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  1. Hey there,I've recently been looking into becoming an EMT(PCP) in Alberta, Canada. Only thing is I took chemistry all through high school, last time I was studying the human body was in grade 9 honours science, I'm 19 now turning 20 in June of 2018, is it worth it for me to take general biology and upgrade at my local college or just take the EMR course and hope they teach me enough before I have to do EMT training? Also is it worth it for me to work as an EMR(the 120 hour training one here) on the rigs before becoming an EMT? There's tons of entry level EMR jobs out here right now. I know I'll be able to learn about the human body, but if they assume we all know about it and don't bother to teach us I'll be kind of hooped when it comes down to things. I had one EMT tell me to just get anatomy and physiology flash cards.
  2. Interview questions

    1.)How old were you when you decided or thought about becoming a paramedic 2.) What was your college experience? 3.) How many years did it take to graduate? 4.) What could you give to someone going into the business? 5.) what is your American dream? 6.) is it achievable? 8.) if you could live your life all over again would you become a paramedic again? Why ke why not? 9.) Was this your first choice of a career? 10.) was there a time when you wanted to give up? If you answered these questions thank you so much. I'm writing a college and career essay and I'm interested in talking this as a job.
  3. Please Help!

    Please help me. I wanted to know what exactly classes do you guys recommend in HS for becoming EMS/EMT? Also what school exactly do I take after HS? Do I just go to University/College and then another school or...? Please I need the most advice i could get. Thanks in Advance.
  4. My Introduction

    I formally introduce myself as Heather W. I have been a certified EMT-B since 2011. I do not have much out on the street experience alas I work in a local Trauma Center. The things I see rolling in on the carts are sometimes alarming but I can tell you seeing it pre hospital must be intriguing and in some ways rewarding or just heart wrenching. The Trauma Center I work for is a level 2. I hale from southern Indiana. I love my job and wouldn't have it any other way. I see sorrow, death, impending doom, intoxication, suicide. Amongst the many thing I do see on a daily basis I have to say is it is very hard sometimes to smile because in all reality we in this world do not know why others do or say things to put them in the predicaments they are in or alas just had a very unfortunate bad day. I do ay that working in a Trauma center has given me the strength and confidence to try and do my best to save those that I can and those I can't it is sometimes hard but we just have to walk away and go on with our work. I have a lot to say but then this introduction would be beyond 5 million words or so. If you care to ask me some question feel free to comment below.
  5. help me define what causes musle spasms of the lower limbs and immediate management
  6. Hey guys I'm a new CCO that has multiple Compliance issues. Any suggestions for an up and coming CCO?
  7. Vaping illicit substances

    Sorry I havent posted in a while. My life has been crazxy busy.... So, I am giving a street drug lecture as a conference... as I am wont to do on occasion, and a thought occurred to me. We are seeing these "Vaping" stores, products, patients explode in numbers in this area... an exponential increase in this nich market. Even among health care providers. Now I am NOT going to speculate the pro's and con's over traditional tobacco use....But I have a question. It seems to me only a manner of time before someone puts any number of illicit adulterants in the liquid they use for this. My guess is someone, somewhere probably already has tried it. My personal bet is on opioids. But could be meth, or anything else. Has anyone actually seen this (illicit/recreational street drugs combined with Vaping) in their area?
  8. Paramedic schools?

