Ep 8 Boring Ambulance and Stupid Skills

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[audio:08_BoringAmbulance.mp3] (49:38) Well Ron lost is ambulance virginity on a Friday night and was basically bored. Everybody built it up, but his shift wasn’t that exciting. But after being up all night he got on Skype with Kelly and that is always interesting. They talked about his shift, and about the skills he is learning to be tested on and how a couple of them are just stupid. At least in Ron’s opinion. And learn the truth about activated charcoal.

There was a discussion of practicing in different states and how that is a mess. The upcoming accreditation standard for paramedic schools won’t make it any better, but it should help in the National Registry states. Didn’t understand that sentence? It is all explained in the podcast.

What do you say to someone who just lost a loved one? Kelly’s post, Seeking Words of Balm is the topic of discussion this week. And on gear, Ron takes issue with Kelly swiss army knife of trauma shears.

We also answer a question about how much time Ron is spending studying and Kelly gives his take on how long you should take.


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  • Katie

    Ron, I’m sorry you thought your first ambulance ride-along was boring!! I would have gladly traded places with you! I only went on one call in the whole 12 hours–minor MVA with back pain.

    Better luck next time (for both of us)!

  • Katie

    Ron, I’m sorry you thought your first ambulance ride-along was boring!! I would have gladly traded places with you! I only went on one call in the whole 12 hours–minor MVA with back pain.

    Better luck next time (for both of us)!