Caduceus

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Caduceus last won the day on December 23 2014

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About Caduceus

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    Suicide prevention and mental health awareness, law enforcement, volunteer firefighting, not failing my premed classes

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    Undergrad/artist

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  1. New

    All of the (decent) EMS books I've read were done by those in the service.
  2. New

    I don't have any stories for you, unless you're interested in a fire call that's still embarrassing for me. I am curious how you are planning on publishing it though. Self-publish? E-book form? Planning on doing any cover art or illustrations inside?
  3. New

    Why is this posted twice ._.
  4. I'm still alive. Not sure how or why but
  5. New, from Kansas

    Nice to meet you! I'm a broke-ass college student. Not in EMS or anything. Probably best if you put your questions in "Patient care" questions under the question section of the forum.
  6. Hi y'all, it's been a couple of years since I posted. I doubt anyone remembers me (I was the annoying kid who posted drawings & pretended that she knew things! :D). I have a bit of a long story for you though! I'm currently a freshman at university and a student police cadet with my university PD. I'm also a volunteer firefighter when I'm home. I'm really enjoying it. Here's the catch! A couple of months ago I became depressed & have been diagnosed with depression. I am trying antidepressants. The first meds I took (lexapro) made me feel suicidal so I had to stop taking them. I've never really had an issue with depression, but back in high school I cut myself a few times and thought about committing suicide a lot because I had a family member check out. My high school stuff is a major red flag for law enforcement hiring, but luckily it's not on my medical record, I've never been involuntarily committed, and I haven't self-harmed in ~3 years. No scars either, they all faded w/ time. (My cat gave me a few on my wrist that look suspicious, though :P) I did get put on leave from my cadet program because I'm going on meds & they wanted me to take time to balance everything out & get healthy. My questions: 1) will this come up in EMS/fire hiring? 2) will it keep me from getting hired? 3) Any cops on here with advice on how to handle these issues in the hiring process? To be blunt, I'm not looking for people to tell me whether or not I should go into this career. I know it is stressful. I'm aware of what you guys go through. However I don't have suicidal tendencies or the urge to self-harm. When I am not depressed I handle stress pretty well. Unfortunately, at this point, I need medication in order to function, but I'm confident I can get back on my feet with meds and to a place where I can handle the stress.
  7. I want to become a paramedic

    Do a Running Start college program if you can!! Free college and graduating from high school at the same time. The more education you have the better.
  8. I wear leather gloves when I play with my cats anymore. My hands and wrists used to be so scratched up my mom actually told me I looked self-destructive.
  9. Oxygen causing harm?

    There is this article online having to do with hypoxic drive and COPD pts. http://paramedicblog.wordpress.com/2009/11/19/hypoxic-drive-theory-myth-the-why-and-how/
  10. Meet and Greet Take Two

    Welcome to the city! It's a great place to learn a lot.
  11. New guy on the block

    Welcome to the City!
  12. OMG EMT on TLC wow horrible show horrible medics

    Why do we watch TV?
  13. OMG EMT on TLC wow horrible show horrible medics

    Honestly I don't know what's up with some of the shows on these days. It's like half the channels running low-budget shows are filler-material between the other channels running low-budget shows. We have more money to buy food.
  14. OMG EMT on TLC wow horrible show horrible medics

    We only have Netflix....