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About Doc_115thSigBn

  • Birthday 06/27/1953

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    Moulton, AL
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    Reading, writing, playing with grandkids, watching documentaries, love animals and pets, counseling with people, enjoy lively discussions in politics, religion, science,space exploration, Facebook, issues with soldiers and their families especially as it relates to deployments,

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    Minister; Paramedic; 911 Dispatcher; Retired Army
  1. I would not work this person. To do so would only offer false hope to the family. The person fits the criteria for death. I would show the family the asystole on the EKG and explain that it means there is no heartbeat thus no circulation. I would explain the purpose and necessity for circulation and I would show the lividity on the person's body and explain that it is the result of no circulation. Then finally I would explain that after 5 minutes of no circulation the brain along with all of the other organs of the body has begun to die.
  2. I just thought it oddly coincidental that we had a fellow last week wanting to write a book based upon the experiences of the folks here on the forum. My impression was that he was going to write the book in 1st person plagiarizing our experiences as his own. His lack of integrity by writing a book that way would bring shame and blame to everyone affiliated with EMS. There is also something that just doesn't ring true about the second guy. Did he attempt to get his book vetted or credentialed by EMS professionals? Does his book offer the EMS field any new knowledge or techniques?
  3. I have worked both as a communications officer with 911 and on my off days as a paramedic with the local ambulance service for over 24 years. We were a small operation but it made for easier communications between the ambulances and 911 crews. If we had important info to pass on to the ambulance crew we called them direct by phone. If we paged responders to the scene we had their person on scene to call 911 if there was something that needed relaying. If it was something life threatening we would put it on the air so that law enforcement could also hear the situation ("family member with a gun" etc). I agree the video was inappropriate. The intimate details did not
  4. I'm not active anymore but I worked in Alabama (Roll Tide!). It requires both certifications NR and State. MariB if you are still an active EMT and keeping up with your certification for basic you shouldn't have a problem enrolling in the Paramedic class. I was an Intermediate when I started Paramedic. As luck would have it my license would expire before I finished the Paramedic program. I had to take the Intermediate Registry and then the Paramedic Registry. Everything had to be current. If I were you I'd contact the NR and then the State EMS where you plan to work and verify what all is required for getting your medic. Good luck.
  5. I have not researched this topic but my thinking is that it would not work very well. For example, in the US the DOT in conjunction with each state health department determines the guidelines for ambulances and training so that it is consistent. I'm not sure that other countries have similar agencies or guidelines. The care and treatment may not be standard or comparable. In third world countries where money may be scarce. Supplies and equipment may be more difficult to obtain. Medications may not be the same caliber since ours are regulated through the FDA. Globalizaation of training might be something to work towards. Harold Letson EMT-P, M Div
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