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by wegot3
Mon Feb 08, 2016 7:47 pm
Forum: General EMS Discussion
Topic: ACP's in Nova Scotia
Replies: 2
Views: 2232

Hey Dutch-I'm a Nova Scotia ACP. I was lucky enough to get hired straight into full time a few years ago after all the guys here went west. I haven't seen many outside ACP postings in quite some time though. That being said, there are a lot of internal spots that never get bid on. So, you could get ...
by wegot3
Fri May 15, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: General EMS Discussion
Topic: Suturing in scope of practice
Replies: 2
Views: 1781

suturing

Ben18 There's a difference between performing a skill as part of your daily duties and a skill being part of your skill set. For example, in Nova Scotia suturing is part of an ACP's skill set. It's currently being taught here to newly minted ACP's. However, it's not a skill that we currently perform...
by wegot3
Sun Nov 23, 2014 4:16 pm
Forum: Emergency Medical Transport
Topic: Voyager Interview
Replies: 2
Views: 4265

preparation

Make sure you still have a pulse. Everything else is probably optional.
by wegot3
Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:13 am
Forum: Paramedics
Topic: Questions from a RN in becoming a medic!
Replies: 8
Views: 2816

Being a practicing RN will absolutely benefit you in becoming a medic. If you go back to school to become a PCP (for example), you will more than likely have more medical knowledge than 99% of the other students and quite possibly the faculty as well depending on where you go. I'm not sure of the ex...
by wegot3
Thu Sep 11, 2014 3:03 pm
Forum: Canadian Military and DND Firefighting
Topic: CF med tech
Replies: 1
Views: 3464

If you're not deployed, You will become an expert at taking blood pressures and assessing patients in a clinic for UTI's and such. That's gonna get pretty old, pretty quick. If you deploy somewhere interesting, you will probably see a tonne of trauma but will be pretty light on the medical which is ...
by wegot3
Fri May 02, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: Paramedics
Topic: Working to your scope in a volunteer position
Replies: 3
Views: 1400

I think this may be a bit more complicated than just the Good Samaritan act. When you're at work , you are covered by a number of layers of protection that includes liability and malpractice insurance and the backing of a medical director when performing delegated medical acts. In some provinces you...
by wegot3
Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:58 pm
Forum: Paramedics
Topic: Physical testing for hiring
Replies: 4
Views: 1588

[quote=""Kyrinov""]Hey folks. Pretty excited to start school at Georgian in September. I really appreciated all the help I got making my decision from this board. Feel good about the school and the location, have a much nicer apartment much closer to campus than I ever could have hoped for had I gon...
by wegot3
Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: Paramedics
Topic: Paramedic Pay?
Replies: 10
Views: 4965

[quote=""FFBadam""]Wow, I'm in the wrong province for ems. I might make $22/hr and that's if I get any calls. Seems like Ontario might be the place to be for work. I have to work another job just so I can work where I am.[/quote] The money is good in Ontario. Top rate ACP in Toronto is $42 /hour. Yo...
by wegot3
Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:17 pm
Forum: General EMS Discussion
Topic: Ambulance Teddy Bears...
Replies: 14
Views: 8791

[quote=""TorontoEMSPCP""]We used to have them with Toronto EMS in partnership with Goodyear Tire. I don't know what happened to them though...[/quote]



You have to ask for them. There was a big box of 'em at the NW hub just before Xmas.
by wegot3
Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:00 pm
Forum: General EMS Discussion
Topic: Base Hospital Employment
Replies: 3
Views: 1579

[quote=""jynx""]Im wondering if anyone knows how i can get a job with a base hospital while im waiting to work with services. i have overheard some people who work with their local base hospitals, sorting ACRs, filing paper work, investigations etc. and i cant seem to find any links or any informtai...