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  2. NREMT Test

    congrats to you. and NEVER NEVER NEVER Let your national registry lapse for any period of time. I did and I regret it to this day. No way is this old fart going to go back and retake it, and thank god Missouri doesn't require grandfathered in medics to go back and get registry. I can still work in missouri at least until they get a wild hare and decide to make us all go and take the registry if grandfathered in. That will be the end of my having a missouri medic license.
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  4. Bariatric Patients

    If they have no desire to take care of themselves, there isn't much that you can do for them no matter how hard you try.
  5. Old folks Still here?

    Wow. Hadn't realized that it's been almost a year since I was here. The joy of daily life getting in the way.
  6. Two muffins are in the oven. One says, it's hot in here! The other says, whoa! A talking muffin!
  7. Stupid Joke

    Two muffins are in the oven. One says, it's hot in here! The other says, whoa! A talking muffin!
  8. The aggressive methamphetamine patient

    I remember being able to go to the local pharmacy, tell em you needed Novahistine with codeine and they would sell you a bottle. I could do it on a daily basis if I watned to back when but I think the last time I was able to do that was in the early 1980's if not the 1970's. My parents would tell me to go get a bottle of novahistine and bring it home. I also remember a pharmacist at the local Bruce Smith Drugs who gave me 90 days worth of all my medications instead of just the script amount. To say it was not well regulated or watch-dogged is an understatement.
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  10. I did a couple of stand by's at junior high and High school football games, Was asked several times if I would give the return to play authorization and I refused. I told them that I was no where near qualfied to make that level of decision. Pissed the coaches off to no end and they usually would call the parent of the player down on the field and the parent would make the decision. Needless to say, they didn't come to me after I refused the 5th time. Not putting my license in jeopardy when that type of decision is WAY the hell out of my scope. The liability is just too great and any EMS system making these types of decisions are taking a HUGE risk. I know of a ems system that was stand by at a rodeo. A young boy was hit pretty hard by a medium sized bull, the medics said he should not be riding anymore and needed to get checked out but he and his parents just took him back to the trailer and had him lay down and rest. The family left him alone and went back to the rodeo. When they returned the young boy had died and I believe it was ruled as closed head injury or maybe a bleed.
  11. Paramedic vs. Firefighter/Paramedic

    I'm not going to weigh in on this topic either way because although I have worked as a paramedic and a firefighter, I never had to depend upon either profession to pay the bills. That said, I almost peed myself laughing over the comments by Van. Troll to be sure but I did find it funny in a sarcastic sort of manner. Choose a profession that allows for growth and a new challenge every day otherwise you will wither and fade into the dust. Spock May the tube be with you.
  12. High Utilizer Care Plans

    In areas where I've worked these types of care plans have been individualized for the person in question. There was no template used as a basis for patient interactions. And honestly? Most of these care plans were "ensure patient and crew safety, transport to the ED". For some of these folks social work at the receiving hospital has had to get involved as the ER was seeing these folks as often, if not more often, than we were. If that's not a resource you've looked at yet they may be of help. Sorry this is not of more help. These are tough cases that usually don't follow a global script or fit into a neat template.
  13. New To Site and Thanks for Allowing Me

    Thanks for the invite. I've been doing this for so long that I look at everything on patients. Not just resp stuff. Get a big picture Look at home meds, labs, H&H, , BNP, CBC,creat, K+, Na, liver, renal panel, ammonia..it all plays the part..
  14. EMS stuff..

    Bits & bobs to do with my job..! I work as a Paramedic Practitioner in and around the city of Sheffield in the UK.
  15. Paramedic BSc Education in Saudi Arabia

  16. Intubation question.

    Hey EMS folks: new to the site. Interesting topics though. I'm a B.S., RRT-Clinical Specialist of 26 years. Cut me some slack, I'm not EMS. I enjoy working with you folks in ED. The right hand intubation method question, no idea. Never attempted it. I'm ambidextrous but always intubated left. That is until we started using the GlideScope few years ago. My strangest position with it has been intubating standing to the side of the bed and going backwards. Those instruments are amazing. As for regular larygascope, Mac or Miller, either work for me. Whatever the nurse hands me.
  17. ATCEMS or AFD

    I just want to know which one you would pefer.
  18. CHF & Low BP

    Only once, and many years ago so I read up on it. There are a lot of research articles on it dating back over 50 years.
  19. EMT City 2nd sort of annual reunion

    I took a hiatus from social media while focusing on school this fall, sorry to have dropped off the face. I'd love to meet up and obviously Colorado Springs would be the closest, but I can try and make other things work as well. Sorry Ruff! Katie
  20. Oh my gosh. I haven't been here in so long I forgot what my name was on the forum.. I think I used to be Turbosnail, lol.

  21. Office of the Medical director is in Austin Tx.
  22. Tapatalk?

    For those wondering what Tapatalk is, it essentially makes the site work like an app complete with notifications (if you wanted).
  23. I need assistance finding a medical director

    AK, how the heck have you been? it's been like 2 years or so since I've seen you here. I hope all is well. And I tried to tell the person that they needed a doc straight away, but doesn't seem like they liked any of our answers so far.
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