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  1. Looks like I'm going to have to drop Paramedic course again. Just spent 3 weeks in the hospital....too far behind to catch up

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    2. Lone Star

      Lone Star

      Was in for diverticulitis which abscessed into the sigmoid colon.....

    3. HERBIE1

      HERBIE1

      So sorry to hear that, LS. Hope you are feeling better. It would suck to have to start all over again. How far were you into the program? Maybe your instructor can cut you some slack?

    4. Lone Star

      Lone Star

      I was in my last semester....problem is, he was also the one that put me at stations that had very low call volume. Not able to meet the States 'quotas' if there aren't any calls.....

  2. Just passed PHTLS yesterday! Next on the agenda is PALS and GEMS......

    1. MedicAsh

      MedicAsh

      Wooohooo!!!! Good job buddy!!!! How much longer do you have in school?

  3. Just passed PHTLS yesterday! Next on the agenda is PALS and GEMS......

  4. Just passed PHTLS yesterday! Next on the agenda is PALS and GEMS......

  5. With only one semester to go, I've been notified that I'm on financial aid suspension pending review of why it's taken so long to get through the Paramedicine Technology program.....

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    2. Eydawn

      Eydawn

      Petition your case! Seriously. You're almost there!!!

    3. Happiness

      Happiness

      you really have the crappiest luck

    4. chbare

      chbare

      Are you over on credits? Often, colleges will give you an associate of general studies degree to reset the financial aide clock so to speak.

  6. With only one semester to go, I've been notified that I'm on financial aid suspension pending review of why it's taken so long to get through the Paramedicine Technology program.....

  7. Not sure how I did it, but somehow I got through ACLS (88 on the written and passed the practicals)!! *looks nervously toward PALS*

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    2. RaceMedic

      RaceMedic

      i can agree to that.

    3. DwayneEMTP

      DwayneEMTP

      Heh..RM, I have a sneaking suspicion that you can handle it...

    4. RaceMedic

      RaceMedic

      it will be rough, and im sure will take sometime ... sniff sniff ... but.. sniff ... i will put it behind me, eventually ...

  8. Big Daddy got his first 'live tube' today! It was freaking AWESOME!!! The Antesthetist and the NA were fantastic with all the help and coaching! When the cords slid into view (the Antsthetist did the Sellik's Maneuver), it was almost like having 'buck fever'....I almost couldn't insert the ET because I was awestruck with what I was doing and the view....

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    2. ERDoc

      ERDoc

      Nice job. It's an awesome feeling getting your first tube.

    3. tcripp

      tcripp

      Dang it...where is the like button? :D

    4. Lone Star

      Lone Star

      Yeah, it DEFINATELY makes me glad thatI'm taking the 'long road! I have to admit though, a couple times I panicked and bailed on my first couple tubes...

  9. Big Daddy got his first 'live tube' today! It was freaking AWESOME!!! The Antesthetist and the NA were fantastic with all the help and coaching! When the cords slid into view (the Antsthetist did the Sellik's Maneuver), it was almost like having 'buck fever'....I almost couldn't insert the ET because I was awestruck with what I was doing and the view....

  10. If you ask me if I remember where I was or what i did last Tuesday, I probably couldn't tell you. But if you ask me if I remember where I was & what I was doing 10 years ago on Tuesday, September 11, 2001... I could give you the 'exact' details!! PLEASE REPOST THIS for our fallen heroes as a promise that we will NEVER FORGET!! THE WHOLE WORLD WILL NEVER FORGET

  11. First O.R. rotation in the morning. I've got to try to beat a clasmate's record of 7 intubations in one shift. The drawback is that because of my school schedule, my shift will be 2 hours shorter than his. Maybe I can beat his totals, because I'll end up pulling 18 hours of rotation instead of the required 16....

  12. I understand each segment of the EKG represents a specific action within the heart during the cardiac cycle. The problem I'm having is when the segments are put together.....

    1. spenac
    2. OwleyMedic

      OwleyMedic

      What is the problem???

    3. Lone Star

      Lone Star

      when you put the segments together, it creates a squiggly line that could mean just about anything...

      Spenac, I own that book!

  13. Tomorrow I start learning how to decipher those squiggly lines called 'cardiology'. I am prepared to look like I suffer from a bad case of mange because I've pulled my hair out by the roots!

    1. nypamedic43

      nypamedic43

      heehee!! let the fun begin :))

  14. First it was pharmacology and drug administration that I vanquished; today advanced airway has fallen to the power of my pencil! Advanced airway module finals were today. Had to retest on one station because I couldn't remember the heart rate range for infants....

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    2. uglyEMT

      uglyEMT

      Rock On Lone. Congrats on the module slayings. Dont beat yourself up over the infant thing, hell thats why I carry my pocket reference.

    3. MedicAsh

      MedicAsh

      See you will make it through this yet loner!!!

    4. Lone Star

      Lone Star

      I'm trying to take it one module at a time, but the deeper I get into it, the less I feel I know!

  15. Dodged the bullet again today. Pharmacology module finals passed with an 84.5%, and passed administration practicals as well. Still not sure how at ease I am with pharmacology yet....Airway Management is next on the agenda.....

    1. Just Plain Ruff
    2. Just Plain Ruff
    3. nypamedic43

      nypamedic43

      good job!! I knew you could do it :))

  16. pharmacology induced psychosis is imminent*....Pharmacology class is going to cause me to lose my mind!

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    2. Lone Star

      Lone Star

      I don't go in as much, simply because only about 1/3 of what I type actually shows up in the chatroom..(after having to log in 2-3 times just to get the chatroom to load)....

    3. nypamedic43

      nypamedic43

      Pharm is going to do that?? I though you had already lost your mind lol

    4. Lone Star

      Lone Star

      But you still love me, and thats what counts!

  17. Am I the only one who's email inbox is getting flooded with status updates and replies?

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    2. EMT City Administrator

      EMT City Administrator

      I am sure it is not flooded as there are only a few a day. You can adjust the settings in your profile.

    3. EMT City Administrator

      EMT City Administrator

      And it only gives you updates of you friends.

    4. Adam Swartz

      Adam Swartz

      I get it to.

  18. I'm officially registered for the next Medic class to start 03/24/11!

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    2. Lone Star

      Lone Star

      The Tribulation doesn't begin until I graduate and become a licensed NREMT-P!

    3. KATIE

      KATIE

      you will do great! congrats from michigan

    4. KATIE

      KATIE

      hey we are both on come in the chat room we need to catch up!

  19. Look what the cat done drug in now!

    Glad to see your face around the place!

    I tried to contact you through the 'facebook style chat' at the bottom of the page, but I guess you didn't see it...

    I tried to send you a message, but your 'inbox' is full and you can't recieve any more messages...

    Anyway, welcome back! Ho...

  20. Joints, joints everywhere; and not a one to smoke!

  21. To all veterans past, present and future: Thank you for taking the time to stand at the gate and keep our yard safe!

  22. Am I the only one who's 'friend list' in the Face Book style chat disappeared?

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    2. emtannie

      emtannie

      mine has been gone for months - and people have been sending me messages but I can't see them at the bottom of my screen.

    3. Lone Star

      Lone Star

      I have to readjust the resolution on my screen to 50% in order to use the FB style chat. unfortunately it's now saying that I've got no friends...

    4. EMT City Administrator
  23. Dwayne, check your inbox!

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