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fireflymedic last won the day on May 3 2017

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  • Birthday 03/01/2008

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    Attempting to figure out why some people do the ignorant things they do which lands them in my care

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    Living the dream and loving every minute of it !

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  1. my my what I have missed while in hiding

  2. I'll take Spenac's version as it fits many I've worked with over the years better lol.
  3. Wish I looked that good in a flight suit
  4. bobswife - tell everybody in there hey for me

  5. bobswife - tell everybody in there hey for me

  6. bobswife - tell everybody in there hey for me

  7. Here's a great idea - don't ask on here, pick up the phone, call your state ems office, ask for the legal dept and find out what the state allows, then ensure that flies with the dept you are with. But as others have said, FR are on their way out quickly, most places I know will only hire them as drivers as they can't legally work the back here. Though that is just this area. But if you are serious about this as your profession, get your paramedic.
  8. SO you are saying that experiencing my former partner choosing to murder his child should have had no effect on me? Along with going on multiple injuries from child abuse and other things. All of these experiences have taken a little piece of my heart and made me the caring provider I am. There are times I do get angery, but I've seen both sides of the fence, parents desperately trying to do the best they can, struggling hard and unfortunately it just isn't enough for no fault of their own. THey're working, but make just over public assistance poverty level. It's sad. Those make me change my mind. THink before you act, and don't judge - you don't know where that person has been or would you would do in those shoes. We can say what we like, but we haven't been there. Be professional, documment everything, and let the others handle it and do their job. Past that, it's no longer our responsibility, but to give the child the best of treatment we can in the limited time that we have them.
  9. I try to maintain professionalism as best I can, but there are times that I am left going what snapped in your head? At a prior job I worked at (at this is public knowledge so I can safely post it) the partner I worked with one evening seemed a little off, but then again he was one of those people who always seemed a bit "off". I was scheduled to work with him the following evening, and while I was working two jobs, went on to a shift in another county considerably farther away. THat night when I came in, I was pissed because my partner was missing and assumed he walked off the job (a frequent occurance there unfortunately due to poor management and miserable pay). I started asking around and discovered he had killed his child the night before shortly after getting off work by strangling him with a thick rope chain (no not a ghetto chain - like a solid necklace) and killing the kid because he was "tired" of him. I couldn't process it then, and I certainly can't even now almost 10 years later. It's something I'll never forget. Sometimes you can't always read what people will do and there wasn't an individual thing that made him snap like most people say "the kid wouldn't stop crying" he simply said - I was tired of him...scary thought. THat is definitely someone that should not be allowed to further have children. We allow people with charges of animal cruelty to never have children again, but few have laws preventing those with child abuse to prevent them from having children. We have a problem, that we must address. THis can't keep happening, it's not fair to the children.
  10. Hey there, it's all good. Just been busy and had log in issues. Take care !

  11. I know there are people that I would not trust independent functioning. Until the education changes here, unfortunately, there is a need for EMS personel in the US to be babysat. Sadly there are good medics that could function independent just fine, but there are the stupid ones that do idiotic things that ruin it for the rest of us. Change the education and maybe we'll see some progress.
  12. I have used it on one patient and that's it. It was a unique situation, and the patient wasn't really a candidate to be cric due to some other issues. It worked, but I prefer to keep my fingers, and wouldn't do so without 'lytics on board so I know that I'm not going to have them bite down on me. Be safe and smart about it there is a time and place for it, but mostly it's fallen out of favor.
  13. Hey there, Being a female, my opinion doesn't count as much as I'm not a guy and weirded out by that however, in the female population you have the issue with working with lesbians. I am not homophobe by any means, but I did make it clear that was not my interest, nor was it going to be my interest and I've had a great time working with some of them, a few I even consider to be close friends. Some I didn't but it was because of skill or personality issues, not because they were lesbians. All that being said, the discussion was made once at work when we had two lesbians, two gay guys, and the rest of us heterosexual that it was either everyone could discuss their partnerships in a tactful manner (no discussion of sexual exploits but that they were going out that night, whatever) or no one could. I think this was a fair and reasonable compromise towards tolerance in the workplace. Ironically the two lesbians were partners for a bit (professionally) and couldn't stand to be around each other working, just like if I had a male partner I didn't care for. One of the guys was fired eventually after being talked to repeatedly about sexual harrassment issues and inappropriate discussions as stated above at work (note two other guys were fired for the same for equal reasons against females). While with patients he was completely professional, but when alone with his partner, or if at the hospital he was known for repeatedly hitting on other guys which was unacceptable. Eventually they just had enough. He and the other two guys mentioned were fired. At last check, the other gay guy was still happily employed there and doing outstanding work - they were quite pleased with him. One of the females is still employed, and the other has gone on to work at a private service with excellent references. As long as it is understood between me and them (or even a male partner for that matter) that I'm not interested, I have yet to have a problem with the orientation of my partner. What they do on their time is their business so long as it doesn't affect me or bring detriment to the service. People are just going to have to understand that EMS workers come from all walks of life and so long as they treat patients and their coworkers with utmost respect I could care less.
  14. Would like very much to read it as this is definitely an area of interest for me. The doc that was discussing this at conference, will be there again this year with a follow up and so I'm interested to see how things stack up and would like to be educated prior. PM me and I will forward my personal e-mail to send it to. THanks !
  15. At home - speedy gonzales cable - it rocks ! At work - usually DSL , but one still has dial up which is pitifully slow - it's ridiculous. I think it's carved out of the stone age,and when the site's having issues it's even worse !
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