"I didn't feed them cheeseburgers for forty years, buy them cigarettes and alcohol for forty years, prevent them from maintaining a healthy lifestyle, or tell them to select a living situation that makes extrication a lengthy and cumbersome…"
"I have to say I've walked quite a few... Of course never the "dying of shortness of breath" but I have let some CHF pts ambulate from their trailer to my cot at the bottom of the steps. I will also say I work in the same state as…"
I would like to pose a question: How often do you walk non-emergent patients to the ambulance or stretcher? Is this an acceptable practice for non-emergent calls in your service or is it sort of an "unwritten, unspoken" practice? Do you properly document this action? By non-emergent I mean toothaches, splinters, things that most of us would consider the unnecessary 911 calls. Do you feel like this action is right or wrong according to standards of practice?Here is another question in the same…See More
"The one thing that most people, including other medical professionals such as ER nurses don't understand is that EMS professionals work in a "uncontrolled environment" that may require us to deviate from normal standards of…"
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"To be honest, I haven't ever looked that deep into the issue of narcotic pain management and pregnancy. I do recall that the last time I wanted to give pain management to a pregnant patient I called online medical control and got shot…"
Firefighter I and II
A.S. in Emergency Medical Services
A.A. General Transfer
Bachelor's in Biology (In the works)
Hi, I am a 27 year old Firefighter/Paramedic currently working soley as a Paramedic in a very busy rural county. It is considered one of the busiest and hardest counties in Florida to work in and has already accelerated the learning curve tremendously for me. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my amazing girlfriend and my dog (my best friend). I have recently completed an A.S. in Emergency Medical Services and a General Transfer A.A. and will be attending FSU soon. I hope to complete my bachelor's and then go into medical school to study my love, emergency medicine. In the meantime I plan to test for my FP-C very soon.
I recently completed The Difficulty Airway Course: EMS, hosted by the Ft. Lauderdale Fire Department and had a blast. My favorite quote: "Ego is responsible for more failed airways than all other factors combined."
Class is over and I passed!!!...super exciting!..I'm just trying to get registered to take the state exam now!!!!...I'm kinda nervous but I think I'll do good if I keep studying!..
How's everything in Tally??
Tell everyone I said hey!
Our local community college, Pasco Hernando Community College, has a Paramedic to RN bridge program. We have had about 20 of our folks complete this program. PHCC also has a BS in Nursing satelite program with USF.
I'm not a big fan of on-line programs when it comes to medical related core training courses.
I know that St Petersburg College had a bridge program.