Which private or non-profit EMS services do it right? Some priorities:
High hiring/employment standards
Involved medical director
Top of the line equipment
Access to quality continuing education
Are there any out there?
Another thread got me thinking about my career over the past 20 years and how much (and little) it has changed.
What about EMS? Treatment protocols haven't changed much in 20 years. Ambulance design philosophy hasn't changed, nor have we seen significant advancements in technology. Education...
In North Carolina it seems like a paramedic makes $15-$20 an hour. Looking at local agencies, they require:
Physical agility test
Patient simulator test
Third-ride status with FTO until certain milestones met
That seems like a lot of work...
After being out of EMS for a number of years I was looking at what it would take to transfer my cert to a new state.
I'd need to pass the NREMT, which is unlikely.
Could you pass the NREMT written and practical test if you had to take it now?
You have a month to go all out to prepare. What...
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Being about half-way through my online Anatomy and Physiology class I'm surprised that the entire course seems to focus around reading a chapter from the textbook, taking a reading quiz, then taking module quizzes.
No synchronous learning (video conferencing), no videos, no forums, and no study...
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I purchased and read Dale Dubin's book a couple of times. I understand very little of it, it's as if I am reading a foreign language.
I'm now looking for:
Rate - Understand
Rhythm - Is this just rote memorization?
Axis - Still not sure about this one. Can't even formulate questions at this...
I'm messing around with learning pharmacology to see if I'm even capable.
I see something like:
I don't know what anticholinergic, parasympatholytic, or acetylcholine even mean.
Even looking up anticholinergic, I barely understand the term.
So how do people learn their meds? Is it rote...
Every time I interact with EMS I can't help but feel as though the profession in many ways isn't too different than it was portrayed in Mother, Juggs, and Speed.
What are some of the biggest innovations in EMS in the past 10 years?
Advanced Practice Paramedicine?
Paramedics called to Austin bomber's home 10 hours before he died
PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (KXAN) - Paramedics from the Pflugerville Fire Department responded to the Austin bomber's house the day before officials closed in and he died after detonating a bomb.
On March 20 around 4:01 p.m., the fire...
A man collapsed with ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ tattooed on his chest. Doctors didn’t know what to do.
Doctors in Miami faced an unusual ethical dilemma when an unconscious, deteriorating patient was brought into the emergency room with the words “Do Not Resuscitate” across his chest.
Outrage at ambulance boss who told his employees to KILL THEMSELVES if they don't like their job
A county official in South Carolina is under fire after he told a group of Emergency Medical Service (EMS) workers to go 'kill themselves' if they didn't like their work conditions.
Columbus to invest in firehouse ‘vending machines’ for drugs
Columbus firehouses soon will have vending machines that dispense life-saving drugs instead of sweet and salty treats.
About $220,000 of the city’s 2017 capital budget is earmarked for the Columbus Division of Fire to buy 18 vending...
Snapchat video appears to show EMT pressuring patient to drink
The FDNY is hunting for an ambulance worker who apparently prodded a patient to swig liquor on the way to the hospital — and filmed the disgraceful antics.