Humor a newbie, medical types check-in

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Re: Humor a newbie, medical types check-in

Post by Ovationman » Thu Dec 11, 2008 8:22 pm

This should be updated anyway but I now have my EMT-B class done. All I have to do is take NREMT and I will have everything done.

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Re: Humor a newbie, medical types check-in

Post by Dendea » Thu Dec 11, 2008 10:37 pm

Pharmacist here soon
I will have completed my PharmD in may of 2009

Currently I'm on rotations doing med rec on critical cardiology floor.

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Post by bigmo » Fri Dec 12, 2008 12:03 am

Current: Registered Respiratory Therapist, ACLS, PALS, CPR Instructor.
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Post by Hanswillhelm » Fri Dec 12, 2008 6:32 am

I am combat medic, volunteer firefighter and a auxiliary Nurse, EMT (i can't find the proper name in english of the reel titel, ite more like Medic.)
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Post by Yugosaki » Fri Dec 12, 2008 8:54 am

EMR (Canadian EMT-B) graduate, currently not licensed (will be in January)

Unfortunately my city is ALS ambulance only, so if I want to work in this city, I gotta upgrade. I'm going back to school in the spring.
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Post by 19kilo » Fri Dec 12, 2008 5:00 pm

bigmo wrote:Current: Registered Respiratory Therapist, ACLS, PALS, CPR Instructor.
28 years medical/EMS experience - ED, ICU, Med-Surg, Pre-Hospital.

Yay!! Another RRT on board!!
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Post by phorsaken1 » Sat Dec 13, 2008 2:23 am

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Post by Ovationman » Sat Dec 13, 2008 2:35 am

Maybe we should nuke this thread and make a new one. With the high turnover it makes little sence to have to read through pages of this.

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Post by TxMedic645 » Sun Dec 14, 2008 1:56 am

Worked for the last 9 years in lvl I trauma center & in the feild for a MICU/ALS 911 service. 2 1/2 years ago I left the feild & amd now working as an RPSGT (lisenced sleep tech) in a sleep lab, and I've recently started school to obtain my lisence as a Physician Assistant
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Post by SweetTea » Sun Dec 14, 2008 1:44 pm

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Post by yale » Tue Dec 16, 2008 3:10 am

NREMT-basic here. Not working in that field at the moment. Was a firefighter/emt then a security officer/emt sitting around industrial sites hoping nobody hurt themselves. Now doing hospital security where they don't even want us knowing CPR, just call a nurse and let them handle it.

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Post by Wasz » Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:48 am

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Post by FireCop409 » Wed Dec 17, 2008 12:33 pm

At my full time job, I am a Firefighter, EMT-Intermediate (starting I.V.'s, Advanced Airways), as well as a state accredited Police Officer. I work part time at another dept. as a Firefighter/EMT-I. I then volunteer with yet another dept. as FF/EMT-I. Barely leaves time to go out & practice the zombie stuff!

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Post by gotsig? » Sat Dec 20, 2008 1:57 am

I let my EMT-P certification lapse so I guess I don't know much anymore...
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Post by Doc_45ACP » Sat Dec 20, 2008 7:57 am

Flight/Critical Care Paramedic and I also teach AHA courses and the paramedic class. I'm also wrapping up my post-Bacc pre-med program and should start med school in '09 if I'm lucky or '10 if I'm not...
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Post by Coal-Cracker » Sun Dec 21, 2008 2:13 pm

NREMT-Basic, Firefighter
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Post by Tactical » Sun Dec 21, 2008 3:57 pm

Currently a carrer Firefighter/EMT

I'm also enrolled in paramedic training and a FEMA strike team leader.

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Post by claren » Mon Dec 22, 2008 5:55 am

Tactical wrote:a FEMA strike team
...does what, exactly ?
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Post by Tactical » Mon Dec 22, 2008 8:19 am

claren wrote:
Tactical wrote:a FEMA strike team
...does what, exactly ?
I am a FEMA strike team leader. I get deployed along with a group of guys that I chose from my station. We go on all major disasters in PA along with major disasters in the US when we are requested. I had a team usually made of of 6 to 8 people and we assist in anyway needed.

We are all cross trained in firefighting and rescue. Most of us have backgrounds in other forms of life including police work and military backgrounds. We vary in levels of certification including EMT-B up and through PHRN. We recently spent 26 days assisting on the gulf coast for the evacuations of the area for Hurricane Gustav and then Hurricane Ike.
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We are also part of Pennsylvania's Region 4 EMS strike team. We have specialized equipment, such as a communications trailer (if you have a USB cable for it and can talk through it we can turn it into a radio. I.E. cell phone, two way radios...) We have a MCI trailer, which is utilized incase of a mass casuality incident.

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We have a SOV for details that need us to be in an area where a ATV is needed.


We have a box truck that is laid out to support us and others with 6 portable hospitals. We have a trailer full of personal supplies for the team.
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Post by Tactical » Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:07 pm

More information on the recent deployment can be found at http://www.etaems.org/hurricaneevac.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by jeepgunman » Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:13 pm

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Post by yale » Thu Dec 25, 2008 1:04 am

I'm a NREMT-B but not currently active.
Up until April of this year I was working for a contract security company as a Security Officer/EMT. Basically I would be posted at a chemical plant, steel mill or whatever, and do all the normal security duties such as checking in visitors, making patrols, etc, etc..... If someone fell out I would respond and treat the patient until the local EMS/Fire Rescue crews get there. Then I'd go back to doing my security duties.
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Post by BobtheBreaker » Thu Dec 25, 2008 6:12 am

I was the practice mannequin for a friends EMT-B class, including 2 NPA insertions :shock: . The paramedic teaching the course offered to let me sit for the written practical, and if I passed he would write off on my completion of the course.

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Post by Tactical » Thu Dec 25, 2008 3:43 pm

BobtheBreaker wrote: The paramedic teaching the course offered to let me sit for the written practical, and if I passed he would write off on my completion of the course.

PA DOH would NEVER allow stuff like that.

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