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  Variety is the spice of life, and the unknown is a big part of the allure of EMS. Never knowing what you are getting into keeps things fresh, keeps you alert and makes things interesting. You have your "real" calls; diabetics, overdoses, panic attacks, asthmatics and the like, and you have your "unreal" calls, […]

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Adrenaline Junky | Rescuing Providence
EMS Staffed by Nurses
[…] and “shares” generated by it as justification for your words then the post “EMS staffed by Nurses” was a huge success. I actually saw that picture a while ago and stored it in the old noggin until I […]
2014-08-19 18:37:31
Pam Adkins
EMS Staffed by Nurses
I've heard many EMS workers complain about the new "extended care services" that may be coming at us. A few have said, "I will leave EMS if that happens." Now they're complaining about Nurses doing it? I'm about serving the community we live in, not just the adrenaline rush. Yes, the pay sucks, and Medics…
2014-08-19 16:45:29
Troy
EMS Staffed by Nurses
To Rick, Nurses have degrees and paramedics do not? This statement and lack of knowledge is why paramedics do not get the credit they deserve. Both RN and paramedics can obtain Associates and Bachelor degrees. Here in Texas, paramedics work in ERs and have the same duties as nurses. With proper training each can do…
2014-08-19 13:02:59
Clayborne
EMS Staffed by Nurses
Haha, well I guess you could take that "staffed by nurses" statement as as either a warning or selling point. The thought that paramedics are somehow more adept at providing independent care isn't well founded. Nurses can function off standing orders just like paramedics. Nurses have been providing pre-hospital care in the HEMS and CCT…
2014-08-19 04:56:44
Rick
EMS Staffed by Nurses
My question is, what dept or private company has the $$$ to staff these ambulances with nurses? I don't know any nurse, with an AA,BSN or PHD that would do that job, or does already, for a Paramedic/ EMT's wage, benefits or lack of retirement
2014-08-19 04:23:03

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