"sounds like dka... saw about insulin in a comment. since she was always thirsty, she was dehydrated. time to start filling the tank with fluid. in a class i took, the doctor reported cases of dka needing 9 plus liters of fluid because the body used…"
"The private, for profit company I worked for paid people on a whim. No sliding scale, no cola's, the least, the better. $16.50/hr(usd) for a medic with 7 years experince, 22 years in service. New medics $14.50/hr, give or take depending on how…"
"YES I HAVE! 3 TIMES. I am a medic in NYS.
The first use was on a person who cut his arm with a chainsaw. The cut was about 8 inches long and 1.5 wide and .5 deep. It was still actively bleeding. 4 bags were used, end to end, all were placed into…"
"In my opinion, since 9-1-1 was called, and the 9-1-1 crews answered, at minimum, medical control should have been contacted and a plan developed there after. Therefore, unless med control says different, to the e.d. we go.
Was the primary transport…"
"It should start in EMT school. Go through practical stations, besides the oxygen, assessment, splinting, etc., teach how to approach a door, what to look for on a potentially bad scene. The cops, armed services and f.d. do live situations in school,…"
"Yes, ALL medics, no matter what state, should be licensed to one, national standard. If you relocate from one state to another, the same training is a given. So, all you have to do is get aquainted with local protocols.
As far as the nursing end...…"