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ColinW

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  1. Yeah I mean thanks for the number, after all it got my question awnsered but I mean it's responses like that, kinda pushed me away from here. It's like why should I come here? It used to be if I even said anything on here I would get my shit jumped, hell I gotta say it's a lot better now days, no one is yelling at me though a keyboard. I asked because I didn't know so i asked and my question was awnsered but like Dwayne said why tell me not to ask?
  2. Well I know the last time I called NREMT I got a lady with a extremely heavy Indian accent to the point I couldn't understand 90% of what was said. But the lady I spoke with today wasnt that way.
  3. Well callee the number you left, talked to some lady. She awnsered my questions but one thing didn't make sense, apparently practical exams are only good for one year therefore I shouldn't have been able to take my last test. But she awnsered my questions and I found out I have until July 31st to pass so at least I know it now, thanks for the help guys.
  4. Well guys the whole registry process has utterly kicked my ass, after my third attempt I said I was done but now five months later Id like to try again. I don't know how exactly how a couple things work now, one is my completion date was July 1, 2011 so how much longer do I have which leads me to my second question. Does the two year date reset if I do a refersher course or is it I have to years to pass the NREMT and after that point you have to take a whole course again? Probably some dumb questions but honestly I don't know and I don't know where else to ask. It's embarrassing that it's taken this many attempts but I feel like if a never get my license it was kind of a waste, although the skills I learned in class far surpass most people's medical knowledge. So if anybody can give me some awnsers that would be wonderful. Regards
  5. Ive never heard of JB learning, ill look into it though. I just dont get how well i did in school and all but me and two others in my class have gotten their licence and are in the field. I had a 94% in the class i was 5th overall just dont get it. Also interesting ill look into it as well
  6. Hi everyone, Having some trouble jumping though the final hoop to get into the field, the NREMT exam is whooping my ass thus far. My first attempt I didnt study much at all I had just graduated basic school so i figure i would be ok, test felt good and it shut off at 94 to my surpise i was below passing in everything except operations which i was near passing. I took some time and study harder then I ever had (not cramming I took two and a half weeks to perpare) with a book my mom found for me to try. Questions were tougher this time but still it felt good but it shut down at 74, i was below passing in everything but operations again. Its frustrating as hell, i feel like the NREMT test tests your reading comprehension ability and spelling more than medical knowledge i.e i came across three questions that all the M/C awnsers were the same thing just they were all spelled differently, what kinda s--t is that?! So now for my third attempt i got a different book that three people from my class used to pass and im going to take even longer to study. Another thing a friend heard to try is to turn the reading aid on so its read to me, cause everyone who has helped me study noticed that when the questions are read to me i do better than when im reading them to myself. I just wonder if theres anything else i might try or any tricks that guys and gals have found to pass this evil test I know theres a million of NREMT-B test theads on here but i just want to see for myself what other people who have made it thought have to say. Its a pride thing ya know, its a big knock to the ole self esteem to fail over and over again, people are starting to joke im like spongebob trying to get his drivers licence (thank you to whoever gets that reference) and i hate that. If you have an ideas send them my way please
  7. Class at 6 tonight

  8. I can understand that but Im not about to let crotchity say something that is just flat out wrong and go unchecked. Homosexuality is NOT a mental illness and i do not care if ive sounded like a hypocrite on this post because thats just wrong. Just because something is not for everyone doesnt mean its bad or wrong.
  9. And that is pertty much what I told my friend as well. I said if a a lawyer wants you bad enough you had better belive hes gonna get you in the end, but he dont belive me.
  10. Im being intolerant of intolerance and ignorance whats wrong with that?
  11. Ok i see it now, can you see how I misunderstood you though? My bad dude didnt know you was going after crotchity should have figured that though.
  12. Im not sure who else it could have been directed at though.
  13. Or is it possible that you are just being a grammar nazi? The world will never know. I dont have spell check for starters, I wrote it, didnt proof read it and posted it then i saw the error after it was posted but I cant edit the OP. There isnt a little "EDIT" button at the bottom of the post like there is on the replies. But be real dude, you most likely use the spell check feature of the City all the damn time, I dont have that luxury and if you didnt you would screw up spellings too, we all do, its nothing to be ashamed of just how it is. Its just petty that when someone asks a legitimate question and they happen to misspell a word they get their shit jumped, basicly be called stupid and be called a liar by a mod of all people over a small misspelling. In case you didnt notice many members gave me their honest opinon and ignored the mess up but there is always one in every post I suppose. Its HIPAA not HIPPA i got that.
  14. ok, to the OP, I think that it was one of two things. One they wanted to make you feel like a sterotype to open your eyes and in which case it worked or Two it was a horrilbly racist thing, Its hard to say what it was but you just got to shake it off and focus on class and not let this bother you too much even though it was very uncomfortable as I can understand. Good luck to you. You have a point that everyone is racist to some extent but what in the hell does having sex with a black women have anything to do with that . Ive dated 3 black girls, a latina and tryed my dammedest with a american indian yet i still know Im somewhat racist. And no I wont spare you stories about my minority friends, my two bests friends are mexican and cuban Ive dinner at their houses many times and more than once my two black friends were there as well (both of whom have ate dinner with me and my family on several occasions). If anyone on here has room to talk it someone like me, I dont see color I see people for who they are by their actions and words...and yet I will openly admit im racist in some settings. But this being homosexual is a mental illness is just flat wrong dude, its 2011 not 1950 time to open your mind a little bit. I do not know where you were trained at but that is no attitude to have in EMS, weather it be because of religion of just plain ignorance its wrong and unprofessional.
