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  1. Do you ever wonder why things are called what they are? Simple, every day concepts we often discuss have deeper meaning behind their name. So, why not dedicate a thread to these concepts? So, let's start off with a very common one. Why do we call glucose, dextrose? Is there in fact something special about dextrose? Is all glucose the same? What is a primary difference? Trust me, understanding this concept will go a long way in helping you understand how it applies to other medications. Take care, chbare.
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  2. Ahh Siff, I thought you would never ask..... Judith, these are my personal opinions only, and remember, you get what you pay for.... I work for both a rural service and a city service; I am also an instructor and have supervised EMT practicum placements, and have followed the careers of a number of my students.... and I see a number of fresh EMTs straight out of school who have been hired as casuals for the city service I work for... I see a number of areas where these newbies need a lot of work... (1) on a tough call, they find it far too easy to hand the call completely over to the med
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  3. And, let's not forget the rumor that if Duckett cuts EMS by 3% this year, he gets a $150,000 bonus.... where is his incentive to be fiscally responsible to the province, rather than adopting the Ralph Klein hack and slash with abaondon method of cutting funding? Judith, I agree with Siff.... look outside Calgary... there are other services hiring, and you may find that working outside Calgary and building experience will get you farther in the long run, than waiting for Calgary hirings only. Yes, Calgary may be the most convenient for you at this time... but look outside the city... and do
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  4. Check with the National Registry or the state you plan to move to, and see what they require for reciprocity
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  5. Hey Sly: Goggle Bledsoe ... go to "handouts" then open Power Point called "Snake Oil for the Masses".
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  6. Going to have to agree with John here, valid point as it may be, the idea of Oxygen in any amount being enough to even temporarily fix an anemic state is almost obsurd, If your patient needs oxygen give it to them wow what a post
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  7. Regarding Kevinbutnobacon, anybody remember this paragon of British paramedicine zippyRN. Hmm.. maybe separated at birth? The only thing I can say to conversations with either one is
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  8. Queen's English? AAAABBBBUUUUURRRCCCCEEEEEEEOOOOOOEEAAAAAAA Put 'em where you want in the book and you have the Queen's English.
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  9. http://newacp.blogspot.com/ Hey all, I decided to jump on the band wagon with the rest of you guys and start up a blog. Please let me know what you guys think as time goes on (good and bad) so that it a) encourages me to continue posting and allows me to improve the content. Thanks
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  10. Made my first real post (other than the introduction) On CVAs and their grey area presentations http://newacp.blogspot.com/
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