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About RaceMedic

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  • Occupation Flight Medic/RN, ER Nurse, Teacher, personal massage therapist...

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Hell
  • Interests Education, Motorcycles, Hot Rods, Flying, Boating, Wakeboarding,... The Outdoors...

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  1. RaceMedic added a post in a topic Guidance on how to get started.   


    thats how my medic class was. They did not go back over EMT-B material. other than skills refresher and how they blended in to medic but thats about it.

    As far as nursing programs, our local program does require CNA at a minimum for both ADN and LPN. I think it is a requirement of the state.

    Your best bet, since you live in a college town is to go speak to a counselor at the college and find out what the requirements are. get all the requirements for everything your interested in and take that information go home and think about it. weigh the pro's and con's of each and visit with local EMS, Nurses, and/or RRT's whatever has your interest. Find out what your really interested in. Youtube video's are fine but only show a portion of the job ... a very very small portion. It is not all excitement and rescues.

    you have made a positive first step by coming here and asking. But you still have work to do to find out what is right for you. Good Luck to you !

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  2. RaceMedic added a post in a topic Re-introduction   

    I agree with you Dwayne, wayyyyyy to many old fat guys like us in EMS as a whole not just on here.

    There are a couple hybrid classes like that here in Kansas as well as distance learning programs as well. They have had mixed success both with pass rates as well as quality of the medic produced. I have personally precepted for one program that I will never precept for again.

    Good luck read and be active in the forums. Ask questions as often as you need, Remember there are no stupid questions.
    You will get out of your program exactly what you put in to it. As with most all of the others in the city I am happy to help in anyway i can.


    EDIT- Ohhhh and Welcome Back
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  3. RaceMedic added a post in a topic Atlantic City Street Survival Seminar Dec 13-14   

    that sounds awesome and would also be good for ER staff as well. I wish i could go. I am due for an interview during that time.
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  4. RaceMedic added a post in a topic Screen Names   

    Well hell,
    For 5 yrs I worked our local dirt track and was introduced to new racers to out track as the "Race Medic" When I first joined the site in '04 i was still working the track so it used it. Been that way ever since. Though now i pretty well go by Race even in my personal life. The name has stuck and kinda evolved it to what it is.

    On a side note i have not worked a race 5yrs... Im now in critical care transport and flight medicine.


    EDIT- the avatar is me working in the ER
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  5. RaceMedic added a post in a topic I LOST my Knife.   

    Find a knife you like and take it to the grinder and make it how you want it. or find you a machine shop or welder that can make the O2 notch for you.
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  6. RaceMedic added a post in a topic Dating a Paramedic's Daughter   

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  7. RaceMedic added a post in a topic Dating a Paramedic's Daughter   

    Absolutely Richard, I have suggested all of the academies to her, The object of my affection's daughter is planning to attend West Point. My daughter however is planning to follow the family tradition as closely as possible.We are a Marine family and since the Marines do not have a medical division, Navy will have to do! LOL...

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  8. RaceMedic added a post in a topic Dating a Paramedic's Daughter   

    BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA...... I LOVE IT !!!!!! Better than sending the Little sister along !!!!

    Agreed Dwayne, i have encouraged my daughter towards med school should she want to go in to health care. So far she is planning on going to the Naval Academy at Annapolis and letting the Navy pay for school ... I LOVE my daughter !!!!!
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  9. RaceMedic added a post in a topic Spinoff from Two Threads -- How do you feel about being recorded   


    I completely agree with you but with the saturation of cameras in everything and being everywhere it will never happen. The best thing you can do is to stabilize as quickly as possibly and get to the ambulance where you know you are in control of the entire situation from that time on.

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  10. RaceMedic added a post in a topic Does Your Service Report Medical Errors To THE PATIENT ?   

    Why would you ask Ruff to go back and ask the same question again? He did as you asked as did i and the responses were the same.

    Do you even read the posts ?

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  11. RaceMedic added a post in a topic Spinoff from Two Threads -- How do you feel about being recorded   

    I am sure i have been recorded and will be more in the future. You can not stop it as there is no reasonable expectation of privacy in the public places, especially sporting events. Keep your head and do your job and your fine. Liberal use of blankets and sheets work very well for blocking the filming and also provides adequate coverage for exposing where your assessing.

    This isn't going to change and even the LEO's can not stop it from happening. Now once i am in my ambulance then i am in control and there will be no filming or pictures.

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  12. RaceMedic added a post in a topic Dating a Paramedic's Daughter   


    thats awesome !!!! I think i may have to update it as i am not old enough to have been in the rice patties outside Hanoi ... HAHAHAHA

    Not a lot to tell Bern. Sometimes a father just can not let go and she, they , you .. will have to wait until she is 18 or out on her own. I am sure he is having difficulty and thinks that the 20yr old instructor used his position to take advantage of his innocent little girl nothing will change that unless your instructor friend can convince the father in question that his intentions are honorable. Nothing you or anyone else can do except them, and most specifically him.

    thats my take

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  13. RaceMedic added a post in a topic Dating a Paramedic's Daughter   

    Excellent answer !!!!!
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  14. RaceMedic added a post in a topic Dating a Paramedic's Daughter   

    Yes by all means I totally agree and my daughter shares your daughters concern/fears of what i will be willing to do if i do not like him ! LOL
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  15. RaceMedic added a post in a topic Cameras are prohibited and pictures will get you fired   

    we tried that here the supervisors here would show up and photo the scene and take it to the hospital to show the doc. cameras were property of the service and only used for such ... but it quickly went away
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