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Gregory Magnan
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  • Chula Vista, CA
  • United States
  • EMT-B
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Chris Frein replied to Gregory Magnan's discussion Blood Glucose Level in the group EMT-Basics
"When I was trained in New york your allowed to do if you feel there is a reason to, but in Mass, you have to be paramedic or have been trained and the waiver been signed by the medical director, last I recall."
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Sep 6, 2012
Paula Miller replied to Gregory Magnan's discussion Blood Glucose Level in the group EMT-Basics
"Not allowed in PA yet.  I think that's OK, because glucometers are known for being unreliable at very high and very low levels (usually <40 and >400)  In the hospital you would double check these levels with a lab test. …"
Jun 29, 2012
Ed Mund replied to Gregory Magnan's discussion Blood Glucose Level in the group EMT-Basics
"In Washington State it's allowed at the EMT-B level, but up to the county MPD whether or not EMTs in that county can actually do it. In my first county, EMTs were not allowed - period. The rationale by the MPD was that it would not change the…"
Jun 20, 2012
Gregory Magnan added a discussion to the group EMT-Basics

Blood Glucose Level

I was wondering how many states allow EMT-B to assess the BGL. In California, at least in San Diego, it is considered invasive. With the rise in the diabetic population I would consider taking a BGL as part of vitals. What's your take on this?See More
Jun 20, 2012
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Jun 20, 2012
Gregory Magnan commented on John Dillon's video

START Triage and Audience Response Pads

"Great training tool! This would be a good primer before hands-on training."
Sep 30, 2009

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Primary Agency/Department Type
Law Enforcement
Primary Department/Agency Name
San Diego Sheriff Search & Rescue
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Years in EMS/Public Safety
My Training:
Wilderness medicine (WFR)
Search & Rescue
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I like being involved and helping others
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At 6:55pm on January 25, 2009, Greg Natsch said…
It's too bad that with oversight from a Physician your ALS members can't do their skill. We have a specific law in MO that allows licensing of ALS/non-transporting units.
At 2:48am on January 22, 2009, scrambled_egg81 said…

Just went looking for San Diego members here and your profile popped up. I just formed a group for SD based EMS workers, so if you're interested, please join up here:

At 8:58pm on January 3, 2009, Crystal said…
MyHotComments Have a happy and safe '09

At 10:37pm on December 15, 2008, Crystal said…
MyHotComments Thanks for the add. Keep in touch! Take Care and Be Safe!
Happy Holidays

At 10:14am on December 15, 2008, Sewes said…
Hi Gregory

thanks for the reply yes our Usar resque and fire fall under public saftey
and that is the emergancy services the structure works like this the shift we work is an 12 hour shift when you arrive on shift they tell you
that you either do anbo or turn out that means fire and resque and the
training involve fire,resque,hazmat,confine space resque,trence resque
building colapce and special fires like propaine and gasoline what we call in south africa petrol our fire training is very tuff we got and training area that we can simulate any kind of fire when you come to visit in south africa let me know then we can meet up and i can show you arround
At 1:07pm on December 13, 2008, Sewes said…
Hi Gregory
welcome to Jems our USAR teams fall under the FireAnd Ems i see
that your department fall under Law enf
chat to you soon
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