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    the 100% directionless thread

    I was a computer field engineer before I started in EMS. That was 21 years ago. God forbid something happens and I can’t work EMS anymore, it would probably be two years of studying and getting new certifications to be able to do that job again. Not even sure I’d want to do that kind of work...
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    the 100% directionless thread

    I’ve got old t-shirts that are still like new, but have our old base name on them. So I just use them as workout shirts at the gym. Being in a military town nobody notices or cares, and I’d much rather put them to use, than to rip them up and use them to clean my rifles.
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    ALS/BLS Handover

    If they are at the facility and the staff there is doing all the work it wouldn’t be an EMTLA violation. They are just using your stretcher as a extra bed essentially and tying you up from being able to go available for another call. It’s messed up to be sure, but when there are no appropriate...
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    Lifepak CR plus battery?

    Contact the manufacturer they will know more than anyone else would
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Guess they have such a high staffing level already to dictate how many shifts people need to work 😂
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    the 100% directionless thread

    How did they not correct that after the first power bill came in? I’d have noticed and fixed it immediately.
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    Impressive Foul-Up

    Yeah the article left more questions than answers. Doing a cric is a last ditch effort, what happened that lead to that action.
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    AMR UT Athletics Per Diem

    True, but how often have we seen it where they haven’t made any inquiries too. Also a better question would have been does anyone work with this organization or know someone who does. It’s a question that someone who works there would know or someone familiar with the organization.
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    AMR UT Athletics Per Diem

    Tried asking them?
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    Student trying to learn ekgs

    Honestly it’s a ton of artifact so getting a good read on that isn’t going to be easy and up to me I’d get another strip that is clearer if possible.
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    Well that really sucks, I failed at 120 on the home/online NREMT

    You’ll lose. You got advice you needed and in EMS the way it works with the test is you either know the material and can apply it or you don’t. NREMT is testing not on how much you can remember, but how do you apply the information into a given situation.
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Yup and reading all the names of the ones who wrote the protocols it was entertaining to see how much the Air Force dominated the project.
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    the 100% directionless thread

    You’re welcome.
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    the 100% directionless thread

    The protocols being pushed by DOD were poorly written and made by docs who didn’t understand what paramedics especially do, are trained in, or how a prehospital response is. I actually know one of the paramedic advisors for the protocols and he raised lots of issues but was struck down in pretty...
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    New Army Ambulance

    I was curious if they went back to bench seats. Currently we have those crappy Captain chairs that barely give space between the stretcher and the chair for people to put their legs. It gets tight back there with multiple people and someone on the stretcher
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    So Sacramento DMV has to review my driving history...

    Probably shouldn’t tell you that years back when I worked in CA how the DMV lost my paperwork after it went to Sacramento and their solution was to just use my temp card till it was time to renew. The CA DMV is the most inefficient governmental organization I’ve seen and I work for the federal...
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    New Army Ambulance

    Didn’t get any interior shots by chance?
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    New Army Ambulance

    Well the head guy did come from the Park Service. I just can’t believe he actually had them do those graphics. 🤦‍♂️ When he visited my post he was talking all about that.
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    How do EMTs deal with suicidal adolescents?

    Any job where you can show you consistently showed up and did the job you were assigned would be just as good.