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  1. katgrl2003

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    I had a medic partner one shift whip his out and ask for a blow job, while driving emergent. He said his piercing made it feel even better. :shock: That image has given me nightmares for awhile now. -Kat
  2. I've been sucker punched in the jaw, spit at, and been groped. Stuff happens; I just normally get irritated at myself for not being alert that something was about to happen. -Kat
  3. Guess that shows where dispatchers are in the totem pole. -Kat
  4. I've only been an EMT less than 2 years, but you're more than welcome to PM me. -Kat
  5. I really don't have a clue. My partner is an instructor, and he doesn't teach CPR without AED. I'm hoping to go through instructor class soon, so hopefully I will find out. -Kat
  6. katgrl2003

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    Nope, but lots of my coworkers do. It's amazing, they have tons of tattoos, but flinch when in comes to IV's. -Kat
  7. I'm glad someone's dispatch isn't bad. Our dispatchers seem to lose half their brain cells once they walk through the door. -Kat
  8. Ok, that makes sense. Here they call it ID, immediate detention. -Kat
  9. I need to show this to some people I work with! -Kat
  10. I'm thankful for having a great partner who takes the time to teach. I'm thankful for the rest of my nightshift coworkers who understand my insanity. I'm thankful for most of my patients that understand we are there to help, and don't whine and complain. Mostly, I'm thankful I have a good job, and that I work with wonderful people, whom I call my family. (Yes, this includes the online family ) -Kat
  11. The way our company is set up, we have three members of management. They handle the big stuff with the company, including scheduling. Then we have 4 supervisors (we should have 5). One in dispatch, and 3 on the streets. One on night shift, and two on days. They work 3 days one week, 4 the next so someone is there 24 hours (except some nights). Dispatch supervisor is there 8-4 five days a week. The top member of management and one of the day shift supervisors are medics. All the rest are BLS. Most people in the company don't have a problem with this because they are just supposed to handle problems, paperwork, supplies, etc. They are NOT to criticize how someone handled a run. That is our medical director's job. However, once they become supervisors, they seem to become power hungary, especially the night shift supervisor and the day shift one that got booted from her position on nights because management admitted she can't supervise. Sorry for the rant, Capman. To answer your question, the only person that can critique ALS calls is our medical director, although everyone else tries. -Kat
  12. Just fuzzy logic? My supervisors don't use any kind of logic. Can anyone explain to me how a BLS supervisor can tell a medic how to treat patients? Note: She pulled that stunt 3 times with the same medic, now my partner, once while I was the patient. She nearly got arrested all three times, and shoved out of a truck at least once. -Kat
  13. I hate supervisors. The never go out on the street (even though they are assigned a truck and equipment) but always think they can tell you what you did wrong with your last patient! -Kat
  14. God love the docs when they finally realize what we do. So yeah, I'll give you a hallelujah. -Kat
  15. I wish they would make the nurses (and some doctors) around here do ride alongs each month. Had a run recently where a nurse came up and asked, "Are you in the ambulances that have the red lights and sirens?" No. I'm just going to put the patient on the cot and push them to the hospital. Oh well, at least I got my laugh for the shift. -Kat
  16. The private service I work for does standby for football games, races, anything and everything. If the person doesn't need to be transported immediately, they call for another truck to come take the patient so they can still provide coverage. If they do need transport right then, the crew transports, and the event stops until another truck can get there. I agree, it is EMS. -Kat
  17. I'm not on a 911 ambulance service, but we do occasionally get 911 rollovers. It's scary how often this happens. Dispatch: Medic XX, need you to respond to 123 XYZ St. for an injured person. Medic XX: Clear. Do you have coordinates? Dispatch: Negative. You don't need them. Uh, hello?! I don't know every street in the county, and coordinates are faster than looking it up in the mapbook. :banghead: -Kat
  18. Just remember, it gets really bad around holidays. Had a few NH's call us yesterday to get patients out for a few hours. What's worse is that I've actually had nurses admit to me there is nothing wrong with their patient, they just want them out of their hair for awhile. :roll:
  19. Thank you all for your advice. All of you (and my partner after reading the posts) have given me a swift kick in the butt. You made me realize I need help, and I'm going to start getting it. I'll let everyone know what happens. -Kat
  20. Yeah, I was kinda surprised with the punishment of the firefighter. This is his second offense in less than a year. First one was bringing a loaded weapon into the station, which a probie accidently fired. Main reasons he didn't get fired? As it was explained to me (civilian), he's a merit firefighter and it's hard to fire them. Also, his dad is head of the union. It's all in who you know. R/r 911, the time I went through counselling when I was a kid was when I was on chemo. One of the side effects was depression. That was NOT a pleasant time. -Kat
  21. In response to what a few of you have said, I reported both of the people to their respective bosses. The one at my company works days and I work nights, so I never see him. Since it didn't actually happen at work, though, my bosses said there wasn't much they could do. The other one works at a fire station, and is on probation for a year, has to go back through rookie school, and has been suspended for 240 hours. The thing is, taking time off makes it worse. When I'm working, I can forget. I forget about what happened, I forget about my feelings, I forget everything but the patient, and how I can help them. We've had one sexual assault since then, actually two weeks after everything happened. The patient requested me in the back, and I was ok with it. Surprising me especially, considering it was a guy. Yeah, it brought back memories, but what doesn't at this stage? I'm just trying to stay away from counselling. Yes, I know it would probably help, but to tell the truth, I don't trust people in that field. I've gone before, when I was a kid and about six months ago, but they didn't help. Both times, all they seemed to want to do is say, "Anti-depressant! Everything's fixed!" On my night shift, I am one of 2 or 3 girls, with about 10 guys. Most of them know what happened. Kinda hard not to explain when one week, I'm the one hanging out and talking to everyone, then the next week suddenly go into a 'I'm scared of everyone' mode. So most of them know, and they're supportive. They've learned when to push me, get me to talk, and when to back off. They've learned when they can come up and hug or step back and give me space. Almost every one of them has told me I can call, day or night if I need to talk. And I have taken them up on that offer. I think I've tried everything short of counselling again (Yuck!), and I'm still trying not to have to go. I've just had bad experiences with it, and I'm trying to avoid it at all costs. -Kat Oh, note to Asys: I can't quit where I work. I love the place, I love the people, some of the equipment, not so much. I just had problems with one person, and we are on opposite shifts. Right now, working with people I know and trust is alot easier on me than going to a new company, and trying to create new friendships. Besides, I just got my medic trained. Why would I want to expose another one to my quirks?
  22. Had a crew a few months ago go to a NH to pick up a new patient. They marked transporting, then at destination at a dialysis facility. A few minutes later, they marked transporting back to the NH. Turns out they picked up the wrong patient. They still haven't heard the end of it.
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