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n7lxi

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About n7lxi

  • Birthday 06/17/1970

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  1. As someone who has hired many people, written contracts and enforced non compete clauses, I can tell you that in most cases, it's simply a scare tactic. Most terminated employees simply don't have the money to fight a legal battle. There are several reasons why a non compete will be ruled null and void. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk. Sorry for any spelling errors.
  2. I'd like to attend this lab. I did the advanced airway cadaver lab at ShockTrauma, but any opportunity to practice those low frequency skills is welcome! Is there an update for 2012/13? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk. Sorry for any spelling errors.
  3. What, specifically, would you like to discuss? I also work in a system with multiple tube opportunities per month, plentiful OR time, including opportunities to intubate pediatric patients in the OR, Decent, if not exactly progressive, RSI protocols, and plenty of tools to get the job done. Intubation and RSI is not an issue for our service. Our first pass success rate is in the high 90s. It doesn't seem like there's much to debate. If the system trains the medics adequately, provides opportunities for frequent practice, has a robust QI process... It works well. Systems that infrequentl
  4. Single role paramedic for a non transporting, ALS only, county based third service. Also worked private ambulance, Vollie Search and Rescue, firefighter, instructor and a few other goodies. Been in EMS since '89. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk. Sorry for any spelling errors.
  5. This is how I was taught how to do it during my PALS course. Also how I bolus infants.
  6. last day of a 72 on Medic 9 today. It's been quiet so far. Fingers crossed.

  7. off to another LONG round of clinicals today. 8 hour ER shift and then 48 on a medic unit!

  8. off to another LONG round of clinicals today. 8 hour ER shift and then 48 on a medic unit!

  9. off to another LONG round of clinicals today. 8 hour ER shift and then 48 on a medic unit!

  10. Hi all... I'm looking for a good source for inexpensive safety glasses that'll take a prescription. I have a pair a now that cost me 200 bucks and make me look like a bug. I hate 'em. They look a little like this... I'd love a pair of wraparounds like this that will take prescription lenses, not an insert: Anyone have a source that they use?
  11. Thanks for all the the responses and comments y'all. I think it was an interesting subject for us to research and write about. This was obviously an "opinion paper" so we all developed our own argument as to why we thought CISD was good or bad. Surprisingly, I was one of the few that thought the CISD process might not be such a good idea. I read most of the other papers and many in my class think CISD is just great. Oh, and I did get an A. Again, thanks for all of your help, and I think this topic this sparked a good discussion as well. For those of you who are interested in th
  12. I was tasked with writing an opinion paper on CISD for my “Well Being of the Paramedic” course that’s part of my medic school’s curriculum. Names and locations have been redacted. Thanks to all who replied. I’d like to hear your thoughts. The line of duty death of a coworker, a tragic accident involving a child or a serious mass casualty incident are all critical events that may trigger powerful emotional responses in the parties involved. Due to the nature of the work it would seem that Fire, Rescue and EMS workers would be at the greatest risk for the development of posttraumatic s
  13. I worked for Ron as an EMT at AASI in the late 80's. Amazing sparkling clean ambulances, tremendously ugly uniforms and many great friends I still have today. Sad too see Ron is gone.
  14. Croaker is absolutely right with his take on King County Paramedics. Since I live in Seattle, I can provide a little more info on this system. As Croaker mentioned, Fire is the first tier in any aid response in King County, Seattle or otherwise. A medic unit is dispatched automatically to any call that presents as an ALS indicator to the dispatcher. If the BLS fire crew arrives on scene and decides that medics are not warranted, they are "code greened", that is canceled while en route. A dangerous idea? Well, that depends if you believe every patient deserves an ALS evaluation. In ad
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