  15. My bad on screwing up the spelling of HIPAA, i realized it right after i posted it and I cant seem to edit my OP otherwise it would have been fixed. Me and Dwayne had a talk about this the other day Anyways it was the "R.I.P Old Man" that got to me, this same guy was called to assist my grandpa when he had his final heart attack and was unaware who he was until later that day when I said he had died. Had he posted something like that about my grand dad I would have been very pissed. He is losing sight of the fact that that "old man" was someones son, someones dad, someones grandpa ect ect and there needs to be some respect given to not only those who die but their family and friends. If it wasn't a HIPAA violation then I was wrong but you best belive I will hold myself to a higher standard once Im in the field because shit like that is unacceptable from anyone in EMS and I hope you all do too.
  16. Ok I need some EMS opinons on this, my friend who is a volunteer fireman and I got in to a arguement about this the other day here is his status from facebook: ".....it was pertty cool i got to assist with CPR on a medical today, wasnt much we could do (R.I.P old man)...." I said since we live in a town of 2,000 thats odds are you have one of his family members as a friend on facebook and you could get in trouble for that though the HIPPA laws. He blew me off and said that he couldn't get in trouble and that hes been doing it for longer than so basicly I dont know what im talking about, really pissed me off. I asked my mom what she made of it (RN of 30 years) and she said she thinks it broke some laws. If it didn't violate a HIPPA law at the least it was very disrespectful to the departed and his family. What do you guys make of this?
  17. Don't sweat it dude, no harm no foul. You have a vaild point it just came across a bit strong. I didnt want to say anything back to that since you have given me and many others alot of helpful advice on here ya know, it was a respect thing, I didnt want to question such a good member of emt city. But the thing about this dude is that he does this in front of his superiors and nothing is done about it. Im very happy about my schooling, im learning alot and im beginning to help people a little bit alreaady and i love that but i will never work there if a guy that like can be there for 5 years. The school/ambulance service has one hell of a line up of EMS personel, four vietnam medics, two ex-members of lifeflight crews, a iraqi war medic, and at least three RNs that i know of.....and that dude what a shame.
  18. I would do that but some people (including a few of them girls) knew him before we started school there, guess they are just used to it ya know "oh thats just how he is" attitude so he gets away with anything and everything. It would cause more problems I think thats why I came here instead of my teacher. He lives up to every american sterotype that I know of, no joke. Luckly he isn't instructing us other wise it would be a cluster f--k everynight.
  19. Ok I have to vent on this, I know this dude who works as a basic for a private ambulance company. I noticed the first time I met him that he has the worst outlook on life ive ever known and he has a total lack of compassion for paients, bed side manner and professionlism. Just the other day he bragged about responding to a unconcious drunk whom hes encountered many times in the past, who was laying face down in a pool of vomit. Instead of turning the patient on his side he let him lay their face down on the sidewalk intil PD arived, he didnt so much as check his vitals since he was a "hopeless wineo". When he is around us students he spends his time hitting on the girls in our class, bitching about his ex wife or dispatch or his boss and his favorite thing to do is belittle all the students, making us feel stupid and unwanted. People like this guy shouldn't be alound near patients he is the type who make all of us look bad, he could use a good ass kicking and a different job i think. Thanks for letting me vent on this guys
  20. Hi all, Im 3 and a half months into my 6 month EMT-B class and im really beginning worry about the national registry test and the practical exams at the end of class. I have a 92% in the class as of now but i just feel lost at times, others i know who have taken emt-b or emt-s classes say that it just clicks after awhile....well it hasnt really clicked for me and im beginning to wonder if it ever will. I mean there are some people who are book smart in the class but in the field i think they would be a danger to patients, themselfs and others, i dont think im that way at all. I know what to do but i dont know what somethings are called or what the damn acronmyns mean like SAMPLE or in what order things in a assesment should be done (but i still get them all) and i think that i may not get certfied because of that, thats very dis hearting to me knowing that people who have better booksmarts than me but have no business being near anyone in distress will get certifed and maybe not me. I know I can do the job its just a matter of making it though all the testing. I just feel like im kind of in a rut right now in my schooling and im not sure how to get out of it any thoughts?
  21. i got a pair of jungle boots online for 29 bucks after shipping on combatboots.com , they are modeled after the ones US troops wore in vietnam, i havent used them much since they don't come with soles but they look nice and they are cheap.
  22. to emsgirl911, Dont let the old timers get you down but at the same time take into account what they are saying. I kind of got peer pressured into this business as well since most of my friends are either in the army or are firefighters, i was basicly the only one not doing some kind of public service. I had to look and look for a class finally i found one. Its not though a college but a emt licence is plenty good enough to find work where I am. Ive been told about the bad, shitty pay, long hours, burnout, hell a paramedic who was supposed to help teach my class stabbed himself to death on saturday, all of that is sobbering but its doesnt discourage me one bit. Im glad your going to stick it out despite the naysayers. Just keep on keeping on
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