"Interview is over and lasted two hours for the oral portion then one hour for the written which i finished with only one question left blank. They said two of the bases I chose have casual spots open. I'll let you know if I hear more or get the…"
Homeville Volunteer Fire Department (West Mifflin, PA); Willing Hand Hose Company #1 (Montoursville, PA), Citizens Hose Company (Jersey Shore, PA), Loyalsock Fire Company (Williamsport, PA), Evangelical Community Hospital ALS, (Lewisburg, PA), Lock Haven Hospital ALS, (Lock Haven, PA), Greater Columbia Medical Transport Company (Bloomsburg, PA), Alpha Community Ambulance Company (State College, PA), Bellefonte EMS (Bellefonte, PA)
State College on game day. Bloomsburg University on weekends. 3 years flying. 13 years in the field. that should be enough. if you're not growing, then you're dying.
I'm a full-time flight nurse, volunteer firefighter, and paranormal investigator living just a hair south of the city of Pittsburgh. I've made EMS my life, and a seriously considering a degree in Emergency Medicine from Pitt. we'll see.
i have a great fiance who's also into the fire/EMS thing. we have 2 dogs, Zeke and Sam, and a black cat, Salem.
when i'm not working i love photography, wine and beer, good food, animals of all kinds, and traveling just about anywhere the Audi will take me.
http://youtu.be/jj1H1Q31NaA This is my You-tube video on how this former Army Nurse Corps Major unmasked the Ugly American and medical fraud at Bagram Airbase Afghanistan. Thanks to my brother and sister medics for watching--Major Mike Reisman Maj-RN CS FNP<><
Interview is over and lasted two hours for the oral portion then one hour for the written which i finished with only one question left blank. They said two of the bases I chose have casual spots open. I'll let you know if I hear more or get the notorious letter!!!!
I didn't screw Bob and Darlene with the friend request. The request was sent. Darlene jumped the gun and was impatient.
I never made it to Pittsburgh this past summer for any games. Maybe this year. I'm trying to get out there for a Penguins game too.
Sorry it took me awhile to get back to your question about motorized stretchers. I don't recall anything like that in the US (at least since the early 70's anyway) I do seem to remember reading about one though in some other country many years ago. I do remember an inventor in the late 80's or early 90's who developed a kit to convert an old FW Model 30 cot to what we now know as a "Power Lift". I think our military had tested a "motorized field litter" sometime during the Viet Nam era but I'm not sure of the dating.
Heres a blast from the past. Did you ever hear of the "Thumper" by Dixie Medical in Texas? The Thumper was a pneumatic mechanical CPR device that you applied to the pt. to perform compressions and ventillations (supposedly better than humans). It was a "fad" item that probably lasted about 15 years before it faded out. I remember using them but wasn't impressed because they never stayed in place, broke ribs, and used alot of oxygen. etc. The problem I saw "in hospital" every month when I ran training codes was that the staff spent too much time trying to get the Thumper hooked up or adjusted and totally forgot about poor Resusci-Anne going without O2 for so long. She died more times than she survived.
After several months of that insanity I made the recommendation to DC the Thumper and go back to regular CPR. Hospital admin. had a hard time with that because of the cost of the Thumper but finally gave in and put the Thumper in mothballs.
There are currently some "newer" thumpers being tested today in the field that have received mixed reviews. Kinda reminds me of the hoola-hoop. Seems like it resurfaces every 20 or so years. Maybe someday the'll get it right for the "thumper".