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by prmdc_girl91
Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:26 pm
Forum: General EMS Discussion
Topic: Studying for ACP...
Replies: 3
Views: 1602

Studying for ACP...

I'm studing for my EMT exam with ACP and was wondering where the best study guideline would be? The only thing I found on the ACP site was the AOCP file...is this good to go by or do you have a different recommendation??
by prmdc_girl91
Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:59 am
Forum: Emergency Medical Transport
Topic: AED/Defibrilator Voltage
Replies: 19
Views: 18500

Don't want to nitpick here, but something isn't jiving with me here. The initial question was about the voltage, then the op references joules. Joules are a measure of power, not voltage. Power is calculated by multiplying the voltage and the current together. To get your 200 joules (or whatever th...
by prmdc_girl91
Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:49 pm
Forum: Emergency Medical Transport
Topic: AED/Defibrilator Voltage
Replies: 19
Views: 18500

AED/Defibrilator Voltage

Sorry...ANOTHER question.
What do AED's shock at?
And defibrilators...biphasic are...120 and 200 J?
Thanks
by prmdc_girl91
Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:27 pm
Forum: Emergency Medical Transport
Topic: When would you use VENTOLIN vs. ATROVENT vs. COMBIVENT
Replies: 9
Views: 78031

Yes, thank you!
by prmdc_girl91
Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: Emergency Medical Transport
Topic: When would you use VENTOLIN vs. ATROVENT vs. COMBIVENT
Replies: 9
Views: 78031

When would you use VENTOLIN vs. ATROVENT vs. COMBIVENT

Perhaps this is a stupid question, but I am so confused as to the differences between the three. Salbutamol is for respiratory distress with bronchospasm (bronchial asthma, chronic bronchitis, etc.) while Atrovent is for bronchospasm for asthma, chronic bronchitis and emphysema. So what exactly is t...
by prmdc_girl91
Tue Dec 22, 2009 3:04 pm
Forum: General EMS Discussion
Topic: ACP Exam for EMR
Replies: 3
Views: 5448

1. Sorry, I have no idea about the protocol differences. 2. When I did mine (last...January?), I believe they had kits there, but said that I could use them if I wanted, but I didn't have to if I didn't want to. (My scenario was crazy easy...a broken ankle haha...). I just "pretended" 3. I've heard ...
by prmdc_girl91
Sat Nov 28, 2009 2:50 am
Forum: General EMS Discussion
Topic: H1n1...
Replies: 9
Views: 1358

xyz1 On the one hand you are comfortable with your employer (likely a government) providing minimally legislated PPE (by government) tested and maintained to standards (again government set or maintained) and on the other hand your not comfortable with H1N1 preparation. Fair enough, but this seems ...
by prmdc_girl91
Thu Nov 19, 2009 8:18 pm
Forum: General EMS Discussion
Topic: H1n1...
Replies: 9
Views: 1358

H1n1...

Alright...I'm sorry, I don't mean to carry on the hype about H1N1, I'm just as sick about hearing about it as everyone else. The thing is, I'm going on practicum in January and if we don't get the H1N1 shot (which I had no intention of doing...nothing about it seems like a good idea) and H1N1 become...
by prmdc_girl91
Sat Nov 07, 2009 11:27 am
Forum: General EMS Discussion
Topic: Help!?
Replies: 7
Views: 1030

Probably the best advice I can say is to go to your local fire/ems hall (I don't know, where I'm from they're together, might be different for you) and ask them if you can go over skills with them and ask them about their ACP tests (not sure if you're doing ACP or what, but...that's besides the poin...
by prmdc_girl91
Sat Oct 31, 2009 11:14 am
Forum: Emergency Medical Transport
Topic: Stethoscope for practicum
Replies: 7
Views: 5889

Stethoscope for practicum

So I need to buy a stethoscope for my EMT practicum (and in class it would come in handy), but I'm completely lost as to what is a good one to get. I heard a Littman (something) was good, but I forget what it was. Something good (not extreme) but relatively cheap (student budget!! :P )