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  1. WOW!!! It's amazing how life changes and how those changes can be so positive. I made it through my first year of medic school and first set of clinicals. Doing OR clinicals now. I love my clinical experiences. I have learned so much. Along with all the new learning, a new life. I am single again and have moved to a new house. My life is great right now! I love it! I am soooo excited for what life brings me next.

    Well, gotta go and sign up for more clinical shifts. Later all

    Kat...over and out!!

  2. medix's Blog

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    i read somewhere that an emt was bored at the station and wanted some calls to drop. that made me think a bit because i get bored too but im not hoping someone has an emergency. i love what i do and i like to be the one who people count on helping them but only when duty calls. its someones loved one that needs help and it would be awful if you had to respond to your own.

  3. afib
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    aaaah loving the job area and people..........not missing some people others i am.............loving ems again!!!!!!!!!!! :jump:

    E.P.M.D.!!!!!!!!

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    I need some info. I am a full time paramedic that was just diagnosed with Parsonage-Turner Syndrome. I just spent 16 days in the hospital (which obviously sucked). I was wondering if anyone has had any dealings with this syndrome and if so any tips on faster recovery. My phrenic nerve has been affected and now my diaphram is paralyzed along with muscles in both shoulders. And now I am obviously unable to work 'til fully healed, which I have learned could be 3-5 years. So anyone with tips would be great. Oh, and yes I am doing PT every other day and on my own at home and staying as active as possible. Thanks in advance!!!!

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    itku2er
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    ever a end to the madness? When is enough enough? :mellow::mellow::mellow::huh::huh:

  4. I found out that my GPA is a 3.665 right now! We took finals on one of the classes for this semester (ALS-Special Populations) and I ended up with a B on the final exam and an A overall. Now we are in ALS-Trauma Care and I have an extra course I'm taking. I should be able to ace all of these and end up with a 4.0 this semester again(turns out I had 4.0 with my basic). Any of the chat members that may wonder why I haven't been in chat much lately, now you know why. I finally decided I'd study every now. Just didn't realize that, when you have a two year old, every now and then means every second you aren't trying to keep him from cracking his skull open. Now if they we ever get our ride time schedules so I can see if there's any chance of testing out in August. We kinda got screwed there so I don't think I'm gonna get my six shifts. Eh, what are ya gonna do. Ride all you can this semester and pick up more next. Only gonna help in the long run. B)

  5. Tmurphy
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    I took my AHA CPR/AED test the other day. I missed two questions. We still have to do the practical for the test, so that gives me time to get better at the BVM. Other than that we've been learning about EMS wellness, legal terms, and diseases. I find my teacher really knows how to paint a picture in a way the class (or at least myself) understand. He described how the body fights off infections in an interesting way. I have a test on Wednesday on the first three chapters (which I have yet to read :X).

  6. Well Kids I be back in Town-Emiitsburg was great 91 degrees and sunny (Sorry Retread I don't have access to the chat and I forfot to leave a message for you)-Well I be a ICS Instructor now..

    Karokee Night was good--Lots of free Beers..

    Summer classes just around the corner--Springs classes comming to and end-two finals to go.. However the scenery on campus is grade A come warm weather.....

    Well folks feel free to stay in touch...

    Dave

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    There was a home that these poor mental patients would go and give this lady all their social security checks to so she would have enough money to get food for them, beds, and help pay for the place that they are staying at. A half-way home, these patients remember where mental patients. Some of them didn't know what was going on. They just knew that they weren't in the hospital any more and were willing to go to this place. A place that feed them, gave them room and board sounded very good to them. But after they were there for some time they realized who terrible that place really was. If you were the lucky one you were just left in a cold room with dirty sheets and the mattress was so thin you could almost see through it. If she like you then each day or several times a day you were time into her room. That was an experience that you never wanted to have. The patient's would call 911 from the pay phone on the in the hallway. If she caught you before it went through then the call was canceled. If not and the call went through then we would come and when we went inside if she didn't know we would find her with one of the patients in here room and they would be ever so happy to see us. When we would load the patient up to take them to the hospital she would get very angry and not want us to take them to the hospital. Though they where mentally ill they could tell us what was going on.

    On this way day she didn't want us to take this patient to the hospital. I had already shut her down once due to the treatment of the patients and the conditions of the place. She re-opened back up under a different name. Doesn't anyone check out the place before they open and give her a license? They would have seen it was the same place. I just don't understand how the state could let these poor people be sent to a place like this and no one check it out. The smarter ones would call 911 and tell us what was wrong at the place while we took them to the hospital. That made her very angry and she found out who had called the state on her and when we were there to pick up a patient that called 911 she came running after me and grabbed me by the back of the shirt collar and pulled me out of the back of the rig. When she got me out of the rig I turned to face her after I regained my balance as I came up she punched me right in the face. Knocked me clear off my feet. I'm 5 3 100lbs. She out weighted me by 100lbs and was 5 8 something like that. As I got to my feet to hit her back when several cops came running. Tackled her and hand cuffed her and off to jail she goes. What happens to all the people there? We take them to the area hospitals to have checked out and sent to a different half way home. Her place was closed down charges brought against her by the police. She brought charges against me. I didn't even touch her but she brought them against me anyway, at court and believe it or not the judge demanded I tell her I was sorry or have the charges brought against me. Like that wasn't bad enough she re-opened again. Third time under a different name. What does it take to close this place down?

    Finally enough patients complained but not until so many patients had so much more mental damage done to them that the placed closed. Never to open again! The great state of NJ, these poor people were caught in a system that didn't seem to care. I often wonder how many homes like that are out there? those poor people were sent to other homes. Are they like that one? I hope not!!!

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    I'm working as an EMT on a construction site for a local healthcare clinic. The site safety administrator has asked me to stop asking my patients for a photo id before treatment. I'm supposed to go on faith that the patient's supervisor or safety rep can verify the patient's identify. This feels VERY wrong to me. I've been trying to search EMS regulations to see if I have a legal reason to ask for identification. Can anyone help me answer this question please?

  7. Ok.. so I'm trying to force myself to keep up with the postings... Thought I'd add a little bit of information about my classes today. I am currently the Lead EMS Instructor at a small Community College in Missouri. I am currently teaching two EMT Programs, a Monday and Wednesday evening program, and a Tuesday and Thursday evening program. I have a total of 17 students enrolled, and they are all basically the kind of crazy that will do well in EMS.

    I'll add pictures when I get them posted to a site that will work with this browser. Until then, happy trails my friends!

    Jo

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    Neesie
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    So that really stinks. I come in to the city after a very LONG 4 days of work, after not sleeping for over 24 hours and just want to relax and visit in the chat room....well....guess what? I can't. That really sucks!!!!! I have 325 ish posts in the forums....am I supposed to just comment on every post just for the sake of getting a post in so I can get 2500??? wow.....It was really nice knowing all of you. Too bad I won't be able to chat anymore.

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    I set up this blog for any one that is on here that also may have responded to the crash scene of Flight 3407 in Clarence Center, NY. With such a major loss of life and destruction as this MCI caused I am sure that there are many that are having a hard time coping with the after effects. This blog is a place where we can discuss how you have or would have been affected by such a terriable tragedy

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    Eydawn
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    Will this ever get better? I can't even go up a flight of stairs!

    :(

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