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"Okay, well I have finally been to court for this matter and I was able to get it reduced to a BAC, which is good for fines and all, but I am pretty sure that it will not help me for anyone reviewing my driving record. I think the best thing for me…"
"Cannulator- I'm not suggesting that those that have alcohol problems do not need help. What I am saying that EMS professionals (who are also public safety professionals) should be held to a higher standard. If they choose to drink and drive,…"
"Charles Charles Charles.
I've been working in health care for 22 years before you start name calling.
I've been an Ambulance Paramedic for 13. I've been an RN since 1990 and a CCRN since 1996.
I haven't been sued because where…"
"Rob- Trisha is in Missouri and if you read my previous posts, you would know that the state of Missouri is pretty strict regarding convictions and licensure. While she may be able to obtain a provisional (or probationary) license, most services will…"
Sounds like a good plan to me, and a solid plan is what is important. I would suggest that youi might even attempt to get a P/T BLS while in school to help with clinical and create a solid work record etc before you make the $/time investment in a full paaremdic program.
As a former manager of a major EMS system, for which a DUI could be a dis-qualifier ( note I said could be utilized to pass over a candidate for employment) I would suggest that you make application to an employer, with an open attitude . Don't go in with a woe is me attitude, but be honest and relate you history, but more importantly what you've done to "self" correct and move on from that point. Make sure you stress the "work load" that you are capable of handling . I would also suggest that you don't set yourself up for another full of stress failure process. Go in slow to get reacquainted with the "water", so that you can ramp up also so you're asking the employer for a chance with less risk to you and them, after a short while of proving reliability and ability you will find that they will be happy to have you transition into something bigger. But as others have suggested check the licensure regulations first and be famiolar with them, especially if there are any recommended remediations
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