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    Fired EMT claims police impeded care

    Would be interesting to see the PCR .
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    Ambulance Sliding Door Mechanism

    They still do.
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    STEMI - Inter Facility Transfer

    My guess is someone said non-stemi and non part did not get relayed. Did anyone try a forehead or ear pulse oximeter?
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    I cringed when I saw how the upper strap was applied. I've seen luggage more respect.
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    Hennepin and Allina EMS

    I worked for Allina for 27 years. Retired 4 years ago from them so I am sure there are some changes. They are a large system that covers inner city suburbs to very rural areas. The have multiple regions that have their own pluses and minuses. In the beginning you would probably be sent to a...
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    Minneapolis EMS agencies

    Here's an update about wages in the Minneapolis area. Hennepin EMS will now take into consideration years of service in EMS instead of starting you at the bottom. They also had a large raise. Other services in the area are also increasing wages. If I was still working in the area, I would be...
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    Minneapolis EMS agencies

    I worked for Ridgeview Ambulance and Allina Health ambulance in the Minneapolis area for 32 years. Both of these services covered the suburbs and rural areas outside of Minneapolis. Hennepin EMS is the sole provider for the city of Minneapolis and some of the suburbs. I would go to the...
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    How many hours a week?

    I retired from my career job six months ago. I worked 40 hours a week there and a part time job 12 hours a week. I am debt free and have a decent retirement. I plan to work a couple more years as a paramedic for the health insurance at a rural hospital based ambulance service. I think it's...
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Retired from my medic job that I worked at for over 32 years. Still going to work for the service that is close to home for a couple of more years. I hope I do not drive my wife crazy being home more. There has been a bunch of retirements this year with more coming in the near future.
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    the 100% directionless thread

    End to another era. Got a new truck, while switching things over I noticed there was no CD player. Bummer now I have to figure out how to use the phone for that.
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    COVID VACCINE - The Megathread

    Tested positive today. 8 months to the date from my second shot. Been having body aches, low grade temp, runny nose. Hoping this is as bad as it gets.
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    Minnesota EMS

    They are a good company over all. They pay well, have good equipment. Not very aggressive protocols with no RSI, or long list of medications. Medical director bases his protocols of scientific data. He is open to new protocols if you do the work to convince him. They are a medic/medic or...
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Time for my yearly adventure of loading up the horse and heading to Texas.
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    ECMO truck

    I look forward to see what the protocol will be for activating this unit.
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    Are EMS providers hated?

    Yes I work in the suburbs and farther out. Hennepin County EMS is changing the color of their uniforms due to safety concerns. From what I heard the medics are divided about this change. It is difficult to tell tell from the Hennepin County Deputies at a glance.
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    Are EMS providers hated?

    The only hatred I have every witnessed is when an EMT/Paramedic brags how much sleep they got to the ER staff. As for the general public, I think we are viewed in a very positive way. I got offers to buy my lunch on a regular basis pre Covid. It will be interesting to see if the trend...
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    the 100% directionless thread

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    the 100% directionless thread

    Hoping to break 30 above soon.
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    the 100% directionless thread

    My heart really goes out to southern areas of the US that got hit with the cold. The cold quickly finds your weak spots and causes havoc.
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    COVID VACCINE - The Megathread

    2nd dose of the Pfizer vaccine was no problem. Just got my 2nd dose of the shingles vaccine, that one kicked my butt.