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    What does your agency do to prepare someone for a leadership position?
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    What drives you?

    I had a long conversation yesterday with an EMT that works for my service. He’s a really good guy. Mature, with a lot of life experience. He’s been dissatisfied with the job for the past month or so, and has been pretty vocal about the fact that he wants to quit or move on. We sat down...
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    OneScope VL

    Did anyone play with this one yet? We're getting one to try. Our King Visions are getting a bit long in the tooth.
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    What reactionary measures has your state enacted?

    Right now Pennsylvania is running a “recertification special”. If you expired after 12/31/2014, you can log in to the DOH portal and request a reactivated license, no test or skills validation required. No questions asked. You’ll receive a provisional license good until October. At that time...
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    NREMT Extends recertifications

    As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians today announced two important modifications to the current recertification cycle for Nationally Registered EMS personnel. The National Registry's Board of Directors approved a motion extending the...
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    Personality assessment

    I am curious if any agencies require a personality assessment prior to employment or prior to a promotion. Maybe a DISC or Myers Briggs? What’s your experience with this?
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    QI can be heartbreaking

    I just did a review on a cardiac arrest chart that was so mismanaged that I may have to request the doc pull the medic's privileges. I'm just disgusted.
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    Cost of EMS

    Every municipality wants paramedics, right up til it’s time to pay for paramedics.
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    Systematic Review of Prehospital Airway Management

    I got this email this morning... thought I'd share. Seeing the beating RI Cardiacs are taking, it seemed apropos. Public Input Requested as NHTSA and AHRQ Kick Off Systematic Review of Prehospital Airway Management Key questions will drive the review of published research...
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    65 year old female

    It’s a warm day, about 85 degrees. You’re a paramedic with an EMT basic partner and you’re staffing an ambulance with all of the standard ALS stuff on board. You are dispatched to a sick person. It’s a bravo level, non emergent. You arrive on scene to a well kept single family home. A neatly...
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    Uniform question

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    Best 10 bucks I ever spent

    I bought this to hang in my sim Lab.
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    Arrest Resuscitation

    I've had TWO cardiac arrest fully resusciated and talking to me in the truck in as many weeks. Guy on Thursday arrested in tbe checkout line at the grocery store. Bystander CPR and 3 AED shocks had him in sinus tach when I got there. Amazing. He was asking me what happened and asked me to call...
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    Mental health

    I guess I just need to vent for a moment. I'm so sick of the stigma that accompanies any discussion of mental health in EMS. it's an embarrassment to our profession that when I try to have an honest discussion about a provider that I'm worried about I'm told "they'll get over it" and I...
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    Who's fully staffed?

    I keep hearing that there's no shortage of EMS providers, but I'm curious how many of your agencies are fully staffed. In central PA, a paramedic (who's not a Effup) can have their pick of jobs and with some negotiating skill, get a very decent wage.
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    I recently started using Kahoot with my training. I'm in the process of making kahoot decks for EMT basic, AEMT and Paramedic level training. I've used some of the games that are from other users and found various levels of quality. If you're using Kahoot, would you be interested in sharing...
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    Surge equipment & vehicle

    Curious if your department has a Surge vehicle and what you carry. Working on a project and need some details.
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    No ETI.

    I want my providers to stop intubating arrests, and you’d think I asked them to cut off their own foot. How many services are using SGAs as the first line airway for “normal” adult arrests?
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    Let me ask you about uniforms...

    What style of uniform do you wear? What style of uniform do you prefer? Polo shirts? Class B shirts? T-shirts? Ball caps? EMS pants or straight no cargo pocket uniform pants? Shorts? Athletic shoes or boots? Belts? We’ve been having an internal debate at my service over uniforms. Our field...
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    Paramedic / Field Training Officer (apply here) Paramedic / Field Training Officer Susquehanna Valley EMS Lancaster, PA $52,000 - $60,000 a year FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Summary: Susquehanna Valley EMS takes great pride in delivering high quality patient care and support to...