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scratrat last won the day on November 1 2011

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About scratrat

  • Birthday 04/04/1978

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  1. If they want to curtail you using the site while on the clock, I can respect that. But that should have NO say in what you do in your spare time. BUT, it's your personal responsibility to maintain some professionalism. You have to understand that your co-workers/boss may see your post and find it distasteful. I don't feel the employer should be able to stop you from posting on your own time, but I do think they can hold you responsible for the posts no matter what. I work for the government. I can't access social media from work, but can at home. I post my political views and personal views
  2. Women can have it anytime they want too!! They just have to tell us that we're allowed in the room.
  3. I thought they disarmed them years ago??
  4. That was HILARIOUS! Kudos to him to have the courage to joke in that instance! Sounds like he's probably still laughing upstairs!
  5. I have to agree with Mike. He may well just be an asshole, or he's just had horrible EMT's. Like he said, ask about YOUR expectations. Ask what you can/cannot do, or want he doesn't want you to do. Personally, my peeve was the drug box. We have narcotics that I'm responsible for. Unless I ask, don't touch my drugs. Other than that, I'm happy to educate and show you how to do a 12 lead, what I'm looking for, why I am or are not administering a medication. But like many people have said, form your own opinion. Learn first though. I couldn't help but notice you mentioned his lack of foll
  6. http://www.app.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2012310100030&nclick_check=1 Asbury Park Times In communities like Berkeley Township, where 26,000 senior citizens live, residents rely on volunteer first-aiders to get them to the hospitals in emergencies. But what if they suddenly were charged $2,000 for every trip? That’s what some volunteers fear may happen. They say that a new bill designed to regulate emergency services could result in them being squeezed out by paid paramedics — and they say a free service that residents rely on could now cost them money. “Paid service compan
  7. Once again, my disclaimer...if you're offended easily, DO NOT continue..
  8. @systemet Sorry for the blue but I was trying to show my responses to each. Well, regardless of his intentions and whether the practitioner "saw it once on TV" or was properly trained, State guidelines say "no". End of story. I guess it's a good thing I'm not serving on that board. I don't need to know anymore information as to why he thought it was warranted, what the outcome was, or other mitigating factors. The only mitigating factor I need is a doctor repeatedly instructed you not to perform a skill that is outside your scope of practice in a certain state, and you did it anyway. Per
  9. (1) This calls sounds like a nightmare. Any scene where one of the responding crew is a relative of the patient and they are acutely sick has all sort of potential to become a massive cluster. In an ideal world there would be enough people on scene to remove any patient care responsibilities from that person, and have someone take over their role. Even with them still present on scene, with no patient care responsibilities, it's going to add an additional dynamic to an already difficult and stressful situation. And that crew member should have been immediately removed. (2) I'd like
  10. GREAT DIVORCE AGREEMENT In God We Trust Since we are not going to get gasoline back to $1.50 per gallon and coffee to $2.00 per pound maybe this would be a solution we could live with. DIVORCE AGREEMENT -- This is so incredibly well-put, and I can hardly believe it's by a young person, a student!! Whatever he runs for, I'll vote for him! * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Dear American liberals, leftists, social progressives, socialists, regressives, Marxists, and Obama supporters, et. al.: We have stuck toget
  11. I respectfully disagree. I could have been taught procedures in Florida that are illegal in New Jersey. In Florida, I could do a LOT including RSI without consulting my physician. In New Jersey, you'd kiss your license good bye. Just because you are taught a skill set in one area, does not mean that you can practice it everywhere!! Even after becoming a paramedic, I (regrettably) continued with a volunteer BLS service. In this state, paramedics must be operated under the direction of a medical center. BLS entities are not. Meaning, even though I was a paramedic, I could only function as an
  12. Plain and simple: He was practicing medicine without a license. I don't think they were heavy handed at all. He got what he deserved. Everyone has probably bent the rules slightly to conform to the patient's condition but this was blatantly outside his scope of practice. And Arctickat, it's irrelevant whether he received the training and is permitted to practice said skill in another state. All states can be different. It's up to the practitioner to understand and abide by that particular State's laws and guidelines. He clearly knew he was overstepping his bounds when he made the "I may los
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