Featured Blog Posts – October 2010 Archive (5)

Bariatric stretchers for everyone!

My company has an unpowered Stryker bariatric gurney which can be used manually or with a winch and ramps. We have recently been keeping the unit in service and posting it for 911 respones. The stretcher is wider and heavier and we are placing every patient on it regardless of their size or weight. Is anyone else out there doing this? Are there any risks or hazards associated with using a bariatric stretcher on regular patients? Have there been any studies? Please give me your feedback.

Added by TravisS on October 29, 2010 at 2:36am — 3 Comments

Traffic School and EMS Con Ed

I just learned how much my auto insurance went up after a recent speeding ticket. I'll get a break after I complete a driver improvement course, so my search began for the cheapest, fastest, and easiest path to accomplish this. Some are online, and I'm exercising my finger to click through the slides as fast as possible. I've been driving for 15 years and don't expect my habits to change after completing the program. I just want a paper saying I completed something as quickly as possible.… Continue

Added by Bob Sullivan on October 20, 2010 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

What Next ?

I am at my point in my life as well as being an EMT, that I would love to further my skills and add more certifications to my EMT title

I am not looking to become a CC or a Medic at this time, I do not feel I am ready to go that route at this time. Though I would love to see if I can follow through with my education in the future and possible become a CC or maybe even go and become a medic.

If anyone has any idea's of what I can do and how I can go about doing it I would love…

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Added by Kirsten on October 19, 2010 at 8:56pm — No Comments

Week 5

I've been in Medic school for 5 weeks and I find it very hard to concentrate on some material. Mostly its the Basic Biology and Pharmacolgy stuff, 2 of the most important foundations. I have a degree in Bology from West Chester University and took Pharmacology as an elective, hence why I find it hard. Other than that its pretty good. Patient Assessment is definently what I look forward too every week.

Added by Joe Yochim on October 15, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

My new Blog

I just started Paramedic School, and I have decided to start blogging my way through it. I'm enrolled in Philly and loving every second of it!! I'l try to update as frequent as I can about my adventures!!

Added by Joe Yochim on October 7, 2010 at 1:38pm — No Comments

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