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EMT-B 55

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About EMT-B 55

  • Birthday 05/17/1951

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    Johnson County, IL
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    BSA and beadwork

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    EMT

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  1. Continemtal testing, who administers Illinois EMT test, has 25 - 30 example test questions. You will see them insome form on the actual exam. The exam is 150 questions with a2.5 hour time frame. As an EMT instructor, i recommend reviewing the book plus google free EMT exams and practice. One final note be on time and get some good sleep the night before. Good Luck
  2. The UN has no business in the United States1
  3. When you do defend yourself, document, document document! Simply stated CYA
  4. Clinicals are an essential part of the program. The clinicals turn book knowledge into action. EMS is a hands on porgram
  5. Dispatched to an 88year old lady with general complaint. Dispatch time 2355. On scene time 0005. We knock on the door and told to come in. The patient's first comment was,' What took you so long? I called 911 yesterday" LikeI said you have to love them
  6. How many patients would get slapped when answering the medics questions. Such as "how much have you hadto drink?" patient says two and then gets slapped
  7. Thanks for your input. and yes, I believe my actions were appropriate
  8. Just over ten weeks ago, I worked the back of the ambulance on a transfer from an area hospital to home Hospise care. This PT was 94 years old and had been diagonosed with two different types of cancer. On the trip to her home, the PT told me that over the last 6+ years, I had treated/transported her 32 times. Most was for GLF's with skin tears and/or hematomas. SHe said that she keeps a diary and could verify her statement. With 30 to 35 minutes for transport to the hospital,we talked about a lot of things including family, hobbies and life in general. this lady was a realalist with apositive outlook on life. Well, last week I read that this ladt had died. because I did respect this person, I attended the visitation. The former PT's daughter was glad I paid my respects. One of my co-workers was a neighbor to this lady. He told me that may attending the visitation was inappropriate because I was not family, a neighbor or a friend. Was my behavior appropriate? Then earlier in the shift, this lady's daughter came to the base. SHe had a small wood relief picture that was in the ;ady's home and I made a comment that the plague was real nice looking. The daughter said that her mother had indicated that this plague should go to me. Same co-worker that told me that I was just the EMT that treated/transported her and did not belong at the visitation hit the ceiling and told me that it was inappropriate for me to honor this lady's request. Again,was my behavior appropriate? You input and judgements requested
  9. I would recommend checking what the EMS requires.
  10. Wether you have a year in EMS or 20+ years in EMS, the question "Why did you enter the EMS?" is valid for at least for self-reflection. Go ahead ask yourself "Why did become an EMT or Medic?" Then ask yourself , 'Is the reason still valid?' If not ask yourself , "Why not and why am I still in EMS?" Sometimes realizing why you are doing something makes life a bit easier. So sit back and enjoy your conversation with yourself.
  11. A good site for review is www.EMTB.com
  12. Expect the unexpected

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