Our local community college opened up their LPN to RN program to paramedics and I found out today I was accepted!
I have so much of the coursework done, it'll be 5 semesters, 3 of which will have 2 classes (pharm 1, pharm 2, and human lifespan) and the rest are nursing core classes..
For those who haven't seen, the 2020 Gathering of the Eagles has changed in both location and setup..
There will still be the 2 day "rapid fire" presentations from the docs about emerging trends, it will be on Thursday and Friday this year (instead of Fri-Sat)
There will also be a 3 day...
Did you remove the little plate that won't allow you to unplug it? Baxter says they'd prefer I keep it on, but I don't feel like we should have to take that plug in with us when we're transferring to the hospital..
What did you do?
Are there any remaining online or distance medic to RN programs anymore? I know excelsior used to do it, but the last time I looked I couldn't really find any information on their website on that program anymore.
ETA - I do have a bachelors degree already..
I'm curious what QA/QI looks like at your department/service. If you guys wouldn't mind sharing, I think this is something that could help the community.
Briefly describe your department's/service's EMS delivery model (FD, Third Service, Private, etc):
What is your approximate run volume...
Is anyone out there aware of any EMS oriented BiPAP machines on the market? The only units I have seen outside of the hospital are all-in-one vent/cpap/bipap machines that were too complicated for most users.
Certainly there must be something out there?
Thanks in advance!
I'm sure I'm not the only department where vacuum splints seem to develop legs/wings and fly away once they hit the doors to the ER. They are expensive to replace, even the "disposable" versions, and I'm looking for ideas for something different to replace vacuum splints entirely.
What dosage range are you guys/gals seeing for this latest round of heroin that's been cut with fentanyl?
Speaking for my immediate area, several incidents have been reported as requiring 6mg or more before any increase in respiratory effort can be appreciated. I'm just curious what you are...
I'd like to hear from anyone experienced with a functional QI program, specifically if you were around when it first started up.
What tips have you found to be the best way to approach QI in an environment that has NEVER received feedback on EMS runs?
Just curious.. Who out there is still routinely c-spining their patients? If so, do you do it because protocol dictates it or because you feel it is necessary and/or appropriate?
As for our department (and region) we are going on about a year now of only back boarding and c-collaring...
Recently, our CCT protocol took away our 3mcg/kg premedication for RSI, going straight to etomidate or ketamine and then succs or roc. I had bought into the idea of some sympathetic blocking, pain and anxiety reduction (pre and post), and just general "extra sedation" granted by the pre-dose of...
Just curious what it's like in other parts of the country/world. When I speak of primary and secondary airway methods, I'm referring to what tools you grab first and then where do you go if your first method fails?
For me, my primary as of last year has been an intubrite MAC 3 with a bougie...