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Kyle Czarnecki
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Anyone with information regarding switching from 24 hour shifts to twelves?
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Hi everyoneI work for a hosptital based service contracted with a county to run 911. Additionally we handle inter facility transfers from a small hospital and multiple SNFs. We currently follow the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Skip Kirkwood Jul 28, 2013.

"Quickest and Easiest"
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         A conversation I had the other day left me feeling frustrated and I thought it would be beneficial to post it and see if my fellow forumites might have some good insights and a positive…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Skip Kirkwood May 5, 2013.

A question regarding scholarship opportunities

Hi everyone       I'm a practicing Paramedic in North Carolina and I'm preparing to go back to school to finish my Bachelors degree. I've been looking for scholarships and was wondering if anyone had…Continue

Started Jan 9, 2013

Does anyone have information about EMS in the Chapel Hill area?
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Hi all    The fiance just got accepted into a Phd in public health program at UNC Chapel Hill so it looks like I'm going to be relocating. I was wondering if anyone had good information about…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kyle Czarnecki Mar 10, 2012.

 

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Skip Kirkwood replied to Kyle Czarnecki's discussion Anyone with information regarding switching from 24 hour shifts to twelves?
"I was involved in the 5-year transition of a large EMS agency from 24s to 12s, using the same schedule that Ben Waller developed.There is good, solid research out there that shows that at the end of the 19th hour, cognitive and psychomotor…"
Jul 28, 2013
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Anyone with information regarding switching from 24 hour shifts to twelves?

Hi everyoneI work for a hosptital based service contracted with a county to run 911. Additionally we handle inter facility transfers from a small hospital and multiple SNFs. We currently follow the county's old rescue squad model of 24 hour shifts (Kelly schedule) and call volume continues to increase. I personally feel the 24 hour shifts are no longer feasible especially given the projections of call volume increasing. Patient and provider safety is continuously at risk due to sleep…See More
Jul 23, 2013
Ben Waller replied to Kyle Czarnecki's discussion Anyone with information regarding switching from 24 hour shifts to twelves?
"Kyle, contact Interim Director Tim Gault at Greenville County (SC) EMS.  They switched from 24-hour shifts to a 10-10-14-14-four off schedule.  A few years later they went to straight 12's.  (Straight days or straight…"
Jul 22, 2013
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Anyone with information regarding switching from 24 hour shifts to twelves?

Hi everyoneI work for a hosptital based service contracted with a county to run 911. Additionally we handle inter facility transfers from a small hospital and multiple SNFs. We currently follow the county's old rescue squad model of 24 hour shifts (Kelly schedule) and call volume continues to increase. I personally feel the 24 hour shifts are no longer feasible especially given the projections of call volume increasing. Patient and provider safety is continuously at risk due to sleep…See More
Jul 14, 2013
Kyle Czarnecki replied to Thrawn's discussion Looking for Agency policy - Do not carry cardiac monitor inside (leave in truck)
"Sometimes evacuating the pt to the ambulance is not feasible and treatment has to begin right away at the pt's side. While I'm a big fan of the LP 15 and have had no trouble bringing it in with me on every call, I understand the weight…"
Jun 10, 2013
Skip Kirkwood replied to Kyle Czarnecki's discussion "Quickest and Easiest"
"I'm just trying to make the logical connection.  Feds don't have the authority to build public safety or public health systems in states - it's not a constitutionally-delegated power, so it belongs to the states.  That the…"
May 5, 2013
Chris Azevedo replied to Kyle Czarnecki's discussion "Quickest and Easiest"
"Well, the fact that 2/3's of present EMS systems were built up as highway safety projects that SPECIFICALLY put licensing and educational decisions to the states to begin with--and then dumped responsibility for most of the funding on them in…"
May 4, 2013
Skip Kirkwood replied to Kyle Czarnecki's discussion "Quickest and Easiest"
"I don't think the structure has much to do with it (except to serve as an excuse for inertia).  Decisions about licensing and educational standards are all made at the state level, and most are made in state HEALTH departments.  But…"
May 4, 2013
Chris Azevedo replied to Kyle Czarnecki's discussion "Quickest and Easiest"
"It's all in the structure.  Like I said, it's the way it is because of how it was first set up--and it hasn't changed.  EMS is beyond highway safety projects and "Accidental Death and Disability."  You want…"
May 4, 2013
dr-exmedic replied to Kyle Czarnecki's discussion "Quickest and Easiest"
"I wonder if the folks at NREMT have the degree thought in the back of their heads, or at least the CoAEMSP folks do, seeing as how one of the requirements for accreditation is affiliation with a post-secondary school (or hospital/armed service…"
May 4, 2013
Scott Lancaster replied to Kyle Czarnecki's discussion "Quickest and Easiest"
"Don't get me wrong Skip, I blame state regulators probably more so then the NREMT here. I would have like to see them float the idea though, maybe in a position or white paper - perhaps saying something like "By 2020, the goal of paramedic…"
May 4, 2013
Skip Kirkwood replied to Kyle Czarnecki's discussion "Quickest and Easiest"
"That would be a good thing - regional systems, like the Institute of Medicine recommended. I do think the NREMT went as far as they could with accreditation.  Even that resulted in a lot of push-back, and they stood firm.  Anything more…"
May 3, 2013
Kyle Czarnecki replied to Kyle Czarnecki's discussion "Quickest and Easiest"
"I support the NREMT and think while not without it's problems is a great start. The issue of volunteer political clout is pretty new to me. I guess I never really gave much thought to how much power the volunteer community has."
May 1, 2013
Nathan Stanaway replied to Kyle Czarnecki's discussion "Quickest and Easiest"
"I think volunteers and their political action groups are one of the biggest issues holding down the pay rate of EMS.  There are other even bigger issues with the educational side of things...."
Apr 30, 2013
Scott Lancaster replied to Kyle Czarnecki's discussion "Quickest and Easiest"
"The NREMT didn't go "as far as it could", although I do applaud their push for accredited programs; the NREMT could have mandated 2 year, college based accredited programs with this change, they failed to do so. The NREMT is now…"
Apr 30, 2013
Jeff replied to Kyle Czarnecki's discussion "Quickest and Easiest"
"We have that now.  The NREMT gives a test similar to the USMLE and NCLEX.  We have the EMS Education Standards that I assume are similar to the foundations for medical school and nursing school.  This issue we face now is that…"
Apr 30, 2013

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