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ambodriver

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About ambodriver

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  • Location Chicago

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  1. ambodriver added a post in a topic For those who advocate Community EMS   

    I am not for this community medicine stuff.  I signed up to be a paramedic to respond to 911 calls and treat people in such situations.  I am not the hospitals lackey to prevent their readmission.  The problem that affects their funding, they should deal with it.  Since they are so concerned with it ($$$) they should hire a team of nurses or other health care professionals to do in home check ins similar to home health care nurses.
     
    That being said, if the Chicago Fire Dept wants to pay me a butt load more money to ask some jamokes in the ghetto if they took their medicine then I'm all for it
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  2. ambodriver added a post in a topic MidWest Salaries   

    chicago fire dept single roll paramedics top out around 95k without promotions, 1 day on 3 days off, pension and other good bennies
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  3. ambodriver added a post in a topic Load and go? Or not so much?   

    Exactly my approach to this. I am shocked to learn people *ARE* fiddle fucking on scene when it is not warranted
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  4. ambodriver added a post in a topic Load and go? Or not so much?   

    First, the term homeboy ambulance is awesome. Often used in these parts and hilarious each time I hear it!

    I think I understand your question, but not sure.

    Homeboy ambulances are faster, they are already on the scene. They don't waste time trying to do anything, just get them to the trauma center (sometimes, a lot of times they go to regular ERs).

    Apparently some people in EMS are fiddle fucking around on scene when they should be driving the patient. Hence why I do all my work en route in a trauma run.

    Right?
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  5. ambodriver added a post in a topic Load and go? Or not so much?   

    I'm not sure where you deduced that from my comment. I still think the variables involved in traumatic injuries is too complex. A GSW to the chest could have many different outcomes based on what exactly the bullet hit.

    I'm not sure how other people manage their trauma scenes but here for the most part its throw them on the stretcher and go. Get what you can en route but don't sweat it if you don't have enough time, we know they need surgery.

    "home boy" ambulances might be fast, but at what cost? Causing anoiher accident? Hitting grandma crossing the street?
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  6. ambodriver added a post in a topic Load and go? Or not so much?   

    So we take a set of patients involved in some major trauma and study their outcomes. Someone has determined we are doing more harm than good? Does anyone else think that people with serious trauma have poor outcomes due to their injuries and not neccesarily because of EMS? These people are ALREADY sick/seriously injured their likelyhood of poor outcome is most likely due to their traumatic injuries. There seems to be too many factors to be able to make a reliable study. Every injury is not the same and neither are the patients reaction to those injuries. Do people stay and play with trauma patients? I load them up and do everything en route.....
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  7. ambodriver added a post in a topic Ambulances without a bench seat?   

    interesting, can you post a picture of that
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  8. ambodriver added a post in a topic Ambulances without a bench seat?   

    Not sure what I would do without a bench seat, soooo many patients sit and belong there!
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  9. ambodriver added a post in a topic Advanced Practice Paramedic???   

  10. ambodriver added a post in a topic Are These EMS Type Of Websites Dying ?   


    I don't have a good answer to that. I think the format of the site is fine.
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  11. ambodriver added a post in a topic Are These EMS Type Of Websites Dying ?   

    meh this site has always been hit or miss for me, I look at it and come back a few months later. I find many of the conversations low brow or irrelevant. There is a gem to read once in awhile.

    There is so much to "EMS" i just really can't relate too, interfacility, low paying bullshit jobs, volunteers on here talking about badges and other such nonsense.

    Guess I am just spolied.
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  12. ambodriver added a post in a topic To Badge or Not To Badge... That is The Question.   

    Chicago Fire Dept badges are only used on Class A's (thats dress uniform). Couldn't comprehend why someone would carry it around off duty or even on duty
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  13. ambodriver added a post in a topic Was the helicopter necessary?   

    flown by chopper, gets 4 stitches and a 14k bill.

    ems failure.

    (part time medic!)
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  14. ambodriver added a post in a topic To work a code or not   

    I'm not working those with rigor etc.


    However, working in a ghetto ass area I have loaded the body into the ambo with some hollywood CPR (that stops when out of sight)to escape a potentially violent situation. The hospital understands we have to transport to their morgue because of safety concerns.
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  15. ambodriver added a post in a topic lucky to survive this agility test..   

    that sounds like a lot of fun, holy shit. paragraphs are good though mmmmkay
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