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  2. Hello! My name is Becca Horton, and I'm currently a senior at Roanoke College in Virginia as well as an EMT. As a part of my final thesis, I am conducting research on EMS experiences and personality attributes. The study consists on an online survey that should only take about 10 minutes to complete. The study has been approved by the Roanoke College Institutional Review Board. The information from the surveys will prove beneficial for the entirety of the EMS community as a whole. The link is below. Thank you for your help! https://roanoke.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3JdOwd2cTUQBgj3?fbclid=IwAR12vNgykj9bc6LzesOgI0nYMr2o_3II0DeHp2cCLu4ljgXYHXDB27_YKdc
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  4. I agree. I was flabbergasted at what my pain management doctor did an how he treated this patient I brought to him. that is why I reported him with his refusal to treat the patient initially. thank goodness he relented and treated her appropriately in the end and I have to admit that she was treated very very appropriately and tolerated a very rough ride back to our facility with minimal pain as he wrote orders for pain relief on the trip. If she began to exhibit any pain on the trip back she had orders for meds.
  5. I've been in for thirty years and don't have a degree. I started out as a jolly voli FF who went on to get his EMT-A and then finally his P-card. When I was working overseas, I met a lot (more than a dozen) people who went to overseas schools and obtained their paramedic "degree" who could quote ad nauseum from their P books, but when it came to actually doing hands on in the field, they couldn't do sh*t. There were even some who didn't even know how to change the regulator on a D tank. Some of these guys went to Aussie universities. Some came here. I even had one "degreed" medic asking me how to operate an EZ-IO in the middle of a code. This was after I had already asked him previously if he had any questions about anything. Granted, these were foreign medics, and not US medics. But they left a very bad taste in my mouth for anyone who feels that a degree makes them better than me and my education through the School of the Street. I'm sure that, just like anything else nowadays, a requirement will come out making a degree a requirement. It will somehow translate into a good thing for someone. I don't think that it will for those cash-strapped cities that have a majority of of their population on welfare and don't have the economic base to afford a degreed staff, or the rural areas that have no cash base due to being farming areas that have no major industrial tax base. You get away from the urban areas, and the majority of the services are volunteer or paid-on-call. How could they afford these people? The money needs to come from somewhere. How do you pay more, if you can't even afford the basics. Literally. Just my old, crotchety, non-degreed, two cents worth. 😉😎
  6. It is pretty easy to get started. You need to take an instructor class, buy the video's and manikins. Once all this is completed you are all set. For manikins depending where you get you instructor training you may be able to rent them to start. All this can be done for less then a $1000.
  7. So is this website still relevant? 30 yr paramedic here. Not much shaking here. Be safe Out There! Jake
  8. This is simply a survey for a college class of mine. I'd appreciate it if you go through and respond to it. It's part of a research portion of a paper. The following link is the Google Forms survey. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdhfi204oxOQkP1g43a09WVTajws7imwgzh_8wCjPW08MfySA/viewform?usp=pp_url
  9. Several services I worked for had dash cams. A couple aircraft for my flight service had cockpit cameras and voice recorders. I think a camera in the back will face some serious HIPAA challenges.
  10. No when I clicked on the words design ideas it linked me out to the crate and barrel site. see below screenshot This is what I get when I click the words design ideas - it sends me to crate and barrel's site. Me thinks that wasn't the purpose but maybe again it was.
  11. If I am reading the flow chart correctly you have 2 options one is retaking the whole course the other is Remediation with an ambulance service director or another person in a similar position who can attest u have the skills mastered. Candidate must complete a new, state-approved EMT Education Program OR Receive Remediation through Education Program Medical Director or Ambulance Service Medical Director and verifies the candidate's psychomotor skill proficiency. This is documented on a form provided by the EMSRB.
  12. Does your agency require PALS or PEPP or other pediatric course? Does your agency have pediatric equipment?
  13. Oui c est plus top l échographie cardiaque confirme souvant le temponnade ou péricardite...mortelles
  14. Lifestar Chicago is hiring Flight Paramedics! APPLY ONLINE AT https://bit.ly/2BJjgKV Job Details Description Responsible for providing high quality pre-hospital advanced life support including assessment, triage, and treatment utilizing standards and guidelines established by Air Methods Community Based Services (CBS) Medical Director(s). You’ll be responsible for carrying out the mission and goals of Air Methods CBS assuring that safety remains the highest priority throughout the transport continuum. Essential Functions and Responsibilities: Provides pre-hospital advanced life support care from the initial contact until patient care is relinquished to the accepting medical facility; maintains thorough patient care documentation. Practices within his/her scope of practice as defined by the states regulating each base and Air Methods CBS. Maintains competency in knowledge and psychomotor skills by participating in ongoing laboratory and clinical experiences. Communicates educational needs to the Medical Base Supervisor and Medical Education Coordinator. Maintains documentation of required licensure, certifications, continuing education, aviation and safety training, OSHA and HIPAA training, clinical rotations, and advanced procedures. Attends minimum of six educational programs per year pertinent to his/her practice. Knowledgeable in use and routine maintenance of all equipment and supplies used by Air Methods CBS. Responsible for reporting medical equipment failures and taking initial steps to insure repair of equipment as directed. Maintains adequate supplies onboard aircraft to deliver patient care. Keeps aircraft clean and orderly to insure rapid response to all transport requests. Participates in patient and referring institution follow-up and planned outreach marketing and education activities. Functions as a medical flight member by attending pre-mission briefings and mission debriefings and completes necessary documentation. Assists in pre-mission liftoff checklist and assists pilot as requested, i.e., radio, navigational, and visual observation activities. Complies with safety standards to assure safety of self, medical personnel, patient, and equipment. Conducts aircraft safety briefings as needed. Serves as a flight resource to neonatal/pediatric personnel when transporting specialty patients by helicopter. Performs advanced skills and procedures as approved by