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About jbullfrog09

  • Birthday 12/07/1980

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  1. On April 23, 2009 New Jersey Governor Corzine announced he would raid the EMT Training Fund for $4,000,000 to reallocate the funds to the general treasury in an attempt to relieve the budget crisis. This fund provides training monies for Volunteer EMTs and is a critical preparedness and retention tool for Volunteer EMS agencies. The Problem The EMT Fund does not have this type of surplus. This action would leave $400,000 in the EMT Training Fund as of 7/1/09. As-is with current expenditure, the EMT Fund spends $1,000,000 more than it takes in. This action would in effect discontinue
  2. lets see, i hit the bay door forgetting it was partially open when a call came in.(rookie, volly) i had a minor fender bender responding lights and sirens when an elderly man realized i was behind him and he slammed on the brakes in front of me to stop in the middle of the road.(still on first card, paid) i did hit a sign and many curbs ( 1st card, volly and paid) I've hit deer, squirrels, rabbits, raccoons, opossums, and even a porcupine( we have a lot of wooded areas, volly and paid) i hit the pole in the garage with the mirror on a van ambulance( 2nd card, paid) and finally i backe
  3. this is the nj state link for O2 rtk info including is hazards http://nj.gov/health/eoh/rtkweb/documents/fs/1448.pdf doesn't o2 make you high? and do air planes really have nitrous oxide mixed with its o2?
  4. i had one who would go 3 or 4 times a week to the hospital with made up symptoms. she would go to the ER just to eat and then she would walk out and walk home. she lived in one of those roach motels on our tax money. one time she used the excuse that she didn't know how to apply her hemorrhoid cream. the squad and first responders tried to get her fined for 911 abuse but she didn't have any money (DUH) and once people started complaining of her poor living conditions and her stain on the 911 system the state finally got her the help she needed, she was placed in a psychiatric facility where s
  5. we use a mix of scenario and the generic questions. throwing in "what are the indications of using glucose?" gets people thinking and i generally get more honest answers when they use their skills. however, if you have to prompt them on the basic skills, you have to consider if this person will be a liability, how well can they perform there other skills, and will they be able to follow state and organizational protocols. also, skill assessment can give you an idea of how much training this person will need to perform at the level of quality you company expects out of your employees. ( 1
  6. Thank you all for your input. i feel much better about my actions. oh the lung sounds were rails all the way up, a GCS 5, and sitting up the pt only stopped the gurgling.
  7. my question comes from an odd emergency I had an elderly male nursing home pt. upon arrival he was alert but not oriented and lying supine. we were called for "sudden onset" of respiratory distress. the pt.'s respiratory rate was 36bpm, labored w/rails, and medics were unavailable. Pt has a hx of CHF and weeping pedal edema. i applied a NRB at 15lpm w/ partial bag deflation and sat him all the way up. i monitored his airway with out any change in his status. rapid transport to the ER which is 4 miles away. the RN yelled at me for not having medics and not using a BVM to slow down the respir
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