    Does any one have any good recommendations for a great Paramedic training program in the bay area? I've found NCTI/ Foothill college/ Las Positas/ American Health and Fast Response. Has anyone personally been to any of these schools and can give me some insight into their training and hours and cost or any information that would be helpful in deciding which school to go to? Or if I've missed any other schools here on the list... Thanks in advance.
  9. I was a volunteer Firefighter in Georgia back in the 90's and loved it. Started running rescue calls as a First Responder. Missed out on EMT class back then, but have recently finished class in Shelby, NC. Nervous about NC state test and then, to sit for NREMT. Really would like to do that, my career hit a dead end and now I want to start something new from something old I enjoyed. Middle aged but still in shape and want to do more than punch register buttons or type and answer phones. I'm also a photographer, and hope to upload some cool apparatus pictures.
  10. Good day everyone! I'm glad to join this community and I hope to learn a lot from all of you, and maybe answer a few question you may have as I'm from a country with a peculiar system Indeed, I've been a volunteer EMT in Paris for 4 years, within the Paris Civil Protection (Protection Civile de Paris). I say EMT, but the actual french word is "Secouriste" which corresponds more or less to an EMT-basic life support qualification. I'm qualified for almost everything that is not invasive (with the only exception of blood sugar level) and my mission is to (in short): - Assess the patient's health state - Perform the emergency actions needed to answer the situation / Call for additional (or specialized) units if needed. - Transmit a complete and accurate description of the patient's state to the EMS. - Preparation and evacuation of the patient to the hospital. I'm a "foreman" (chef d'équipe) which mean I have to coordinate my team's action and take responsibility for my crew's safety as well as the patients' and third person's. To introduce you briefly the Civil Protection, you can easily compare it to St-John Ambulance. We have 3 fields of action: - Medical emergencies: >> "911 response" >> Rescue posts on planned events (festivals, sport events...) - Social support: >> Disaster relief >> Street patrols for homeless people - First aid training: >> EMT training >> First aid course for people How do we respond to a 911 call? In France, there are no paramedics. We have either EMT-B or emergency physicians. When: - The call wasn't clear - The situation doesn't seem to require an advance life support unit - The situation requires additional personals - The situation require a basic life support unit on top of an advanced life support unit We are dispatched. We are 5 EMT in the ambulance, but we can work in crews of 4. On other missions we can be 3 or 2. Our role is to get control of the situation, assess the patient(s) health, treat the injuries/distresses and report to the EMS. They take the decision. Then, if needed, we transport the patient to the hospital. An advanced life support unit can also be dispatched to start a treatment on the scene? In case of cardiac arrest: We start CPR with oxygen and defibrillator, we call the advanced life support unit. In most of the cases, the resuscitation will be performed on scene by the doctor's crew until the patient is stable. If nothing can be done, the patient is pronounced dead on the scene. If the patient is stabilized, he'll be quickly transfered to hospital. This is the "stay and play" theory you have in France and Germany, where doctors, in mobile ER will come on scene. It's called "bring the hospital to the patient". Why does France applied the "stay and play" system? Before 1968, rescue missions where carried out by fire departments and police departments. Those rough ambulance services were poorly trained and equipped, as it wasn't the main mission of neither. The mortality rate was very high so doctors decided they couldn't stay in the hospital and wait for dead patients. They created vehicles equipped like hospital emergency rooms, aboard which were the doctor and nurses. Today, those "mobile ER" still exist and board an emergency doctor, an emergency nurse (equivalent of a paramedic advanced) and a trained driver (equivalent of an EMT-. You can recognized them by the word "SAMU" written on the side. What's new in France EMS? The "stay and play" theory is to live long it seems, as the SAMU just created a mobile ECMO unit. This vehicle boards a specialized team (surgeon, nurses...) and all the equipment needed to set an ECMO procedure anywhere, on the street for instance. This unit is dispatched only under very precise circumstances, and aims to reduce even more the "low flow" time. Even if this vehicle is still in experimental phase, it shows well the will of french EMS to bring more and more heavy equipments outside the hospital, directly to the patient. Maybe one day, you'll get a scanner without leaving your bed! I hope you found some of this interesting, if you have further questions, feel free to ask Glad to join you all!
  11. New to the site

    Hello There Everyone! My name is Andrew. I am an EMT-B In NYS. I've been in this business for Four years (I'm Most likely a baby in some of your eyes), three as a certified EMT. I Work in a very, very high call volume (total near 90,000 calls per year for the company). I look foreward to interacting and getting to know Y'all. -Brotherlog63 (If you come to work and dont learn something new, you should most likely rethink what you are doing or how you are acting.)
  12. Defiant

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8bbvdweDgg
  13. We Are ICEP

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYtww8EEOS0
  14. Our Story

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUOC6M9BJWQ