"When we are able to move EMS education from the dept of health to the dept of education like all other licensed professions are. NYS nurses are afraid if we get licensed we will replace them in the ED'S and are lobbying against it"
"Why not just have an EMT-Basic and then a Paramedic? Oh yeah it comes down to the volunteer EMS agencies complaining that the volunteers don't have the time to get and maintain the more advanced levels. Here again the lack of a strong federal…"
"Steve, when I run an arrest I am sitting in the captians seat directing all of the patient care. I may not have done "hands on" patient care, but am in charge of the call. Much like the MD in the ED directs all the care of the patient, but…"
"These systems are great if you are deployed to a single static location for the time you are there. In my strike teams deployment to La., we traveled 25,000 miles in the month we were there and stayed in about 2 dozen locations. As an ambulance…"
"As far as tents go, I have my team each pac a simple 3 person/3 season tent in the truck. If we have a fixed facility great, but we have shelter if we don't. Also, the truck makes a simple bedroom as well. In my deployment in 2008 we had a…"
"The person in charge on the PCR is the highest medical authority in the ambulance. If all the responders are basics than the one with the most experience is in charge. The in charge person dosen't have to write the PCR, but had better review it…"
"Steve, does your 8 hour OSHA refresher training include FIT Testing for the N-95 masks? It should and this would directly affect your EMS members. Also, the EMS members should understand how the SCBA's work even though they may not need to use…"
You work for Manorville? Are they hiring? I am looking for a full time medic gig. I have family there and my wife also works in Manorville. Hope you and yours have a happy holiday and great new year!!