"In a word, OFTEN. I have been in EMS for 11 years now and in more states and capacities than I can remember (I'm a nomad). You will run into those people everywhere. Remember, your job is to treat the scene as well as the patient. Oftentimes,…"
"I agree with Scott and Ricardo, Nurses they are very good in hospital set up, and Paramedic/EMT/First Responder they are very good in there Pre Hospital setup, in the place i am working on it we had the same issue regarding the Nurses, we recruit…"
"I hadn't even tested yet. At the time, I had no license to protect me. I had only completed the course, same as she had. After I tested and got my license, then she fell in behind me. Sorry for the confusion."
"Yes the nurse was out of place. Nurses are not trained in pre-hospital emergency care, so in the street your word overrules theirs. Alot of students at my college are Nursing majors, and they're fairly useless when we respond to on campus…"
"Thank you both. It's really encouraging to hear (well read lol) what you guys have to say. I've always been worried about stepping on toes but hearing it from others along with my instructor and our director. I was afraid of what would…"
"#1. Trainers at the high school level in some states don't have to have ANY certification.
#2. When dealing with another medical "professional" in the field it will sometimes push your tact to the breaking point. Remain professional,…"
This happened to me a few years ago, and I'll give a little back story first. In the county I grew up in and first got into EMS, my mother had become a first responder many years ago and then took the EMT-B course,I then took the EMT-B course and tested (she didn't) the next year, so we both have the knowledge but I have the license (kinda cool when on a call). Anyway, I hadn't been able to test yet, but our county director had told me that I could join the first responders and that because I…See More
"This one can be seen as a little morbid, I guess.
After getting my EMT-B license, I continued doing ride-alongs in my county since I was also a first responder. Our director really liked the idea of an un-paid extra pair of hands he knew would be…"
Apr 15, 2009
Erin Crist is now a member of EMS, EMT & Paramedic Community and Forums | EMS1 Community
Currently live in Pittsburg, KS, but I come from Liberal, MO (Barton County), where I did volunteer work with my EMT-B license. Since moving to the 'burg and getting pregnant, I decided to take a break from EMS. I plan on attending nursing school soon.
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