"Skip, This is such a topical question, it begs a response. I have been a flight paramedic/flight nurse for the last 15 plus years. I recently resigned my position over a concern I had regarding the safety of operations and the competency…"
"it may be a leap of faith, but you mention you have a bachelors degree, have you considered a PA program? some of them are distance programs that you complete mainly from home, but require occasional travel to the campus. They are geared towards…"
"Exactly Skip, as always, you have struck the long cylindrical fastener on the cephalid end. Dalela, one thing to consider is that EMS and nursing are not mutually exclusive. I couldn't stand to be a floor nurse either, nursing school taught me…"
"Your education seems to grow with each post but not your knowledge of nursing.
I have made a total of about 5 posts ever to this site, so that is kind of a stupid statement to make. I digress, I don't see the need to post my resume to a…"
" Geri, I certainly appreciate your insight, however I have noticed a trend on several posts that I have read your replies to. You seem intent on highjacking the original intent of the post and going on a tirade against paramedics and their…"
"Ok, sorry, I have been busy and haven't been on for awhile. I see that direction has taken the normal course of healthcare professional discussion boards. By that, I mean it has degraded into a verbal battle of my profession is more important…"
"As Skip mentioned, Lower unit hour utilization is an important consideration. My systems runs approx. 1 call per aircraft per 24 hr shift. Well within an acceptable range by anyone's standards. Obviously, a range of variance. but we do…"
"Also, let us not forget that a great deal of EMS is provided by volunteer EMS clinicians who receive little or no renumeration. Regardless of our personal feelings on the benefits or detriments of the volunteer EMS system in our country, we should…"
"Oh, and I forgot the other issue brought up by Chris! I hate to say it, but not all people that want to be EMS clinicians should be EMS clinicians! I know, I am speaking heresy, and I can see the pitchfork bearing masses headed to my doorstep led by…"
"Gentleman, I believe that is a significant point, that our EMS instructors need to raise the bar a bit, not only for the students, but perhaps for themselves as well. We instructors sometimes take the easy route, in that we use the rote, skip…"
Sturgis SD Fire & Emergency Services, Spearfish SD Emergency Ambulance Service, Air Link, Valley Ambulance Service Scottsbluff, NE, Mitchell NE Volunteer Fire Department, Thibodaux LA Volunteer Fire Department, etc. etc. etc.
RN, BSN, NREMT-P, EMS Instructor, AHA BCLS-ACLS-PALS instructor, PHTLS Instructor
pursuing my masters in nursing as a family nurse practitioner
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