Since it's inception, PPACA (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) has raised many concerns. It has been the subject of debate. Now we know it is the "law" of the land. President Obama has begun the long road to health care reform. Since the does has settled from the US Sumpreme Court June decision; let's discuss this. Please chime in and tell everyone how you feel about this. How will this affect you and your organization? Thanks in advance...
"I wouldn't say EMS has a lot of options... Depending on the system, the experience, the situation, and what is not on back order would dictate which of the few you would administer. Many EMS system do a poor job regarding patient comfort. Our…"
"Just to veer of course a little bit. In NYS, since the article is referring to; the RN has 10years to get a BS. There is no problem. It's not asking a lot from a practitioner to get more education at no cost to them. Many institutions in NYS…"
"A pandemic affects a large part of the globe; multiple continents... So, most local agencies and institution do not have guidelines other that the basic decomtamination but a pandemic is an infectious disease that can not be decontaminated.…"
"For me, it was a calling. Initially, it was just by accident that I took the EMT class. It was because of peer pressure. After landiong an EMT job in a private ambulance and volunteered at a VAC; I knew I wanted to be a paramedic. That is what I did…"
"I am a firm believer in Associates in Paramedics only. No more certificate programs. Ones who argue this; always fall back to the argument that a 10 year Paramedic in a busy service is better clinician that someone without experience who graduated…"
"I was watching Bizarre ER on TLC; this episode was video-documenting an ER in the UK... The staff saw some pretty interesting cases. A lot of trauma we entering the ER; walk-in and via EMS. In addition, they were very busy... The staff depicted were…"
"I will play the other side; the pharmaceutical companies....
The $ received for R&D is necessary to manufacture medicines to better patron' "quality of life"... We distribute to health facilities to have these medicines available…"
"This is a matter for the Ministry/Secretary of Health. The Health Department must form a cabinet/department regarding EMS. A leader must be appointed; then a staff must be hired for various aspect of EMS; from Operations to Certification/Education…"
"When I worked in surburban EMS in Westchester, Rockland, and Orange Counties in NY; there were times I did 24hours. It was allowed but only as a last resort. Call volume was lower but I wouldn't say they were slow. Whether it was easy or not;…"
"Evening, Nights, or Weekends.... Less drama.... You do not have as much supervision; unless your institution has 24 hour supervision... Luckily, when I was on the truck, I didn't need the supervision. I wasn't a person who needed it but I…"
"Burnt? No... Frustrated? Yes... I have been off the ambulance since 10/2009... I am lucky that I landed a Supervisor position and the money is very good; so I gave the truck up... Besides making enough money; I left because I just needed to step…"
"If BLS responses and there is no ALS then it is a BLS call... If the ALS Unit is dispatched; then it is a ALS Call... So since, the ALS providers were there; they should have intervened. If not, why go with the BLS? Just to drive the ambulance; the…"
NY Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Hospital (Current)
Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY (Current)
Blooming Grove Volunteer Ambulance Corp
Rockland Paramedic Services
St Mary's Hospital
Lenox Hill Hospital
Cabrini Medical Center
New York Downtown Hospital
Victory Memorial Hospital
Metropolitain Ambulance Service
Beth Israel Medical Center
Midwood Ambulance Service
Metro One/Dell Ambulance Service
Bedford Stuyvesant Volunteer Ambulance Corp.
Assist Ambulance Service
Married and a father. I love being with them. I have dedicated my spare time in improving EMS Care and Delivery. I'm currently pursuing a B.S. In Health Services Administration. My long term goal is to revamp our Health Care Delivery System; where everyone can receive coverage, never go bankrupt due to medical costs, the government will spend under 10% GDP on Health, and have health related companies/corporations to re-invest their profits.