Just Plain Ruff

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  1. Our 1998 braun had the same set up. We transported 3 patients 4 patients out of one wreck, 1 hanging, one on the bench, and one on the cot. adn finally one on the captains chair.
  2. So who's on your group? Do you have field providers in your group, not to be contentious, but you know the people who are actually in the trenches who deal with this every single day and are forced to improvise and often are left to pick up the pieces when their improvisation turn tragic. Without the proper tools and when we are forced to improvise, when something goes wrong, we are the ones who are hung out to dry because we are not given the tools to properly do our jobs. So are their field providers in your group? and if NOT, why NOT? and not that is not meant to be argumentative, but just a SMH moment if true.
  3. Might have been one of those hanging stretcher ambucab setups that somehow still exist out there.
  4. Brandon, you are bringing a welcome bit of education to this forum sir, please continue to do so. Pediatric transport and care is something that is woefully undertaught and underdone in our industry imho. Please continue to provide insight and education, this is really good stuff. thank you
  5. Actually, this tidbit of information does not surprise me in the least. Let me ask one question, if you put a car seat on a ambulance stretcher, secure it to the stretcher, does that qualify as providing a car seat in the ambulance? Do you provide the same level of securitysafe transport to that pediatric patient compared to a properly secured/installed car seat in a automobile?
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    I've been in the field and out of the field for over 20 years. I have enough stories for 2-3 books. Why should those of us with this many stories that are our own give you ours? I'm just curious. But I do wish you the best. If you do write this and make it a e-book make sure you don't price it too high.
  7. Accelerated EMT courses you get out of them what you put in them. Why the hurry? Why waste time - just go this route - https://www.emtfiretraining.com/emt-b-course.php zero to hero in less than 30 seconds. One of their requirements Safely administer medications (the student should safely, and while performing all steps of each procedure, properly administer medications at least 15 times to live patients) Let's hope they are live patients - can't give meds to dead patients.
  8. fire away, we love questions.
  9. where do you want to work? What overseas do you mean?
  10. have you done any research on this at all? Dr. Google is your friend, a simple "how to become a paramedic in australia" netted me lots of information. I suggest you do the same. I don't know much about Paramedics in Australia but there are several aussie medics here but I don't know how active they are on this forum. Several quesitons 1. Why do you want to be a paramedic in Australia - 2. Are you prepared to move to Australia and work there? I don't believe paramedic is a essential job anymore so you would have to go through all the rigamorole of getting immigration status and you probably would not get it. It's called Right to Work and these are the requirements to be qualified: an Australian citizen: a birth certificate, citizenship certificate or current passport is proof of eligibility. a permanent resident of Australia or New Zealand citizen who has entered Australia on a valid passport: you are allowed to stay and work in Australiawithout restriction. 3. Their jobs aren't much different than medics in the states but the do go to more school if I remember right. Good luck if you are serious about this quest you are on.
  11. Why Sweden? Why Sweden? What education do you have now? I think you would be better served by getting educated in Sweden if that's where you want to move. I'm not sure of their education requirements but I would think they would require a longer education period that what we have here. Would hate for you to get your paramedic here and then Sweden come back and say "Sorry Charlie, you don't have enough education so you need to start over" Here are some helpful links that were very very easy to find if you used Dr. Google. https://www.thelocal.se/discuss/index.php?showtopic=11839?showtopic=11839 This site says you ahve to get a nursing program done first and then add a year of paramedic on top of it. http://www.studyinstockholm.se/university/the-swedish-red-cross-university-college/ And if you think you are going to get a free educaiton in Sweden, according to my understanding, you have to be a citizen of Sweden to get the free schooling. I could be wrong but I'm probably not according to a couple of websites I visited. 14K for a years program if what I'm seeing. but again, I could be wrong. So why Sweden?
  12. I gotta say, I miss Julia's wit
  13. Yeah, when I read this, Mike's comment about Julia was the first thing that popped into my head. "It's good you want to be an emt, maybe a latte and a couple of general courses will make you a great person for wanting to become a emt"
  14. Ok, so what is VN? is that vocational nurse? So you won't get your emt in a month at reputable programs - but if you move to Seattle, you can make 15 an hour. Yeah I k now that was snarky. and I don't know of any other medical program that you can get out of in a month and make 15 per hour. They just dont make that kind of medical program. I could be wrong but I'm probably not. But anyhow, Are you just going to EMT school to get to 15 per hour and if you are, then you aren't doing this for the right reasons. But with that being said, what are you going to do during the time you are in school learning to be an EMT financial wise? You have to work right, what are you doing right now and how much are you making. is there any way you can pick up an extra job until your wife gets out of school and then you can get your education started. You may have to delay your time in getting your emt until she get's out of school and support your family. EMT school will still be there I assure you, California is a EMT mill in and among itself, my understanding is that you can't throw a rock out of a BLS ambulance without hitting a EMT school. Good luck in making some hard decisions in the near future.
  15. I remember your posts MariB and to see the person you have blossomed to be, let's hope our new excited poster becomes half the person you have become.