"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."
"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. …"
"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…"
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
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: http://connect.jems.com/group/sdems
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