scubanurse

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About scubanurse

  • Birthday 08/26/1987

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    BSN, RN, CEN, SANE-A, SANE-P

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  1. Unfortunately with out much more to go on I'm not sure we could be of help. One gesture would be to buy pizza for the local ems/fire station one night in his honor. We often go without thanks in this line of work, and I know I would mean a lot to him to hear from you guys, but without more to go on, I'm not sure we can help :(. Glad all is well with your step-daughter.
  2. not old, but still here!!
  3. https://cte.stlcc.edu/paramedic-technology/ They have financial aid available according to their website, appears to be accredited, and you can get your associates there too!
  4. where?!?
  5. Then do both. I know several nurses who do both. I'm going to go back and get my paramedic back so I can do both again. I let it lapse after burning out and going through nursing school.
  6. Welcome I don't bite, but nurses have been known to eat their young in the wild...
  7. Hockey? Anyone? no no no... the only football team that counts is the Redskins
  8. True, I'm not talking about the extremes or rare cases here though. I'm talking about the 80 year old who's spouse woke up and found them not breathing. This would indicate they got pulses back though, correct? Therefore they would not be transporting a dead person.
  9. Welcome! It does sound like you have a full plate!
  10. It's hitting us super late here in Denver... poor guys!
  11. Welcome! I hated driving, despised it actually so I always attended and let my partner drive. Likely hated it because I had been in a pretty bad wreck as a passenger and just hated having that responsibility. My suggestion is to take your time when they put you through the course, ask questions, and if you don't feel ready--tell them that. Don't drive unless you feel 100% comfortable. It is a huge responsibility and it shouldn't be taken lightly.
  12. Not having any issues here Nice upgrade boss!
  13. As a former medic and current ER nurse, I can tell you that you can do both. I am actually about to start back with getting my EMT-B since I was silly and let everything lapse several years ago. I am going back to get my EMT and then my paramedic so that I can do flights. I've worked in the ER for a few years now and plan to transition to the ICU in a year or two. 1) I started in EMS because like all, I wanted to help people. I had a friend in high school who told me about becoming a junior member, and it sounded fun and cool. 12 years later, I'm still in emergency medicine. 2) I regret letting my certifications laps when I was younger. I moved to Colorado where EMT-I/99 wasn't really recognized and so I gave it all up for nursing. While I absolutely freaking love being a nurse, I miss EMS and being out in the field more. 3) If you continue and get your P, get your RN, the opportunities are endless. There are always jobs out there for either one, and especially for both. You could do flights, you could work in a trauma center, you could work in ground transport, you could do anything really. Good luck and like Mike said, keep getting the pre-req's for nursing while finishing your EMS stuff, you'll thank him for that advice at some point.
  14. Welcome
  15. Not a grammar Nazi, they just mean two very different things.