that we are just doing our job for the safety of everyone on board as his brother was trying to hurt us. One of the police escorted us to the hospital while the patient was still acting violently but already well strapped. As we reached the hospital Emergency Room, doctors and nurses were ready to meet us and took action on sedating the patient just to calm him down. This experience told us so many lessons, to enlighten us on what to do when circumstances go wrong. No matter how tranquil the situation is, we have to be always prepared and ready to act for our safety. If the patient’s life matter; and so ours’ too. Drug abuse is a worldwide problem. It is a problem to the society. Drug abusers will not care whether you are a medic or not, a family or not. Their minds have been clouded with a wrong notion about life. Sometimes their own family will not tell you the whole truth or even lie to you and leave you blinded while treating their patients. The threat to our safety while on the job is real. Always be safe because our lives too; matters. “Gratitude can never be found in a gloomy and hateful heart, for they will never appreciate the kindness you’ve shown even if they tasted a handful of it again and again”. ~Maria Shila Clarion Caraan~
  9. i don't believe german licenses are accepted anywhere in the US but since most of the US is National Registry based, I would send them a query asking them how to get your National Registry based on your German education/licensure. https://www.nremt.org/rwd/public find in the lower left hand corner of their site under Contact Us, then click Email the NREMT and ask that question. Hope it all works out.
  10. Congrats on getting it done.
  11. your first step would be to determine which country you want to do this in Second would be to research their requirements and even if they have an established EMS system. I can think of a couple countries or even one continent that would be hard pressed to have an established EMS system. Once you have figured that out, come back to us and let us know. I would think that some of us here could help you out in your searches.
  12. Once you have discussed with medical Director, the ball is officially out of your hands. I'd leave it there until you get a note back from the medical director. You never know who else is a member on this forum, it could be one of your colleagues who reads this and then all hell breaks loose, or we do have families sometimes come here for fishing expeditions. You just never know. And GOD FORBID, don't post anything about the call on Facebook, even to a EMS related facebook site.
  13. We responded to an adult female resp in a neighboring district. It was an apartment attached to the back of the house. We go in to this apartment and the place is immaculate, black and white decor. We walk up the stairs to the bedroom where the pt is and find a 20-something female laying on a mattress that is on the floor. Above the mattress is a sign that says, "Welcome to Ms. Stacy's dungeon." (Name changed to protect the innocent and the naughty). The ALS guys starts doing their assessment and I'm standing there next to the cop that responded. Next to us is a coat rack and the cop starts looking through it. There are all sorts of leather outfits, whips, chains, thigh high boots and a bunch of other things I didn't recognize at the tender age of 18 or 20.
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  15. Hello from someone who used to live in the southern part of NY.
  16. Need some help. I'm working on taking a AEMT class. I would like to relocate after class need some advice on areas. What I'm looking for is good pay, protocols and a place to rise a family. I have searched the internet but that only does so much. thanks for your help. I would l like some were along the east coast. But I would love any and all suggestions..
  17. I don't really understand what kind of class this is for, as it sounds like you're not in EMS class yet. So my suggestions may not be what you're looking for, but I'm going to try anyway. Tourniquet usage pros and cons Advanced airway control in the prehospital setting...are we effective, or what could be done to be more effective? Something that I personally am interested in...reliability of manual vs automated BP's.
  18. Red Wing makes good boots I have personally used them in the past. I'm thinking that they will fit your bill.
  19. I'm sorry to hear about the job. The Christmas tree farm sounds awesome. I help with a kids horse camp during the summers. Animals are my therapy. Good luck to you.
  20. My paramedic was a "hybrid" class of sorts. It was an online class, but we went to class twice a week 4 hours each day, with a couple Saturdays thrown in. It was a terrible class, left me with a lot to figure out on my own. 12 people started, 3 people passed National registry, including myself. I would look into it very thoroughly before taking it. Mine was offered through my department, so it was free with the promise of working there 2 years as a paramedic.
  21. Same to and your family
  22. I haven't been here in years. I actually forgot all about this place. Found it by accident during a google search. Wow.
  23. Hi there, When we upgraded to the latest software a year or so ago, we lost our ability to auto-post links using RSS to Facebook when new content here is posted. With that, we noticed a drop in participation as well. Good news! RSS is back and I just set it up so that whenever there is a new post, our Facebook page will be updated. This should bring new traffic to our site as we have over 34 thousand likes on our page. -Admin
  24. I was looking up posts about services demanding "quick turnarounds" versus allowing time to properly document and complete the PCR before returning to service. After reading this, I wonder if you you've worked for the service I have for the past 6 years. I hope this has resolved itself by now.
  25. his sex crime could be a benign as peeing in public and getting nailed by a cop and charged with indecent exposure. That would give him a sex crime charge, which to me is just utter bullshit. But there could be more to the history on this poster as well. It could also be statutory rape as well by a 13 year old having sex with a 12 year old and getting caught and charged as well. Without more information from the OP, which I am NOT in any way asking for him to expand on his so called "crimes", we won't know for sure if he would be ineligible for hire at any of our services. So before we dismiss this guy out of hand for employment at any of our services, he would need to in his interview process with any service, explain the circumstances surrounding the sex crime. NOW caveat, if the sex crime involved a 3 year old or a 8 year old or what not, or it was forceable rape or any number of other crimes other than what I outlined in my first paragraph, then that is a WHOLE other panacea that would of course in my mind, EXCLUDE him from working with any job that my service would have. Child porn is another.
  26. Nursing is a different school of thought though and sometimes people agree with the nursing model more than the physician model. Same reason people want to become NP's instead of PA's. Do what you are passionate about, and research the differences between the nursing model and the physician model. Do which ever speaks to you and your beliefs.
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