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About MariB

  • Birthday May 01

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  • Interests Black belt in Taekwondo.Spending time outdoors.

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  1. Hello!

    Welcome and good luck!
  2. Hello

    Yes Dwayne, that will go over fantastic in testing. Lol
  3. Hello

    Mention if you see any bleeding, the ABCs and if there is need for a c collar. You must mention o2, but you do not need to use it. Sample is to be done as you assess. . The long spine board gets several in testing. I found taking the straps off completely was my best bet when testing to avoid too much movement.
  4. Hello everyone

  5. Just a newbie.

    I am not all that familiar with EMR protocols. I have standing orders for NITRO x 3. Oral glucose, aspirin epi pens etc. Whether I am on call or not, if I am intending to treat someone as an EMT, I have to act within my scope of practice. I call for water just for obvious reasons. Does MD want pt to be npo?. I also want to mention, in your education, how old will you be when you get out of highschool? Both programs you are looking at are post high school studies. I know you want to hurry in to them but you have highschool first and most degree programs start in the fall after highschool.
  6. Just a newbie.

    As an EMT, I can't help open a bottle of their meds or anything unless specifically stated in my protocol. Sure you can as a bystander given you know the patient, you weren't called to them, you aren't treating them.. and you have nothing to do with being a Mr at the time. But then... why would you be assisting them? If you are opening a medication bottle for them and they are in need of help, that medicine just might not be a good idea at that given time. Don't do it. It isn't worth it and how often does someone have hemostatic dressings laying around? If you go to someone with it, you are intending to treat them. It isn't worth it. If they are bleeding that bad, call an ambulance And I don't think you can assist in opening med bottles as an EMR. Treatments can change based on what the patient takes. I don't assist in opening med bottles as an EMT for patients I'm treating. I spike iv bags, I hand my paramedic her bag and open it, but I don't open bottles for patients unless it is: their own nitro, oral glucose, activated charcoal, aspirin or a bottle of water and I even ask my medic or call MD for water if we are a ways out and they are insisting. We are paramedic conditional, sometimes a paramedic is there, sometimes not. If a ride will be a while and patient is thirsty, I won't hesitate to call for water and 9 times out of ten I would be told no. Except in cases if transfers with surgery in the morning.
  7. Just a newbie.

    As an emt, a patient can buy tylenol , but I can't help them with that tylenol. Does that make any sense? As for your first question . The bachelors degree is going to take you 4 years. The associates 2 years. In the end, which degree do you want? Of course a BA is better. Hace you considered a BSN in nursing?
  8. the 9 things you never say to a patient

    "Holy S:#*+" what is that?
  9. Hello. So where are you a EMT or medic?

    Registered dietitian. Apparently she has a masters degree in dietetics and nutrition
  10. Hello. So where are you a EMT or medic?

    YES! I have a dietitian at work who I was talking with the other day. She had a display of heart healthy snacks out for the students and I had approached her and mentioned that maybe we could get together and have her with us while we did blood pressure screenings, Heart Health, Heart attack signs and Stroke sign Awareness some evening. Now? I cant contain her!
  11. Studying in California

    Yeah, sorry, I worked a long shift, maybe someone else will have the brain power tonight
  12. Tactical wear: the Tactical Kilt?

    Do you wear anything under it?
  13. Hello. So where are you a EMT or medic?

    hey, all I know is when you joined you were a student too. No judgement. None needed. I understood the whole time, it was spitting (typing) the words out that got me. I think everyone gets that page to the same address and just wants to drag their feet and assume it is the same old thing. My point was, it isn't always the same old thing. You also are pretty new to EMT so the grasshopper comment was a bit uncalled for . I've been in an ambulance for longer than my student status, I just can't be a driver forever.