Many EMS professionals have expressed interest in placing an AED in their own house of worship or other churches/synagogues in their communities. Happily, the Initial Life Support Foundation (ILSF) has created a special program to assist in doing just that.
Despite tremendous advances in resuscitation medicine and community emergency services' best efforts, the percentage of "out of hospital" initiated, successful "saves" from sudden death has sadly been very low. However, putting… Continue
Added by Frank J. Poliafico, RN on June 30, 2009 at 5:51am —
On Saturday 6/27/09 a Fire deparment in Ohio went out on a auto accident where one patient was thrown out of the truck and landed on the oof top. The only way they found the pateint was when the cop walked around the house and found bood running down the house. So next time ou have accident close to a house check the roof because you might miss a patient. Check out the video and storey at www.whiotv.com
Added by Matt Borders on June 28, 2009 at 10:29pm —
I had a job offer to go to Kuwait for an ambulance service. It is on a military base. Basics start at $64,000 per year. Plus the food and apartment is included. Any thoughts or comments?
Added by Jason DiFranco on June 25, 2009 at 1:10pm —
The fact that everyone must die someday is at the heart of what makes life precious, of course. It's the core element of so many philosophical tenets such as the Irish proverb Dance as if no one is watching, sing as if no one is listening, and live as if each day were your last
. Of the plenary mistakes and failures in my life, the one's I truly regret are the times I passed on opportunities and missed experiences because I was busy planning or working for a future that could end in a… Continue
Added by Todd D. on June 25, 2009 at 11:30am —
My husband Jerry, is taking the NREMT for Paramedic,. I was wondering if there is any study guides or techniques we couold do, so that he passes. I have seen alot of web sites that say they garuantee you to pass, do they work?? Any and all advice is appreciated. Thanks.
Added by Tanya Caldwell on June 24, 2009 at 7:25pm —
Here is another one, and i am feeling lazy so will no doubt skip punctuation protocols and just type away. names are changed to protect the guilty from embarassment.
Little richard was my partner for a couple of years. about 5ft 2 and bald, looked like a flesh-colored papa smurf,always seeking smurfette. had a dry sense of humor and the usual short guy attitude. i am 5ft 11. my back hurt the whole time we were partners,because of the heighth difference. i actually like richard,like a good… Continue
Added by LeRoy Ward on June 24, 2009 at 10:12am —
You never know when you are really needed or appreciated, off the job anyway, until brother firefighter is in need. The other day, a brother firefighter in my department received a text that there were six grown men chasing down his teenage son! There was no question, call, or request... eight of us banded together to assist him in his need! There was no physical contact, there wasn't even a need. When someone sees the unity displayed in support of one another that firefighters show, it really… Continue
Added by John Jimison on June 23, 2009 at 3:05pm —
Studies have shown that games are an entertaining and highly effective method to review topics. Would the use of games as a pure instructional medium to teach learning objectives also be effective? The correct answer is “Yes, Absolutely!”
Instructors know their classroom lectures should be engaging, interactive and encompass proven instructional strategies. They also know the importance of assessment and feedback to check for understanding. All these elements can be accomplished… Continue
Added by John Dillon on June 23, 2009 at 7:30am —
I have to write a 2 page paper on a single car MVC re: MOI.
It seems that every freakin pic i find has the moi and explanation that i have to figure out can anyone give me photos of Single car MVC that does not have an explination to it...thanks
Added by Nakiya R. Royston on June 22, 2009 at 11:15am —
Hello, I too am new to this site and would like to get my hopes back up by regaining my test taking confidence. I have completed my EMT-B and have passed the class in the higher percentile range. I was extremely nervous to take the registry, yet, have studied pretty hard for it. Dissappointing enough, I, as well as a few others I would not expect to, did not pass the first try. I then decided to strengthen my studying mannerism and try it again. I put all I had toward it and when I took the… Continue
Added by Maha Hawwass on June 21, 2009 at 10:35pm —
After writing about my rough week...I received alot of great advice from alot you. I appreciate it very much. I have talked with a few people over the ordeal and for the most part dealt with it. I'm still here!!! LOL I have thought about the people I have helped and there is definitely more good calls than bad. I am looking forward to the Paramedic class I will be starting in December. I have come to the conclusion that it takes special people to do this job and I am glad to be a part of the… Continue
Added by Tanya Caldwell on June 21, 2009 at 3:53pm —
I know everybody seen video between Okla. Trooper and the Paramedic. With the review of the dash cam I see something that might have changed this from the start. 1. Trooper responding with lights and sien, when he came upon the medic you can clearing seeing a car pulling over and the medic have to go around to avoid hitting the car. 2. The medic started to ull over and the trooper with disregard to other goes pass being close to the medic. 3. County Sheriffies must not needed him to bad because… Continue
Added by Matt Borders on June 16, 2009 at 11:35am —
As a rookie to the profession, and living in a small community (poulation of 8,000). We don't get to see a whole lot. But last week was a week of firsts, for me any ways. Started out last sunday..May 31, a drowning...a child at that. And didn't help matters I knew the family. That was tough! Then the next day we have a respiratory failure......was quiet for a a few days and then had a wreck which had 3 critical and 1 fatality. Then ended the week with a motorcycle wreck-fatality. Being in a… Continue
Added by Tanya Caldwell on June 10, 2009 at 8:07am —
Right now I'm taking a little break from studying for my first big test tomorrow. It's mostly over A & P but also chapters 1,2,3 and 5. I made flash cards and I have a HUGE, think stack lol. I think they will help.
Things are a lot different than when I was an EMT 20 years ago. Well not tons but there ARE differences. Remembering everything again is my challenge! I think the skills testing is different than it was. Then it was all scenarios U did with a partner and I don't… Continue
Added by Jamie Vierk on June 7, 2009 at 1:32pm —
Back in the late 90's I started as a volunteer fireman in our town of 2500 people. I worked for myself and most of the time was in our district so it worked out that I made a significant number of calls during the day. The longer I was on the department the more I found out about my fellow firemen. Funny thing, most of us that made the trucks during the day were local business owners. The one thing I didn't realize about owning my own business back then was the incredible tax benefits I was… Continue
Added by Doug Edwards on June 6, 2009 at 1:10pm —
Added by HOTSHOTMEDIC on June 5, 2009 at 7:32am —
Evening in Milwaukee. The call is dispatched as NAUSEA/VOMITING AND DIZZINESS. We arrive on scene and find a male patient sitting in the driver's seat, pulled over on the side of the road. His son is with him. We begin our assessment. He's been feeling this way for a couple hours. He takes a number of cardiac medications. I begin to take vitals, find a blood pressure of 92/60. Pulse is rapid, respirations are rapid and shallow. He's had an MI in the past. As I'm assessing him, his implanted… Continue
Added by Todd D. on June 1, 2009 at 4:00pm —