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    Daily overtime or highly hourly?

    Which is better?
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    Alameda County, CA

    I'm here in San Mateo and just hoping one day we actually get mando pay
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    Southern California Pay Rates as of 4/17/19

    Jesus, the steps in Hall. How long does it take to bump up a step? Also. I'm a step 5 at AMR. If I transfer operations, do I keep my same step?
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    2nd degree heart block - does it warrant code 3 return to the hospital?

    Question above. Obviously, treat the pt, not the monitor. But there are also times in which I've had asymptomatic patients, or "little" sick ones, with a cardiac complaint - SVT, Vtach, LVAD problem, which all warranted code 3 returns. I've never seen a 2nd degree before out in the field. Would...
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    Getting STUCK with EMT-Basic partner:(

    Dont feed the troll. Or in this case... the yetti
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    Paramedic recert question (California and NREMT)

    How does one renew their blue California license?
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Hi guys, quick question without making a thread. If you have a pedi pt that exceeds the maximum tape (green I believe) do you 1) treat in the green, 2) treat using adult dosages, or 3) make base (right answer 100% of the time)
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    Application response times?

    Depends how much they need you. I'm in a system where they are short staffed, more than others. I got a call a day after my app. One company, I got an interview the same day I put in my app
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    Paramedics, did you let your EMT card expire?

    Thanks for the insight gentleman! Even though I am a new paramedic, I dont know everything, an am a student of life. Hence the name is Paramedic Student. I'm not a student in a paramedic program
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    Paramedics, did you let your EMT card expire?

    Why or why not? Obviously, I know the very basic answers: No - Possibly can find employment as an EMT and to use that card as opposed to a paramedic. Got fire job as FF/EMT, use EMT card. Btw, can you use a paramedic license in lieu of an EMT card? Logically, it should be possible, but I never...
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    Why do people hate on LA County protocols?

    Why? I don't get the hate for it. Is it because you need a base order for most treatments? I hear you can't perform ALS interventions unless there are two medics on scene. Is this right? What else? Thanks
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    Paramedic recert question (California and NREMT)

    On the NREMT website, it says we need 60 hours of CEs to recert our NREMT. That is 30 of specific topics, and 30 of individual. Question is: The CEs we use to recert, can we use it on both California state license and NREMT?
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    Paramedic NREMT recert

    How does one go on about this? Granted, I barely was able to recert my EMT NREMT, and never did it again after the first time. But this, I shall never let lapse (or make a very strong effort to). On the NREMT website, it says I have to follow the traditional model, and my expiration date is...
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    Anyone heard of Redpoint solutions?

    Apparently they hire NREMT-P certified medics. Did some research, seems like they are a security company and medical is one of the services they provide. Attached is a website ^ Anyone worked security/medic? How was your experience? Any opinions?
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    What "paramedic discretion" reason have you trauma activated for?

    So obviously, all counties have different trauma activation criteria, although many are similar. So, just wondering, what have you activated for that wasn't listed? Or personally will/should. I know some counties don't have restrained rollovers as a criteria, but due to mechanism, I'd probably...
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    Where do you keep your stethoscope?

    Serious question lol. Just wondering, where do yall keep your stethoscope. I've seen many (if not most) medics don't even carry stethoscopes. Do you keep yours in a pocket? Jump bag? Hip bag? Or you just use the rig one? Also, I used a hip bag during my internship, as per school policy. Now...
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    How to get a free ride.

    1) gates outside, call 911 2) make a fake address, don't bring a wallet 3) say you have no insurance 4) say you need to go the hospital 5) wherever you need to stop, say you no longer want to go. Think this will work???
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    IYO: Which EMS system has the most strict vs most laxed protocols?

    In your opinion, which systems have you worked for or have information about that offers the strictest protocols vs more flexible protocols? Most strict meaning by the book, do this and this, in this order. Ask for a base order before doing anything. Flexible meaning more control/autonomy...
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    Anyone know anything about CTESOA?

    Or El Dorado County EMS? In terms of pay, scheduling, culture?
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    Courtesy IVs

    My understanding is if you're going to give meds soon, OR anticipating giving meds in the near future, then IV is required. What about in the situation that you wont be giving anything, but you're almost certain that the hospital will use that line. Do you start one then? For example. Weakness...