Air Methods CBS Medical Director(s). Serves as a role model, educator and clinical resource. Participates regularly in departmental activities, projects and committees (to include research and publishing opportunities). Maintains awareness of current issues related to pre-hospital care through participation in professional activities, i.e., national, state legislative--elected or appointed. Other Duties as assigned. Education & Experience High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and at least three years’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience Minimum three (3) years’ recent experience in a busy 911 system Previous critical care transport and flight experience preferred Skills Skills as required to practice as a paramedic as defined by assigned state scope of practice and advanced practice skills as defined by Medical Director(s) and Medical Standards. Maintains positive interpersonal relationships with colleagues, EMS representatives, hospitals and the public while executing strong interpersonal skills and a high degree of collaboration at all levels Demonstrates high critical thinking and reasoning skills and strong attention to detail while working in a fast paced environment that requires ability to prioritize and multi-task Ability to work a flexible schedule including 24 hour shifts, overtime, and an on-call rotation Dependable and self-motivated while working in a frequently changing environment. Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal Computer Skills Proficient with Microsoft Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook Certificates, Licenses, Registrations Registered EMT-P licensed in state(s) served National Certification may be required to meet state licensure requirements Specialty certification: (FP-C or CCP-C) required within two (2) years of hire Current certifications in Healthcare Provider BLS/CPR; ACLS; PALS or equivalent (AHA courses if state or county required) and advanced provider ITLS or PHTLS (if state or country required) Advance trauma course: one (1) of the following is acceptable: TNCC, ATLS/ATCN, TNATC or CAMTS-approved advanced trauma course prior ro completion of third-rider status (Please note advanced skills lab must accompany all of the above mentioned advanced trauma courses) NRP certification prior ro completion of third-rider status NIMS Training IS 100, 200, 700, 800 and HazMat upon hire Air Methods is an EEO/AA employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Qualifications Education Required High School or better. Licenses & Certifications Required Drivers License Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.
  15. Dust would have a field day with this one - but Dust is no longer here - so I'll take a stab DO NOT LISTEN OR TAKE THE ABOVE CRAPPY QUOTED ADVICE read why below!!!!!!! Papers Wizard is a Horrible suggestion. The website says that they will write your paper for you by professional writers but their website doesn't even have a professional writer proofread the crap that they put out on their own website. For example Every sentence below has at least one spelling or grammatical error except the last sentence. You should be ashamed of yourself for suggesting that people use this shithole of a site to do their schoolwork. This is the same type of shitty program that used to send catalogs to people or advertise in the back of popular mechanics back when I went to college and you could buy pre-written essays for 10bucks a page. Before they had the online programs that checked for plagiarism, which I bet each of the papers you get from these bright stars has been bought and sold more than once or twice and is on record in those plagiarism site. MartinSuperBoy - I don't really know who you are but your advice to use this site is horrible and goes against the spirit of this site. You are going to get Coal in your stocking this year and I hope that no one on this thread goes to the site you recommended and uses the service because you have given shitty advice to use this crappy internet "zero to hero writing" service. Terrible advice.
  16. Yes the degree will be your issue. Most of the companies that I have worked with will not talk with you unless you have the degree. I'm not sure why. If you can do the job without the degree then why do you need a degree.
  17. Start with an EMT basic class and go on more ride-alongs. I took first responder and EMT-B when I was in High School and really loved the challenge which got me to where I am now. But I will say this, you get out of it what you put into it. We all start somewhere. Best of luck
  18. I was here back in the day. Had to make a new profile. Miss this place.
  19. Do you perhaps deal with physicians from outside of North America? Other parts of the world use different descriptors for the same condition ("fitting" is a common descriptor in many places for what we would call a seizure in North America).
  20. Good afternoon everyone! My name is Brad, I am a representative of USA Supplied. I am on here to learn a bit more about the EMS field and to possibly learn more about becoming certified while extending the reach of our products that are designed by and for First Responders. I am excited to meet everyone here and to learn as much as I can about the medical field during my visit! Thank you for your time in reading this!
  21. I wear an apple watch in the ER and a g-shock when I'm in the field. I have worn the apple watch a few times in the field but it wasn't the best option. In the ER I love my apple watch because i have a stop watch easily accessible and I am not distracted by my phone in patient rooms. In the field I just want something durable that can withstand me smashing it against concrete and I can dunk in bleach when I get blood on it.
  22. If you are going to be making 15 dollars an hour do not do it. Stay away from those jobs. Seek to move or find paramedic jobs that pay more. I work for Chicago Fire as a single role medic and I made aprox 125k last year. You have to find the job and make the opportunity. Do not work for the private ambulance companies where you fraud medicare and make some asshole rich. Just stay away. I cannot stress enough to not do this job for 15 dollars an hour. If people stood up and refused those stupid low wages maybe these private companies would be forced to up the pay, but too many people fall in line and joyfully take the high school wage and do not seek to promote themselves. If you cannot find or get the paramedic jobs that pay a decent wage then I suggest moving on to something else with more opportunity and pay. Just my 2 cents.
  23. This is tragic news. My sympathy to everyone who had the privilege to know him and call him friend. He will be missed.
  24. Suffered a brutal assault while an ER nurse, left me with PTSD that I am still struggling with.
  25. Omg looks like the stuff shirt found a sense of humor while I been away!!!!
  26. Most of the time, but don’t quote me, you’re okay with summary offenses. Some higher degree misdemeanor and probably all felonies should be reported, if required. But that shouldn’t keep you from becoming a better person. That won’t fall into a category that would make you a threat to others. Hell, it happens in EMS all the time, unfortunately.
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