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ERDoc

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  1. ERDoc added a post in a topic Mobile Stroke Ambulance   

    I haven't looked at much of the latest tPA literature because my hospital system and the government tell me what to do nowdays but I remember when studies were first coming out and thinking, "How many of these 'saves' are true saves and not just TIAs who got tPA and would have gotten better either way?"
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  2. ERDoc added a post in a topic PE vs MI   

    DVT/PE after a hospitalization is not uncommon.
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  3. ERDoc added a post in a topic Before I apply for a job, what skills should I go over?   

    If you are applying for a job, I would recommend brushing up on interviewing skills and spellchecking your resume. As for the skills part of your question, I would recommend joining the volley squad and explain to them that you are certified but haven't done pt care in a while. Get the experience at the volley and then apply for a paid position once you are comfortable with taking care of a pt by yourself. Going over the class notes and textbook from your EMT class would be a good idea also, if you still have them.
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  4. ERDoc added a post in a topic CT Paramedic Programs and UNH Paramedicine Degree question's   


    You could save some money by not wasting it on Red Sox tickets.
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  5. ERDoc added a post in a topic Lets get this party started! Post something here so we know you're alive!   

    I think the issue with the chat room is just the general downturn in membership. Less members means less people to go to chat. I tried it a few times and luckily managed to avoid the drama but when I went in there I didn't know anyone. It seemed like the people that posted didn't go in chat and the people in chat didn't post. Ruff, maybe if you threw on some pasties and danced for us it would get more people to come out.
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  6. ERDoc added a post in a topic Mobile Stroke Ambulance   

    I think your number is too high. I'm just not convinced there is any utility to the whole rushed process of working up strokes.
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  7. ERDoc added a post in a topic Mobile Stroke Ambulance   

    Personally, this seems like a huge waste of resources that will serve a very small pt population. I'm sure it would be more financially prudent to put another normal ambulance or two on the street for the same price.
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  8. ERDoc added a post in a topic volunteering for FD at 17?   

    Their station is always staffed, you just have to call them at 911. You will get a whole bunch to come to your house. Talk about personal service. OK, don't actually do that (I know I don't have to tell you that). Call and leave a message, they recruit people somehow. Whether or not they will take you, it is impossible for any of us to say. That is entirely up to them. I can't hurt to try. Worse case, you wait until you turn 18.
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  9. ERDoc added a post in a topic College Degree: Operations mangement/physics?   

    I'd be more than happy to chat with you.
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  10. ERDoc added a post in a topic College Degree: Operations mangement/physics?   

    Well, then monkey on.
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  11. ERDoc added a post in a topic College Degree: Operations mangement/physics?   

    Just understand that with a bachelors, you will pretty much be a lab scut monkey.
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  12. ERDoc added a post in a topic I want to become a paramedic   

    Depending on where in the US you live you may be able to join an ambulance company or fire department and ride on calls. It's frowned up here, but if it is available, why not take advantage of it?
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  13. ERDoc added a post in a topic Quality books?   


    Read Biohazard by Ken Alibek.
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  14. ERDoc added a post in a topic Quality books?   

    Personally, I like Annals of EM, AEM Journal and Prehospital Emergency Care. There are a few throwaway magazines that have interesting articles. Don't read too many "medical books" any more since by the time they are published, they are usually outdated.
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  15. ERDoc added a post in a topic 5 year old female - headache and vomiting   

    Interesting case and not that uncommon.
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