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DwayneEMTP last won the day on January 23

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About DwayneEMTP

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    Welcome to the jungle..we've got fun and games...
  • Birthday 12/23/1963

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    AAS EMS-Paramedic, remote duty paramedic

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  1. "You were awesome! Here's $20, now get out..."
  2. Still here at times!! Miss you Brother!
  3. At first I felt guilty, as I too noticed the chick first. But second I noticed the color of his leg and circulation issues..then suddenly, "Holy crap! He's got a log stuck in his bum!" I like to feel that I'm pretty well balanced...
  4. I do know quite a few really smart medics that have told me that the flight exam is really, really tough. But not everyone needs it to be hired. In fact most of the medics that I know were hired without it on the condition that they pass it within a certain number of months... I'm in no way dissing flight medicine. The flight medics that I'm friends with are all much stronger, smarter and more experienced medics than I'm every likely to be. I'm only disagreeing with the "There's only one way to get in" argument, that I know to be untrue in many places.
  5. I see many here talking about how much experience is needed to become a flight provider, but I don't believe that the advice given is accurate. I know of several medics that work for flight services that had little experience, no degrees, and aren't very strong medics to boot. They were a warm body, and available, when a position needed filling. I can't imagine any of these types of providers working for a service like Flight for Life, as the providers that I know there are all really, really strong. But FfL doesn't own the entire market. There are plenty of really weak flight providers just as there are weak street providers...
  6. Good on you girl!! As you go along, jump into some of the threads, especially the scenarios. You'll be shocked by how much better you'll do than the rest of your class... Keep your nose in your books and rock, OK?
  7. Those are the people that are going to save our world... Not religion, not philosophers, but people that are able to bring others together just by being silly..
  8. The best way to handle the spine board is to stand and say, "Based on overwhelming scientific evidence I refuse to cause my patient additional pain and possibly increased morbidity secondary to using this archaic device." And then walk out.... I'm pretty sure that that will go ok.... But be prepared, with many of your EMT B proctors you should be prepared to explain 'overwhelming', 'scientific', 'evidence', 'morbidity', 'secondary', and 'archaic.' (Not a slam on EMTBs in general, but it's been my experience that many 'B' proctors are very uppity, arrogant, and are in that position as a favor, not because they're the best fit.)
  9. Man, you're lucky! We had four normal semesters with two full summer semesters and had to do clinicals (Hospital/ambulance) at the same time, but could only do them during the second half of the program.. Pretty excited to be starting, right? Hammer your books Babe..getting through medic school isn't tough, but try doing it with a 98% or above..then we'll see if you're taking this seriously. I studied 4hrs per night, every single night while going through school. If I could do that after work/school and still sleep, I did, but if I couldn't then I slept during breaks and lunch the next day, etc... Don't cruise..you're way too smart for that. The reason that I meantion that is that if you have a summer of "nothin but clinicals and ride-alongs" then you've wasted your summer... What did you learn during IVs and med admin? What surprised you about each of those? What was most difficult? What didn't you understand? What classes of patients should you most expect to be difficult to start IVs on? Why are they harder than others? What is the most dangerous drug to infiltrate (arguably maybe, but maybe not), why is it the most dangrous? What happens if you should do so on accident?
  10. Hey Susanna, welcome to the City! We have a lot of really strong Canucks (I actually just Googled that for the first time, after using it for 40 years, and see it defined as "often derogatory in the U.S." Man, If I'd have known that I would have been using it more..) here, some of them even chicks! Others will stumble across this post and be able to give you good adice to add to that already given. Welcome Jorge! Man, only just got here and already posted an educational cartoon?? Brother...That's cool as hell... I look forward to hearing from you both when you have the chance..
  11. When do you start your program again? It's a two year?
  12. Usually have time where ever I'm working, but not always internet access... Thanks Babe... Hey! It's so good to see you sticking around and participating! I have a feeling that you're going to be a really strong medic. But, fair warning, everyone is all touchy feely now because you're a cute girl, but as you go along our betters will push you..always for your own good, but not always with sunshine and rainbows. Make sure that when that happens that you see the love in it and don't freak out, ok?
  13. Welcome to the site! I've also worked with quite a few SA providers and find them great... Jump in Brother, we can always use input from someone that keep their nose in current educational standards!
  14. Yeah, well, I'm guessing plenty of us know how I get after I've been here for a bit... Like it or lump it..it doesn't appear that I'm going anywhere anytime soon... :-)
  15. Welcome to the site! It sounds like you've got some plans...Jump in Brother...