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  1. Getting into the college groove again. Getting ready to take an English class. Woot.

  2. I started college today. Finally going to finish my degree. Going for my BS in Buisness at WGU-Indiana.
  3. First google hit on "pregnancy employment discrimination" is straight from eeoc.gov. Talks about Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. http://www.eeoc.gov/facts/fs-preg.html Is there more than 15 employees? Is that how they treat any other employee with a temporary disablity? As far as dsablity paying you, you would have to check with your STD/LTD provider.
  4. I think I read it wrong the first time, reading your reply. I was picturing hiking the side of a backboad up with a supine pt strapped in. Sounds like you guys were picturing someone lying on their side strapped to the board?
  5. http://www.health.state.ny.us/nysdoh/ems/pdf/reciprocity_packet.pdf Looks like you fill out their forms, and get Florida to fill out forms and submit it to the state for consideration.
  6. Is this what you are talking about? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Active_shooter Many PD's have trained for an active shooter response. People are killed in the first volly of a shooting, no time to wait for SWAT even in cities with full time on duty SWAT.
  7. I thought this was hyperbole, until I got to the bolded part.
  8. Really? Hmmm, guess I need to go back to the class two weeks ago and tell my students I was wrong.
  9. Paid vs. Volunteer debate in 3....2....1....
  10. I overheard a conversation about it. I didn't get a chance to partcitipate, but while thinking about it, I realized I didn't know the true answer. I googled it, but the only thing I can find is "Can be used for multiple patient sizes, including children and pregnant women." I was hoping for more of an answer than that. Bushy: I don't know much about the anatomy of pregnancy, I guess my worry would be any pressure on the abomen and uterus with the tightness of the straps. I know theres a substainal cushion around the fetus and such. Granted, the KED sees such little use, I don't see it being a true life concern I would come across.
  11. I haven't dealt with it, but we have had a few calls in the area. From my understanding, the mental status is hard to describe. Its like a mellow PCP type of deal. Apparently there are long lasting effects too. All anecdotal though.
  12. If you can piggy back off a friend who has their own domain, or buy your own (as low as $2.99/yr) thats even better than a gmail account. It looks more professional.
  13. No scenario that goes along with this... Would you apply a KED to woman whos pregnant, but the device still fits around? I would say no, but I wanted to see what the masses say. I can't find any literature on it at all.
  14. I'd give ya a pass on that one. Its crappy when they clearly make is obvious they are helping them out, but not you. I've been riding with officers before and when we ate, it was almost like the message was "Hey, listen, they are better than you, no soup for you."
  15. They have been fighting for over two years on how to handle people who turn in their inservice late. When you go to an EMS commission meeting, the first hour of it is them approving waivers for people who didn't get their recert submitted in time. I think (but I'm not sure) they finally passed the rule charging people for this. I'm not holding my breath to see any money come down the pipeline, nor am I holding my breath to see any changes in the near future. Someone mentioned that they were talking about nursing homes and private contracts in the story..... Earlier this summer, that TV station did an "expose'" on nursing homes calling for private services on cardiac arrests, who had 45 min response times. Thats why they thru that jab in there. I'll admit my knowlege of the this latest guideline isn't deep. I missed it, because I have been paying attention to how Indiana is going to restructure provider levels in accordance with the national guidelines. I think we will be going to a NREMT state soon, but I'm not 100% sure on that either. Lovely thing about rule by committee, right?
  16. At $20,000 they are probably making more than most EMT's in the area.
  17. +1 When I have been with people who ask/try to get discounts because of their id card/uniform, I find it one of the most embaressing things ever.
  18. Indiana considers 30-minute trauma system rule - WTHR This article is a little confusing. You can see the actual rule draft here: IDHS - Proposed Rule
  19. Judge rules Righthaven lacks standing to sue, threatens sanctions over misrepresentations
  20. He's a type we haven't seen around this forum much. I wouldn't call him a troll, but there are troll like tendencies. Another forum I frequent has many people with attitudes akin to his. It's how they want to express themselves to the board. *shrugs* I would say I'd hate to see what yall think of me, but I don't post enough around this 'new guard' we have here. ¦-) Sent from my ADR6400L using Tapatalk
  21. Ruff, do we time these things out? Haha. We find out sex of #2 in 2 weeks. Sent from my ADR6400L using Tapatalk
  22. You must have been better looking in your younger days, Richard! Wendy, did you bring this up with any of your instructors or students? I know I ask you this every time, but I am just curious.
  23. Thoughts to Japan and Hawaii

    1. Lone Star

      Lone Star

      If California snaps off the US, will it sink or just float away to the Far East?

  24. They are both non-visualized. This is a King: This is a Combi: The King is designed to where it can not be placed in the trachea, so a dual lumen is not needed. “It is important to note that no inadvertant tracheal intubation, which would lead to complete obstruction of the airway, occurred. Even using a laryngoscope, we were not able to place the laryngeal tube in the trachea due to the form and length of the tube.” Genzwuerker H et al. The Laryngeal Tube: A New Adjunct for Airway Management. Prehosp Emerg Care 2000; 4(2): 168-72.
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