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  1. Full Story: http://host.madison.com/news/local/crime_and_courts/departments-at-odds-after-cop-pulls-gun-on-firefighter-during/article_f95d2684-251d-11e2-9ce6-0019bb2963f4.html#ixzz2BIgm0w00
  2. Thanks for the quick reply. I does help. It also confirms my suspicions that "competency based" is going to vary from state to state and from program to program. As antiquated as the old "standard" was, it did set the bar for the lowest denominator. Now the bar is set at the next staff meeting and budget review. Has anyone out there required a "Community Service" rotation? Have the student do 4 hours at a local soup kitchen and report on it?
  3. Hi there, I am in an instructor work-group to find out what other EMS instructors are requiring for clinical rotations at the Advanced EMT level. I would also be interested in any type of documentation that you have on this subject. I have Googled the subject with limited results. You help is greatly appreciated.
  4. The National Registry requires that you complete a state approved EMT course. With the course you chose you had to pass the final exam to complete the course. Since that was not achieved, you don't meet the requirements to test regardless of how many hours you spent. The school most likely has these tests as checks and balances to gauge to see if you have the minimal knowledge to successfully pass the NREMT. It would have been a dis-service to you if they passed you and allowed the NREMT to catch that you do not have the knowledge necessary to be an EMT. If all of the students did not pass the final, then you may have a case with the school or perhaps even the state that approved the course, but I have a feeling that only a few did not pass. Please remember that the course was not an "art appreciation course", but a course that will allow you to go out and significantly impact the lives of people. Although I have empathy for you and your struggles, I applaud the school for holding a standard and putting the public trust above all else.
  5. My iPhone saves all the pics I take to the "Cloud" within minutes so I will always have a copy of my pics even if they get "accidentally deleted" while evidence is being processed.
  6. This article may clarify your opinion. http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-57405594-281/boston-admits-it-cell-phone-photography-is-not-a-crime/
  7. That article and proposed law just prevents the use of a cell phone by the driver within 500 feet of the scene. It would not prevent non-drivers from operating a cell phone or taking a picture at a scene.
  8. Here is an interesting read from someone who titles their site with "The Paramedic Lawyer". Although his credentials cannot be verified by me, the read is still good none the less. If I was to make a training for my staff on what to do, and not to do with respect to cell phone cameras, I would use this site to get things started. http://staroflifelaw.com/tag/hipaa/
  9. Hipaa does not apply to anyone that does not electronically bill for medical services. Therefore it does not apply to the person with the camera.
  10. Here is a link that pertains to video taping police. It does concentrate on the police as they are the ones who have the power to arrest if they don't like what you are doing. http://ideas.time.com/2012/05/21/a-new-first-amendment-right-videotaping-the-police/
  11. For those that want to take the camera.. remember, there could be other cameras trained on you.
  12. I would do nothing to the person with the cell phone. They are protected by the First Amendment of the Constitution. If they are preventing me from doing my job, law enforcement should correct that. As far as the naked patient, cover her up. It is one of the first treatments for shock or the prevention of such. The officer most likely did not do anything because he understands the Constitution.
  13. Will this be part of EMS in the future? http://news.yahoo.com/doc-rolls-hangover-heaven-vegas-strip-113829354.html
  14. Shouldn't narcan be given just to reverse respiratory depression and not to achieve full responsiveness?
  15. Rockingham Ambulance in NH
  16. emt2359


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