Dustdevil Posted September 26, 2007 Share Posted September 26, 2007 So why should a major metropolitan city let any moron off the street with a medic ticket practice ALS on their citizens? Well, my guess would be for the very same reason we don't ask new med school grads to work as a nurse for a couple of years before allowing them to practise medicine. Fruit which is not picked and consumed when it is ripe will wither and spoil. The longer you wait to put your knowledge to use, the less grasp of that knowledge you will retain. And the less of it you retain, the less you have to assimilate into your experience in order to build a practice of intelligent, professional quality. Any system worth a shyte is putting those new grads directly to work, utilising them to their fullest level, placing them alongside an experienced and proven preceptor, in order to quickly and efficiently develop these people into their fullest potential, to the benefit of the system and their patients. Systems that suck arse will waste years of education and potential by not utilising these people (Boston), or worse yet, stick them out there alone with nothing but an EMT for a partner. Yeah, it's a no-brainer, but brains seem to be a rare commodity in EMS once you get any farther north than Virginia. Any other simple questions we can clear up for you? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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