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California wages
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Ben Waller May 13, 2012.

48/96 vs 3/4 Kelly schedule...
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Ben Waller Jun 6, 2010.

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Ben Waller replied to Don Johns's discussion California wages
"California just announced a 14 BILLION dollar state deficit.  That is likely going to decrease real wages for everyone, as that deficit will not be eliminated without state tax increases and the potential for reduced wages for new employees to…"
May 13, 2012
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May 12, 2012
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California wages

OK folks..what are the wages for a 15 yr emt-basic and an 8 yr paramedic in southern cal..thinking about moving out there. This includes AMR and its companies and rural metro, as well as any others..might consider slightly inland as well..See More
May 12, 2012
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Oct 13, 2010
Ben Waller replied to Don Johns's discussion 48/96 vs 3/4 Kelly schedule...
"Neil, it is a fact that there are only two god ways to really keep end-of-shift forced overtime for "late calls" to a minimum is to minimize the number of shift changes per 24-hours, or to have staggered shift changes with the end-of-shift…"
Jun 6, 2010
Neil White replied to Don Johns's discussion 48/96 vs 3/4 Kelly schedule...
"I'm just struggling to comprehend working 48 hours straight but I guess in systems where call volumes are very low then I can see how services would opt for this to reduce staffing costs. In our service busy metro system we're hitting 14…"
Jun 6, 2010
John Gaines replied to Don Johns's discussion 48/96 vs 3/4 Kelly schedule...
"24/48's are bad enough if you are in even a remotely busy system. Where I work, we have 8's, 10's, 12's, 16's and 24/48's. The 24/48's have Kelly shifts. Currently I am on a 24/48... and I hate it. I don't…"
Jun 6, 2010
Ben Waller replied to Don Johns's discussion 48/96 vs 3/4 Kelly schedule...
"Neil, I've also worked the 3/4 Kelly shifts on a high-volume ALS unit, and it is almost as dangerous as the 48 consecutive hours for busy units. The additional downside is that on the second and third days of a work rotation, you often come in…"
Jun 5, 2010

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Primary Agency/Department Type
Municipal Agency, Other EMS Agency
Primary Department/Agency Name
Gila River EMS
Years in EMS/Public Safety
Other Past or Current Departments
Gila River EMS- current
Regional Fire and Rescue
PMT ambulance
Southwest Ambulance
Buckeye Valley Fire/Rescue
My Training:
Paramedic Academy
Fire 1 AND 2
EMS Instructor
About Me
44 y.o.m
married 9 years to Leslie
father to Tanner- 7 yr old
Day Job
EMT/ Educator
I Love Being in EMS Because
its something different everyday, usually !!
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Who benefits from AMLS.. EMT-Basics ? Medics ? or both

AMLS--would EMT-Basics benefit from this too?? Currently in a service, Medics will go thru AMLS. Should EMT-Basics go thru this as well? NAEMT says it benefits EMT-Basics all the way to MD's.

Posted on September 22, 2009 at 4:41am

Manual vs automatic blood pressures

So, the great debate continues on taking blood pressures. Do you initally take a manual blood pressure, to establish a baseline,or do you take one with the cardiac monitor. This would give you a trend to follow. NOW, if your first pressure is manual, then the rest are done by the one on the monitor, you loose your continuity. Right?? In theory, ANY cuff, manual or ones attached to cardiac monitors should give you the same readings?? I want to hear from everyone, and your… Continue

Posted on July 19, 2009 at 4:27pm — 5 Comments

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At 2:25pm on March 24, 2009, Rob Lambert said…
I was wondering if you were interested in swapping patches. I was in your area last year and it was beautiful. Let me know. Take care and be safe.
At 1:32am on March 2, 2009, theresa mitchell said…
thanks for add! apologies for not getting here sooner!
At 11:57pm on December 16, 2008, Amber said…
hello don thank you for the add! :)
At 11:29pm on December 16, 2008, Crystal said…
MyHotComments Thanks for the add. Keep in touch!
Happy Holidays.


At 2:52am on December 13, 2008, Carl C. Anderson said…
Hey Don!

Thanks for joining the V4L group! I used to live in Sierra Vista when I was a BP Agent in Douglas! Great to meet you! Let me know how I can serve you?

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