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  1. Welcome to the city!
  2. Hello from MI.
  3. Welcome!
  4. Count me in. I'll put my EMS hat back on.
  5. I honestly have no idea about the training/education/pay it takes but have you looked into EKG tech or phlebotomist? No offense but better planning in the future would go a long way.
  6. emt

    This is a hard question to answer since every place does it differently. Let's start with where you are located. In high school, focus on graduating and taking science and math classes. In some places, EMS is college level and in some places it is not. Good college classes to take are anatomy and physiology, math, English.
  7. 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.
  8. Welcome!
  9. Sounds like some bad calls were made. Would the outcome have been any different? There is no way to know. One thing you will learn in the medical field is that no one will publicly discuss mistakes/bad decisions. Doing so, opens up everyone on the call (yourself included) to a lawsuit. As others have said, discuss it with the medical director but I wouldn't say anything more about it in a public forum.
  10. 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.
  12. I think this is one of those situations where it was an on-scene judgement call. Depending on exactly what was going on at the time might change one's answer. 10 minutes is too long to go without CPR but what exactly was happening when the arrest occurred? Was the pt on a stairchair in between flights? Were they in bed? That would make a huge difference in how quickly you could start compressions. OP, being that you almost chanted BLS before ALS, it makes me wonder about your experience level. You may not understand why some things are done the way they are. You say that there were other meds that the ALS crew could have given. What were they and what were the indications? We don't just push meds to be pushing meds. If the pt lost his pulse in a place where it would be reasonable to start working the code, then it should have been worked. Once the pt codes, there is very little that the ER can do that a properly trained and equipped ALS unit can't do. Too much missing to make an informed decision at this point.
  13. Welcome!
  14. Hello from someone who used to live in the southern part of NY.