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  4. Just Plain Ruff

    EMT program University of Alberta - Augustana Faculty

    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.
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  6. Just Plain Ruff

    Consulting?

    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.
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  8. yakc130

    Consulting?

    Hmm. Sounds interesting. I honestly don't know with the company that I'm working for what they do. I'll ask around.
  9. MartinSuperBoy

    EMT program University of Alberta - Augustana Faculty

    I also have heard different negative things about this program but I think that this program is a very cool program but there are problems with doing homework that can be solved by the site - PapersWizard that proposes writing essays for students and writing research papers for students who are studying on this program and for students who are studying not for this program but for all students for all schoolchildren and for people who are engaged in writing papers!
  10. nattlebattle1

    New to the world of EMS

    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
  11. nattlebattle1

    Consulting?

    have you thought about working QA/QI. For my agency it is integrated into our regular work but I know that for some larger agencies it is its own position. No more hefting people around. Plus the good insight from the years of experience makes for great case reviews for education.
  12. nattlebattle1

    Old folks Still here?

    I was here back in the day. Had to make a new profile. Miss this place.
  13. rock_shoes

    second line seizure medications

    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).
  14. rock_shoes

    Old folks Still here?

    I know the feeling. A little more than a decade ago I started here as an EMR (EMT - B equivalent for the US folks). Now I've done an additional 5 years of post secondary along the way and work as a Critical Care Paramedic responding to the sickest folks in the province of BC by air/land/water. Funny how the more you know, the less you feel like you know.
  15. yakc130

    Consulting?

    Not sure, but most likely it would be EMS. Healthcare second. My apparent issue is that I don't have any degrees in anything. All I have is experience, and that seems to be an issue. People want to deal with folks who have diplomas and degrees, but not necessarily any experience.
  16. Just Plain Ruff

    Consulting?

    What kind of consulting do you want to do? Healthcare EMS computer? Let me know If it's healthcare - I have info that I can share with you. You can reach me directly at ruffems@gmail.com
  17. yakc130

    Consulting?

    Twenty eight years in and I'm thinking that I've finally gotten to the point where I need to find something else. I'm tired of slinging these whales around. Actually, my back is telling me this. 😋 Anyone doing this? How did you start? Are you working for someone, or did you start your own business? What kind of experience has it required? I can't think of anything else to do. I'd really hate to just abandon all this time and experience that I have when someone else may be able to make use of it.
  18. USASupplied

    About Me

    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!
  19. scubanurse

    Suggested watches?

    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.
  20. Just Plain Ruff

    Suggested watches?

    i Can see why you wear that watch you old relic.
  21. Just Plain Ruff

    Old folks Still here?

    Funny thing you mentioned EMS Dinosaurs = theres an ems website out there called Dinosaurs of Ems, they sell stickers and other items celebrating those of us who have been in EMS for over 25 years. It's a neat site. I k now the owner of the site. I have several of their items that they sell.
  22. Medic One

    Old folks Still here?

    Medic One is still here...member since 2005...I’m one of those EMS Dinosaurs
  23. ambodriver

    Paramedic vs. Firefighter/Paramedic

    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.
  24. zmedic

    Old folks Still here?

    Hi, figured I'd pop back in and say howdy. Hope y'all are doing well, it's been a few years. I'm now an emergency doc and EMS medical director, but between residency and fellowship haven't been on. Hope to check in more in the future.
  25. Chief1C

    Old folks Still here?

    Timmmahhh!
  26. AussieTimmy

    Old folks Still here?

    Hi All, Some of you may remember me as ‘Timmy’, the annoying and overly enthusiastic 16 year old cadet from Australia. It’s definitely been a number of years since I’ve been on here but I’ve gown up, done a few university degrees and working in the real world now – thanks to the support of some people on here, back in the day. I recognise a few names from all those years ago, hopefully I can get in touch with a few of you.
  27. futuremedicc

    New to the world of EMS

    I'm a high school student in NC, and working on an associates degree before I graduate high school. I have been interested in EMS since the beginning of my freshman year. I'm working with the explorers program at a station near me and was able to do a ride with paramedics. This is definitely the career I would like. Anyone have any advice for a student wanting to go into EMS?
  28. MedicNorth

    Tyler Hastings Passing

    This is tragic news. My sympathy to everyone who had the privilege to know him and call him friend. He will be missed.
  29. Lone Star

    Tyler Hastings Passing

    Address cards and letters to: Jennifer Johnson 931 W 1st Street San Pedro, Ca 90731
  30. EMT City Administrator

    Tyler Hastings Passing

    This is very sad news. I always enjoyed his posts. My deepest sympathy to his friends and family.
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