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by fenders
Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: General EMS Discussion
Topic: Itls
Replies: 9
Views: 8024

itls

Hey guys, I see what you mean by the wording. I'm an ICU/ER Rn but am looking at working with mercy flight as an rn with emt-b. Just passed my ITLS today. I thought the practical was nerve racking, trying to remember the sequence of scene survey, initial assessment etc and getting all the critcal st...
by fenders
Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:31 am
Forum: Emergency Medical Transport
Topic: A Look At Ornge's Mobile Ambulances And A Preview Of Their Medical Simulation Truck
Replies: 27
Views: 17630

I thought the sikosky s76a's have always been orange or at least partially? I'm an RN ICU in Canada but also work as a flight RN (helicopter) medic in and around buffalo. We sometimes take the patient's across the border for repatriation etc. I always assumed that they just wanted to make them more ...
by fenders
Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:30 pm
Forum: Emergency Medical Transport
Topic: When would you use VENTOLIN vs. ATROVENT vs. COMBIVENT
Replies: 9
Views: 78760

Usually you would use both in combination. Give the ventolin first to open the airway then followed by the atrovent to increase the dilating effect of the bronchi. Ventolin works almost imeddiately. Just watch the HR and be cautious of those who have allergies to atropine like medications with the a...
by fenders
Thu Mar 31, 2011 4:38 pm
Forum: Volunteer
Topic: Your _other_ job ?
Replies: 234
Views: 37749

I'm a registered Nurse working in critical care and trauma. I'm just atarting as a Volunteer, a rookie, and am loving it. My challenge is that I cannot leave my job, it is illegal, called patient abandonment and could lose my license. Anyhow the chief is aware and doesn't appear to be an issue. ther...
by fenders
Thu Mar 31, 2011 4:29 pm
Forum: Volunteer
Topic: Volunteer Requirements
Replies: 12
Views: 4329

hey bro,

I just got recruited myself but my dept gives me up to 2 years to obtain it and they reimburse you for it. Does anyone know agood place in the niagara/ hamilton region to do it? can it be done during the week?
by fenders
Thu Mar 31, 2011 4:23 pm
Forum: Volunteer
Topic: Volunteer Written Exam
Replies: 27
Views: 4668

Wow, can't believe some of the ignorance towards volunteer firefighters. I'm new to firefighting and am just starting training as a volunteer. I am supposed to be getting similar training to a full time except that we are considered backup. People forget that 91 percent of firehalls are staffed by v...