4th of July

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Soo in the Great State of New Jersey, your required to complete 10 straight hours in the ER. I got assigned the night shift for the 4th of July.. My question to all is: How bad is it on the 4th of July, and if any past experiences please tell all.
 

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I have worked night of the 4th on the amb past two yeas and we got swamped. CPRs, MVAs, you name it.
 

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I'd guess like any other fairly major holiday, with more burn victims thrown into the mix (fireworks and alcohol dont go well together)
 

lightsandsirens5

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I'd guess like any other fairly major holiday, with more burn victims thrown into the mix (fireworks and alcohol dont go well together)


Actually, they mix too well. Like 240v and water. Or that sweing needle left by my sister on the couch and my rear end. :p
 

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the vast majority of my experience was the day OF the Holiday (in the ambulance) was mild to moderate, with few horrendous stuff. The day AFTER, however, was Hellfire! Let us know
 

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Soo in the Great State of New Jersey, your required to complete 10 straight hours in the ER. I got assigned the night shift for the 4th of July.. My question to all is: How bad is it on the 4th of July, and if any past experiences please tell all.

On July 4th, Revolutionary war soldier get brought in in droves.
 

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Soo in the Great State of New Jersey, your required to complete 10 straight hours in the ER. I got assigned the night shift for the 4th of July.. My question to all is: How bad is it on the 4th of July, and if any past experiences please tell all.
depends on the hospital. busy urban trauma centers will probably be swamped. quite local hospitals will probably not be as busy.

I'm working Saturday on the rig for a city that has a trauma center in it, so I am expected it to be busy. I am working in dispatch on Sunday for another city that has a different Level 1 trauma center in it. Luckily both days are time and a half, so I am expecting to have to work for my money.

which hospital are you going to be working in?
 
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depends on the hospital. busy urban trauma centers will probably be swamped. quite local hospitals will probably not be as busy.

I'm working Saturday on the rig for a city that has a trauma center in it, so I am expected it to be busy. I am working in dispatch on Sunday for another city that has a different Level 1 trauma center in it. Luckily both days are time and a half, so I am expecting to have to work for my money.

which hospital are you going to be working in?

St Michael's in Newark. I wanted to do UMDNJ but had to stick to the training hospital.
 
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EMTRabbit

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i shall and i have the best hours apparently 1400-2400 (2 pm to 12 midnight).
the hospital is in Newark NJ so i'm guess its going to be pretty busy.
 

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trust me, as a student, that is the shift you want to work. Eat a good breakfast and bring a few pieces of fruit to snack on in the odd chance that you have 3 minutes to gobble an apple.

Oh and take a change of socks.
 

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any shift in Newark is a shift you want.
 
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