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easi822
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  • Fort Payne, AL
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  • Paramedic/EMT-I/EMT-D
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Catch and Release
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Here's a link to a great article on EMS1.com about ambulance abuse and the possibility of treat and release. It's a great read if for those who haven't seen it.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Justin Sleffel Dec 23, 2009.

Psych Transfers (inter-hospital)
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I have a question for everyone out there. Do you do psych transfers from hospital emergency rooms to psych facilities? We do and I think it's really very silly. All of our crews are ALS and we are…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by easi822 Dec 14, 2009.

 

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easi822 replied to Chris Turner's discussion Is Hospital-based EMS a "Better" Way To Go?
"I've worked for a private service and currently for a county-owned, hospital based service. The main differences that I see are that working at the hospital-based service I have more continuity of care and better access to continual education…"
Jul 14, 2010
easi822 replied to Timothy Rossette's discussion IV Fluid Warmers
"If you can get the hospital board to buy equipment, you're welcome to try, but I'll warn you now, it's a usless fight. They don't give a rip about updated equipment, just the profits."
Dec 24, 2009
easi822 replied to medic 71's discussion EMS Acronyms
"We've got another that goes with CTD, next time try FTMJ- Fixin' to Meet Jesus"
Dec 24, 2009
easi822 replied to medic 71's discussion EMS Acronyms
"HIBGIA- Had it Before, Got it Again FLB's- Funny Lookin' Beats"
Dec 24, 2009
easi822 replied to Timothy Rossette's discussion IV Fluid Warmers
"Man, you guys are lucky enough to even have fluid warmers! This county is so cheap that we just keep on the dash so that the defroster can heat them. That might sound like a joke, but it's not. Fortunately, here in Northeast Alabama it…"
Dec 24, 2009
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Dec 24, 2009
Justin Sleffel replied to easi822's discussion Catch and Release
"I've read of several services that utilize "primary care paramedics" or "paramedic practitioners" that respond in fly cars to medical calls and deal greatly in treat and release situations. I believe they just graduated the…"
Dec 23, 2009
Pascal Hay replied to easi822's discussion Catch and Release
"There were some areas in the US that used nurses on the 911 system to triage calls. If memory serves me right one of the nurses made an error in judgement that resulted in a citizen who needed a 911 response not getting it and it resulted in a…"
Dec 23, 2009
Bob Sullivan replied to easi822's discussion Catch and Release
"When you call your doctor's office with a problem, you speak to a nurse who gives you advice over the phone. They may or may not scheduled an appointment for you. If you call 911 and say the same thing, you get an ambulance to take you to the…"
Dec 22, 2009
Neil White replied to easi822's discussion Catch and Release
"This is the age old problem that is debated over and over... Once you know that you can call a freephone number and a medical professional will see you in 8-10 minutes and you get a free ride, to the hospital you'll use it over and over and…"
Dec 21, 2009
easi822 replied to Bob Sullivan's discussion Tired Medics
"We work 24's and I really feel that it is bad for patient care after I've worked my tail off for the first 16 then had a couple of hours sleep then get a bad call. You're not as sharp as your patient deserves. You're not on top…"
Dec 21, 2009
easi822 posted a discussion

Catch and Release

Here's a link to a great article on EMS1.com about ambulance abuse and the possibility of treat and release. It's a great read if for those who haven't seen it.Why Ambulance Abuse Happens and How to Fix ItSee More
Dec 21, 2009
easi822 replied to Michelle Barbeau's discussion Do paramedics get enough experience to perform intubations?
"Something to add, I have seen (as have many of you) ED physicians pull good tubes just so that they could get a chance to tube a patient themselves. We all hear about "cowboy medics", but you don't hear about those "cowboy…"
Dec 21, 2009
easi822 replied to Michelle Barbeau's discussion Do paramedics get enough experience to perform intubations?
"I have to agree that more studies and publications should be done by medics. It seems that "Pre-hospital" treatment research is studied and written about 99% of the time by folks who are not on the scene. They may have been in the field at…"
Dec 20, 2009
easi822 replied to Michelle Barbeau's discussion Do paramedics get enough experience to perform intubations?
"I do believe that you are right. I think that pulling intubation from the scope of privileges would be a great disservice to our patients, but ensuring that all ALS providers CAN intubate by actually getting them inside a setting and proving it a…"
Dec 18, 2009
easi822 replied to Jared Ryker's discussion EMS wages
"That is a huge problem at some services. It is at ours. My service has some of the highest paid paramedics in the region, but the way the step raises are set up, you can get screwed for loyalty. One of our intermediates has been with the hospital…"
Dec 18, 2009

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Paramedic/EMT-I/EMT-D
Primary Agency/Department Type
Paid Fire/EMS Department, Hospital
Primary Department/Agency Name
Highlands EMS
Years in EMS/Public Safety
18
Other Past or Current Departments
7 years with DeKalb Ambulance Service prior to Highlands.
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Auxillary Deputy Sheriff with DeKalb County Sheriff's Department Mounted Unit.
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Married

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