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  1. Jon

    Dying patient left on apartment floor

    I agree 100%. Apparently Dr. Gallagher is/was a member of the ethics committee that reviewed the case and found his conduct acceptable. Seems like a conflict of interest to me.
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    Can you genuinely get Manual Vitals in every scenario?

    I echo this as well. I’ll admit that I’ve gotten spoiled by my automated BP cuffs of late - but there’s something to be said for being able to at least palp a quick pressure - and that is something I developed because of years of experience. to the OP - I’ll give you the same advice I’ve given...
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    Australian Paramedic going to America

    You’re an Aussie medic coming to America? hows the licensure going to work?
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    Happy EMS Week!

    Happy EMS Week; everyone. Sadly, not nearly as much free food this year :).
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    COVID & Future of EMS

    Honestly not sure there. I think it’ll help with some, but there will still be a lot of dumb stuff we move around :)
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    Survival Flight

    I remember hearing those stories. I think part of it likely was pilot experience, part was that conditions were different (fewer man made tall objects, and less congestion in general). Things have changed. We need to accept that we can’t continue to try to justify modern operations by holding...
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    the 100% directionless thread

    I can’t fathom any time in day to day fire/EMS ops where I would need or want fingerless gloves. If you’re not on a bike, and you’re not shooting, you probably don’t need them.
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    Scheduling software?

    Any software will require work up front to get it to work for you. I’ve used telestaff, wasn’t impressed. EPro seems to be a decent combination of price and features, and Aldatech is nice too
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    Ventilator Certification

    For most agencies, it’s some form of internal training, because multi-modal transport ventilators are beyond the level of initial Paramedic-level education
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Dude. Nothing accelerates DMAT applications. I FINALLY got sworn in last month. I applied in mid 2018. [emoji23]
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    Deja Vu

    Damn. Some old names here. Miss you all. :)
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    Maryland EMS

    Whatcha want to know? I'm a Licensed Paramedic in Maryland.... yeah. It's a license :)
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    Paramedic Programs

    Pretty much universally, you need to get your EMT before you can complete medic school. It's dumb. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Hurricane Harvey

    Lucky you. They finally demobilized us late Thursday night. Got into DFW metro at 2am, and got a couple hours sleep at a hotel. Flight out yesterday afternoon, and finally actually home at midnight. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    I use the knot shown, without the final finish, even on cravats. Reasoning? One less thing to fight with when it needs to come off. If soft restraints aren't enough, I'll just use chemical restraint. It's safer for everyone :) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Hurricane Irma

    Looks like I'm sitting this one out, at least for now. If there's a second wave, hopefully I'll be back. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Hurricane Harvey

    Don't tell me we're sitting in the same damn parking lot the last two days and haven't met up. We've been at NRG since Sunday night. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Finding another job when you been fired?

    @Monte - how long ago did this happen? I find your narrative to be fairly strange, from a couple of perspectives. First, there's always a way to appeal your termination within AMR. Ops Manager -> Regional Director -> Regional HR, etc. Second, I'm not seeing how they terminated you for a "risk...
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    EMT that barely knows how to drive

    So... how's it going? What have you done in the last week to try to fix this? At the end of the day, there's no substitute for practice. You need thousands of hours of driving to be proficient. Look at your partners. See how they handle things. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Can you try this again, with sleep? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro