"I had the wonderful privilege of working for a system that would transport ANYWHERE you wanted to go, and that was not fun. I had a woman in full blown labor (called from her car that her boyfriend was the driver of in a parking lot) requesting to…"
"Every agency I have worked for only did an initial physical agility test, which included basic vital signs (if they were off somehow like high blood pressure you had to get a doctors note that you could safely work) and of course a drug screen. I…"
"Well those are my thoughts; I did not say to have to agree with them. If they are not helpful to you feel free not to use them by all means! Speaking of tact, you do not see me ripping your suggestions and posts to pieces. So just to answer a couple…"
"It is a necessary evil of the job, if you can't handle it maybe find something else to do. I don't like the idea of transporting because it uses resources and it give the family false hope that their loved one might be okay, and that can…"
"I think the public needs more education. Unless you have a complication from it such as difficulity breathing you should not be calling 911 over it at all, or going to the ER. Stay at home and rest and drink fluids. If it goes on and on or you are…"
"I would also like to add, be careful about who you make "friends" with on social networking sites. If you want to be "friends" with your boss or co-workers take that into account when you post something. A lot of my previous…"
"The 27 is actually rounding up 26.6. It only works when using the standard concentration(1600mcg/ml.) It comes from dividing the 2 constants of the equation(concentration and drip set) to eliminate that bit of work."
"Yes Skip, but this is the INTERNET. This site is not limited to EMS professionals, ANYONE can view it. I really don't need some rapist seeing my hot picture and searching out my name so that he can come and rape and kill me. I am not hiding a…"
"That is all well and fine Skip that you choose to disclose your real name and photo. I as well as most other people do not do so on this site or any other for privacy reasons, not to offend you. Also why are you so curious as to my real identity?…"
"Skip, my dispresctful attitude doesn't come from people disagreeing with my point of view but from being insulted. I would think that someone with all the education you have would realize that referring to people that don't have a degree…"
"No worries Chris, I have given up on trying to get him to see my point. It is like talking to a brick wall. Or more like talking to a 2 year old throwing a hissy fit. The "coversation" never goes anywhere with him. I especially like his…"
"It is funny how things will affect people. I have a friend who is an EMT tell me the other day that she just had the worst call of her career. What was it? An old lady that they were doing a routine transfer on from the hospital back to the nursing…"
"How exactly are some extra English and art classes going to help me be a better Paramedic? Colleges are in it to make a buck, which is why they force students to take classes totally unrelated to their field. I am all for further education if it is…"
"Please don't laugh.....a shoe horn(on my holster). I used to carry all those cool badass tools but in urban EMS I'm much more likely to help someone with their shoes than shatter a window or cut a seatbelt.Also sunglasses,can't handle…"
"Two of the previous services I've worked for had it, so I have some experience with it. I think its a great tool for the toolbox, so to speak, and never really saw or heard of any consistent problems with the device itself. The issues I did…"