"I agree, a right sided exam should be performed in all inferior wall STEMI's, but there is a bit of EMS-stigma about nitro and a RCA occlusion. Yes, they can be pre-load dependent, depending on the level of the plaque rupture. Yes, NTG may…"
"I have to say, if people are getting hurt carrying the monitor you need to perhaps get a smaller / lighter monitor. I am not going to recommend a specific brand, but there are full function monitors out there that do everything the Propaq does, and…"
Really, enough already. I haven't nursed bashed at all. If I have, please point it out. You are obviously an insecure person who can not hold a civil conversation with anyone who may not fully agree with everything you have to say. Every…"
"An ADN/ASN prgram is almost 3 years in length and not 18 months. That is with going to college fulltime.
I never disputed this, you cut and pasted my statement and took it out of context to make a point that was never asked. Nice…"
"Joe Smith is a good example with downing nurses at every chance
I downed nurses? When? I AM one... Stupid argument Geri. I compared nursing school grads to new medics, and indicated they both have a lot to learn. I have worked in both environments…"
"I almost forgot. I do not know where you work, but I have never experienced a CCT team where the RN has floor assignments and the other members are sleeping awaiting a call. Most flight programs, and by most I mean 90% of them the team stays…"
"I do not disagree that there needs to be an improvement in education in the field, I see ETCO2 being taught now in most places. Geri is correct that using a tool does not give one the ability to know when to intubate, that's another discussion…"
"Totally agree with Skip, but I would add only 1 addendum: they may or may not have several years of non critical care experience, but many do.
The best way I can describe the difference: CCRNs take care of 2-4 patients at a time, for 12 hours a…"
Aug 9, 2012
Joe Smith is now a member of JEMS Connect - EMS Emergency Medical Services