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Volunteer/Paid Dilemma
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Hey guys so I am stuck in this rather large dilemma right now at my department.  I am currently working part time at my vol department as a CRT.  Our EMS Captain that has been in office the last 2…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dale Johnson Nov 18, 2012.

Paramedic Research Paper
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Hey guys just started my EMT-I Class and we have to write a research paper on anything that has to do with EMS.  It could be an argument paper, research of a drug/equipment, or something about…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by JB Wallace Sep 7, 2011.

 

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Dale Johnson replied to RcHE's discussion Volunteer/Paid Dilemma
"A couple of things. Chief Kirkwood is right- FLSA does not just apply to full time. It covers everyone drawing a paycheck- part time and full time. Second, the exemptions to the 40-hour rule only applies to EMS if you are dual role fire or police,…"
Nov 18, 2012
Skip Kirkwood replied to RcHE's discussion Volunteer/Paid Dilemma
"I'd be very careful about relying on a notion that FLSA only applies if an employee is full time.  That is emphatically not true - even a part time employee that works more than 40 hours in any given week must be paid overtime.  And…"
Nov 15, 2012
Lighthouse replied to RcHE's discussion Volunteer/Paid Dilemma
"A couple of comments. First, FLSA would only apply if the employee is full time. Where the poster stated they are part time, FLSA does not apply and they can in fact volunteer in the same organization. Also, under FLSA, Fire, Police, and I believe…"
Nov 15, 2012
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Volunteer/Paid Dilemma

Hey guys so I am stuck in this rather large dilemma right now at my department.  I am currently working part time at my vol department as a CRT.  Our EMS Captain that has been in office the last 2 years has not done hardly anything (granted he has a family and is running his own business), doesn't deal with problems like he should, and does not show any leadership what so ever to the other volunteers.  This department I grew up in since I was a cadet and now going through paramedic school. …See More
Nov 13, 2012
Skip Kirkwood replied to RcHE's discussion Volunteer/Paid Dilemma
"Somebody needs to take a look at your situation.  Generally, under federal law, you may not "volunteer" for your employer.  If you are an employee, the Fair Labor Standards Act requires that you be paid for ALL hours worked, and…"
Nov 13, 2012
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Volunteer Dilemma

Hey guys so I am stuck in this rather large dilemma right now at my department.  I am currently working part time at my vol department as a CRT.  Our EMS Captain that has been in office the last 2 years has not done hardly anything (granted he has a family and is running his own business), doesn't deal with problems like he should, and does not show any leadership what so ever to the other volunteers.  This department I grew up in since I was a cadet and now going through paramedic school. …See More
Nov 12, 2012
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Nov 12, 2012
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Paramedic Research Paper

Hey guys just started my EMT-I Class and we have to write a research paper on anything that has to do with EMS.  It could be an argument paper, research of a drug/equipment, or something about protocols.  I live in Maryland so dealing with MD EMS.  I was maybe thinking about arguing the fact of CPAP for BLS providers.  What are your opinions or any other ideas? Regards,Richard CropperSee More
Sep 8, 2011
JB Wallace replied to RcHE's discussion Paramedic Research Paper
"DC BLS providers have been using CPAP with great success for years."
Sep 7, 2011
dr-exmedic replied to RcHE's discussion Paramedic Research Paper
"Just a thought on your rationale: those same folks will be just as bad off if there's no CPAP available in the first place. If someone fails CPAP/BiPAP, by definition they would have failed a NRM at 15lpm also. Solution for the non-intubating…"
Sep 7, 2011
Robert Melrose replied to RcHE's discussion Paramedic Research Paper
"Scott, That very well may be true. Some of my colleagues swear by the use of CPAP and have had success with it. Perhaps the patients I used it with waited too long to call for EMS and were past the point in which CPAP could help. Or it could be the…"
Sep 7, 2011
Scott RB replied to RcHE's discussion Paramedic Research Paper
"Sounds like your experience with CPAP has been atypical. (Though, yes, BiPAP would be preferred, but those devices tend to be bulky and much much more expensive than CPAP.)   Also any suggestion for BLS use of CPAP is likely in areas where ALS…"
Sep 7, 2011
Robert Melrose replied to RcHE's discussion Paramedic Research Paper
"I have used CPAP in the field as a Paramedic for years. I don't see the advantages to it's use. BiPAP on the other hand is very useful. CPAP for the most part has been a bridge device to use while you are preparing to intubate. That is the…"
Sep 7, 2011
David Stossmeister replied to RcHE's discussion Paramedic Research Paper
"If BLS CPAP was the first idea to pop into your head and you're really interested in that topic then I'd go with it. Especially if you're in a state that doesn't allow it and bordered by a state that does. Could make for a very…"
Aug 8, 2011
Michael Lee Reisman Maj-Ret RNNP left a comment for RcHE
"Always do what is right, even when they try to trash you for speaking out. Remember the truth is the truth.  This is for you my brother and sister EMS medics around the globe. Here is my experience at Bagram Airbase with 2 bad companies,one had…"
Jul 23, 2011
Bob Diehn replied to RcHE's discussion Paramedic Research Paper
"How about fentanyl vs. morphine in chest pain management?  Or whether morphine should be used at all for chest pain management given that its benefit to patients is inconclusive/controversial.   Here in my corner of Wisconsin, EMT-B's…"
Jul 21, 2011

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Bishopville VFD
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At 7:38pm on July 23, 2011, Michael Lee Reisman Maj-Ret RNNP said…

Always do what is right, even when they try to trash you for speaking out. Remember the truth is the truth.  This is for you my brother and sister EMS medics around the globe. Here is my experience at Bagram Airbase with 2 bad companies,one had an "Ugly American", the other involved in medical fraud.

http://youtu.be/jj1H1Q31NaA

Major Mike "Major Dad' Reisman Major-RN CS FNP

 
 
 
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